What I Am Reading: There is always an abundance of books on my nightstand. Right now, I am reading When A Crocodile Eats The Sun by Peter Godwin, Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, & The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman.
What I Am Listening To: I am obsessed with Mumford & Sons newest album, Babel. Because my husband and daughter love the soundtrack to Les Miserables, I hear little pieces of all of those songs. My favorite running song is Power by will.i.am.
What I Am Thinking About: My restless spirit always pushes me to think. Sometimes too much. These days I am thinking about how the passage of time is full of joy and painful to witness. I am thinking about how much I enjoy unplanned days with my daughter. There is an easy cadence in not scheduling every hour of the day. I am thinking about my purpose and place in my own world. Thinking is a fulfilling and overwhelming exercise for me. So much of it leaves me feeling vulnerable.
What I Am Watching: I am not much of a television watcher. During the summer, though, I watch Love It or List It with my family. Earlier this year, my husband and I watched Downton Abbey and Homeland on Netflix. I am looking forward to learning how these compelling story lines will develop.
What I Am Bummed Out On: A recent trip to the pediatrician brought tears in my eyes. My daughter will turn 8 in January. The pediatrician mentioned words like puberty, period, and breasts and my insides yelled, “No, it is too early to talk about this.” My daughter is not there yet, but in a handful of years she will climb the escalator of learning what it means to change from a little girl to adolescence.
What I Am Loving: Dinner on Tuesday evening with some upbeat and lovely friends. Nothing compares to laughing with friends who get you. Words With Friends. My recent photography class. Rain. Coffee. My family. Routine. Uninterrupted days. Boredom.