Listening: I was on an Eagles kick. I do love my classic rock. But then I finally watched Lemonade (more thoughts on this coming next week) and since then I have been listening to that. I’ve got quite the varied taste in music. I love “Hold Up” and “Sandcastles” but the truth is that I have to listen more to really get to know the album. I am excited because I’m seeing her this summer with some of my oldest friends. You know the kind of friends that know you nearly better than you know yourself? It’s going to be such a throwback and awesome.
Eating: I just finished a green juice. I get that this isn’t food but it was my breakfast so…It may sound gross but really it was totally fine. We are on a wellness kick (“kick” sounds like it is a short term thing but the word “journey” sounds too hippy for me) at the apartment and it has been great.
Because of an insurance change at the beginning of the year, my meds were changed which caused some weight gain. I’m not chasing skinny, don’t worry. But I am chasing a healthy weight because with my chronic illness and chronic pain, extra weight is just not tolerated. It makes my life harder and life is hard enough. So I am really making the effort here.
Drinking: Besides that green juice? Water, water, water. I live for my Brita water bottle. I have cut out of my morning latté (except on Sunday when I was feeling kind of drowsy but had I stuff to do I made the espresso and then realized I had just whitened my teeth so no colored liquids). So yeah, water, water, water, and green juice. Which also means I go pee so much I cannot even tell you.
Wearing: I’m still in my jammies which include my Simba shirt. It really isn’t a Simba shirt. It just has a Lion on it (Target) and sweat pants. I’ll change into my biking pants in a bit and go for a ride. And then face the day. But if overall you want to know what I’ve been wearing….I’m on an extreme budget right now. Like more extreme than ever in my life but I found some on sale Zara items that I love.
Reading: Sometimes I do this thing where when a movie or a book gets major hype, I don’t read it. I wait for the hype to die down. So I am finally reading The Light Between Oceans. It’s gorgeous and so far the story is great. Also, the movie is coming out sometime soon although I don’t know when. I just know that Michael Fassbender and his real life girlfriend are in it. I know weird things.
Watching: I just started to watch The Man in the High Tower on Amazon Prime. I’m not very far in but I’ve already gasped a few times. It basically asks the questions what would have happened if the Axises won WWII? It’s really well done (so far) which I guess is the scariest part. Other than that, my main lady, The Mindy Project on the reg. There are a few shows that have been recommended to me that I need to add to my repertoire. But The Mindy Project? I was so happy to read this.
Feeling: I’m a little sore from my bike ride yesterday (but each time I am getting less sore so that’s good). But otherwise, I am feeling good and awake. I’m trying to get some work done in between washing my face and brushing my teeth and getting ready so that I have time for another bike ride. I’m feeling super positive about this wellness “journey” and excited. I am loving riding outside instead of the trainer inside.I guess I can take the “feeling” question one step further and go deeper. I’ve been trying to be brave and take risks. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and I feel as if I am going through a huge emotional growth spurt as I learn more and more about myself. Not all the things I learn are good but you can’t work on them or bring them before God until you realize they are there. And I’m seeing patterns that I want to change and the best part is…I am changing them. At this point, I can’t go into detail but eventually, on this issue, I will. Promise.
Weather: It’s in the 40’s because it’s early May in Chicago. Yeah. It is what it is.
Wanting: To finish up some bigger work projects I have. If you don’t know, I do freelance marketing (my background is in marketing and writing, of course) for small businesses and brands which include writing content (like blog posts and other things), writing and executing marketing plans, writing and executing social media initiatives and more. It’s exciting, I know. Today, though? I’m looking forward to my bike ride (Jeez, how many times can I mention it? It’s my new love). Seriously though I love it.
Needing: Sleep. I have just not been sleeping well lately. Also spinach. Allllll the grocery stores are sold out of it and I live for spinach. And butter lettuce. Love butter lettuce. On a deeper level, a good chat with one of my girls who is coming in town for her Bridal Shower (exciting!) and since we have a long car ride ahead of us together, it will happen. (P.S. We have a history of major and minor problems–getting lost in a scary ice storm, breaking the door so it won’t close, etc–happening on road trips so let’s just all send good vibes.)
Thinking: Of the list of things I need to get done today. I’ve got to get down to the paper store to wrap her present and find the perfect off-beat card. Also, I’m thinking about the first chapter I have written of a story and this other writing project I’m partnering with someone on. Also, what I am going to eat next and how I forgot to put on my moisturizer on after my serum. Also about upcoming blog posts. Yes, I’m back!
I’m also thinking about my packing list for the weekend and all the stuff I need to do before I leave. I can do it, right? I live for to do lists.
Blogging: Obviously, this is not part of a typical “currently” update. But I wanted to give you an update nonetheless. Here’s the thing. I never planned on taking a break. It just happened because it happened–something had to give and also I was just burnt out, burnt out from the politics of it, burnt out trying to get excited about content that wasn’t personally exciting to me, burnt out trying to keep up with the Joneses, and just kind of depressed over the state of blogging itself. The first few weeks, I didn’t even really have time to evaluate it. I didn’t have the brain space. But then I did start to miss it. I realized I’ve spent almost three years building something and I wasn’t ready to give it up. I missed you guys. And I missed the parts of blogging that I did enjoy. I’ve invested countless hours here and I’m not done yet. So I am going to continue to invest here, in the things I want to invest in.
Enjoying: This will be a shocker…riding my bike. Also, shout out to all the ladies with all their wisdom in my life. I am hashtag blessed, no question.
Guys, I’m back. For real!