How to start a new blog!

1. Choose a name

2. Choose a platform: Blogger vs. WordPress (this will keep you awake at night)

3. Feel excited with the unending potential of a clean slate

4. Spend a minimum of 863 hours on designing the new blog

5. Write customary “welcome home” post

6. Write customary “about me” post

7. Foresee yourself writing something highly witty and entertaining and smart every. single. day. for eternity because, hello!, you’re awesome and that is the magic of a brand new blog

8. Transfer all posts from all previous blogs since the beginning of time because the idea of having all your content in one final place leaves you feeling all warm on the inside and no, you haven’t been drinking

9. Allow your obsessive compulsive personality to win and begin the process of going through each and every post to ensure there are no broken links, missing images, or anything even remotely less than perfect because, hello!, you’re perfect

10. Feel embarrassment over some of your earlier posts and remind yourself that you were only twenty-five and ending sentences with “yay!” is perfectly acceptable at twenty-five

11. Feel embarrassment over the number of fan-girl Twilight posts

12. Consider rereading Twilight

13. Ponder the possibility of ever being as carefree as you were at twenty-five

14. Read about your divorce

15. Be depressed

16. Consider rereading Twilight

17. Tell yourself you’ll finish this stupid fucking project later

18. Know you’re lying to yourself

19. Eat some chocolate

20. Rinse and repeat every year or two depending on your mood

I have perfected these steps over the years. Trust me, they work. (That is, as long as your end goal is an anxiety disorder and TO QUIT BLOGGING. Totally works.)

16/52: Selfie

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Bad lighting. Crazy eye. Sleep-bloated face. That… hair. What possessed me to take this photo minutes after waking up, I have no idea. But as much as I hate to admit it, this is the best photo I took this week. The other was of condensation. And, yeah, I did that already. (Did I mention I hate condensation?) There’s a one-woman anti-condensation movement happening on Instagram. (Not really.)

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I hate condensation. So, I’m starting a movement. The #anticondensationmovement. Yeah, it’s happening.

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