Outside my window… the sky is a bruised grey and sends down a smattering of rain – the first in a few days. Everything seems sleepy. My own reluctance to leave my cosy bed echoed in the world outside.
I am thinking… about how different life has been these last couple of months and how much impact one change can have.
I am thankful… for my new job, the opportunities it is bringing, the people I get to spend my days with and the change of pace it has allowed me.
In the kitchen… right now there’s nothing happening. I’ll be leaving for work in a few minutes and then in the office kitchen there will be a freshly boiled kettle waiting (our office runs on hot drinks) and I’ll be making myself my new favourite breakfast: granola with fruit and yoghurt. A proper breakfast every day is just one of the luxuries I’m enjoying since I changed jobs.
I am wearing… black skinny jeans, black and white stripy top, boots. (Another lovely perk: being able to wear whatever I want.)
I am creating… a collection of short stories and poetry (which I have fallen in love with); blog posts; and now, every day, different things for work – press releases, blog posts, social media strategies. It is nice to be constantly creating.
I am going… to explore more veggie recipes. I’ve been increasingly drawn to vegetarian eating recently and, whilst I don’t think I’ll be going full veggie, I’m enjoying my reductionist eating and look forward to discovering new dishes.
I am wondering… what life might look like a year from now.
I am reading… The Binding, She Is Fierce, Thief’s Magic, The Joy of Mindful Writing, First We Make The Beast Beautiful, The Guilty Feminist.
I am praying for… those amongst my friends and family who are struggling, suffering, have received bad news, are going through change. There seems to be a lot of this around at the moment.
I am hoping… that this is the start of the future I’ve been working towards.
I am looking forward to… everything.
I am learning… new things every day.
Around the house… things are at that point of balance that is not quite tidy but not quite fallen into chaos – just the everyday evidence of a lived in home.
I am pondering… nothing. Just enjoying the rare quiet behind my eyes.
A favourite quote for today…
“If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.”
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Enjoy the clam.
A peek into my day…
What does your here and now look like?