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Ronisha Browdy
Level 2: 128 points
Last Logged In: December 14th, 2012
BART Psychogeographical Association Rank 1: Commuter Humanitarian Crisis Rank 3: The Honorable

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Black Coffee and Cherry Pie by Ronisha Browdy

December 14th, 2012 2:26 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: In Twin Peaks, Agent Cooper says that "Every day, you should give yourself one present."

For one week, every day, give yourself a present.

These do not need to be big things. Maybe five minutes of extra sleep, a new pair of boots, a burrito.

Document how this changes your life.

I find it difficult to reward myself. Possibly because I don't think I deserve it, or probably because I find it difficult to devote time for myself. I mean, as a graduate student, a TA, a writing center consultant, a daughter, a fiance, an auntie, a human being that needs food, shelter, and water, it is really hard to just give myself a little treat...but I tried.

A couple of huggs. You know the Hershey huggs with the white chocolate and milk chocolate center. Delicious.
A bag of Cuties. I know they are for kids, but I'm technically a kid on the inside.
A bag of grapes. Thrown up into the air and caught directly into my mouth (skills!)

A night of playing "Call of Duty: Special Ops" with my boo. Kill them zombies!

Sleep. Woke up at 8:00AM rather than 7.

Some more sleep.


A delicious batch of Nestle chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies with a glass of cocoa moo on the side.

Well, besides gaining at least 3 1/2 pounds from eating so much. I feel relaxed. I never give myself a break, and although I probably would have eaten all those sweets any other week, I would have ate them as a reaction to my stress, not as a reward to myself.

I realize that I need more me time. I am happier (wider...but jollier), and so is everyone else around me.

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posted by Kattapa on December 19th, 2012 2:23 AM

Might not have been as much effort as some of the other completions. But overcoming guilt (a topic of almost all completions of this task) is a great feat no matter to what degree.

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posted by Libris Craft on December 19th, 2012 8:27 AM

I second Kattapa: overcoming guilt at taking time for one's self is a really big deal. Kudos to you.