Back for another Monday check-in!
Did you all have good weekends? Mine was pretty nice. This really felt like the first summer weekend where I was able to chill out. It’s my own fault I haven’t done it earlier – sometimes I forget to chill when I can. I blame the student in me.
On Friday, I celebrated my best friend’s birthday with dinner and drinks on the porch of The Porch. It was really crowded so we all ended up sitting on the wall and eating off of a bunch of little cocktail tables.
My pie: asparagus, sweet onions, and oil-cured olives (I asked for no cheese).
I could write pages about my bestie, but I’ll try to be brief. We are similar in really important ways, but in other ways we are complete opposites. She is the life of the party, knows how to give tough love in an empathetic way and is a straight-shooter, which I love. Hard-worker. Strong. She portrays coolness and toughness outwardly even if she is feeling scared or stressed. I admire her a lot. It was fun to celebrate her!
On Saturday morning, I cruised over to my mom’s for breakfast. I cut up a melon for everyone…
…and placed my breakfast order with the chef. 3 eggs, scrambled please!
After breakfast my mom and I went for a walk and chatted for a few hours. She helped me look for apartments last week and it was such a gift to have her input. I think I’m ready to sign a lease on one of our finds.
On Sunday (yesterday), I drove back up to my apartment to pick up some stuff. Good times! I’ve now decided what I would want my superhero ability to be: teleportation.
I still miss blogging like crazy, but I still have mixed feelings about whether now is good time to come back. I am a very all-or-nothing, black-and-white girl. Blogging “whenever” does not sit right with me. I like structure. I’ve looked forward to this Monday check-in so much, that one day a week does not feel like enough. However, I am still not stable enough with my schedule to make a commitment to a complete return. I’m still trying to figure this out. In the meantime, my journal has been such a godsend.
I know we all have different styles of blogging so some of you may not relate to my current predicament. That’s cool. I just wanted to be honest and share in the hopes that maybe someone does relate or understand. The last thing I’ll say for today is this: the act of not blogging has been very insightful! I’m not surprised…
Shake-ups in routine –> feelings of dissonance –>questioning and insight –> learning!
Questions for you: Do you ever shake up your routine on purpose as a “challenge”? What did you learn?
Also, if you were a superhero, what would your power be?
Until next week!
Jam of the day: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes “Man On Fire”