Feeling… very apprehensive about Sunday. After much cajoling and peer pressure from my mom and her friends, I signed up to walk the Iron Girl 5K on Sunday. My mom, her friend, and I will all be walking it together and it’s her friend’s first 5K so that will be a neat experience. Plus, the race is located on Clearwater Beach so we’ll have gorgeous views, good conversations, and a pretty medal at the end! (Completely honest… I probably would not have signed up if I didn’t get a medal. I love races that give out medals for 5K’s!)
Writing… barely any fiction lately. Well, none, actually. And I’ve lost all my inspiration and motivation for fiction writing, too. I guess it’s true that the less you do it, the harder it is to jump back into it.
Reading… The Great Gatsby. It’s the April book for my book club. (I actually picked this book and pushed hard for it! Usually, I sit back and let others decide.) I read the book in 10th grade and remember liking it (and I never liked any novels I had to read for school!) so I’m excited to read it again. We made plans to see the movie when it comes out, too! Whee!
Listening… better when I’m around people. Like most people my age, I have a hard time putting my phone down but I keep seeing bloggers write about putting away the phone/laptop/tablet/whatever when they’re with people and I’m trying to do the same. It’s not always easy, but I am more intentional about it.
Eating… spaghetti, as I write this on Thursday night. Spaghetti is my go-to easy meal when I want to cook something simple, delicious, and moderately healthy. And the leftovers are the best ever!
Wishing… for a new pair of glasses. I’ve really never liked the glasses I have, so I’ve been scouring Coastal.com for something new. I really like their options and prices, so I may find myself ordering from them in the near future!
Enjoying… vacation anticipation. Just 17 days until my cruise! I can’t wait. My mom and I have been making plans, looking up excursion options, and getting all sorts of excited for our vacation.
Drinking… Mike’s Hard Lemonade. I rarely drink (and I never have drinks on hand at the house) but we bought this drink when our Favorite Georgia Family was here so I decided to break all my rules and have one on a work night. Delicious!
Learning… that I’m stronger than I think I am. We place so many limits on ourselves. Saying “I could never…” is so much easier than “I think I can…” (Sorry to go all Little Engine I Could there.) The harder path is never the easiest, but it is the most worthwhile. I need to keep remembering that.
Missing… how I used to sleep. I just cannot sleep well lately. Weekends used to be my favorite because I would sleep in and feel so well-rested, but now I’m up by 7:30, even if I’ve gone to bed late. I’m not a fan of this!
Thinking… about what the future holds for me. Life keeps slipping past me, unnoticed. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years. And I feel so stagnant in my life. I feel like I have so much more to offer, so much more to explore, so much more to pour my heart into. But I hold myself back because of fear, loneliness, anxiety, laziness. I want more, but there are days when I just don’t want to put the time and energy into doing what needs to be done to get more.
Using… Spotify, finally. I chatted about it with a few ladies on Twitter and they convinced me to give it a try over Pandora. I’m still getting used to it and figuring out how to use it but I like what I see so far! Being able to sample entire albums and create playlists is what ultimately drew me to it.
Have you ever ordered glasses online? What’s your favorite go-to simple meal to cook at home?
// inspired by Amy