A Change (Or Four) Would Do You Good

I have this strange┬ábehavior; an odd way of thinking. I think it’s odd. It may be perfectly normal to someone else, but for now we’ll define it as “unusual”.

When I come to a point in my life where I feel the need to have a fresh slate from anything, I make something new. A new twitter handle, tumblr account, email account, username, etc…the list goes on. This has been something I have done for a while now. It can drive people crazy, I know. It drives me crazy, too, but regardless of how annoying it may sound?

It makes me feel better. It’s like I have taken in a deep breath and exhaled a whole lot of weight that may or may not have been there.

My reasons may range from anything from “I’m bored with the name”, “I wanted a new name”, or “I just need to start over”. Whatever the reason is, though, sometimes I wonder if there is something more to it. Is it some very mild case of OCD? A generic compulsive behavior? ADHD?

Yes, I know. It’s easy to jump on these particular bandwagons when trying to understand little ticks and quips about yourself and others. It does make me think, though. Like I said, this is not something that just recently came about, but something I have done for a number of years.

Regardless of what it is or what the true nature of the behavior may be, I think if it makes me feel better and happy, why not do it? I think if I were changing these sort of things every few days or weeks, there would be a more immediate need for concern, but it’s not like that.

Not at all.

Maybe it’s just the way I’m programmed where a different person does something else that makes them feel better; feel refreshed and renewed.

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

I have learned that when one is feeling blue, there are a multitude of things that help lift the spirits.

The other morning, I colored. Yes, I’m an adult and I still buy coloring books and crayons. Although these particular crayons were not self-bought, but were a gift from a very dear friend. Glitter Pirate crayons! How could you go wrong? With the selection of shades, I dabbled in my Hello Kitty coloring book and my Marvel Heroes coloring and activity book.

I can’t say it enough, but it really can be the simplest things that bring a smile to someone’s face.

This morning, I did another very simple thing: I made a list. A list of things/people/places that make me smile, or that I just truly enjoy. Sometimes I think we get lost or forget what truly makes us happy because we get caught up in what everyone else likes. Not everyone, but I think it happens to a good amount of us. I know it has happened to me on more than one occasion. You want to feel accepted, so you go with the proverbial flow. Things that you like? Well, you don’t share them because you don’t want to feel out of place or silly. I wouldn’t call it conforming, but you hide your true self.

Thus, my list was born. I warn you that it’s a very long list, but a great one none the less!

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