I’m going to start a semi-regular feature for Mondays called My Life Right Now. I’ve been experimenting with the format I want to adopt for this feature and was heavily influenced by the wonderful Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness who has a very similar feature called “Currently.” Each week I’ll check in about my life in a number of areas and even ask your opinion on a topic that has been nagging me! Enjoy!
General Check In:
This week is all about trying to feel lighter. Last week, Brian and I turned in the keys to our old apartment so we are officially “moved in” to our new place. Today we picked up our new TV stand from Crate and Barrel, the last piece of furniture on our list for things we needed immediately. That is one huge burden off our shoulders. As somer begins to really melt away, I’m focusing on feeling lighter. I carry so many burdens on my shoulders — it’s time to set those aside for a bit and just enjoy the lightness and excitement of accomplishment.
Sarah Bareilles The Blessed Unrest
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (on iPad)
The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick (on Audibook)
The realities of loneliness: Earlier this week, I wrote a little bit about the loss of a friendship that I had earlier this year and my personal difficulties with forming bonds with others. I’ve continued reflecting on my bouts of loneliness. I think that I might actually just need to get back to work where I’m surrounded by people. I need to be mingling with others and building new relationships. I need to be observing human behavior. I need stimulus. Summer gets me locked up into my own personal routines that don’t necessarily make enough room or time for others. However, I wonder if going back to school is really the cure for my problem or just a band aid for a bigger issue. I guess only time will tell.
Health & Wellness:
I’ve started working on the Ease into 5K program. I have never been much of a runner but always admired runners for their perseverance and dedication. Well now I’m digging into my own perseverance and dedication as I delve into this program. The program runs through an app on my iPhone and trains me by using intervals of walking and running. Each workout has me covering more distance (working out longer) and running for longer intervals. I’m currently on Week 2 and each work out I find myself huffing and puffing but I have been completing the workouts. The progress is slow but rewarding.
I’ve also been delving deeper into my yoga practice. I only go once a week right now but each week I’m amazed at how much stronger I feel both inside and out. I have been using the breathing techniques and mental mantras to help boost all my workouts.
And let’s discuss:
The negative side effects of Facebook: Last night I was seriously considering the idea of deleting my Facebook. But I’m afraid of severing what few links I have to people. I love the way that Facebook connects me to people from my past. However, I’ve also realized that sometimes my Facebook snooping really just leads to me feeling left out. Even though I can see what all my friends are up to doesn’t necessarily make me a part of their lives. Although I’m happy for all the accomplishments and milestones I see my friends experiencing via Facebook I frequently feel like Facebook actually just reminds me that I’m not actually a part of these peoples’ lives.
Anyone have thoughts on this? Does Facebook connect or tear people apart? Do you use Facebook? How?
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