February 22, 2016

A Coffee Date

This weekend, a friend of mine passed away. She's more than a friend, she's family. She's my cousins' cousin and we grew up together. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer at 25 and passed away this weekend at 30. Despite her diagnosis, she always walked into the room with a smile on her face. She was an absolutely beautiful person and her passing is devastating. If you can keep her family in your prayers, I would appreciate it.

I didn't plan any blog posts for this week so I'm pulling this post together on my way in to work. I've been really good at writing and scheduling posts on the weekend and I feel like it's helped me to be a better, more consistent writer but this week, it just didn't happen.

Speaking of writing this on my commute, can we talk about how terrible the blogger app is? I don't understand it. It might be the worst app I've ever used.

This weekend, despite planning to unplug, I spent most of my Saturday reading and getting lost on the internet. My mind just needed to be elsewhere.

I did manage to get a lot of cleaning finished. I finished reading "Spark Joy" and I feel like it gave me a lot of great tips for how to keep things clean. My plans to reorganize my closet were put on hold though, since the drawers I ordered still haven't shipped, despite ordering them from The Container Store a week ago.

I did go through most of my clothes though and pull anything that didn't "spark joy." Now I feel like I don't have any clothes. This wasn't really a surprise to me since more often than not, I put something on in the morning that I don't actually like, but I just hate shopping. I got my first Stitch Fix last month and only kept one item. I was pretty disappointed with the box. The item I kept was a black blazer. I kept it more out of necessity than anything. I have another Fix coming next week so I hope I have better luck.

I ran 5 miles on Saturday. I think it was the longest run I've done since Chicago. I didn't really plan how far I was going to run and it felt so good. I followed it with 3 miles on Sunday and I felt great after both runs. I enjoyed both runs too which is something I haven't been able to say for a long time. I hope I keep that up.

I'm 21 days into my 30-day yoga challenge, which is 2 days longer than either of the last two times I've attempted this challenge. I miss studio classes though so when I finish this, I'd like to attepmt a 30-day studio challenge.

I know three people who are having babies right now so I've bought a lot of baby/maternity things lately. Now the Internet thinks I'm pregnant and all of my ads are about maternal care and hospitals with the best neonatal care and the best strollers. It's annoying and creepy and makes me hate the internet.

Yesterday I was telling someone that I want to listen to more podcasts but don't have time because I read during my commute. This morning, I got so fed up listening to a certain presidential candidate that I turned off the TV and downloaded a podcast and listened to that while I was getting ready. So now I've found time to listen to podcasts, at least until after the election is over. Any recommendations for good ones?

That's all I've got for you today. I hope you all had a great weekend. 
May your Monday be short and your coffee be strong.
(That is seriously my new favorite thing to say.)

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