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~Sunshine is disinfectant for the soul.~

My name is Danielle and everyday I try to be more bad ass than the day before. My journey to being awesome has taken me on some crazy adventures and I blog about them here. While I started out just trying to lose weight, it isn't my goal anymore.
I want to be strong. I want to be healthy.
Everything else is a bonus.

Things you maybe should probably know:
1. I had a stroke in September of 2012 and I'm still working that out.
2. I do what I want.
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Day 2: My tickets for the Ellen Degeneres show came in the mail! #100happydays #ellen


Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.


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Day 1: First day of outpatient rehab!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ#100happydays

  1. tinaeatsdonutsย said:ย yes!! join me in the 100 day challenge.

You’re the only reason why I knew what she was talking about! LOL. I was like, “Ohhhh. That’s a thing.”

Maybeeeee. I have commitment issues. And apparently happiness issues. =D

On Friday I got to talk with my Clinical Coordinator. It was nice to have someone on “my side” of things. We’ve decided to take the generous offer from the head of Outpatient Rehab for a switch!! Hopefully tomorrow will be my last day in inpatient acute and I’ll get a whole new CI and everything!

Nevertheless, Sabine said I should start doing the 100 Days of Happiness. I’ve gotten to the point where my friends are feeling sorry for me. LOL. I might start doing it though. At the moment I’m not sure I could even find 100 things but that might be the point? We’ll see.ย 

So I’m going to feel anxious until I see how this works out tomorrow. Maybe my first day of 100 will be a selfie of me in the outpatient facility. =D

I have cried during/after my clinical every day this week. I’ve had a steady stream of “constructive criticism” with few positive words given to me and it’s starting to kill my confidence as a clinician. I’ve gotten to the point where my anxiety about going and being at work is literally making me sick physically.

But honestly, I’m going to win. I don’t give a fuck. I have six weeks and all I have to do is get 3’s on all my core standards. Then I can leave and never look back.

I’m just sad because I was looking forward to this placement for aย year. I was hoping to learn so much, and I guess I am, but honestly, at what cost?

Ladies! I have important news! I found these new workout shorts at Target that are spandex underneath mesh shorts. So you get all the sassiness of short shorts without the chub rub! And all the comfort of spandex without feeling like your butt is on display for the world to see. I may have gotten a little too excited bought one in every color…

Oh Target. You know what I need before I even know I need it.

So you know that drinking game where you say stuff to try to see who has had the worst week?

I’m playing it by myself.

Getting my mouth on some Honey’s Fried Chicken in Culver City. #friedchicken #honeys

How do you yoga/flexible people do it? I hate stretching so much. It hurts. Like, every second of it is uncomfortable. And there is no instant gratification. It takes weeks to see any real progress and even then, it still hurts.

Like, it just never stops being painful.


an apple a day can keep anyone away if you throw it hard enough

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  • Ballet tonight was awesome. I wish I could go four times a week.
  • I still haven’t gotten a good offer for after graduation and I’m starting to panic. I don’t want to work in the schools and I also don’t want to move in with my parents while waiting for another job. ย Someone needs to give me a job soon.
  • I’m watching Swamp People on Amazon Prime. This. Is. Amazing. Can’t understand what the fuck they are saying half the time though.
  • Finally decided to cancel my gym membership. There’s just no point right now.
  • I’m losing a bit of weight without even trying. God bless running around 6 floors of hospital all day.
Oh you stop.

Oh you stop.

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Beautiful day for a beach walk. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’‘ #jrtofinstagram #huntingtonbeach #socal