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Revisiting Buffy

 Over the last year, I spent a lot of time sitting in front of my computer and writing dry business papers, and the only thing that made that bearable was to put a well-loved show on in the background for a mindless rewatch. Among the shows watched were:        I read somewhere that one of the hallmark behaviors of highly anxious people was to go back and rewatch familiar movies and tv shows or to read books they've read multiple times before. For typical minds, this behavior can be puzzling, but the psychology behind it is that someone who is highly anxious (like yours truly) finds comfort in familiarity. They don't control it, but they know what's coming next. For example, I've been watching Futurama since it first premiered back in 1999 on Fox. I've seen pretty much every episode, including the seventh episode in Season 4: Jurassic Bark. That episode devastates me, so I have the ability to monitor my progress through the episodes and skip that episode every time

2021. Let's try not to let this year turn into another dumpster fire, mkay?

 This time, it actually *has* been over a year since I last posted here. Whoopsies. I'm not dead, so that might make some of you happy. 2020 definitely gave me a run for my money, but I am clinging to hope that 2021 is going to be even the slightest bit better. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Send that positivity out into the cosmos for 2021, alright? We all need it. So much. So what have I been doing all this time? I promise I've been productive and haven't been twiddling my fingers while binging Netflix. I mean, I've done that *some*, but I've done actual things  too! Important things! What probably took most of my time from October 2019 to November 2020 was getting my Master's. I attended an online program, and I am now officially an MBA graduate with an emphasis on IT Management. How adult of me, right? Over the last year, I have written nothing but scads upon scads of business-type papers, stakeholder analyses, SWOT reports, etc., and I