I’d rather be raising animals

I’m not really one for babies.

Whenever I’m around a baby, my maternal instincts make a break for the hills – leaving me standing there like an awkward lamp.

When someone tries to hand me their baby, I immediately become paralyzed with fear.

I do not know what to do when a baby cries. It freaks me the fuck out.

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I just can’t do babies.

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With that being said, I still have these really strong maternal urges when it comes to animals.

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I have this need to continuously adopt more animals.

Nurturing and protecting these small, vulnerable beings fills a subconscious void for me.

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Coming home to my pets fills me with a deep sense of comfort and calmness.

“Love is a four-legged word”

– Anonymous

And in the end, that is all I really need. :)

 

Dealing with frenemies.

I think we should all treat each other with respect and compassion.

Until we’re given a reason not to.

We all have that one friend, or shall I say FRENEMY, that seems to think that it’s okay to be an asshole, as long as they do it with a smile.

You know, those bitches that give you backhanded compliments because they hate your guts.

What you hear:

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What they really mean:

FUCK YOU.

Don’t even get me started on the give-me-your-undivided-attention-while-I-proceed-to-take-up-this-enitire-conversation-talking-only-about-myself-eventhough-I-know-you’re-going-through-a-rough-time-kind-of frenemy.

Sometimes you just need to call these people on their bullshit.

However, sometimes we simply realize that we don’t want to associate with those kinds of people anymore and in the end, we’re better off for it.

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But don’t just call other people’s bullshit, sometimes you have to call bullshit on yourself.

Ever been in that awkward situation where you feel obliged to compliment someone because they complimented you first, but you can’t find anything to compliment them on, so you just fake it?

DON’T.

I’m not saying you should tell the person “Damn bitch, you ugly as hell.”

But just politely accept their compliment and change the topic or tactfully leave the conversation.

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We’ve all gotten too use to communicating through implication, instead of just being honest.

If it came down to it, I’d rather be the honest bitch, than the fake, two-faced bitch.

After all, who would you rather have in your corner?

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Happy tummies, happy rats.

So this morning I gave Maxi and Ben their honey oats, as per usual.

After scoffing down their breakfast, they assumed the “mommy-give-us-scritches” position.

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Obviously I can’t resist showering my furchildren with affection and it wasn’t too long after that Maxi started bruxing and boggling.

Scritching – The collective term for petting, rubbing, massaging, scratching, kissing, cuddling, grooming, fondling, tickling and otherwise showing your rat just how much you love him/her.

Boggling – The rat’s eyes will bulge in and out in a fast motion.

Bruxing – A rat bruxes by grinding its teeth together. Can either sound like grinding or chattering teeth.

*Note: This is not a video of my rats.

Naturally the first time this happenend, I freaked the fuck out. I honestly thought they were having seizures and would soon pop out their eyes and die.

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However, after further investigation, it became evident that they do this when they are content.

Like how kittehs purr, this is how ratties show that they are happy.

Just a heart-melting moment I wanted to share with the rest of the world. :)

Dealing with anxiety.

We all deal with anxiety on some level.

I suffer from a mild case of social anxiety.

Social interaction, or even the idea of social interaction, gives me the same anxiety as what I feel when having to speak in public.

If I have to go to a social gathering, where there might be people I do not know, I am instantly filled with anxiety and dread.

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In my head I create mock scenarios of how it’s going to play out and try to convince myself that it’ll be okay.

But it never is.

I’m always weird.

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I deal with my anxiety by smoking. Excessively.

Now, I definitely DO NOT recommend that anyone deal with their anxiety in this way. Not only is it a temporary solution, but it can become a whole new problem in itself.

Instead of reaching for that box of cigarettes, you can…

– Exercise. Even if you just start doing sit-ups in your lounge, great!

– Read a good book.

– Cuddle your pets.

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– Go sleep earlier.

– Get stuck in a DIY project.

– Have a solo dance party in your room. Letting go of your inhibitions every now and then can do wonders.

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– Try to eat a little healthier. For example, cut out carbonated drinks for a month. You WILL feel a major difference.

Now, I know what you might be thinking…

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“Heard it all before.”

But there is a reason that these things come up again and again. They work! Instead of trying to numb your feelings of anxiety with something bad, why not try something wholesome?

Sometimes the solution to a really hard problem is very simple.

I encourage you to try these things.

But most importantly, change your mind set. Tell yourself “This is not frightening, this is an adventure.”

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