It’s been awhile since we caught up. What’s new with you guys? What have I missed? Bring me up to speed.
I’m in kind of a rut lately. I hate bloggers who blog about blogging, but I’ve been having a real struggle with whether to continue blogging or not. I love it, but there’s something very unfulfilling about it. I miss having a close group of blogging friends who get it and the opportunities and experiences blogging as a hobby used to bring. I mean, I really got to do some cool shit because I was a blogger and now I feel like we’re a dime a dozen and I don’t know how to differentiate myself without having blogging take over my life.
Anyway, here’s what else has been going on…
Reading…The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. Super intense, but beautifully written and easy to get caught up in the story.
Listening to…Confession. I’m not a music lover. I mean, I like music–Spotify is streaming right now–but I’m not out there actively discovering new music and being touched by lyrics. So, any suggestions?
Eating…A lot less. I’d like to lose some weight this year but I don’t want to be all uptight about it. So I quietly (we all know how I don’t like to talk about diets) bought a food scale and joined Weight Watchers. I’m eating the same things I’ve always eaten (including some ah-mazing ramen from East Side King in Austin), I’m just learning what the correct portion looks like. I’ve lost 9 pounds so far, which is great, but I’m not one of those people that looks any different after they’ve lost 9 pounds. Or 20. Being able to “carry your weight” is great on the way up, but can be discouraging on the way down. I usually don’t see a change in size until I’ve lost a good 25-30 pounds. (Can you tell I’ve done this before?)
Looking forward to…Booking a vacation. There was this NYT article from a few years back that talks about how the simple act of booking a vacation causes the most significant boost in happiness. It’s totally true. For the last year I’ve always had a little trips to look forward to and now, with no flights booked, I feel antsy. Here’s to hoping the tax man deposits a little something I can use to skip town.
Dreading…Work stuff. Not a complaint–you’ll almost never see my blog or tweet about work because I really do love my job–just some big projects that need tackled that I’m anxious to make work because expectations are high.