There are a lot of little tidbits to touch on. The first one is addiction – to.. diet colas. I am finally succeeding at kicking that habit, and aspartame is now exited out of my life. It went kicking and screaming too. Nausea, migraines, muscle aches, joint aches, extreme irritation and grumpiness that I dare say would easily compare to that of a cigarette smoker quitting smoking – all of these things have happened during the detoxification process. It wasn’t pretty, but i’s been over 2 weeks now, and I think I’m finally clear of craving central, and on to brighter skies.
In other news, I’m seriously contemplating starting my own Meetup Group (or like minded organization). I would call it the “North Shore Introverted Intuitives”, and it would be aimed towards the Myers Briggs Introvert crowd. It wouldn’t matter what you’re last 2 letters are (T,F,J or P) – just be an I and N. I figure it will give me the opportunity to meet fellow introverts, and make possible new friends, in my neighbourhood. I haven’t found anything on the North Shore meet up wise that services a working full time Introvert – so maybe it’s the way to go. Hey, maybe a SINGLES introvert meet up, oh.. I’m getting shivers. (I kid). Anyway, I would love to create a place where Introverts feel safe being them. And for any of my more extroverted friends reading this, I’m not doing it out of “loneliness”, it’s out of a desire to connect with like minded, local souls. (I say this b/c I was recently told I was lonely, and here I was having NO idea! Isn’t it grand when people tell you how you feel?).
The last bit I’ll save for Valentine’s Day. It’s never been my super favourite time of year. I hate all the hype and expectation surrounding it. Isn’t that good ‘ole expression of love supposed to happen all year round? I think I may be extra grumpy this year because I’m cutting back on all things sugary and sweet, and my sort of significant other is detoxing – so, no wine, chocolate or dinner for me. I’m going to be eyeing Valentine Candy with envy and woe – it’s all the damn day was ever good for anyway… chocolate, and lots of it. Seriously, V-day is less about Hallmark moments and more about the Chocolate – and it gives this little Chocoholic much grief to miss out. I whimper AND I whine!
And that my friends, or readers, or both, or neither, is the update. I am endeavoring to write better content more often – like all things diet and chocolate related, it’s a work in progress.