Aaaand We’re Back

What have I been up to the past eight months?

  • Reading. A LOT. By summer I’d already surpassed my 2014 and 2013 book totals. And I really have no idea HOW. I don’t feel like I’m reading more, but apparently I am? Or faster? It’s still a mystery. One that will likely remain unsolved.
  • Flying down to Berkley to see Alabama Shakes perform at the Greek Theater. Seeing them AGAIN when they came to Seattle. Yes, they’re that good.
  • Watching Game of Thrones. And Veep. And Silicon Valley. How is HBO so consistently good? (Although don’t get me started on this problematic last season of Thrones. STILL not over that shit.)
  • Apparently working on a blog redesign? I don’t remember starting that one, guys. But now it’s half-done and ugly and really bothering me but I don’t have the time to fix it at the moment. Never fear, it will HAUNT MY DREAMS.
  • Working. A lot. Sometimes it feels like my whole life has become work. I think about it when I go to sleep and I think about it when I wake up. But then I remind myself — through words and actions — that I am more than my 9-to-5. Adventures are a great reminder. Speaking of…
  • Traveling to Ireland. More on that later…
  • Traveling to Greece. ALSO more on that later…
  • Becoming that crazy neighbor lady who releases mason bees into the yard. Eagerly staring at the mason bee colony for signs of activity.
  • Getting NEW WINDOWS PUT IN THE HOUSE OMG THE EXCITES. They have SCREENS and they OPEN and they’re not crappy aluminum and don’t have random gaps where they should be sealed. I’m not sure what it says that I’ve become the person who gets this excited about windows, but I am HERE for it.
  • Finally getting my shit together and taking a holistic approach to my health. I’d been feeling super run-down (see working a lot) and finally made ALL THE DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS. Now I’m seeing a naturopath and a massage therapist and an acupuncturist and a chiropractor and taking about a zillion supplements a day BUT… it seems to be helping. I’m not totally there yet (I still need to work in a fitness routine, por ejemplo), but I feel good about the fact that it’s a work-in-progress. The problem is that — surprise! — taking care of yourself takes time. Which may be related to…
  • I haven’t been writing as much as I should. Not going to lie about that one. But — maybe it’s the decreased daylight, or the increasing rain, or the approaching chill — I’m finally feeling ready to jump back in. Determination is creeping back. That itch is creeping back.

So here we are. Back to the blog. Back to a routine that requires consistent creative output — that honors the process. Back to remembering what’s important to me.

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