Currently: 3/12/14

For the last three weeks I’ve written in my blog at least once a week. This has been a huge problem for me in the past so I’m really proud of myself for doing it. What changed? I’ve joined Dani of Sometimes Sweet with her Journal Day posts. This week, for some reason, the prompt isn’t speaking to me, though. I have a feeling I will write about the prompt one day in the future, because it’s actually a very me topic but for some reason when I sat down today, it just wasn’t happening.

So instead of forcing it or just bailing on blogging altogether, I decided to borrow another idea from Dani and do a “Currently” post. Hope you enjoy

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(sometimes we have to find our own rainbows.)

Reading: Do you ever get in that weird rut where you aren’t reading anything because there are too many books you want to read and you don’t know where to start? I’m debating between The Interestings, This is Where I Leave You, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, and (guilty pleasure) Divergent. Have you guys read anything good lately? Or have you read any of the ones on my list? I need someone to tell me which book to dive into or I’ll probably be in this weird place for another month.

Watching: Doctor Who! Keith has begged me to get into Doctor Who forever, so when the last season started I watched with him and kind of fell in love. I know, so not my style. Guys, I didn’t think I’d like it but I do! So lately whenever Keith and I have a night at home together (which is RARE) we try and watch some Doctor Who. Beyond that I’ve been keeping up with some of my favorite comedies. Parks and Rec, Modern Family, New Girl, and How I Met Your Mother. Speaking of HIMYM – can you believe it’s almost over?! The last episode airs March 31st. I recently read a theory about the mom that I kind of hate but the last episode made it seem like that was what would happen. Ugh, I don’t want to say any more because I hate spoilers and don’t want to be a part of the problem but I really hope that’s not what happens. Oh, also watching Greys Anatomy. Judge if you want – I love it. Don’t worry, I don’t make anyone else watch it. It’s my solo-show always.

Eating: I’ve been all over the place with eating lately. I think I got so sick of my routine, I’ve been trying to find some new go-to’s. The most recent success has been frozen multi-grain waffles for breakfast with almond butter, sliced bananas, and a little bit of blackberry jam. But instead of spreading the jam, I’ve been melting it and pouring it on top. Not only is it tastier, but it is so much prettier! And sometimes you need a pretty breakfast to get your day started on the right foot. I also recently fell in love with Lentil Snaps. I’ve only tried the onion thyme flavor (which is amazing!) but I think I need to go back and get all the varieties. As I get older, I’m starting to worry about fiber so it’s nice to have a yummy snack, that totally satiates a chip craving, and also provides much needed fiber. Beyond that, I’ve been loving chocolate. Like, I mean, of course. Who doesn’t love chocolate? But even more than usual. Dark chocolate specifically!

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Excited For: The next three weekends! Wanna know what I’m doing? No? Too bad. I’m telling you. This weekend my friend Susie and I are heading down to San Diego for a couple reasons. The first is that my friend Chelsea, who lives in Oregon, is in town for her 25th birthday! There’s no way we can be in the same state and I not see her, so we’re going to head down and meet her at some bars Saturday night. Do you guys have friends you’ve gotten closer to after they moved away? That’s how I feel about Chelsea. The other reason is that my friend Colby lives down there and always wants to show me around San Diego, so we’re going to stay at her place and hang out on Sunday! Something about leaving your city with a friend is always exciting! The next weekend comes just a couple days after my birthday, so we will be celebrating! Usually I plan a big birthday party, but this year life got in the way and I’m excited to be laid back about it. Luckily my favorite DJ (he plays Destiny’s Child – what could be better?) is spinning at the bar across the street, so me and some friends are going to drink at home then walk across the street to drink and dance even more. I’m sure drunk tacos will also be involved. Living in Long Beach is great because we can walk everywhere and never worry about having a DD. And then the third weekend I’m excited about is probably the best… Keith and I are going to Seattle! We’ve never traveled together on a plane, I’ve never been to Seattle, and I’ve never met his dad’s side of the family. So it’s a ton of firsts. Seriously so so so excited about this trip. We are really thankful his dad bought us tickets! Also hoping I can sneak in a couple short visits with friends who live up there. Any recommendations of what to see/do/eat? Ooooof, that’s a lot of excitement.

Stressed About: Work and money. As always. And probably as many of you. Sadly, one of our staffers had to leave work to go home because of a family emergency. Of course, we totally understand that and are going to miss him like crazy! It also means we have to shuffle around some responsibilities, and take on more than normal. But it’s okay – we always make it work. I swear, if working at LiNK has taught me one thing, it’s that you just have to go with the flow because most stuff is out of your control. Money is actually kind of okay, I just would always like to be saving more or spending smarter. The first few months of 2014 have brought big expenses – 4 new tires, registering my car, flight to FL, paying taxes. But thankfully it looks like after April 1st, I’ll be caught up and ready to start a saving plan.

Loving: The people I’m surrounded by. Living over 3,000 miles from home has never been easy. I love my family and we’ve always been super close, and I also have a group of really amazing friends, so when I moved to CA I didn’t ever think I could find people who I would love as much. While of course, my CA family in no way replaces people back home, it’s been really amazing to feel so loved and supported by my friends out here. Monday was the 8 year anniversary of my mom passing away, and so many people really went out of their way to make sure the day was just a little easier. From FB messages, to texts, to surprises left on my desk, or rainbow treats waiting at my apartment – I really felt the love. There are not enough words to explain how thankful I am for the love that was shown to me on such a hard day. But it wasn’t just Monday, in general lately I have felt so loved by so many people. Gah. I could gush about this forever but I’ll leave you with this – I don’t know what I did to get so lucky, but the universe has really sent me some of the best people. Period.

What are you up to currently?

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4 thoughts on “Currently: 3/12/14

  1. I love you, baby gurlllll! You are awesome, and I love this post ^_^. I feel like I’m living in CA by imagining your bar hopping!

  2. Keep writing, Chelsea! Your blog is nice to read.

    I’ve been reading a book called The Sea of Tranquility at Brian’s recommendation. It’s a depressing YA book about a girl who was almost murdered and a boy who lost his entire family and how they find solace in each other. Pretty good, but very YA if you know what I mean.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Dana! Creating the habit has been really good for me.

      I love me some good YA, so I will add that to the list. The last YA I read and loved was the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver!

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