August is here, my goodness! I cannot even believe that nearly 2/3 of the year is over already. It feels like it should still be March, April or June maybe, but I’m shocked and bummed because this year hasn’t allowed me to do much physically and just taught me to stay calm and be patient.
Reading: I am still slowly enjoying The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I would fully recommend it. Even for a scientific heavy book, I am finding the personal parts and dialogue very enchanting. I also have a Bob Goff daily devotional for one year, so I’m going to begin that in the mornings.
Playing: I have a bunch of mobile game favorites (if that is what this means). I do still occasionally play Animal Crossing New Horizons, but I tapped myself out on it and the new expansion for swimming came out. I haven’t picked it up again yet.
Watching: Body of Proof. Okay, I get it’s repetitive, but I love this show! It’s funny, getting more dramatic and keeps my attention through every episode. I am also loving going through all of my WATCH LATER playlist on YouTube. I am getting so much inspiration and enjoyment through this lineup of past videos. It’s been keeping me busy when I get blah and bored.
Listening to: Of course the new Taylor Swift folklore album, because who isn’t obsessed with it?! Also: Hustle Sanely podcast- available on every streaming podcast provider. It’s great- check it out! I use Spotify to listen to it.
Working On: Making this blog better and a nicer place to hang out, as well as more helpful. I’m also working to fill out some content that can be reused and reread over and over.
Wanting: A treadmill, which we just decided to purchase and it will be here at the end of the month. I’m so excited to make a change for a more active lifestyle. On Amazon, I bought a set of resistance bands, some workout moves, stretches, exercises and yoga flows on posters for the “workout” room where the treadmill will go. I’m expecting some adjustable weights as well. They’re not the ones I had hoped to get, the PowerBlocks, because they are completely sold out.
Needing: More connection and adventure. This quarantine is difficult for everyone, but I’m usually a homebody, so what the heck?! More video chats, please!
Loving: Naps, puppy cuddles, snacks and sunshine. (Not loving- the garter snake I saw in the yard today, I researched and found out they are good for the garden and common in wet, neighborhood areas. It was long and startled me but AH!)
Thinking: That I want to rearrange my office and I plan on doing that this week sometime. I want to move things and switch up my layout because I have to keep my desk where it is. I also need to organize and use my office for productivity and motivation. It’s my space and I should use it more often and cherish it.
Feeling: Exhausted. It’s like I do nothing really all day, and yet- I can never feel rested. Also, my mental health has taken a hit and I’m just trying to stay on top of managing it well. I am on medication right now for anxiety/depression (I scored an 8 out of 10, so yes I needed it). I have been building habits and being healthier in every way possible.
Celebrating: Almost celebrating one year in our house. It’s coming up on a year in November and I can’t believe we won’t be moving every year now. We are doing some improvements and changes and settling in some more in the next few months. I plan on sharing all that on the blog, so let me know if you’d like to see all the before and afters and the projects we plan to do.
Thankful For: My husband and my friends that I can rely on. I’m happy that I’m so blessed and thankful for our life. Our house, again I’m so pleased that we found our place and our forever home where it will all unfold from here.
These are just some things I’ve been tossing around in my brain lately. I was a bit behind this week so I decided to do an easier, lighter sort of post. We need these once and a while, just for fun posts. Tell me what you’re thinking, feeling and grateful for and what you’re loving. I would love for you to share with me your own, current list in the comments.