Friday, thank you for returning. I so desperately missed you!
A lot has been happening behind the scenes here. If I start using the word "crazy" in an out-of-hand sort of way, just bear with me. Our apartment is filled with boxes and Josiah and I are headed to Denver this upcoming week for one last pre-move visit. We'll be gone for a week. I'm shooting a wedding there Friday and as soon as we get back on Saturday night, I'll be turning around to shoot another wedding on Sunday. This is about the point where I start describing the rest of my crazy upcoming schedule and make multiple frazzled, but also, excited, faces.
Change is the culprit for both of those emotions. I have such a love-hate relationship with change. On one hand I adore change. It keeps me from getting stuck in a rut and allows life to feel fresh and exciting. On the other hand I am scared to death of change. I love my routine and the comfort of (finally!) knowing where everything in our city is. (Well at least the places I need to go.) I love that Target is less than 500 feet from my doorstep and that I know exactly when to expect Josiah to get home from work.
Change means that there will be uncomfortable situations ahead, which I am so not into. But without discomfort, there is no change. It's a vicious cycle. The part of me that does love change is fortunately speaking louder than the other and whether or not I am fully ready for all that is ahead, here we come.
Amidst the shifting that is happening right under me, these are some of the other current things that are in my life.
My husband got me hooked on podcasts about two years ago when I was commuting an hour to nursing school and ever since then I've been hooked. I am always looking for new things to listen to while I'm editing or cleaning. It makes the time go by much quicker and makes work feel much less like work. Currently I am in love with Serial. Yes, still! I know a lot of people who were lovers of the first season can't get into the second season, but I still find it interesting and I absolutely love Sarah Koenig's journalistic style. It's definitely a completely different type of story than last season. I prefer the murder mystery type story, but maybe that is the kind of thing that we will see show up in season 3. Fingers crossed for a season 3!
When I was in middle school I wasn't allowed to watch Friends because, well obviously middle school minds don't need that kind of thing, but as is with all things that are forbidden, I wanted to see what it was all about. So occasionally I would "accidentally" leave the TV on and end up catching some of it. My parents are probably thankful that most of it went way over my head so the few glimpses that I caught of it on "accident", didn't do too much damage. As if making up for lost time, Josiah and I have been binge watching this show almost every night for the past few weeks. Am I the only one who like really thinks they're my friends now...?
I am still working my way through, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. It's been really eye opening to see the evolution of the way we eat and already, even being only halfway though the book I can't help but question the entire food system that is currently in place. Why are there so many steps between the person growing the food and us, the consumers. So much to think about. It has definitely made me think twice before buying processed foods and really just grocery store foods in general. It brings to light the idea that you really do not know what you are getting.
Eating + Drinking
This soup has been on repeat in our house for the past month and I have no plans of stopping any time soon. I absolutely love soup! It's vegan and full of lots of nutrients.
I am slowly, but surely working my way through the insane amount of tea my friend, Patricia, gave me as a wedding gift. This one is my current favorite. It's basically dessert. Well, kind of.
Josiah and I are still working our way thought Kayla Itsine's Bikini Body Guide (despite our downstairs neighbors dismay). There is a lot of jumping. My biggest piece of advice, do the pre-training. This is my third attempt to make it through the guide and the other two times I totally discredited the necessity to do the pre-training before moving on to the actual guide. Second piece of advice, don't take three months to complete the 4-week pre-training. Not that I would have any experience with that or anything. Other than that it has been a good workout. We do it three days a week and then do our C210K guide on the other 3-4 days a week (or more recently, 2 days). I feel stronger, especially in my legs, but not necessarily thinner. Maybe if I stopped thinking oh I can eat that, I worked out.
How do you deal with change? Do you love it? Hate it? What are you currently listening, reading, etc.?
p.s. I definitely didn't use the word crazy as many times as I anticipated. :)