To Sparkle Punch...

That is the question

In the Now: May 2015

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Loving: SPRING!! It's finally here and full of sunshine and gorgeous flowers (like above!) and cherry blossom selfies! Woo hoo!! 

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Watching: Grey's Anatomy. Yep, I'm super late to this party, and I'm only in season 5! Stupid Grey's is way more compelling than I thought it would be, but, to be fair, we had gotten off to a bad start. (Back in college, my bffl and I would get chased out of our dorm lounge on Thursday nights by girls swarming to check in to Seattle-Grace. NOT COOL.) I have trouble sticking with shows, so making it to S5 is pretty impressive, but George is my favorite, so I'm not sure I'll make it much further waahhh.

Listening to: "Electric Feel" by MGMT. Thank you, Mark and Willow, for un-ruining it! ("Electric Feel" was in heavy rotation while I was working on the last chapter of my MA thesis ughhh.)

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Reading: I bought Do Less after spotting it at Urban Outfitters and convincing myself that it doesn't count as self-help! (Shhh...) As you can tell from my budget posts, I have way too much stuff (despite less impulse buys), and I need to do some serious cleaning-out. (Not just of clothes, but of dumb things like cupcake liners and dried out markers. Like, srsly.) I just started it this morning and am already super intrigued, thanks to lines like "[L]iving your unlived life comes from beating resistance." WHOA. And also, "If you add up all the things in your home that you think you will use for a someday activity, you'll see that it would be impossible to use them all. You'll also see that if you packed your life with all these someday activities, you'd have no time or space for the things you love right now." For someone who seriously struggles to be in the moment and feels a constant need to be occupied (especially by planning for a future that never comes exactly as I've planned), this concept is fairly mind-blowing.

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Contemplating: A summer capsule wardrobe or 30 outfits in 30 days challenge. Mainly because I get stuck in clothing ruts and wear the same few things all the time (which includes leggings as pants eek). BORING, and not making great use of my whole closet. The winter capsule definitely got me to utilize more of my closet and jewelry box than I normally would have, and also showed me exactly what I reach for (and what I don't and should thus part with--inadvertently going hand-in-hand with the minimalism theme!).

Working on:  Rolling with the punches. It has been a particularly insane few weeks, from dealing with bank issues (UGH ADULTHOOD), to calling my doctor's office and CVS a million times about a prescription, to squeezing in driving practice whenever possible, to encountering a giant bee in my bedroom. (I can now say that I'm 100% more terrified of bees than of driving! And also that I could probably outrun Usain Bolt if the starting gun let bees loose!) My stress level has been through the roof, but what can you do but just deal with the pain-in-the-ass things that happen? No wallowing, just a sigh of acknowledgement because that's life. This is a huge change from the me that, a few years ago, would lose it over the slightest mishap.