Rest assured, your eyes aren’t playing a trick on you. This is, gasp, a new post!
*Taps mic* Is this thing still on? Hi, hello it’s been a while. Actually, it’s been the longest silence since I started this blog two years ago. (I even missed that anniversary.) I don’t know if anyone still expects for a post to pop up in this space anymore.
Honestly? Somewhere along the way I lost my love for this blog. I got too wrapped up in the idea of needing to fit into this tiny little square of what blogging had become. Of some idea that no matter how much I tried to wear it, it never quite fit me right.
The longer time went on, the more I missed this space and what it meant to me, but the more I also felt like I was stuck. How did I get back to writing and not caring about the number of readers and simply sharing my excitement over the things I loved? I still don’t have that answer, but I think you just gotta start somewhere. So here I am trying.
Since it’s been a while, I figured a catch all kind of post on the happenings of my world would be good for dipping my toes back in.
Watching…Everything in Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan’s filmographies. When I fell down the rabbit hole a few months ago, I really fell down. I am now 100% a complete fangirl of them both (Well, technically I’ve loved Seb since he played the dashing “villain” Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl while I was in high school.) I have no complaints about this path though. They’re both adorable, talented, and on top of it all – good human beings.
Is this me gushing my love over them or them gushing over each other? That’s one secret I’ll never tell. (via)
Reading…Late last year (still weird saying that and meaning 2016) I realized I had been really bad at reading actual books. I wanted to rectify that. I joined Erin’s book challenge for the first time and at the same time, joined a book club. Never say I do things half way. I’ve since devoured three books and am already onto my fourth. Finding myself reading more I do plan to do monthly/quarterly review posts. (Hopefully.)
Eating…Attempting to eat healthy again. I was doing really well last summer and feeling good and then Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and NYE came. Lets just say I ate enough sugar to last me a year.
Debating…I ran my first race on Thanksgiving and I really enjoyed it. If you would’ve told 11 year old me who faked every type of illness to get out of running a mile I’d one day love it, well…I wouldn’t have thought you were in your right mind. Now I’m wondering if I want to sign up for more and make it a thing I do. There’s a series of four here in MN that are all well loved, I figure that may be a good place to start.
Learning…Romanian. I admit, I’m bad at studying. The days I remember to use the DuoLingo app I go all at it with notecards and everything so gold star for that? My favorite thing is that I can say at this stage is “You are not a man, you a boy.” Keeping me salty in every language, alright alright.
Listening…To the Backstreet Boys. I’m seeing their big razzle dazzle “Larger Than Life” Las Vegas residency in about a month. My fangirl heart can’t wait.
If you don’t think I still have this entire video’s dance sequence down 20 years later, you don’t know me at all.
Loving…All the sparkling water I can get. I go through stages and right now I am all about that LaCroix life.
Bummed…My dream Super Bowl team match up almost happened. SO close. They keep taunting me. Next year maybe? It is in the Twin Cities, so here’s to hoping.
What is new with all of you? Fill me in on all the big things I may have missed!
Until next time,