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In case you're wondering... | Friday Edition


I really think the intro to a post is the one thing that I hate writing. I mean, it's supposed to entice your readers to "want" to read your post, and truthfully, I think I suck at it. I could sit here and give you a run down of what the post is about, aka summarize, or I can tell you that it's going to be amazing and you should read it, but in the end, whatever I write is going to suck, and you are either going to chose to read it or not. 

Anyways, like every week, this week has been full of ups and downs. Instead of giving you my top five moments, or lessons I've learned, I'm going to shake it up, and give you five random things from the week.

In case you're wondering... the single most disgusting thing I saw all week was a cow birth.
On Sunday, we attended my Step-Dad's family reunion, and on the way home, we stopped by Fair Oaks Farms. Fair Oaks is a working dairy farm in Northwest Indiana that is open for people to tour. For a fee, you can play with different farm items, tour the actual dairy farm (which is one of eleven, and about a mile down the road), and even see a cow birth. They also have a small restaurant and a pig farm. Lil Man loved the tour and the cow birth was most likely the single most disgusting thing I had seen all week.


In case you're wondering... the death of Robin Williams, earlier this week, has possibly affected me more than the average fan.
You all know that I have addressed my depression before, and this time is no different. The past coupe of weeks, I have been feeling stressed, down, and anxiety ridden, and I know exactly why. You see, sure depression can be controlled by medication or lifestyle (most of the time not) changes, but it is always there. Lurking and waiting to rear it's ugly head. As you all know, I am somewhat controlling my depression. Yes, I have my good and bad days, but I haven't come anywhere close to making the decision that Robin did, in quite sometime. 

Robin Williams' death has thrust the topic of mental illness into the limelight, and since Monday, there has been an out pour of blog posts and articles, each with their own opinions and basically saying that they either feel sorry for Robin or that he was wrong. What some people don't understand, suicide is a hard choice, and it is an end choice. Most people show some sign that they are slipping, and cry out for help in their own way, but in the end, the mental illness proves to have too strong of a hold. It's a sad situation, and I truly think that before someone has an opinion on the topic of mental illness, they may want to educate themselves.

RIP Genie... be free.

In case you're wondering... even though I have been absent from my favorite link ups this week, I have still been reading blogs.
My favorite posts this week are:
one | Arkansassy "Robin Williams, The Act of Suicide, and The Vilification of Mental Illness". Ty really hits the nail on the head with this one. It's a must read.

two | Mrs. Mama "That's Right, I'm Suppose to be a Blogger". I'm a sucker for those currently/update posts and I know how it is when life gets in the way.

four | Venus Trapped in Mars "10+ GAME SHOWS I WOULD GO HAM ON (AND ONE THAT I WOULD NOT) + AUGUST TOTAL SOCIAL". Sarah definitely brought back so many memories, and I would so love to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple too!

five | But first, coffee "Do This, Not This: 10 Common Everyday Makeup Mistakes". Apparently I am guilty of so many mistakes, and have to give a very big shout out to Kallie for opening my eyes. 

In case you're wondering... I just recently started Mindy Kaling's Is everyone hanging out without me" and I am loving it. This definitely could be a reason that I have been slacking with blogging this week.

In case you're wondering... I have been loving the following song...


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How was your week?

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11 comments

  1. I agree with you on mental illness. It is a disease and people really need to educate themselves. Ive seen way too many stupid comments and tweets this week. Going to check some of those posts you linked out :)

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  2. I agree with you 100%...the intro is the hardest part to write. It's so awkward for me. I dread it. After that though I am usually good to go. Happy Friday!

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  3. You've linked some pretty good blog posts :)

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  4. Wow. Really loved this post.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't do animal births. Nasty. I'm definitely not a country gal.

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  6. I completely agree with you and that people really need to be educated when it comes to depression and a lot of other mental illnesses out there. Robin Williams' death has affected me greatly as well. It's just so sad hearing about all of the developments too. I recently read Mindy Kaling's book too and I loved it!

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  7. Mindy's book is on my "to read" list so I'm excited to get to it. I haven't read any of your posts, but have heard a lot about Arkansassy's so I'm off to check them out. Thanks for linking up - have a great weekend! (And congrats being the first one lol!)

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  8. I totally agree about education being so important before people rush to opinions.

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  9. Stopping by from the link up. Depression is a difficult thing and you're right...it doesn't just go away. Thanks for being transparent and sharing your thoughts.

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  10. I've heard such great things about Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me... My kind of book :) :)

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