A Few Things I Learned In March


1.  Sometimes mistakes are the best.

Let's use this photo (seen above) as an example.  It was an accident that I found on my phone later.  I was at the beach.  I was taking lots of photos.  This one had a big blurry arm in it.  But, gah, the shadow of my favorite tree!  I love this tree.  I can also see the shadow of the beach umbrella my step dad brought for the Ladies.  We're all a little sun sensitive if you know what I mean.  I can see the sarong my Mom bought me when we were in Bali.  A little crop and it's good to go.  Sure, I can see that there is a little smudge in the corner but, hey, life.  It's a perfect mistake.

2.  The Bullet Journal is amazing.

I started Bullet Journaling.  I actually started in February but got a better handle on it in March.  It has solved a lot of problems for me.  I've been planning a longer post.  Stay tuned.  In the meantime if you want to know what I'm talking about check it out here.  If you want to chat back and forth with me about it you can find me here: @nautiemermate on instagram and twitter!

3. Shingles are basically the Chicken Pox....but only for adults who have already had the Chicken Pox.  Techincal name:  Herpes Zoster.

I mean, isn't that total bullshit?  You are lucky enough to have had the chicken pox as a kid so now you're eligible for shingles!  How is that fair?  Also, the fact that the technical name has the word Herpes in it just totally pisses me off.

4.  Chicken Soup really is magical and good for the soul.  

There is actual scientific evidence to suggest that Chicken Soup is effective in treating colds.  (You can also read about it here.)  All I know is I really do feel like I'm on the mend.  Thank you lovelies for all your get well soon wishes!

5.  Adding some bling to my house makes me happy.

I started adding things that are sparkly or shiny around my house.  Turns out:  I really really love me some well placed bling.  I bought these O.K. vases from the Oh Joy! Target collection.  They are seriously fun.  (You can also check things out on her blog.)  Isn't it interesting what we learn about ourselves as we get older?  I never, ever thought I'd be into bling.

6.  Sometimes you have to just let things go.

I could NOT remember how to spell woe for yesterdays post.  I knew it was its own word.  How it was spelled was another story.  I just went with 'whoa'.  I knew that was like, 'whoa!  nellie!' but, I went with it because I thought, 'do you want to think hard about this right now?'.  The answer was definitely, 'nope'.  So I moved on.  I was laying in bed this morning and I thought:  w-o-e.  Out of the blue.  I kind of wondered why I didn't just look it up.  But, there was this tiny (admittedly very tiny) part of me that was proud of myself for just letting the mistake happen and letting it go.  I make a lot of mistakes around here that I don't notice but, this was a mistake I knew was a mistake and let fly.  Yep, strangely pretty okay about it.  Let it go!  


This post was inspired by one of my favorite blogs:  Modern Mrs. Darcy.