Well, it’s more than half-way through May, so about time I get to this post, huh? Normally I do this at the beginning of the month but I guess I was busy moving! 😉
Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
Reading // For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. I haven’t read any of her books before, but this one looked golden, and it is.
I started it on the flight to Hawaii and have been hooked ever since. I’m not in love with every part of her philosophy on life, but so so much of it is good and refreshing.
Loving // Hawaii, duh! Seriously, though. It’s both different and so much more “normal,” but also so much better than I thought it would be too.
To not have Hawaii take over this post, I’m sharing more of my thoughts on what it’s really like living here so far Wednesday.
Not Loving // Anxiety. Oh, my goodness. I have always been prone to depression and anxiety, but I feel like I’m having the worst anxiety of my life right now. I think it’s all been because of the move.
If you asked me if I felt really anxious or worried, I would honestly say no, but I’m having physical symptoms of anxiety all the time, specifically having a super hard time falling asleep and tightness in my throat. But then other times (like right now as I write this), I don’t feel any anxiety at all. It really comes and goes.
I might share more about this soon, since I’m sure some of you can relate or have similar experiences.
Drinking // Macadamia coconut lattes galore. I’m adding this in this month because I think it’ll be fun to see how my current drink changes over time.
And if it never changes from this amazing latte, I’d be okay with that. I’m resisting the urge to get one daily because, man, they are pricey around here!
Craving // A home to decorate. Less the home and more the ability to decorate, but you can’t have one without the other! 😉
I’ve always lived in apartments and have never really felt like any place I’ve lived in the past five years has been “mine.” I’m really looking forward to starting fresh with a place we will call home here. I hope I can be patient for it, but I want to go to TJ Maxx and buy all the things right now!
Have you guys seen these one room challenges?? I think I might hop on that bandwagon soon, not that I am any good at decorating!
Needing // To curb my eating a little. I don’t think we’re eating that unhealthy anymore, but I feel like I’ve overeating pretty easily. It’s been difficult since some days we were out looking at houses all day, so we kind of skipped lunch. Then I want to snack ALL day long but also eat meals, which is not good. It’s just kind of chaotic with an unpredictable schedule.
Putting off // Going on a run! I still haven’t gone on a run here in Hawaii and I’ve lived here two weeks!
I have been doing Insanity workouts in my hotel room most mornings though and after that I am pooped. We are doing a lot of walking too, but I am feeling like such a slacker on the running front. Send me some motivation?
Praying about // The house hunting search, my anxiety/more trust in the Lord, specific mom friends and their situations, to have a more grace-centered attitude toward myself and others
Happy about // Really letting go of my body image issues lately. I thought that moving to a place where it’s swimsuit season all year would send my already not great body image into the dumps, but it’s done the opposite.
Everyone is in bikinis and newsflash – everyone is not a Victoria’s Secret model!!! There are ALL types of bodies on the beach. It’s really made me realize that the “beach body” type is not all that important. I have just felt so comfortable in my own skin.
I don’t feel “thin” here at all, but feel happy anyway
I also feel like where I am postpartum and possibly approaching getting ready for baby number two later this year has helped a lot. I just can’t live being hung up on not having the body I think I want. I want to want the body I have, so I have started loving it a lot more lately and it feels so good.
Looking forward to // Making friends here. I feel kind of stuck right now since I live in a hotel downtown and don’t usually have our one car. I feel like I can’t get connected yet.
I found a running group, but would have to drive to parks to meet up. I’m really looking forward to whenever we get a house so I can go to the library story time or join a mom group.
Questions for You:
- What are you reading, drinking, looking forward to?
- Have you ever had a major shift in your body image?