Hello there. Happy Spring! It’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? Here’s what’s been going on.
Reading: I just finished reading And Still She Laughs, which I recommend to anyone, really, but particularly to anyone processing grief. I also recently finished reading Invitation to Solitude and Silence. I tried reading this years ago, and never really got into it, but I was listening to this sermon series, where this book was referenced. I decided to pick it back up, and this time read it all the way through. And I’m very glad I did. Solitude and silence is such a great practice, and giving myself the grace to remember that it takes time and practice to grow in it has been especially encouraging and beneficial. And walking through the pseudo forest outside my apartment helps, too.
Watching: This Is Us. I try not to allow myself too much time for TV, lest I fall into the habit of never leaving my apartment for the sake of it, but I give myself all the time for this show. The first season just ended and it’s everything I want out of a show because I can experience a whole range of emotions just from one episode.
Eating: tacos. One of my new year’s resolutions is to eat more tacos. I’ve been doing pretty well so far. I tried Casa Verde in my neighborhood for my birthday when my sister was in town, and I’ve paid many visits to my neighborhood fave, Chilacates (who just opened their second location; yay local businesses!). I don’t cook for myself often because it bores me, but I’ve been forcing myself to eat in more to save money. That, along with the motivation to eat all the tacos of 2017, has lead me to make my own tacos, thus continuing my progress even from the comforts of my own kitchen. And apparently, tacos are trendy, so there’s that. #racheleatstacos
Building: websites. I’ve picked my coding habit back up and have been brushing up on the coding things with Codecademy. It’s been nice to realize that I actually know more than I thought I did (take that, imposter syndrome!), but I do still feel like I have a long way to go. This quote by Earl Nightingale helps.
Planning: so many trips. I’ve been doing some temp work, but have some random days off this coming week, so I’m going to Philly! It’s been on my list of places to visit for a while now, so I figured it’s now or never! Then it’s Easter, then I’m going home for Sarah’s bridal shower. AND THEN, I’m finally going to finally hold a lamb. More on that later.
Anticipating: so many changes. More on that later, too, but let’s just say that I’ll be spending the next few weeks purging and packing up my life.