It’s been a hot minute since I have been popping in here but I think it’s high time that we catch up.
Things haven’t been exactly smooth sailing for me in the past few weeks but I am over feeling like being tossed about by the waves of my emotions. So I have decided to take actions. And the first step will be to get back into showing up here more regularly again. Sounds like a plan, right?
My other step in my really sophisticated action plan is to really really try hard to just keep moving and trust the universe that at some point things will fall into place. Sounds kinda passive and it surely is but I am out of ideas of what to do besides that.
But instead of over-thinking this right now let’s just to a plain old catch-up. I have my cup of coffee ready, I have linked up with my girl Meghan and I am ready to spill my heart. Sort of.
Okay, so I think in the past few weeks I really got into working out regularly again. I only make it twice a week but at least I really make it twice a week. And the best part, I have fun with it again. Now I just need to work on my outfits!
All in all, I try to implement a few more healthy habits in my everyday life. I try to eat more veggies and less crap. It works to some extent. And as my Moscow Mule shenanigans have become more and more frequent over the past few months I decided to cut myself off of alcohol for a bit. It doesn’t suck nearly as much as I had anticipated.
I haven’t been able to make any progress on the ‘what’s next’ front. I had my last session with my career counsellor but I am still none the wiser. It sucks but I can’t let this wreck my mood. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. I believe me almost 50% of the time. I try to improve that percentage though.
The good news is that I finally signed with a publisher to get my thesis out there. I was deliberating whether to go with the bigger publisher or the one with a better reputation in my field and eventually decided to sign with the more prestigious one. The chances are better that it will be picked up for reviews and from bigger libraries. We’ll see. Now I have to do a few more rounds of edits. Good times!
As I have a lot of time to spend however I want to I am indulging in playing with my camera a lot. I have found some interest in concept photography and do some stuff with butterflies at the moment. It pushes me to up my photoshop game and that is a nice side effect.
I also forced my poor husband to play model for me to practice my portrait photography skills. There is so much to learn but it’s actually more fun than I had thought it would be. This is one of the pictures where I didn’t get an eye-roll or death stare. Probably because he didn’t look at me.
Apart from that, we have been going out a lot lately. The weather has become a bit nicer and we have definitely (and hopefully for good) entered spring.
We went to see soccer matches at the pub twice and even went out to see one live at the stadium. It was fun and the atmosphere was really catching.
We met up with a bunch of friends on various occasions but the funniest and most freeing thing was when we went to my sister and brother-in law’s place the other night to play a game with them and Stefan’s cousin and her boyfriend. I haven’t laughed as much and as hard in forever. And I have been in high spirits ever since. Laughing surely is still the best therapy.
Sushi also helps.
This Monday kinda feels like a fresh start and I have already scribbled down a lengthy to-do list. I am actually looking forward to crossing out a lot of stuff today. It gives me that nice little rush of excitement and I can surely do with some of that.
Happy Monday guys, what are you up to right now?