A monthly reflection of all the things!
Happy Fall, y’all!! Here’s the latest for October! Another month gone, and I guess the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is true. Or, I’m just old and now time feels 2Fast2Furious. Either way, let’s catch up and see what’s up this month! Check it out!
For anyone new here: the point of this is to dive into things you’re currently into. It’s kind of a fun thing to do and document so you can look back (at any increment of time) and see what was going on at that time in your life. This is fun because most people can relate AND if it is interactive, we might even gain a few things to watch or listen to or read because of someone else’s recommendation! Feel free to join in and share your own “Currently” in the comments below! I’d love to see what you’re up to this month!!
Here we go!
We are still working our way through Game of Thrones, but I talked about that last month, so I’m not going to spend too much more time talking about it. TBH, I’ve been a little underwhelmed by it and I guess I just don’t get what all the hype was about. Everyone is a terrible human being, the Starks get f***ed at every turn it seems like, everyone dies, the show is filled with gratuitous violence, and Daenerys Targaryen is badass although I’ve added her to my short list of people I am never going to fu** with (Suge Knight is #1 on that list).
Ooh, Lordy. I just finished this Netflix Limited Series. I was hesitant to watch it because, honestly, I was worried about how it was going to make me feel. I was worried that it would just be too hard to watch. I am so glad that I watched it because, while it was difficult to watch and it absolutely made me feel so many feelings, it’s an important story to tell. The visualization of the trauma the women involved in the show experience is overwhelming. The series is a great narrative of how sexual assault in this country is stigmatized and how pervasive the trauma of the act as well as the subsequent investigation can be. It hurt to watch the victim blaming and the shame these women experienced because of this horrible thing that happened to them. And I promise I won’t ruin it for anyone, but… if you haven’t watched it, you must.
So, this is the embarrassing thing I’m doing when I watch TV by myself. The cat’s out of the bag. Not only did I watch Glee when it was actually on TV, from the very beginning no less, I am now re-watching it. I’m at the end of season 2 and I can tell you with embarrassed honesty that I have laughed and cried, sung along, and asked my friends and family “How can Glee be both, simultaneously, terrible and amazing?” Look, I know it’s truly terrible. But it’s also just… a guilty pleasure. I really love musicals, okay?
This is still happening because I’ve barely listened to it. 😑🙈 I just can’t get into it. I will finish it someday, eventually, but I just cannot get myself motivated to listen to this. I’ve sifted through podcasts and the radio and the songs from Glee in my iTunes library instead of listening to this. This is real life, guys. I’m not proud, but that’s the truth.
If you have any suggestions on books, I’m all ears.
Yikesabee. This one is a gut-wrencher. I wasn’t even 10 minutes in when I was sitting in a parking lot crying my freakin’ eyes out. I literally knew nothing about this one, other than it was about murder (because that’s really the only kind of podcast I listen to). I forgot who recommended it to me, but someone I know and love did, so I went with it. This podcast is the story of Christian Andreacchio’s death; he was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment in February 2014, and despite, in my opinion, overwhelming evidence that he was murdered, the death was ruled a suicide. I’m on Episode 10, and, honestly, I don’t know what I’m going to do when I finish it. It is so freaking good and I just can’t even. My heart breaks for this family and I am appalled at law enforcement and the justice system for failing Christian, his family and all those who loved him. It’s also incredibly unfortunate to know that shit like this happens all over the place and it’s just so not okay.
Okay, I am seriously obsessed. First it started because 7 Rings came on Pandora during a run, so then that song was on repeat. But then I fell into Thank U, Next and Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored. And before I knew it, I got the whole album and I, like, never stop listening on repeat. 10/10. Highly recommend. Side note: I don’t know when Arianna Grande decided to be a grown up, but I thought she was like 12. She’s not. Girlfriend is 26 years old. 😳
Lists on lists on lists. At the time of writing this post, I was about to leave for our vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Back in August, I mentioned that Jeff and I had planned a trip to Costa Rica. Well, we switched our trip to Punta Cana because we were worried about the forecast and that it would rain the entire time we were in Costa Rica. Same trip, different location. So, with that said, I had lists on lists on lists of things to pack and things to do to make sure we were all ready to be gone for several days.
This one feels hard to talk about, and I’m just not really sure why.
The honest answer is that I’m feeling much better than I had been; there was a span of a few weeks when I felt like I was in a dark place and I felt really guilty and ashamed about that. I’m still not really ready to talk about it, you know, on a public platform like this, but I do feel more like myself again, or the self I’ve worked hard on becoming this last year.
I’m planning out what my day looks like.
Usually, I start each week with a whole list of everything that needs to get done, places I need to go, appointments and other plans I’ve made. I add to that list as the week goes on and then I check things off as they get done. It helps me manage my time and stay on track, because it’s easy to let the day get away from me. I also don’t write in my planner (I actually use sticky notes to make notes and write down what got done each day) until the day is done, for the most part, because I hate having to cross things out or use white out. So, my planner is actually more diary than planner if you really get down to the nitty gritty of it.
Not an entirely comprehensive list and in no particular order:
- Fudge brownie Yasso bars
- The invitations I ordered for Sam’s 1st birthday
- It is Well by Kristine DeMarco
- Hitting my -30 pounds milestone last week
Did you come up with your own version of this month’s Currently…?
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