The Night Circus. I finished this book last night, our September #twookclub pick. I tried reading it earlier this year but couldn’t get into it at all, so I can’t say I was excited when it was chosen in the September poll. The first time around, I was very confused with all the different plots and characters and the story moved so slow. The second time around was a little better, but not by much. The second half is much better than the first and I actually think the writing is fabulous, but the plot was just a little slow-moving for me to enjoy the book.
Twenty-Something, Twenty-Everything. I started this book in June. JUNE! I’ve been stuck on a long journaling passage and haven’t picked it up in over a month. I really just need to set aside time on the weekends to sit down with this book and my journal, but it never seems to happen. I’m giving myself a deadline date of December 31!
Yours Forever (Dara Maclean). Dara is quickly becoming one of my favorite singers. Her voice is so hauntingly raw and beautiful and, while all of her songs seem to speak to me, this one especially so. It’s basically a love song to Jesus and it’s one of those songs I desperately held onto during the dark moments of August.
Football! Can I even express how wonderful it is to have my beloved sport back on TV? I basically spent so much time last weekend with the TV tuned to a football game. This time of year is my favorite.
Big Brother. Is it reallllly coming to an end soon? I’m always so sad at this point in Big Brother and I get especially nervous for my favorites. My whole life revolves around BB from July to September and I really can’t get enough of it. I’m Team Ian all the way, but also Team Shane because good lord, the man is hot. Not the brightest tool in the shed, but really hot. Okay, I’m done.
More money. I’ve been very ambitious with my plans for my new bathroom and bedroom at our new apartment but to see it all come together in a way I want, with my own money, is really thrilling! But my finances have taken a hit and it’s been hard to try to get everything I want, but also making sure my bills are paid! I guess this is adulthood? I mean, it’s not all bad since I can still get what I want… but a little more money would help smooth out the waters.
My ankle to feel better. I’m seeing a doctor about it tomorrow, because I’m starting to worry it’s not healing well. I’ve been wearing my brace and staying off it (I haven’t exercised since last Monday!) but there’s still a lot of pain. Hopefully it’s just taking longer to heal because it was a bad sprain, but I want to cover all my bases. And honestly, I just want to be able to exercise again!
The scale. Oh, man. I’ve gone way off plan for weeks. I’ve been using lots of excuses for why I’ve fallen so hard off my healthy eating, but the truth is I’ve just been lazy and it’s easier to eat when I’m feeling sad and not have to deal with resisting temptation. But does it make me happier? Not in the long run. I’m just struggling so much with this part of my life and honestly, it feels like my biggest failure and I just don’t know how to right the ship.
My one-year review. I keep putting off reminding my boss about it, even though part of that is because he’s been crazy busy with big changes to our company. But I get super anxious about work performance things and talking about how I’m doing in regards to that, that putting it off is so much easier. Even though I know what I need to improve on and I know I’m not doing a terrible job… I just get all nervous about things like that. My plan is to remind him today. TODAY! I’ve put it off for two weeks now.
That we start moving this weekend! And our brand-new sectional is being delivered on Saturday! I am just ecstatic to begin the moving process. Since we have until the end of the month to be completely moved out of this apartment and my brother isn’t helping us move the big stuff until next Thursday, it’s not going to be a crazy move which will be SO nice. We’ve barely packed anything but I’m sure we’ll do more this weekend and next week. It’s going to be a crazy few weeks as we move out and get settled in, but I’m ready for it.
*Post inspired by Melissa’s “Currently” series.