It's no longer about doing them because I want to, but doing them to meet a deadline.
To which I say nay.
And attempt to take a step back and regain my sanity. And if that means taking a few days to do nothing but play video games and drink coffee, so be it.
♥ For as much as I complain about my car, it's nice to know that my passenger-side door has been taken care of. Since I bought the car last year, the passenger door would open only from the outside, and then just a few weeks ago it started not locking. Not only was I playing chauffeur to anyone who rode in my car (which I didn't mind), my car being unlocked all the time didn't sit well. I finally got it into the shop this past week and while it's working perfectly now, it cost way more than I anticipated. It feels good to know that it's in working condition, and that it was my money that went into getting it back in shape. As much as my wallet hates it, it's one of those things that makes you feel like an adult.
♥ NEWSFLASH! There are things in my arms! Called muscles! And you can kind of see them! And it's pretty cool. I've been going to the gym more or less every day (save one or two days when I was literally too sore to walk up my stairs) and it's felt great to just have a routine and feel healthy. I still can't bring myself to give up pasta completely, but I've been doing much better at controlling it, and feel much better to boot!
♥ I have a new mantra, almost on accident. If you recall, my OLW for 2014 is "now", but lately I haven't been as conscious of it as I was at the beginning of the year. That is until I realized that this new mantra of mine — I'll figure it out as I go — kind of embodies that. It's in my nature to plan everything. To the extreme. But lately I'm been finding myself winging it more and while it scares me, I just have to remind myself that the worst that can happen isn't the worst thing in the universe. Failure is okay. And sometimes you just don't know until you try.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TONIIIIIGHT! ♥ the first of the new Doctor Who episodes will be playing at my local theater in August. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pumped ♥ vanilla espresso almond butter on toast as a midnight snack ♥ creeping on everyone's #SDCC pictures and news ♥ getting ready to start Fangirl with the #NovelTeaBookClub ♥ swing dancing birthday shindigs ♥ summer thunderstorms ♥ all of this cool weather we've been having (which means more sweaters for me!) ♥ photographs of the ocean are just so dreamy ♥ dinner at The Porch ♥ running around Oakland and seeing all of the neat new tech Pitt has!
What are you loving this week?