Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm so glad you're here to link up with us for this month's March edition of Currently. We're talking about what we're currently loving, starting, finishing, trying, and (where we're) going, since it's the month of Spring break. I'll jump right in!
Loving: I am loving all these pins I keep sharing on Pinterest. I am a "look on the bright side of things" kind of girl, always have been and I always will be. I consider it a privilege to be able to share the joy that Jesus put into my heart when He saved me with the ones around me. Here are a few reminders I'm currently loving.
A few more reminders I'm loving are things like doing the right thing at all times, even when nobody is watching. I also think it's great to take care of the area you're in, whether at work or at home. I pick up trash if I see it, I clean my surfaces when I'm at work, I try to leave spaces cleaner than when I found them. It's a big deal for me to be able leave work each day with a surface that's clean and ready for me when I come in the next day.
This is me one day when I got to work early.
Staring: I am starting to get ready for spring! I'll be honest and confess that it's not my favorite season. I am always hot, and with that being the case, the warmer months of the year are NOT my favorite. Even so, I am starting to get a taste of spring fever and am anxious to see whether or not our flowers and bushes survived the frigid temperatures we dipped into before Christmas and a few weeks ago when we got a lot of ice. I truly enjoy all the seasons, but come this time of year, I am ready to see new life on the trees outside of our windows.
I really, REALLY hope our flowers survived!
Finishing: I have been finishing each day with tv in my bed before I fall asleep. I love ending the day that way! It feels luxurious to sit and do that while laying down in bed. In case you're new and didn't know this, it's been over 20 years since we've had a television in our bedroom! Todd hung one for me after the holidays and I have LOVED having it there. I'm always careful to set the sleep timer each night, because I'm usually passed out in thirty minutes.
Trying: In the weeks that I've been working full time, I have had two REALLY bad days. One was from being overwhelmed at the amount of knowledge I'm having to keep up with, and the second was because I was exhausted from not sleeping. In order to combat that from happening again, I have been trying a new morning routine, and I am two weeks in and it seems to be working well. I am not getting up quite as early as I was, and sleeping in until 5:45. I have alarms set Monday-Friday of each week to ensure that this does happen and that I wake up on time. I'm also coming downstairs and enjoying my coffee while reading my favorite blogs, then at 6:45 I'm back upstairs getting dressed for my day. I've let go of several things and like I said: for now, this seems to be working. I had to be willing to switch up my morning routine, and I'm thankful the Lord put that thought into my mind for me to try. All of this has helped me improve my routine, and since then, all has been well. I do expect to have bad days from time to time, but I don't want to focus on them too much.
Going: We are currently getting ready to go to Louisville, Kentucky for a few days during spring break! I'm excited about this and the prospect of getting out of town with Todd for a few days. It's been way too long since my husband and I have traveled together alone. I'd love to be more intentional about this in the years to come. I know too many people who had the chance to travel freely and didn't take the opportunity, and then when they went to go somewhere, it was too late. I don't want to be like that! Traveling keeps you young and adventure is good for the heart, and for the spirit. I want to go to new places, whether near or far, and I want to do as much as I can with my husband. Many of you know my dad will be 92 on his next birthday at the end of March, and all of his traveling is part of what helped keep him young at heart. I want to be like that and do the same thing.
Also, I can't share this without giving my friend Amy a shout-out! She has helped me come up with some plans for our trip and emailed me all the information. She and I also spent a day last week talking for over an hour and a half! The time flew by, and as I'd guessed would happen, we felt like old friends talking and never once ran out of things to say. I can't wait to meet up with her while we're there! She is every bit as fun and cool as she seems on her blog, which has become my very favorite of all.
Well, my friends, with that, I will end this post. Thank you for joining in with me today for this month's edition of Currently! I hope to see you back here in the days to follow; even though I work full time, I am still blogging five times a week, sometimes with a bonus post thrown in for good measure. I hope you come back and read often! Next month, we'll be talking about what we're currently loving, hoping, playing, needing, and feeling. Thanks for reading my blog, friends! Love to all.
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You are so welcome and I sent you a DM on IG with a few more restaurant suggestions. I hope you all have great weather and a great little trip. It's so important. Tom and I really need to plan something soon!
Its so hard to get a routine that works. I'm still not back to a "good one" since coming back in teh office after working from home for 1.5 years... & I've been back in the office for going on 2 years in July! That's nuts
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