A New Day for Me and My Blog

Good morning, dear readers! I have gone through a drastic transformation and am managing my blog differently now. Instead of my handwritten journal, this will be my daily diary. This will allow you to see more of my intimate details and frankly, will allow me to write faster and reach a wider audience. My goal is to show people the realities of my life in the hopes that my vulnerability will encourage them to also find their authentic selves and let that shine (despite the uncomfortableness of that.)

Here are three things I am thankful for from yesterday:

  1. I finished reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Mari Kondo. (Read my review here.)

2. I purchased a pair of size 26 jeans that don’t strangle my coochie from the Loft, and this incredible Coach bag.

3. I ate rising crust Digiorno pizza for dinner.

Here are my top tasks for this day:

  • Purchase DC’s cat food.
  • Organize spices and pantry goods.
  • Pack for trip to Playa del Carmen.

Last night I dreamt of the past – I discussed hitchhiking with C., G., and S., from middle school, then I confessed my crush on A. and showed him I can fly, then I saw my father at a concert before sky diving with my classmates, and then we all chanted “we are children!” at the bus driver who was driving like a madman. What does it all mean? My interpretation: I am feeling more confidence and my inner child is excited to show it off among my peers. Unfortunately, I’ve deleted my social media and have only two friends here in New York.

Well, I didn’t actually delete Instagram or TikTok, but I did remove the cell phone apps. It’s unfinished business – I can’t leave my accounts open and gathering dust. I’m not ready to do that yet, though, because I am clinging to the brief joy that posting videos brought me. I just feel more connected to the written word, and the thought of jumping from platform to platform is exhausting. I prefer to live here, on my own private web address, and know that my readers can always come here to be with me.

It’s about 7:45 AM and the sun is up, behind the clouds. I have a Mountain Valley sparkling water (blackberry pomegranate) and a cup of coffee to my left (one sugar and almond milk.) My main excitement today surrounds the Museum of Natural History, specifically the Hall of Human Origins. Chores and errands first, then I’ll slip through the museum’s member entrance before the crowds arrive.

I’ve enjoyed writing this post; it flowed easily and this style may prevail over my previous style of more specifically topical posts. We shall see. Thanks for reading and have a great day,


By justpearlythings

I am a writer, a lover, and a believer in the good things in life. I write about mental health and wellness, along with book reviews and fashion opinions. My blog caters to thoughtful, growth-minded women and men, and offers insights and personal challenges that provide a space for relevant, meaningful connection. The World Wide Web is vast, it contains multitudes, and so do we as people. I believe that through self-awareness and honesty, we create a more loving planet for everyone. Feel free to follow this page and share it with friends and family. Love, Pearl

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