CURRENTLY // February 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Month two of the year is already more than halfway through. Are you keeping up with those resolutions you swore THISYEARWASTHEYEAR you were going to keep? My resolutions always fall by the wayside, mainly because I'm rather dramatic and hard on myself. I think taking smaller, more attainable goals is the way to go anyway. Here's the deal on me behind-the-scenes currently:

READING The Crying of Lot 49. I recently met an avid reader (I love those people) and he recommended I pick up a book by his favorite author, Thomas Pynchon. The first few chapters were hard to get through, but I'm liking it more now that I got the characters down and the basic premise. Can't be all that bad if TIME magazine included the novel in its "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005".

WRITING Not much - although I've been feeling the urge to get back into poetry and creative writing. I feel like much of my writing has become more elementary or primitive. It's always important to exercise something so important (like language).

LISTENING Besides the shameless plug for all the songs on my February 2015 Jukebox, I pretty much have listened to Vance Joy's album multiple times during the week. There is no bad, skippable song on that record.

THINKING I need to start my spring cleaning soon. Also, I went vintage shopping with a married couple a few weekends back and we looked at some vintage diamond engagement rings (along with me oogling squash blossoms and giant turquoise rings). I definitely would love to do that with my future spouse when my "time" comes, whenever that is... I've been thinking about the feeling that was there when I tried one of them on and it was foreign. I couldn't fathom having a piece of jewelry like that because someone wanted to commit to me for life... yet.

SMELLING coffee, always coffee.

WISHING That a garage with the right tools will pop up so I can just work on my bike without worry!

HOPING For a few calls to come through.

WEARING A black motorhead cut off tee I found at a thrift shop in ventura, Cottonon ankle biter jeans, thrifted black boots from seattle, leopard socks, thrifted belt and thrifted army jacket with some Explorer's Press pins. Phew.

WANTING A sense of direction. Whenever I feel like I have one, I get discouraged or distracted. 
CONSIDERING looking into what it takes to own a home. Looking at a few areas around DTLA.

MAKING steps to make this blog more active. I like that people visit and give me feedback!

EATING lots of raw food again, I've missed feeling light and energized.

DRINKING apple cider vinegar and hot water. This helps jumpstart me in the morning.

WASTING lots of time watching TV shows on DVR. I like it though in the sense that I skip commercials. Win!

ENJOYING getting to know new people. Also, having a budget! It makes me realize that there is a finite amount of money and I need to be responsible with it.

WAITING for hikes and moments to be outdoors.

PLANNING my Yosemite trip! It's coming up fast. Also, planning a trip to Poland soon since my Grandma isn't doing so hot lately. I haven't seen her since 2010 so it's time for another trip.

FEELING A bit overwhelmed. I go to bed stressed (you'll see why next entry). Anyone else feel okay during the day and then during those last waking moments, before sleep, your brain starts freaking out with what you have to do? What opportunities you've missed? What you could be doing more of?

KNOWING My sister and mother are coming to visit in the next few weeks. I am so excited to get their cute butts over to the west coast and out of the cold Minnesota and Ohio weather.

LOVING How understanding people are in my life (in certain areas). I need to give myself more credit and I also need to speak up when I'm not feeling too hot.

NEEDING Another Joshua Tree-esque trip.


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