Happy almost-Friday! Happy almost-mid-month (what? how?)! Here's what's currently happening in my neck of the woods.
Reading: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline for the postal book club I'm part of. It's a book I likely would not have sought out on my own as it's about video games and 80s pop cultures but I am surprisingly liking it. This is why I love book clubs - they push you read things you might not have otherwise!
Loving: Amazon Prime. I'm in the midst of a 30-day trial but they have me hooked so I will get a yearly membership. I love being able to ship things, especially gifts, in 2 days and it's really nice to order things that would otherwise require an errand (you know, since I HATE driving). Lastly, the shows on Amazon Prime are a great supplement to Netflix. Phil and I have agreed that, going forward, he'll share his Netflix subscription and I'll share my Amazon Prime subscription so there will be no additional cost to me as the amount I'll spend for my Amazon Prime membership equates to what I was paying for Netflix.
Thinking: about a purge that I am going to do in Feburary which I'll tell you more about later this month!
Frustrated: by how long this head cold is lingering. I'm feeling better than last week but it just won't go away completely. I'm so over blowing my nose.
Feeling: excited for the long weekend ahead (I get MLK Day off). Monday will be my first "shouldless" day of 2016 and I am soooo excited for a commitment-free, should-free kind of day! I'm picturing a yoga class and a lot of reading, Gilmore Girl-watching, knitting, and relaxation.
Anticipating: our trip to Mexico. We leave 3 weeks from tomorrow and given how busy January has been at work, I know the trip is going to come so fast! We had a mild month of December but the weather has turned much colder lately which makes me even more excited for our warm-weather getaway! Plus I'm excited to spend 5 full days with my favorite person!
Watching: Veep on Amazon Prime. Phil and I have only watched the first episode but so far it seems like it will be a series that we'll both enjoy. We have very different tastes when it comes to TV so it's nice to find something that we both enjoy.
Sad: that life is unfair at times. I hate seeing good people struggling with difficult things like the loss of a parent or a difficult medical diagnosis.
Working: on being really intentional about what I say yes to. For so long I have been so bad about saying yes to things out of a feeling of obligation or to avoid disappointing someone. But an over-planned schedule left me feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. This is going to be a work in progress for me as it's hard to shift to saying no to things but ultimately it's what I need to do to create a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
Grateful: that I am liking my job and feel some career stability for the first time in 3+ years. I just learned of another former colleague who was let go. The list of people I know in my industry that are looking for a job is pretty sickening so I feel very lucky to be employed at a company that feels stable, doing work that is challenging and enjoyable alongside colleagues that are good, smart people.
Listening: to a new podcasts hosted by the guys from the website, The Minimalists. The older I get, the less "stuff" I want to own so I think that listening to this podcast will help me curate my possessions (read: get rid of stuff I don't use or need, hence the upcoming February purge).
Wishing: That our winter forecast didn't include anymore subzero temps. I can handle anything above 0 but when the mercury drops below 0, it's brutal for me.
What are you loving, grateful for, and watching these days?