I was surprised to see that I haven't done a currently post in 3 months! Here's what is currently going on in my life!
Reading: The House Girl by Tara Conklin. It's a historical fiction novel about the slavery era. Part of the story is set in 1852 and tells the story of a house girl living in Virginia, and the other part of the story is set during modern times and is about a young attorney working on a class action lawsuit for reparations for the descendants of slaves. I'm just over half way through and am really enjoying it.
Loving: all the fruit that is in season right now - especially watermelon, nectarines and cherries which are some of my favorite fruits!
Thinking: about the menu I am planning for a small dinner party I am hosting later this month. The theme of the meal is Mexican and I am planning to try a couple of new recipes so hopefully it all turns out! There is a huge fireworks show that we will be able to see that night from my balcony so it's going to be a lot of fun. It's the second year I am doing this. Last year was a blast so hopefully this year's party is equally fun!
Frustrated: by how difficult open water swimming is. I've gone 4 times now and while I feel more comfortable I can't say my speed or endurance has improved much. The swimming part of the tri is something I am just going to have to 'get through.'
Feeling: happy and content with life right now.
Anticipating: my next trip which is a trip to visit Amber in Kamloops! I can't wait to see her city with my own eyes after seeing countless pictures! We always have the best time when we are together so I am really excited for a long weekend with her!
Watching: The Next Food Network Star. I have watched this every year for several years and while I am enjoying this season, I feel like the contestants aren't as strong as they were in past seasons.
Sad: that one of my coworkers, who is someone I've worked with for 4+ years at two different companies, was not supportive of my decision to take a new job and did not mask the fact that he did not support my decision.
Working: on getting my body to adjust to not being on Ambien (a prescription-strength sleep aid). I've been wanting to get off of Ambien for quite awhile so I decided to stop taking it during my week off as I'd be able to lay down in the afternoon if I felt really tired. I don't expect the adjustment process to happen in a week since I've been on it for two years, but I am hoping that I am able to sleep a bit better by the end of the week.
Grateful: for the new job I am starting next week. I feel like some of excitement about the new job got lost in the shuffle of the extended/awkward resignation process but it's finally starting to hit me that I will get to work with my old boss again!
Listening: to lots of podcast, as usual. My favorites are Run to the Top Podcast, Startup (which is on a break), Happier, Dear Sugar, and BookRiot.
Wishing: Kyria the best of luck as she runs a 100 mile (!!!!!) trail race this weekend at Lake Tahoe!
What are you currently anticipating, grateful for and wishing for?