Feeling… Relaxed after a week and a half off from school. It was very much needed after stressful midterms, and I took full advantage, watched lots of TV, worked extra shifts, and spent some time on CONFRONT, my blog, and catching up with friends.
Writing… Regularly for CONFRONT magazine, and trying to keep up with my blog a bit more now that I’m caught up on work. The thing I love most about time off from school is that I’m able to focus on my writing- I was able to start my brand new music feature, co-host the book chat, and even write some guest posts!
Reading… Sever by Lauren DeStefano. It’s the third & final in the YA ‘Chemical Garden’ trilogy which I absolutely love. I’ve been reading it for a week and a half though, which is far too long. I need to just sit down and finish it already! I need to know how the series ends.
Listening… I have so much new music on my iTunes lately. Stand-outs include Rachel Sermanni, a Canadian singer/songwriter that I’m writing an album review about, as well as Canadian band Inlet Sound, who’s record has been on repeat for a few weeks now. Can’t wait for their show in Montreal in two more weeks! Oh I’ve also been listening to Ed Sheeran‘s old EP ‘No.5 Collaborations’, which includes a lot of British rap, but I can’t help loving it. ‘You’ ft. Wiley is my current favorite.
Eating… Way too much, but trying to tone it down a little. This past week I’ve been indulging a LOT without a second though, and now I feel horrible. Hoping I’m able to eat healthier this week and not have too many terrible cravings!
Wishing… That reading week was just a little bit longer, that I had a bit more money for travel plans, that there were a few extra hours in each day where I felt amazingly productive and had the ability to cross all those things off my to-do list, and that I had the willpower to just freaking exercise already. Anyone have any workout DVD suggestions other than Jillian Michaels?
Enjoying… A few too many Starbucks drinks, the idea of a long weekend in New York City in March & a few days in Boston to see two concerts in April, the anticipation & possibility of a family trip in August, and the anxiety of a few really exciting plans at school. Basically, lots of anticipating and lots of coffee. That about sums up my life right now!
Drinking… Far too much coffee, like 2-3 cups a day. Trying to replace one of my cups with tea in the evening. Especially when I have a morning at home to catch up on work, I tend to reach for more coffee instead of a fruit. With all this cold and snow, it’s just such a comforting feeling.
Learning… That procrastination is really THE WORST solution to any problem. When work piles up, I’m like an ostrich who buries their head in the ground. I like to avoid, but obviously that never works well. I ended up dropping a class right before the final deadline, and now that I’m able to catch up with all my work, I’m going to try and keep it that way for the rest of the semester.
Missing… Suits, the TV show, which ended last week. I watched both full seasons in the last two weeks and now that I’m all caught up and it’s over until the summer, I’m depressed. The ending of season 2 was KILLER too, so I can’t wait to see what they do with it this summer!
Thinking… About not a whole lot at all, but everything, all at the same time. This week off has done wonders to relax me and allow my anxiety some downtime. I have school at the back of my mind, some upcoming deadlines, some confront-editor related thoughts, some family, vacation, and travel ideas… But everything seems to materialize in my mind and quickly dissipate into a calm nothingness.
Using… My free days to spend quality time with my nephew, enjoying extra hours by myself (and away from the terrible snowy weather that I despise so much) and just hanging out guilt-free, because worrying about all the other things in the world on your free days is not a good way to spend free days at all!
What’s currently going on with you?