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@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Re-organizing and putting my makeup inventory in clear containers where I can easily see everything helped a great deal with the urge to purchase new colors/items to try. Something to think about. :)

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm 0

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@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) That's totally a good plan. Don't worry and have fun, then evaluate?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 4:35 pm 0

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@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Oh, this is great! There's a lot of little things that I'm going to try. And I don't know how I never thought to do something about the stomach, but I really should have. Obvious solution was obvious, thanks!

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0

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@MrsTeacherFace Good luck with the job application in a new district!

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:20 pm 0

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@buckachu Don't be :\ about your modifications to Drynuary. Personally, I'm of the opinion that absolute bans/sudden changes often don't work well. And besides, don't they say its 40 days to a new habit? So keep it up and maybe keep it going even after Drynuary ends?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm 2

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@OhMarie Yes, carefully planning the makeup to go with the coordinated outfits we are going to wear helps. :D

@myeviltwin So I'd considered the beta blocker/benzos road, but the Drs at the health center I am at was somewhat dismissive and all, I see you used to be medicated for depression, and I think you're wrong its a depression/social anxiety issue, basically. So uh, I never went for a second appointment. Miss my old psychiatrist. :\

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0

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@adorable-eggplant I am also, trying to stick to a budget, though it is more along the lines of, self: winter is bland and gloomy and no you do not need any more cosmetics than you already own.

So far, so good? Left myself a bit of wiggle room in that I'm permitting purchases of drugstore stuff (no more than one item a month), or replacements of empty containers.

Am also currently 1/1 (aka 100%!11!!1!) on dance class so far.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0

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@MrsTeacherFace Funny thing, I actually agreed to this because I figured it was a way to get more used to and less freaked out by work presentations. Well, and I like dancing. Swear I was not this bad about public performance before grad school!

@adorable-eggplant I will for sure try that, that and micro-manage the hell out of everything for the weekend. It's a terrible coping mechanism but it makes me feel better-ish.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm 1

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Hey 'Pinners, its been a while. I come to you with a question and poll-ish thing. How do you deal with pre-performance (be it public speaking or otherwise) jitters?

Have got a little performance with the rest of my dance class this weekend, and we've been working really hard on it! The choreography is under two minutes and I still want to just lay my head down on my desk and hide a little.

Let's not talk about how bad my jitters are before stuff like presenting my work in PowerPoints.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm 0

On The Best Time a Diva Cup Suctioned Itself to My Cervix

@brista128 Oh, definitely a learning curve...but it's made my life so much simpler in some ways. Not having to pop out to the bathroom every other hour to swap out tampons on super terrible days has been amazing.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm 0