This post is inspired by a friend who posted something just like it. You can check out her awesome blog here. What better way to see where I’m at in life than listing out my currently’s? So, lets start this!
Currently Watching: One Tree Hill and New Girl. I’m watching both of these on Netflix thanks to a friend who has helped me out with her account. I started watching New Girl because a friend told me she thought I would like it and that it would make me laugh. I was skeptical of how much it would make me laugh at first, but it turns out no show has made me laugh more heartily than New Girl has. I started watching One Tree Hill because I’ve heard so many great things about the show. I’ll also let you guys in on a secret, I have a horrible guilty pleasure for dramatic television, no matter how corny it is.
Currently Reading: When I’m not procrastinating on school work (which consists of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, American Novels, and any study material)… I am currently reading No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July (granted, it’s slow because of everything else). I also just recently started a book called Yes and No: How your Everyday Decisions will Shape your Life by Jeff Shinabarger. There’s also that book I started over the summer and never finished, Radical by David Platt (I’ll be finishing that one at some point!) But in all honesty, my reading list is way too long because I have this awesome habit of starting books and never being able to finish them because life takes over. On the daily, I read Storyline Blog for little snippets of inspiration on how to go about living daily life spiritually. I find this most comforting and think everyone who’s read this far should definitely check out the daily blogs that come up on it!
Currently Listening: Once again, just like reading, I’m kind of all over the place with what I’m listening to lately. If you want to creep my Spotify playlists, you can. I’m always looking for new artists to experience based upon the moods I’m in. I’ve recently been listening to a wonderful Coffee Shop feel playlist Spotify made for listeners. I have also found a love for certain One Direction songs, mostly the acoustic stuff that goes slow and gets me into melancholy moods, good for writing. I’ve also been loving the song Rather Be by Clean Bandit. It’s an upbeat, happy, and cute song I could listen to over and over without getting sick of it. It’s honestly a hit or miss with me. Anyone wanna make me a playlist? I’m gladly accepting new music at all times!
Currently Making: I’m working on my senior thesis. In my head. I should try writing the words going through my head on a Pages Document but for some reason, I just can’t spit out words when I want to be inspired to write. So there’s also this blog, that I’m constantly making and working through. I’m also in the middle of a Moleskin Notebook. Those are always a work in progress with art and writing, depending on the moods I’m in or what I’ve been challenged to think about. I am also in the middle of a show, so I’m making art in that genre as well. There is also this new Journal thing I’ve been doing. It goes together as an inspirational and devotional journal full of positivity and helpful things to remind myself of when I have or am falling into temptation. I’m making life happen. It’s hard to pinpoint just one thing that I’m making lately, because making things is a constant thing for me.
Currently Feeling: Tired. Not being able to exercise has made me extremely irritable and tired and even when I get coffee, it doesn’t do much for me but make my insides feel more awake, not my brain. I’m also feeling hopeful. My knee is no longer hurting as much as it used to going up and down stairs, but that could also be a repercussion of taking the ibprophen this morning. I am also feeling excited for the weekend ahead. Homecoming is always such a wonderful weekend and being able to see old/new faces is so much fun. I also can’t wait to cheer my team on in the middle of the woods at the Cross Country meet. I’m also excited to see family and friends next weekend, who are coming to the show in support of the art I am currently in the midst of making. I am also feeling challenged, to look deeper into who I am and why I am a certain way… To begin breaking down the walls in my own head and really continue the process of repairing that has been going on lately.
Currently Planning: Once again, in my head… A trip to Florida to visit with my grandparents over the first week of winter break. I also need an escape from the looming winter that will be coming soon enough. I hate cold weather. I love being warm. So even if it’s just a little bit of an escape the week before Christmas, it will be nice to go someplace warm and visit with grandparents who it feels like I haven’t seen in ages. The moments I can visit with family who are growing old are the moments I’m beginning to cherish the more I get older. A lot of people don’t have their grandparents and I have been blessed to grow up knowing and getting to know my grandparents, who are still very much alive.
Currently Loving: Coffee, Butter Rum Muffins, Smiling / Laughter, and Change. Coffee is a given, I love sipping coffee and reading the aforementioned Storyline in the morning. Coffee is also great when there is a lot of it and it comes cheaper than the size you’re getting. Butter Rum Muffins: If you want to know what a combination of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas tastes like; if you want to know what Hogwarts tastes like, go searching for Butter Rum Muffins. They bring the most joy to me simply because it reminds me of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, and I always associate Harry Potter with childhood and that’s always a good thing. Smiling and laughter is the one thing that keeps me going these days. Without exercise, I need something like that, and hearty laughs and people to share those laughs with is a thing that has been really great for me lately. I also don’t know what it is about fall, but change is so prevalent a theme in this season and I absolutely love it. I feel myself letting go and not caring about things that I used to and moving forward in hope for the real love that God lavishes on me each day, hanging onto and loving that most of all.
What are your currents? I’d love to know! :]