Here's what currently going on in my world these days!
Reading: "Redeployment" by Phil Klay. I'm a little nervous to read this one as it's about war and the experiences of soldiers on the battle field as well as when they return home so I know it's going to be a heavier read. That said, I've heard great things about this book and it won the National Book Award for fiction so I'm using it for that category of the Bookriot read harder challenge.
Loving: the barre classes I have been taking. They are so challenging but I know they are going to strengthen some of my muscles that need attention, like my hips, glutes, and the muscles/tendons in my ankles.
Thinking: about getting a subscription to ClassPass this summer. I like how I would have access to multiple studios so I could do a variety of things from spin to yoga to barre. I just need to figure out if I can go often enough to justify the cost... Granted I'm going to be pretty busy between marathon and triathlon training so it might make sense to get a subscription over the fall/winter.
Frustrated: with the weather. I know that it could be so much worse as we could get a blizzard this time of year but I'm kind of over these 30-40 degree temps and the snow we got on Sunday was just depressing. I'd love it if the weather would warm back up into the 60s!
Feeling: the itch to take a big trip to either Europe or maybe somewhere in South America like Argentina. My year is kind of filling up with small trips, though, so I'm thinking it might be best to wait and go somewhere as a 35th birthday present to myself.
Anticipating: a massage on Saturday afternoon and a haircut on Tuesday evening. I'm planning to chop off quite a few inches as I'm tired of the length!
Watching: season 3 of House of Cards but feeling like this season is a bit of a dud. We are sticking with it but it just doesn't hold our attention as much as the other 2 seasons did.
Sad: that my landlord has decided to sell the condo I am renting from him. I love my condo so much and was hoping to stay here for another year. There is another condo available in the building that has the same floor plan and faces the river but the thought of moving honestly depresses and overwhelms me. I just hate moving so much. The winds of change just don't seem to stop blowing in my life! And I realize that it could be worse - I feel fortunate that there is another unit in the building that I can move into that's comparable to my current unit. It's just an inconvenience I wasn't anticipating. And I'm 34 - I'm too old be moving this often. This will be my 3rd move in just over 2 years.
Working: on another closet purge. I got rid of quite a bit of stuff over the winter but now that we are changing seasons, I'm looking over my clothes and getting rid of any 'winter' clothing that I did not wear. Knowing that I will be moving in about 8 weeks increases my motivation to purge...
Grateful: that I have the financial means to go on all the small trips I'm taking this year, such as trips to Colorado in May, DC in August (to be planned but it will happen), Kamloops, BC in September and Miami in October.
Listening: to Ghost by Mat Kearney on repeat. It's a really sad song but I love songs that make you feel something. I heart Mat Kearney so much. I'm so bummed that I didn't get to see him when he was in Minneapolis earlier this month.
Wishing: that my parents would retire or had a time frame for when they would retire. They've worked so hard so many years and I'd like to see them rest and enjoy the fruits of their labor. (Hi mom, I know this is none of my business but it's something all of us kids wish for.)
What are you anticipating, loving, and grateful for?