I’ve been debating with myself over whether or not to include personal posts on this blog. Part of my brain says, “Nobody cares about you. They come here to see books.” The other part of my brain says, “But I like reading personal posts on other people’s blogs.” So, instead of arguing with myself like a weirdo, I thought I’d do a personal post and see how it goes.
I’ve seen versions of this “Currently” post on a bunch of different blogs. I first saw this version on Sarah’s Chapter. I added a “Stalking” category to spread some bookish love.
I’m Currently . . .
Reading: Printz Award winners. You probably already know about this because I blather about it constantly.
Watching: 90 Day Fiancé. I know that this is melodramatic trash TV, but I’m hooked. I’m also loving The Great British Bake-Off. I wish that American TV would show the most-recent seasons. I’ve only seen old episodes because I don’t like watching TV on the computer.
Stalking: I know I mentioned Sarah’s Chapter already, but I really like this blog. It’s well-designed, well-written, and full of pretty pictures.
Planning: Trips. I won’t be home for most of November. I’m going to California for a few days and then Kentucky for a few weeks. There won’t be many posts on this blog next month.
Making: Toaster s’mores. A lot of people around here have fire pits in their yards. Campfire smoke makes me crave s’mores, but I don’t have my own fire pit, so I make them in the toaster.
Stocking up on: Travel supplies and winter clothes.
Wishing for: Calm. It always feels like there are a million things going on, and I can’t keep up.
Enjoying: Walking my dogs. The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooler, and there is a lot of wildlife around my house. This makes the walks more interesting.
Trying: To make more time for reading. I got a lot more reading done this month because I’m trying to make it a priority. More time spent reading; less time spent screwing around on the Internet.
Eating: Halloween candy and junk food. I know it’s bad for me, but I’m busy. That’s my excuse. (Also, I really, really like chocolate.)
Goal setting: To survive the beginning of next semester. I’m on a nontraditional school schedule, so I start my third semester of graduate school in November. The first few weeks of every semester involve traveling and doing a lot of stuff outside of my comfort zone. It’s hugely stressful and unpleasant, but hopefully it’ll be worth it in the end.
Learning: To change the things that make me unhappy instead of living with them.