It’s always something to write down your thoughts, days, or randomness. For me its stress relieving. With each word written, my thoughts are tucked away and no longer constantly flowing through my head. Present Moments are bi-weekly recaps of what’s going on in my world. From recaps of my week. Reads I can’t put down. New eats and drinks I have discovered. What’s on my binge-watching list. And quotes that relate to my mood and thoughts.
Have you ever tried hard to work on one area of your life, only to have another area suffer tremendously? That is what I am currently dealing with. For the longest, my work life was all out of balance. It included working numerous late nights and weekends. Never fully taking a vacation. Always responding, whether by email or phone. Now that I have managed to have some sort of balance with work. Reducing my time to one late night a week. Only working on weekends if deadlines are approaching. Responding to important emails only. But I changed that…it was a slow process. But I did it! Now I am struggling with balancing my personal life. Oy Vey…
Finding time between having a life, traveling, working out and blogging, is becoming somewhat of a challenge. Getting into the gym has also been a challenge. Lately, my reason for not going is the cold weather. Anyone else have this excuse? Lol. I do know that when I was actively going to the gym 5 days out of the week, I felt better. Healthier. Less stressed. As my workload and goals increase, a healthy life is essential. As I am writing this post, I am looking to the warmer days. Me, cold weather and gym just do not mix. So, I have been looking at alternatives of working out at home. Now comes the task of finding the right mix of effective exercises, instead of throwing a shamble of a workout program together. I have been slowly not procrastinating on that. I know… terrible.
I ran across this saying regarding packing/unpacking and I am starting to believe that it is true. Well, partially. It states, “You may pack an hour before your trip, but take 3 weeks to unpack.” This was true when unpacking from my 2 ½ months of working in Louisiana. I uncovered two stacks of unread books. I definitely need to get the ball rolling on reading. Speaking of that, I am still trying to get through The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. I thought it would be an easy read, but its proving to be a tough one. Even though it provides easy concepts. I did manage to traipse the isles at Barnes and Noble looking for more reads and I stumbled upon 3 new books to add to my pile. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. And two by Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me and The Beautiful Struggle.
Ever since Immortals and Dracula Untold, I have been so in love with Luke Evans! So, it was only fitting that I watch a series with him in it. I have totally been tuned into The Alienist. Not to give much away, its about a unique doctor, and illustrator, and a secretary. All of whom are brought together by the need to determine who committed the murder of a young boy and the disappearance of others. I do not know why I like movies and shows of that nature, but I am intrigued. And then there is the fact that Luke Evans is in it. Ok, boy crushing over…
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. – Langston Hughes