Can you believe it is already May? To me, it feels like there has never been a faster year. I wonder if everything just seems to be speeded up because last year moved so slowly. Today I am joining Anne from Anne In Residence for her monthly Currently series where we all share things we are currently doing in five different categories.
Consuming: Lately I’ve been on the hunt for swimsuits. I was excited to try the new Everlane suits but they sold out quickly in my size. I did order this one, but it didn’t fit quite right. So now I’ve turned to Garnet Hill and I have this one and this one on order. I’m also working on a little redo for the bedroom. Encouraged by a 20% off sale, I am trying these trendy Brook LInen sheets.
Exploring: I spent a week in Pittsburgh recently for work. While I was there I had two little adventures. I went for a long walk in the lovely North Park. I also spent some time browsing in a little independent bookstore called Riverstone Books. Of course, I couldn’t leave empty handed so I bought Dutch House by Anne Patchett and a book of poetry by Rupi Kaur.
Getting: I think I’m getting more fit. I’ve gone back to exercising as soon as I wake up and as always I don’t know why I ever try to do it any other way. You can read about my new walking routine with my Fit Bit Versa 2 here but now I’ve taken it up a notch with some power walking and jogging. Also, I discovered the FitBit Coach app which has so many workouts and allows you to choose a preferred workout plan. I chose the Daily Dose which assigns me a short 15 minute or less workout each day. I love it so far and I feel so much better.
Hoping: On a personal level I’ve had a lot of clarity lately around what I want, my goals, my boundaries and I’m hoping it continues. In the grand scheme of things, I’m hoping the pandemic soon subsides to manageable levels around the world. And in the mundane I’m hoping I can find someone to pull the weeds and mulch the garden so I don’t have to do it.
Seeing: This month I am seeing my daughter and grandsons for the first time in over a year. The anticipation feels so sweet. Just having something like this to look forward to feels like such a blessing after last year. We are meeting halfway for a short camping trip. None of us have camped with a toddler and a preschooler before, so wish us all the luck.
This has been such a fun way to consider what I’ve been up to. What are you doing currently?