It’s December 1st today, a cool 40 degrees and I’m feeling pretty fine. I am enjoying the holiday season as it should be, time spend with family and being grateful for 2017. Here’s what’s up 🙂
Current Longing: MINISTRY
To go to church, or at least listen to a sermon. I have this draw to hear God’s word right now and I’m exploring what that means. I’ll admit, I am someone who prays and thanks God constantly, but I do not have a church nor do I do devotions (I used to but since I work mornings and that’s when I did it, I fell off that train). Anyone have a great sermon-like podcast I’d enjoy?
Current Book: The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
I have recently been interested in what the internet and being so connected all the time has done to my personal life. Granted, it has made it better in some ways, however I find myself in a space where I need to disconnect. I think it stems from spending more time with family, who I used to use FB and social media for, but now see regularly. I also just don’t want to be online so much. I don’t even know what I was looking at on Facebook, but it was not filling me up or making me better. Long story short, this book explains the history of communication technology and what ways the brains plasticity is affected by modern social media. I’m digging it.
Current Podcast: Bryan Fogal on Rich Roll
I am listening to this right now (as I work for my mom in her boutique) and have watched Bryan’s documentary Icarus on Netflix. I was engrossed in the story of state sponsored Russian doping and Rich’s interview goes a bit deeper into the whole story behind the documentary. I highly recommend both.
In the grand scheme of life, I really need nothing. However my van needs insulated windows. I am getting solar panels put on it today (woot woot!) but I thought insulating the windows could be something my dad and I do together. They are also taking out the bed in the back because it was not functional for living, more weekending. I am looking forward to making the space more my own.
Current Blessing: My family
Thanksgiving was great and I feel so connected to my family right now. After years of feeling estranged (both imposed and wanted) I am happily at a place where I look forward to talking with them. Really guys, this will always be my blessing
Another Blessing: Recovery from JFK
I am feeling very good right now two weeks post 50 mile race. The first few days were rough as I wasn’t sleeping. I have since cut out caffeine and have been sleeping very well. I don’t think I had a problem with caffeine (I didn’t have withdraw symptoms) but I wanted to give myself every advantage to get quality sleep. I have ran a couple times this week, and I feel like things are working right.
Current Food: YOGURT
Weird right? I have no idea what it is but I have been all on the yogurt train for breakfast a few times this week. It all started when we got these yogurt and overnight oat parfaits at work. Before Thanksgiving a few were going to be tossed, so I took them, ate one and WOAH so good! Since then, a few mornings I’ve had my own version of the parfait and it’s been pretty tasty.
Tell me something currently up with you 🙂