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MJ gets it.

Hello everyone! I didn’t plan ahead very well today. You see, I had to wake up early to go to the BMV to get my temporary license (yes, it’s happening, I might actually get my license this year), but I went to bed late last night. Instead of putting off the BMV (again), I actually got up and went down there!

Unfortunately, that meant when I got home, I needed more sleep. So I took a nap!

I used to hate naps, as most children do. Why waste time sleeping when I could spend time doing kid stuff?? Now that I’m older, I appreciate the value of a good nap. I used to take one every day after work, but I don’t take normal 30 minute naps, so once I realized I would sleep until past dinner time, I stopped taking daily naps. …


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The first cloud-related picture of the new year.

2021 is here, and I couldn’t be happier. I know that the problems of 2020 aren’t going to disappear now that the new year has begun, but I think it’ll be a much better year than 2020 ever was. We can only go up!

I’ve never been a huge fan of New Years Resolutions. To me, they’re a lot to live up to. I have a hard time keeping track of my day-to-day anyway (thanks, ADHD), so making big goals for the year sounds daunting and impossible. …


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For starters, the Great Conjunction happened! But I missed it because it was cloudy in Ohio.

Hello everyone! It’s the last week of 2020, and boy am I ready to say goodbye to this crazy, stressful, anxiety filled year. The pandemic is far from over here in the states, but we’re closer to the end of it than we think! At least, I hope we are. Either way, 2021 will be better than 2020. I’m speaking it into the Universe so that we can all have a good year next year!

Before we escape this year, however, let me tell you what I’ve been up to this last month (spoiler alert: not a whole lot).

In the Name of Hades


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The morning sun was peaking into my window as I woke up, unsure of where I was. A stranger’s sheets were wrapped around my torso, and I moved them off of me slowly, body aching from strenuous activity. Looking around, I realized this was not my bedroom.

A voice came from outside of the room, sounding very awake. “Hey, there’s coffee in here,” the stranger said, her voice casual. I found my clothes scattered amongst strange belongings and slipped them on before walking out into a living room. …


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Hello everyone! Today, I want to talk about the music of 2020. During this crazy year, music has once again been my escape. There’s been lots of great tracks and near-perfect albums, but today I wanted to share with you my favorite albums of the year.

It was really hard to narrow down which albums resonated with me the most. Almost everything I’ve been able to listen to has been SO well crafted, it was almost impossible to rank any of the projects musical artists have done this year! However, I was able to get six albums solidly on the list, as well as two honorable mentions (because they can’t be left out!). …


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I saw a pinecone on the way home earlier in the month and just HAD to take a picture of it. Look it! It’s standing all by itself, with no help!

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been writing nonstop this month. When I’m not writing, I’m working and trying to keep my spirits up as the season changes. Because all I’ve been doing is writing, I feel like I don’t have a lot to talk about (what else is new), but I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing what I’ve been into this month!

Livestream Concerts are the Move


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As the weather grows cold and nights creep in earlier and earlier, I find myself struggling to motivate. Seasonal Affective Disorder mixes in with the usual depression I hold at bay most of the year and tips my mood over into the Sad Zone. Mix that with negative coping mechanisms and you get a very unmotivated Mary.

The only thing that I’ve been able to force myself to do every day is write. I enjoy it, as I always have, and when I’m done I’m satisfied with the 1,000–2,000 words I end up writing. …


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Me realizing I have to actually write in order to finish my novel (screenshot belongs to Nickelodeon and the Spongebob crew, of course)

Hello everyone! It’s been a very strange week for me. Work’s been super slow, COVID cases are rising (as is my anxiety about them), and we’ve all been debating whether or not to risk Thanksgiving festivities, which is a huge bummer for me since it’s my favorite holiday. Thinking about not being able to see my family and eat all the food makes me sad, but so does thinking about not being able to do so in the future because we risked it this year. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful week!

As you can imagine, all this anxiety and stress has affected my National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNo) progress. The hot start I had the first week of November has slowly dwindled, and now that we’re approaching the third week, I’ve seen my word count line on the website’s graph slowly but surely meet the suggested wordcount the website gives you. Basically, ya girl has had trouble staying ahead! …


But there’s still so much work to be done.

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(Photo from the Associated Press)

Kamala Harris made history this past week. She is the first woman, first mixed race woman, first person of South Asian and African descent, to be named the Vice President of the United States.

When I saw that Joe Biden had won the election, I felt relief. I was working at the time, but if I had been home I would’ve cried. These past four years under Trump’s presidency have been chaotic and terrifying (and that’s putting It lightly). …


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(Photo from https://www.twenty20.com/photos/98f609e6-8eb8-4586-aa78-6410b36029f6)

Hello everyone! Today, we’re going to talk about how I suck at managing my time. As someone with ADHD, I’ve always had the worst time trying to manage my time. It’s damn near impossible for me to get everything done that I need to and want to in one 24 hour period. Adding my depression and anxiety into the mix makes time management worse and super stressful.

Now that I’m an adult who’s responsible for my own time, it’s been a trial of patience for not only me, but everyone I know. I’m surprised I still have friends because I always show up late, if I show up at all. Even when I do show up, I show up empty handed because, of course, me rushing around to get to where I need to be means I’ve forgotten what I’m supposed to bring along with me. …

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Mary B. Golubich

I write about music, movies, life, and Other Generic Things.

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