(28) sometimes it hurts

sEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY EIGHT What I'm Letting Go I've been on a rocky road all my life. I feel like I've always struggled, even though circumstances around me would point to anything but that. I had a good home life growing up. Both my parents worked together from home before it was cool, so…

(27) the thinking person’s thoughts

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY SEVEN What I'm Letting Go There's a very quick turnaround time in the news industry. People are constantly in and out of their positions, switching things around in pursuit of new opportunities, or better ones. I can't say what it's like for those in front of the camera, but the production…

(26) same song, similar dance

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY SIX What I'm Letting Go I haven't really been listening to a lot of music lately. Even when I drove to New Hampshire, I listened to audio files of those two funny boys who once played video games together a decade ago. I've watched them a million times before, so I…

(25) curiosity kills me

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY FIVE wHAT i'M lETTING gO There's literally billions upon billions of hours of content on YouTube. It may even be in the trillions at this point. I'm not sure, I'm too lazy to check. But my consumption of content only makes up about half that daily. YouTube has replaced all my…

(24) taking inventory

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY FOUR What I'm Letting Go I largely didn't do jack today. I'm officially the lamest person on the planet. I woke up way too early, made lunch way too late, played video games for far too long, and spent about two hours on the bathroom floor scrubbing the grout, hoping to…

(23) my actions and theirs

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY THREE What I'm Letting Go I've never really been a "social events" kind of person. Sure, I've partied, but it was never really at my behest. I'd go if there was something to do. Seeking things out always felt like too much of a hassle. Besides, I've always been more of…

(22) thanks for sharing

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY TWO What I'm Letting Go We have a 'mentor' program on my show team. My boss pairs people up for a few months so we can get to know people we otherwise wouldn't know. It's a small team regardless, but it's a good idea to see everyone as an individual outside…

(21) justice for just us

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY ONE What I'm Letting Go I used to watch a lot of true crime videos. The stories were fascinating to me, particularly the interrogation footage. It's astounding watching guilty people try to weasel their way out of what they've done, lying to people who catch liars for a living. There's never…

(20) the small stuff

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY TWENTY What I'm Letting Go I got out of work a little earlier than normal, because we had our morning meeting a little earlier than normal. They don't usually hustle us out, as sometimes I can be there past noon. But today was different. I was a bit more tired than usual…

(19) positivity about my body

SEPTEMBER SURRENDER: DAY NINETEEN What I'm Letting Go I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I'm down three pounds. And this time, it doesn't feel like regular nightly fluctuation. My stomach is beginning to deflate. I felt more confident in my dress at work today. And overall, I just feel better about…