Currently April 2017.
With only one week left of Lent, I think I’ve completely eradicated my caffeine addiction. Really, I don’t find myself craving coffee anymore. I definitely miss the habit of sipping a cup in the morning and the taste of coffee itself, but I’m no longer drowning myself in countless cups throughout the day. I consider this a huge success.
With the warmer weather though, a soda just sounds so good. I’ve had to resist drinking soda a lot more than I thought I’d have to. Over spring break, I had some lemonade that semi-filled the void, but not as much as I’d have liked. I think I may venture different flavored water brands over summer to help bridge the transition.
Ian and I have found ourselves a bit of a new routine, that I’m totally digging. When settling down for the night and are going to watch a movie or television before falling asleep, we each pop our own bag of popcorn. Microwaveable popcorn is ridiculously cheap on our job’s meal plan, so when I have leftover money (you get a certain amount each day to use and if you don’t, you lose it), I grab a bag or two. I used to be a late-night sweet tooth, but this popcorn has completely converted me!
Currently listening to:
When S-Town came out, I binged it in a matter of 24 hours, starting in the late afternoon and finishing it up the next morning on my drive back down to San Diego one weekend.
By the creators of Serial, This American Life, Planet Money, I knew I was in for a treat from the moment it began. I loved it. My advice: go into it blind. The story is a journey sure to mesmerize.
Right alongside everyone else who owns a Netflix account, yep, I binge-watched 13 Reasons Why. I know I’m not alone here. I read the book back in middle school, and it was easily my favorite read of the time. The story is so important. I could write a whole post on the various aspects that resonated with me (and maybe I should).
When it comes to my actual life, I cry all the time. However when it comes to television and movies, tears hardly ever surface. But with 13 Reasons Why? You can bet it got me. It got me multiple times.
Such a good show. Also, special shout-out to one of my Broadway babes Brian D’arcy James! He plays Hannah Baker’s father, but I’ve long been a fan of his for his numerous roles on Broadway. I’m so happy to see him getting film work as well.
I’m late to the game on this book, but has anyone read Furiously Happy? I started it yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I’ll finish it by the end of today. She’s completely hooked me. I want to give this to everyone in my life and say, “Please read this. This is what it’s like to live in my head.” She has this perfect way of describing mental illness. I want to give her a thousand hugs and thank her for picking out my thoughts and placing them so hilariously and eloquently into a book.
Currently blessed with:
Finding a place to live next year! More details to come here soon.
Currently worrying about:
Finding a job for the summer and next year. I have a few prospects in the works, but nothing set in stone. I just need everything settled before I can relax my shoulders. You should see them right now. The average height of my shoulders right now is about level with my ear lobes.
Currently joyous about:
Finally, after months of feeling nothing, I am experiencing solace while I write. Once again, I am searching for spots in my schedule to sneak away and love on my keyboard. I find myself daydreaming about the characters in my novel, and I’ve even looked into editing my first completed novel.
It feels like I’m back, you know? That’s a good feeling.
Current iPhone wallpaper:
Can’t get enough. He has my heart.
Currently excited about:
All of the Easter festivities coming up! From Thursday-Saturday, Ian and I are heading up to Los Angeles to celebrate with his family. Sunday, the two of us are visiting some of my relatives. I’m looking forward to getting away and relaxing (If I’m able to forget about my darn stress!) I foresee some wine, great conversations, a church service or two, and lots of great memories to be had.
Currently grateful for:
Friends coming to visit. Earlier in the year, my boss, who I was always babysitting for if you remember me talking about that, received an incredible job opportunity causing her to step down from acting as my supervisor. Yes, lots of tears were shed on my end. I love her. I adore her. And her babe.
Thankfully though, they aren’t too far. When they can, they make the trek up. I always leave their presence feeling rejuvenated.
Currently obsessing about:
April the Giraffe. We did the math earlier this week, and I’ve now officially been watching her for five and a half weeks. C’mon. April, I have finals coming up. I need to redirect this attention back to my studies.
In 2017, I’ve not bought any clothing. I used to frivolously spend money on clothes, but this year I have not spent a single penny. I’m pretty proud of myself, but I still find myself looking at online stores on occasion. I’m not sure if window shopping helps or harms this goal of mine. Regardless, I love literature apparel. Whenever I enjoy a book, I immediately want a shirt with artwork portraying it.
Remember when I used to put quizzes? Let’s bring that back right now. Build a Pasta Dish and We’ll Tell You which Disney Princess You Are. Seems legit. I got: Belle. Let me know who you got!
Have a beautiful rest of your day! Wherever you are in your life, take this moment to stop and let someone know you’re grateful for their presence in your life. People need to hear that more.
- What are you currently obsessed with?
- What are you currently finding joy in?
- What’s your iPhone wallpaper?