Feeling… a little lost, a little uncertain. Life is good right now and a lot of awesome things are happening, but I don’t want to lose me in the midst of everything. I’m overwhelmed by my thoughts and struggling to find balance. It’s the ebb and flow of life, I suppose. I’ll figure it out but right now, I’m trying to work through my thoughts, journal as much as I can, and be okay with not having it all figured out just yet.
Writing… more non-fiction than ever before. I miss writing fiction and dreaming up plots, but I’m committed to writing 50 guest blogs this year so my main focus has been on getting those posts written, edited, and sent off. It’s thrilling to see them sprinkled around blogs I adore and I love how it’s made me learn to be more dedicated and serious to writing.
Reading… Eat, Pray, Love, which I am loving. I can see why people might not like it, and some parts are very slow, but there is something about this writer that I love. It’s really a great read!
Listening… to Pandora constantly at work. I don’t listen to music too often at work, but there is lots of construction happening in our building and we can easily hear their music and conversations. So it’s necessary to drown it out.
Eating… hard-boiled eggs like it’s my job. I eat about two a day, split down the middle and sprinkled with salt and pepper. They are my go-to snack of choice right now. They are perfect between meals to stave off any hunger!
Wishing… I was planning another cruise soon. Yes, even with the Carnival Triumph debacle, I am still just as much in love with cruising as before. At best, my next cruise won’t be until the fall and that’s only if I can afford it. I’m hopeful!
Enjoying… my own car! My mom and I have been a one-car family for so long that it still feels a little strange to have the independence and freedom that comes along with my own wheels. It’s really, really nice.
Drinking… lots and lots of water. The best part of my soda fast was that I developed a taste for water and it has helped my skin clear up IMMENSELY. I see such a difference and I’m not using any cleanser or moisturizer right now. Just cleaner foods and more water!
Learning… to be kinder to myself. Isn’t it amazing how much harder it can be to be kinder to ourselves, when we give other people such a break? I’m learning to trust myself and my intuition, give into what my heart desires even when it means taking a free fall into the unknown, and be okay with who I am at this moment.
Missing… my dad. For some reason, I’ve been missing him more and more lately. He was one of my favorite people to be around when I was a kid and he always knew how to bring me out of a bad mood. I miss what we had.
Thinking… way too much, all the time. My brain never shuts off and it can be so exhausting to be inside my head. I jump from this problem to that problem, bouncing back and forth between issues, creating even more problems as I think of them. I wish I had an off button where my mind could just be silent and still for 5 minutes.
Using… the practice of shutting my eyes and taking three deep breaths when I need a moment of peace before I tackle something. Whether it be a conversation, a work project, or just a moment I need to myself… it helps to calm down my overactive mind and prepare me for what lies ahead.
// inspired by Amy