I don’t know why I space these posts so far apart. It’s really fun to sit down and reflect upon what’s going on in my life at any given moment in time. I’ve patterned this post after my friend Julie’s ‘Currently…’ posts on her blog Running in a Skirt.
So, here goes. These days…
I’m reading…a variety of genres.
What can I say? I have a broad array of literary interests. Jesus Calling is the best daily devotional ever. It’s truly a wonderful way to start the day. I only have 20 pages left in The Virgin Suicides. It’s so quirky and sad and interesting all at the same time. I’ve read other books by this author and have always enjoyed his style and talent. Love Does is next in the lineup. I need something positive and encouraging after The Virgin Suicides. I’ve only heard amazing things about Love Does, so I am very excited about reading it.
I’m rocking…my new tattoo.
It’s still kind of crazy that I have this tattoo, but it’s something I’ve wanted for a long time. Now that my mom has approved of it and I’ve written a column about it in the local paper, I felt it was time to share the story of it on my blog. After thinking for a long time about what I wanted and where I wanted it, this design emerged. I wanted a quill and an inkwell to symbolize my life as a writer and all that it means to me. I also wanted to incorporate a ‘B’ and a ‘C’ for the boys’ names. Lastly, I wanted the words ‘One Life, One Story’ included because over the past two years I’ve realized that this is the only life I will have, and I’ve vowed to work my hardest to not let anyone or anything or any situation steal my joy. I know there will be highs and lows but ultimately, I want it to be a beautiful story. I needed it on my forearm so the words would be one of the first things I see every single day.
I’m resisting…actually playing the game of golf.
My husband has asked me several times to play golf with him and for some reason, I have no interest. I like hiking and biking with him, but I’m just not interested in playing golf. With that being said, I’m totally willing to ride along on the golf cart to watch and relax.
I’m smiling about…this past holiday weekend.
Our July 4th weekend was packed with activity, but we had such a wonderful time as a family and with our friends. Starting Friday morning and ending Monday night, we were jumping from the pool to a cookout to a play date to some other event. The house didn’t get cleaned and we didn’t sit around much, but when thinking about it, I smile, so it was all worth it.
I’m traveling to…Topsail Island, NC.
Woot! We are finally heading to the beach this Sunday for a week. The boys have been counting down the days. We all love, love the beach. From rest to reading to hanging out with family to searching for sharks teeth to playing board games to taking long walks to watching the sunrise to eating fresh seafood, we love it all.
I’m experimenting with…yoga.
Where has yoga been all my life? I’ve dabbled in it a few times but have not experienced it nearly enough. Yoga, prayer and mediation are what my soul needs so badly these days. They all work in harmony. A friend of mine and I have gone to a few classes at Asheville Yoga Center which is a phenomenal yoga studio with experienced, innovative teachers. I’m always relaxed when I leave and sore the next day which to me, equates to an excellent yoga class. I envision a lot more yoga in my life.
I’m thankful for…girlfriends.
What would I do without my sister and my girlfriends? They’ve been invaluable to me throughout so many of life’s ups and downs. From old friends to new friends, I have no idea what I would do without their advice, knowledge, inspiration, prayers, and grace.
I’m challenging myself to…read the Bible in 365 days.
When my husband was recently out of town, he bought us each a devotional that guides us through the Bible in 365 days. Neither one of us have read the entire Bible. In fact, I’ve hardly read any of it at all. We are on day #9, and we’re doing really well! We’re both committed to this adventure and are holding one another accountable.
Even if you don’t have a blog, I suggest doing something similar with a journal or even a piece of paper. Feel free to change up the stems. Julie used some different ones than I did. It feels meditative to truly think about and write down what’s making you feel happy or inspired in the present moment.
So…what are you into these days?