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Realistic paintings by Gregory Thielker | http://drawasamaniac.com/2012/12/gregory-thielker-realistic-paintings.html

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Something happened to me just now and I’m not sure why. But I’m pretty ok with it.

Idk…I was thinking a lot about myself.
I was thinking a lot about how I want to really take care of myself…I’ve been thinking about that for a few weeks, but I guess I never really sat down and thought about all the things I’ve been ignoring because I thought they weren’t important. Because I thought I wasn’t important enough to take care of these parts of me.
I always thought things like “what does it matter if I hurt myself? Other people are relying on me, so I need to suck it up and work through the pain” and “what does it matter if I miss a dose of my medication? One day won’t make that big of a difference…” and “what does it matter if I do this chore tomorrow instead of today? It’ll get done in the long wrong….”

But it does fucking matter. And I fucking matter.

I need to take care of myself, my mind, my body….because by doing that, not only am I taking care of myself, which is the most important, but I am taking care of others. Things like ignoring an injury is only going to make it worse, and thus I can’t do as much and that stress is put on others. Missing a dose of medication might make me moody, or tired, and that will affect the other people around me. Putting off a chore will inconvenience others who need me to do my part before they can do theirs.

But most importantly, it will help me build health, confidence, stability, responsibility, and accomplishment. And I really need that. I’ve been letting other people go ahead of me for too long and I’ve sacrificed a lot of myself because of it.

Well I’m tired of it.

Thinking this way felt so…freeing. I became completely overwhelmed. It hit me with such force. And I’m not sure if excitement or fear is the most prominent emotion…but I cried. I cried a lot. But I’m ok with it.

My life matters…and I think this is the first time I’ve really believed that thought.

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Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.


Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”
In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.
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Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage. It didn’t go well.

Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and, in his own words, he “didn’t make it.”

In an op-ed for POLITICO, Strickland explains how he failed in his attempt to live for just seven days on $77, the amount the “Live the Wage” campaign estimates is left in a 40-hour minimum wage employee’s weekly pay of $290 after accounting for taxes and housing. Strickland, a Harvard fellow and well-off political operative, was clearly unprepared for just how quickly expenses added up. He had spent his $77 by Thursday after realizing his meager budget left him without the money necessary even to pay for public transportation.

Common misperception about minimum wage workers | Follow micdotcom 

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i call this one…………… bold and ash

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More like belongs in the trash

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While listening to an npr segment in the car about rape in colleges, my dad said “It’s a shame…I mean, the situation involving alcohol and being away from parents…it becomes a very sexualized situation…”

I kicked his seat really hard and said “oops!”
But he knows I did it on purpose.

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being an adult requires so many phone calls this is exhausting

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