Life As Bad Yogi

Life As Bad Yogi EP 6: I’m embarrassed

Can you tell my vlog is having an identity crisis? First it was Life as Bad Yogi, then it was just vlogs, now it’s Life As again! I’m trying something new here, so thanks for baring with me! But, it’s settled now: Life As Bad Yogi is the vlog name but the first few episodes are numbered all wrong, so going forward it’ll be easier to follow πŸ™‚

That’s it for the information you didn’t care about, now on to today’s vlog!

I’m embarrassed. I feel so so silly and dumb for doing these daily because I find myself and my life supremely boring. Don’t take that as fishing for any reassurance– I think we all feel this way to some degree, though we’re all wrong. We all have unique perspectives and ways of experiencing the world, so I’d say everyone has something to contribute. I’m glad I’m forcing myself to do these because it’s forcing me to find creativity where I think none exists… it’s a good exercise πŸ™‚

Here’s today’s:

Over to you! Do you think your life is boring? What could you change your perspective on if you had to? What did you do TODAY that could be funny, awkward, or in any way interesting? Remember: your “normal” is someone else’s “totally unique!” Can’t wait to read yours!

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    LisaZ

    April 4, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Well since you asked…my life probably looks boring to others while some may think it’s too much. We live on a farm. We raise beef and dairy cows. So the weekends are busy with routine farm chores like checking fences and feeding. Saturday was a very windy day 60mph winds) we lost power. But had a generator so we had some down time as it was too windy to be outside. Knitting and sewing are some of my favorite things to do. So I spent Saturday knitting a shaw and hand sewing beads on the prom dress I am making for one of our daughters. Sunday was clean up day. We cut fallen trees for fire wood that will halp us heat our home in the winter. The rest of the late afternoon and evening i spent working on the dress and recovering from asthma issues. With spring my asthma is out of wack. I also spend Saturday morning cooking (had just finished when the power went out). I cook on the weekends for the week ahead. Sometimes, especially when I’m in the kitchen alone, I pretend that I am the host of a cooking show. Silly I know and when someone walks in I’m a bit embarrassed, but it makes being in the kitchen more fun and gelps me be creative while cooking.

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

      i love this! i find farm life absolutely fascinating, too! definitely a ton of work but so rewarding and productive, i imagine πŸ™‚

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    Shannon

    April 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Oh my, beautiful! I’m sure people ask you this hourly, but is this a place you’d recommend? My friend and I are going to be in Nice for 5 days in July, and we’re always on the lookout for visitor-approved suggestions!

    Funny, awkward or interesting….hmm. Well, it’s morning here, so I’m going to go with yesterday. I guess my funny/interesting (not really awkward) thing could be my penchant for rearranging stuff.

    Despite being sort of cluttery, I have this passion for organization – when I hear about people who reshelve books or work in archives all day, I honestly drool. Excepting the lack of natural light, that would pretty much be my dream job.

    Anyway, yesterday I decided I was bored of how my living room/office was laid out, so I moved everything around to make it “better”. At one point, my significant other came in and told the dog: “Just leave her be, she’s obviously having way too much fun here.” I guess that’s a sort of support?

    Thanks for sharing. I think your vlogs are fantastic, and you’ve inspired me to consider doing one of my own, despite the fact that I’m also pretty boring.

    (PS: I hope underarmor paid you for that great product placement πŸ˜‰

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      haha i love organizing!! so i totally find that interesting πŸ˜‰ as for the UA– hilarious bc i had to go back and see what the heck i own that’s under armour! no UA paycheck here though πŸ˜‰

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    Jessica

    April 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Just fyi…love this! Your life is totally not boring. My daily is running around with my kiddos & all there to dos (10, 7, 4). They all play sports & along with everyday homework & other to dos, I sometimes feel like I don’t have much of a life….but I love it & it makes me happy…and a bit crazy. It helps that their sports take us on some cool adventures & road trips that otherwise we might not make the time for. Just this past year we got to travel to Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, and some other random places just for tournaments.

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      those travels sound so fun! and hey– don’t downplay the intrigue of the Mom life. do you KNOW how many mom youtubers are out there?! here’s my favorite and she’s HYSTERICAL http://www.whatsupmoms.com/laugh/elle-friends-without-kids/#.VwKxuzZ96b8

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    Amy

    April 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I love your vlog! You are super interesting and inspiring. Villefranche-sur-Mer looks beautiful! Speaking of doing things that make you uncomfortable, my husband and I are combing through our finances with a fine tooth comb and assembling a plan to be debt free in 5 years. Student loans are such a burden, but we are buckling down, and ridding ourselves of it as quickly as possible. In addition I started my own blog, purely for my own enjoyment. I think maybe 3 people follow it, and two of them are my mom and husband, ha! I cooked a lot this weekend. Pickled jalapenos, roasted cauliflower, pan seared cod, asparagus, bbq chicken for lunches this week, and some other stuff, but I’ll stop there. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do; turn on spotify and cook away! My favorite playlist on Spotify right now is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2016.

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      i’m definitely gonna check out that spotify station! good tip πŸ™‚ totally agree that student loans are the WORST! love that plan in place to be debt-free!

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    Isabelle

    April 4, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I love Villefranche-sur-Mer! It is one of the first places I remember really well in France, since I lived there for six months when I was about four years old. Have you been to Èze village and Menton? I lived in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin for a while as well, so those remain two of my favorite places to visit on the coast, because they are so pretty. The crazy fΓͺte du citron in Menton is really fun, too. My day has definitely been pretty mundane, as I’ve got a sort of rhume/grippe. I’m mostly drinking a lot of Elephant tisane and huddling under covers surrounded by wadded up kleenex and reading a ridiculous mystery. I need to study (I’m in school in France), but every time I start today my brain won’t focus, and I think my body is just asking for all my energy to get well at the moment. I enjoy seeing your everyday exploits/vlogs! It’s really interesting to see another American’s experiences living in the south, and I relate to a lot of the struggles and joys (getting a bank account, hoo boy that was insane–I felt like I was applying to work at the FBI or something).

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      OMG THE BANK ACCOUNT! you’re not alone. it was INSANITY for us, too. i’ve been to Eze several times and we’ll go Menton soon, I’m sure. i wanna go to that lemon festival πŸ˜‰

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    Sue

    April 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Love the Vlogs Erin, really, they are so fun. especially for us humans who are stuck in our same old spot in the USA and may never get to the other side of the earth, seeing where you are, and your trips, however small they feel to you, look really cool and amazing to me.
    Also doing stuff that is kind of awkward and strange feeling helps us grow so thats always good right? keep it up!

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      Erin Motz

      April 4, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      thanks so much for the support, sue! <3

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