If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you I feel more settled than I did last month. Everything is okay right now. Part of that is thanks to my schedule. I love a good routine and lately I’ve been good about sticking to my routine, especially for bedtime, and that makes such a big difference. Is it just me or do you find that it’s a little easier to get things done when your schedule is kind of full? I find it helps me plan ahead because I know I won’t want to scramble to catch up later. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still longing for the next season but I’m choosing to enjoy the quiet time I have now. I’ve had a few reminders recently that put the waiting back in perspective for me. I hate them, but I needed them so I’m choosing to thank God and trust that He’ll give me what I need when I need it.
If we were on a coffee date, I would just roll my eyes when you ask how the house hunt is going. There’s still very low inventory right now so anything with potential gets snapped up fast. The good news is that I’m learning what I really like and what I can’t handle. Like having the washing machine in the kitchen. Nope. And I thought I was going into this search with an open mind and realistic ideas but what I’m finding is that when a house has cosmetic issues it also needs big ticket repairs, like roofing or HVAC. There doesn’t seem to be a nice middle ground like a house with terrible wallpaper and an outdated kitchen but a brand new roof. At least in my price range. So I’m hanging in there because this is probably the one time in my life I’ll have the luxury of time to make this decision and the longer I wait the more money I’ll have saved. I’m mostly just anxious to get my stuff out of my parent’s garage because I’m terrified it’s going to be destroyed from humidity since I really only expected it to be out there for 6-8 months. Deep breaths.
If we were on a coffee date, I would gush a little bit over my productive weekend. I’ve had a few things on my to-do list that I finally checked off this weekend, including editing and uploading 3 videos to my YouTube channel. One of them will be out tomorrow but the other 2 are up now. I haven’t fixed the closed captioning, but I will!
If we were on a coffee date, I would ask for Netflix recommendations. I feel like I get these all the time but never actually sit down to watch anything. I’m almost out of episodes of Call the Midwife so I need something to fill that time. I did go through all of the Santa Clarita Diet this weekend and thought it was (despite the subject matter) lighthearted fun. Cheesy and predictable but pretty good.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I’ve been listening to audiobooks almost nonstop. Our library has an awesome collection so I’m just drinking them up. It saves my Starbucks budget for, you know, Starbucks, and it helps me stay focused when I have to slog through miles of excel sheets. I’m also reading a lot more fiction this way because I’m not tempted to take notes while I listen to YA novels.
If we were on a coffee date, I would admit I’ve stopped checking Facebook. At the end of last year, I caught myself on the app all the time. It was a mindless reflect to check Facebook and scroll and scroll and it was making me miserable. So I moved the app into a folder and now I only check it when I want. Avoiding all those catastrophizing voices has really helped me keep my perspective. Also I don’t look up and realize I’ve lost an hour doing absolutely nothing. Am I missing out on important things? I don’t think so. I think people would tell me if something important happened, even if it was just “did you see so and so’s Facebook post?” and then I could go look. No big deal.
If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if your year is going how you thought it would. We’re at the point where resolutions are kind of dead, but I’d love to know how things are going overall. Do you still feel that fresh start feeling that comes at the beginning of the year or are you feeling more like you’re back on the hamster wheel? Why? What needs to change?
I’m linking up with Erin for this coffee date and would love if you joined in. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to share in the comments. What would you say if we were having coffee today?