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Dear lillie,

Hello, my liller bean. It’s me, Sarah, and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you despite your adorable freckle face with the big brown eyes and those curious little ears of yours, you are quite the obnoxious snorer. Your tiny 9lb body is maybe an inch from my face making some pretty odd noises. You’re whole body is rattling the bed. The legs are twitching and the ears are at alert. I’m both impressed and horribly irritated at the same time. You see, it’s like 3 am and well, I would like to sleep too.

I can forgive you this time. I’ll still think you’re the cutest ever. I’ll wait it out and sleep once you ease deeper into your dreams. Next time though, do you think you could fall asleep with your ass not directly in my face? Preferably not on the brand new pillows? Maybe towards the end of the bed? That’s always worked well in the past.

I love you a lot. {continue to} Sleep well {& quietly} my liller.



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Dear doctor’s office,

I’m writing you today to ask you to please stop being a royal pain in the ass. Why must you be so flippin’ terrifying and so completely frustrating? I arrived 15 minutes early for my appointment. I’ve waited in this steaming hot closet of an exam room for an hour now. I am not comfortable. I am not happy. I do not want to be here.

This should have been an in and out appointment. There was no one else waiting in the waiting room. It’s quiet in the building and all the exam room doors were open and empty when I walked in. WTF, man!

I should have known. All doctor’s offices are the same. I expected too much. I even ordered my father’s dinner. I’m now 45 minutes late to pick up his food. Your total disrespect for my time is aggravating to say the least. I hate doctor’s appointments with a passion that burns deep within me. I just wanted to let you know how I feel.

A pissy patient.

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Day ten–Second Chance

Dear You,

You really screwed me over. Because of you I felt so unwanted and unwelcome in a place where I knew absolutely no one. I thought you were a true friend after the nights we spent talking and the nights we spent laughing. You took advantage of me, but I let you. I was there when you were thrown away by someone you thought you loved, and then you tossed me aside the same way they tossed you. You’re not the only one to blame though. I gave up on you towards the end. Stopped treating you how I would have liked you to treat me. I ignored you and you ignored me. I guess, that’s where we went wrong.

I don’t even know why I chose you for this second chance prompt. You’re the first one who came to mind–yea, it was a surprise to me too. We met under some odd circumstances, and bonded over even weirder ones but I liked our friendship. I ALWAYS had fun with you, even when we weren’t doing anything. We are so completely different in every way imaginable but that was the fun part. I think I’ve always wanted to go back to those days, give it a second chance.

I can’t actually imagine that happening though. I’m not the same girl I was then. Honestly, I still won’t put up with the shit you pulled. There were times you just weren’t a nice person simply because you didn’t feel like it.

A slightly stronger Sarah

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” Paul Boese

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Day One–This month’s goals

I’ve always had this obsession with trying to be a well-rounded human. My definition of a well-rounded person has, of course, changed and evolved as I have grown into who I am, but mostly it just never stop learning and improving.

That being said, this next month I am taking a break from both jobs that claim me 7 days a week and my graduate night classes. I’m going upstate to Western New York for an entire month, so I have set up a number of things I want to do. I’m really looking forward to take the time to work on me.

1.       Get back in shape. Working and being pretty busy has distracted me from my own well-being. I’m going to focus on eating the right things and working out on a regular basis. I need to get back into the habit of making my health a priority. I’ve stopped cooking and have resorted to take-out because of its convenience. That is going to change. I LOVE to cook. I’m taking all my cook books home with me. My father and I are going to enjoy home cooked meals!!!

2.       Read. Read. Read. There is nothing more frustrating than craving a good book but knowing you don’t have time to read the books assigned for class and the ones you crave. I have a list of books I want to read as long as Santa’s naughty list! I cannot wait!!

3.       Work on my career. I am pretty young for a graduate student. I love school, but it can only do so much in terms of real world experience, networking and social media. I’ve created a Twitter (@SarahRyck) a few weeks ago and I am working on building a PR network. I have met so many nice people who are willing to mentor a newbie. I want to be involved, start conversations, learn about PR and continue to meet wonderful people.

4.       Write. If I had to choose one thing as my passion I would say writing. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was in first grade. My father used to have to take all the notebooks and pens out of my room when it was time for bed otherwise I would be up all night writing elaborate stories and diary entries.  Lately, I’ve fallen out of the practice of writing every day.

5.       Enjoy my friends and family. Being so far away, I haven’t spent nearly as much time as I’d like catching up with my friends and family back home. I’m really excited to take this opportunity to spend some time with them.

6.       Zen. I’m really interested in learning more about being Zen and Buddhism things like meditation. Being so busy can sometimes mix up my priorities. I’d love to learn to be more aware. Right now, I am completely clueless, but it is something that interests me.

Those are just a few examples. I am going to be busy back at home, just busy in a different way. I’m uber excited!

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