Life Update

Currently……… August 2017 Edition

Reading…… Clash of Kings – A Song of Fire and Ice #2Game of Thrones

Planning………My content. Surprised , Me too.

Watching………. Game of Thrones Season 2, Disney Movies , Probably old 90’s classic movies(That statement makes me sound old)

Listening to Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, and  Florida Georgia Line

Cooking Whole 30 approved  stuff, and coffee cake.

Eating Whole 30 Approved stuff , Trail Mix, and M&M’s . You know gotta keep it interesting.

Thinking of a lot of stuff. Life, Blog, Books. Everything and anything . Mostly how does the Solar Eclispe make you blind? , not from a biology standpoint but an astronomical one.

Going to work soon.

Dreaming of Fall nights with jeans and boots and sweaters and sweatshirts and shorts weather. Oh and Pumpkin Spice stuff( Yes, I know its out but it is way to early; at least lets get to September before the whole world goes basic white girl. )

Listening to T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett on repeat.

Annoyed with my split ends – I need to get a trim, the fact that at work we already talking about the “holiday season” , that I haven’t had a chance to go swimming a lot this summer, Having to reread a 900 page book because you waited too long to read the next one.

Drinking Coffee and Water. I like to keep it simple.

Wearing either shorts and a t-shirt or whatever will keep me comfortable at work where i wont freeze or get tooo hot. With a heat index of 100 don’t count out skirts and dresses. Oh and probably my Vans or Sperry’s.

Enjoying my days off, nice weather and taking my dogs for walks.

Asking people if I can anonymously mention people in my blog- but if you know me well enough one would know who I am talking about.

Figuring out how to possibly take #ootd’s and this whole blogging social media system.

Smiling because well I am actually writing again, I look cute.

Grateful for new people in my life, B, and old ones, M&C, that help me keep me from over reacting and realizing I do not have to be perfect right now.

Searching for ways to save money and pay off debt.

Buying foundation, clearance at Kohl’s-there is a great selection of Summer Spring stuff on clearance.

Learning a lot of stuff. Mostly if you don’t listen to your parents you will eventually get the lesson they were trying to teach you- just the hard way. Learning debt is actually really bad and puts a road block to your major goals.

Trying work on my blog, fitness and just life in general. Oh yeah majorly trying to get my finances in order.

Inspired by Bright Colors, good weather

Waiting for whatever is next.

Sitting either at the table or my desk. Right now its my desk.

Wanting to go to the pool after work, yall know with that 100 heat index.

Missing 

Loving  my life right now.

Goals 2017

2017

 

So I am a little late on doing these, but hey there is nothing magical about January 1st. Thanks , Lara Casey

I have been behind on my powersheets. This is the reason I am still finishing last years.So i haven’t been able to write out new goals but i am staying pretty close to last year. So here we go- no more time procrastinating.

Health/Body

1.Take better care of myself

2. Go to bed and wake up early

3. Do the things I know I should do – take Exjade , CPAP

4. Be more active

5.Drink more Water

Finances

1.Contentment Challenge

2.Save Money

3.Pay my insurance monthly

Relationships

1.Start a young adult group at church

2.Send letters to friends

3.Make “dates” to see friends

God

1. Have quiet time daily

Other

1.Read 52 Books in a year

2.Write daily

3.Blog more often / 3 times a week

4.Learn Photoshop / Coding

5. Go through my clothes and give away/ Poshmark

Contentment Challenge – I am finally doing it.

I am finally doing this. I have been half way doing it with no improvement for the past couple of months. Of course I never actually considered doing it until it was on paper and in my blog- which i have been procrastinating in doing.
I am doing it for 4 months so September , October, November and December.
During this time  hope to learn to get a better handle on my finances and pay down my credit card debt and work on paying off my student loans.

The Guidelines:
• Until  September 10th, your homework is the following: prepare your heart, organize your closet, and make any necessary purchases that you might need during these months. (This is not a last minute shopping spree! This is one final trip to the store for items you will need.) For me this also includes looking closely at my subscriptions and getting it down. Right now I am in a lot, including- FabFitFun Box, Half Blood Prints Monthly, The Community (with Maxie McCoy) , Influencenet , and She Reads Truth AutoShip.
• Choose 1-3 inspiring books to read during this time. I am choosing Looking forLovely by Annie Downs, Loving my Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall, And Wild and Free by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan. These books do not include other Book Clubs I am in or may join. I am thinking about completing the In The wait Study during this season also.
• Gifts are okay! If someone gives you a new dress or piece of decor during that time, receive it graciously! If you need to buy someone else a gift, by all means, do so. The point is not to be rude, but to learn more of ourselves and the Lord. It’s not the time to be legalistic.
• Necessities are okay! Please buy groceries. If you drop and break your phone, please go get a new one! If you lose your glasses, buy a new pair. Just don’t start justifying new purchases for items that you already have. (“I really NEED this bathing suit, even though there are 8 in my closet already.”)

• You must actively pursue something – anything – that replaces your tendency to buy stuff. Begin thinking about something you love or a hobby you’ve always wanted to do, and make preparations to actually do it. I am torn between writing, drawing / coloring, exercising and working on learning Funnel Hacking , Microsoft and how to type better during this time. 

2016 Word of the year – YES YES YES

If you saw my post on Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, you have seen how i stumbled upon my word of the year, ok maybe not stumbled but got reaffirmed it was my word.

I had been thinking about what I wanted to do this year, what I wanted to accomplish. I did so by using Powersheets and just plain dreaming. This has also been a hard time medically so I have been low on both inspiration, energy and just a general blah feeling. 
Two Words: SHONDA RHIMES 
I am big #TGIT fan. My favorite is #Scandal and I like #HowToGetAwayWithMurder. Basically Scandal inspires me in my dream of wanting to get to Washington DC to affect people that have rare diseases that no one has heard of. 
AND I LOVE TED TALKS 

And she also has a book by the same name

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person 

It is also my word of the year because I have let fear run my life and I am tired of being in this blah feeling. I have been afraid of doing it and have been just making plans and not acting on those plans , and I didn’t like how ACT sounded. 

Blog-Tember Challenge: My ideal Day

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My ideal day would first consist of me feeling awesome, this is important because it doesn’t seem to happen very often. #DBAProblems #Spoonie #DBA #IHateNeedlesToo  I would then have a slow morning in which I would spend the morning reading and doing Bible Study. I would go outside until lunch and eat outside.
Recent Family Adventures 

An adventure with my sister to Mayfield Dairy
mmmm , Ice Cream 

Stanford Stadium; Between the Hedges
Go DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!! 

 Then I would love to go somewhere with my family or friends. Another facet of my idea day would be wandering around a bookstore all day and then get coffee or some other type of food and discuss politics with someone who actually knows what is going on in the world.
 I would then love to find someone to watch some of Harry Potter movies with me. I would love to end the day with either ice cream or coffee and hanging out with my family or friends. 
I would say Im easy to please…………nature, family and friends, book , adventure and food and i am content.
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Life Update Post…….Tries to think of a cool name and fails

So sorry about dropping off the face of the earth lately. I have dropped off the face of the earth because the past three months I have been going through a major health change. I am not going into detail other than I just feel like I got ran over by a truck all the time and have no energy and motivation to do anything, blogging has been no exception.

But the past two days have been one for the books in the good way. I know that for Lent I said I was going to do the #SheReadsTruth Lent study, that was an epic failure. But I have caught up mostly and am to the part about confession and studying. The study that I really enjoyed though was the Jonah study. It spoke to me.

The thing that stuck out the most is the verse which is currently my lockscreen, Jonah 4:4.

And God said , “ Does it do well to be angry?”

And then I finally went to confession for the first time in about 6 months, of course it felt much longer than that though. And after that and hearing something I realized there has been a reason for everything and I believe that finally figured out why I didn’t get the jobs that I wanted or the internships I wanted in DC, it all happened for a reason. If you actually read through this I am impressed and I think I will leave the reasons under wraps for now.

So for now that’s all… I am alive and back to blogging in the month of May in full force. Thank you for all who follow me I seriously don’t think I am that interesting.

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