Sunday, January 27, 2019

January 12-27

It's a longer post than usual, my friends. Grab a coffee or hot cocoa and settle in. 

January 12

On the topic of coffee, it is wonderful. On the topic of tea, also wonderful. I can, indeed, confirm that $11 does buy happiness, or, at least, a couple of refreshing drinks in a hipster environment.

January 13

Fun fact, what would it be like to dye (part of) my hair blue? Like, bright blue? What about a nose piercing? WHAT SAY YOU? I don't know, I've never dyed my hair before. And maybe I never will. But blue, though.

January 14

A Monday that didn't know it was a Monday. The best kind!

January 16

Didn't write yesterday, oh well. "Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place." - Rumi

January 17

Ran 3+ miles tonight under the stars and I really needed it. Super refreshing!

January 18

The day I drove off with my coffee mug still on the roof of my car. RIP. (Gone, but not forgotten.)

January 19

I woke up with a song in my head and haven't even left bed yet. Going to transcribe the melody.

January 20

Dad is reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and he randomly busts out with laughter and comments about how large Hagrid is and how mean Uncle Vernon is and it's kind of my favorite thing!

January 21

Went back to the place in the forest that felt like a dream. Staring up as the pines breathed back their thanks to God.

January 22

A lot of little blessings today and another fun run, feeling really into running again.

January 23

Was taken hostage by a late-night craving for mac and cheese yesterday so had to #MakeItHappen for today's dinner. Cuz sometimes, ya just gotta.

January 24

"That Neville kid can't keep track of his toad. Come on." - A quality update from my father, whilst reading the Harry Potter series for the first time

January 26

RIP Jan. 25, never to be written about in Ye Olde Journal. The highlight of the day was most definitely getting 2 books, 4 magazines and 1 album for $2.50 at the library book sale.

January 27

It happens faster than you expect and almost overnight. This is what it feels like, I tell myself. Write this down. Remember now so you can look back.

I just have to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to read these silly little updates. When I started this blog back in September, I was very nervous about sharing candid thoughts, but it has become something I truly enjoy and knowing that I will be posting them pushes me to be more creative about remembering each day. So thanks to you for reading! I really feel blessed that anyone would take the time. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

December 31-January 11

Note: This is what the notebook I write these daily entries in looks like! She was given to me as a gift for my birthday and remains nameless. Do people even name their journals? I DIGRESS.

December 31

Couldn't be more blessed as we enter a new year. Every hard moment has led me to the forthcoming newness of 2019, and it's EXCITING. In a way, I feel like the new year started for me back in September when I turned 25. Since then, things have been different, and in a good way.

January 1

This evening on a walk I heard someone blasting "Love Train" on stereo speakers inside their house, and I couldn't sum up my vision for the new year more.

January 2

Haven't sang with the sister in so long but we picked up a song with my dad [on] piano and had a mini jam session. I forgot how full it makes me feel, the life it brings to a house at 10 at night. If I could bottle it, it wouldn't come close to the real thing.

January 3

What I'm really ready for is that feeling of Friday morning and knowing Saturday is the next day and that no matter what, the day ends in a weekend.

January 6

Haven't written in a few days but that's because I've been so tired and enjoying these early 2019 days. I feel exceedingly grateful for the month/year I've had already.

January 7

Song of the Day: "Spoonful" by Grizfolk. DANG!

January 8

Today I realized just how much I need to rest. So much has happened already in 2019, exciting stuff, but I need to rest up. I thought about how my word for this month on my blog is Nourishment and how I need to nourish my body to be able to rest, recharge and properly enjoy each day. I feel I could say more, might post about this for NOURISH, but I may sleep instead.

January 9

Song in My Head: "99" by Barns Courtney.

January 11

Didn't write yesterday. Today, overheard from a little girl irate in the park: "It's just another place I have to go." Same, girl, same. #HermitsForLife