Iâ€™ve spent the last few months…not writing, not overworking + not running. Instead, Iâ€™ve been wandering, planning + spending time doing not-so-crazy things with people I really enjoy being around. I donâ€™t want to jinx myself by saying “life is slowing down”, but my life choices seem to be a bit more purposeful. The “because, why not” way of decision-making isnâ€™t going anywhere,Â trust me. But Iâ€™ve been a bit more intentional with my choices lately.
For one of the first time since I started writing “currently” posts it actually feels truly purposeful to write this one. I always enjoy them for myself as reminders of life happenings. Lately I havenâ€™t been writing much + have even fallen off the Instagram bandwagon a few times. This isnâ€™t intentional, it simply happened very organically as my priorities shifted. A lot has been happening, but mostly behind the scenes + without epic story lines. So, without further a do, hereâ€™s what Iâ€™ve been doing, currently…
…just 12 days away from full-blown unemployment, again — leading to excitement + panic.
…watching the snow disappear after weeks of weather above freezing when weâ€™re should be getting “spring snow”.
…scribbling, plotting + planning a few adventures for the summer, around the world.
…creating epic lists of necessities for a summer in the European mountains [then downsizing lists!].
…finalizing travel details — such as the Iceland campervan + Swiss Alps trail routes + maybe even a return flight.
…preparing to survive my first river trip with a group of incredible co-workers [+ hopefully experienced river-ites].
…making more pies + meals because it turns out the kitchen really is my happy place. #whoknew
…riding a mountain bike on single track for the first time in years [hating it, then getting comfortable enough to grin like a fool].
…spent a long weekend in the sands of Moab + actually feel a bit sad I wonâ€™t be able to go back for months.
…plotted a few Colorado adventures for late summer as consolation — Pawnee/Buchanan, 10 Mile Range, etc.
…completely ready to have a car when I return to the States this fall, I am finally missing the “do anything, any time” car-dependence.
…starting to run regularly; short distances + pavement…but regular running!
…still avoiding running goals + training plans, but finding other ways to put value on my time in running shoes.
…online shopping like a crazy person to get my gear ready for the summer — there are so many random things to buy!
…using a whole passel of NiteIze gear times to wrangle + pack my crazy array of gear together. #organization
…embracing the unknown + reminding myself I actually love my life, every freaking day + no matter what.
…still not a “dog person” but pretty on board with being “Maxâ€™s person” as heâ€™s a rather rad dog + he gives free hugs!
…scheduled to take on a few science classes come August, just in case I want to get smarter in the medical field.
…overall, very excited about where life is going…a “usual” feeling Iâ€™m hoping to hang onto, forever.
And then, thatâ€™s all she wrote! All of the things happening…currently. At the moment life is not exactly Insta-awesome — my stories arenâ€™t epic + my photos arenâ€™t mind-blowing. Yet, I am really enjoying my free time.
Sometimes I do really boring things.
Like spending an entire Sunday reading books, eating cinnamon rolls + napping for an entire day. It wasnâ€™t exciting enough to share with the world, but it was worth the people I shared it with. My heart went to bed that night very, very happy. This isnâ€™t about to become an “every weekend” thing for me. But…Iâ€™m finally accepting my desire to make it an “every once in a while” thing in my life. That counts as growth, right?!
No, literally…we ate 12 delicious cinnamon rolls that day…along with a bag of chips + dip…growth definite happened!