Life Lately – January 2017 Update

I missed out on last month’s update – busy with the Christmas season and all! – but now I’m back for my January 2017 update as part of the first post of the year in my Life Lately series. If you’re new, my Life Lately series in my personal post of the month where I fill you in on what’s been going down in my world – from what I’ve been reading and watching to things I’m worried or excited about for the future – you can read it all here and get to know a little more about me. And please feel free to respond in the comments below and let me know what you have been up to! 🙂

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What I’m Reading:

It’s been kind of a rough go these past couple weeks and months, so when times are tough I turn to a couple of places – the Bible and Harry Potter. Haha, what a combo, right? My husband got me the two illustrated versions of HP that are out right now (Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets) so I’ve been having a nice time forgetting all the crappy stuff going on in my world and world at large by immersing myself in the beautiful artwork and the old familiar tale that warms my heart.

What I’m Binge-Watching:

To go with the above sentiments, I just haven’t had it in me to watch serious or sad things so hubby and I have continued our re-watch of The Office anytime we feel down. Love that show and it never gets old! I also recently completed watching the first season of The Magicians on Netflix, and it was a pretty intriguing show – so I’ll stick around for season 2 and see what happens next.

What I’m Creating: 

Haven’t been able to create much recently, to be honest. The last couple months have been filled with prepping the house for sale, completing house projects, and packing stuff away (which includes a fair amount of my art supplies). So sadly, haven’t done much of anything creative – Will have to at least break out some yarn and crochet something!

What I’m Needing: 

Prayer. We all know that the world is in sort of a ridiculous, horrifying, devastating, and confusing state right now. All of that has been really weighing on me. That plus stress from selling our house and some other personal issues have just left me feeling downtrodden. I’m so thankful that my husband and I are going through all of this together – I can’t imagine what I’d do without him. We just both need prayer as our lives are in sort of a tumultuous state where we don’t know the ending.

What I’m Listening to: 

I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music lately. Which I do anyway since I love it, but recently it’s been about all I can stand as it seems anytime I turn on the radio there is a lot of political hate and vitriol going around. Safer to stick to Debussy and Bach 🙂

What I’m Wearing: 

Oh you know I’ve been basically living in my sweaters, scarves, leggings, boots, and shirt dresses! You know how on the Big Bang Theory how each character has a signature outfit? Sheldon and his layered superhero t-shirts, Howard and his belt buckles and dickies, etc. I think my signature outfit is a dress over leggings with a sweater and scarf on top – it’s basically my go-to!

What I’m Dreaming about: 

Dreaming about when things will be simpler, dreaming about the time when things will finally move forward. For our country, for our house selling process, for our family. Waiting and trying to be patient while stressed and sad is really, really hard. I don’t mean to be such a downer, I promise! Just dreaming about finding my way in this ridiculously complicated world.

What I’m Excited For:

Sort of to pair along with the dreaming sentiment above – I’m excited at the prospect of selling our house and buying a new one – I’m excited to have a more permanent home that we can expand into and that is closer to Nate’s work. I’m excited for warmer weather to come our way – things always seem less serious when it’s sunny out! Excited for my next ipsy subscription bag to come in the mail – I love trying out new makeup!

What I’m Worried about:

Lots of things :/ I’m trying hard to let go of stress and worry and just accept that I cannot control everything. Worry is a hard thing to put behind you, though!

What I’m Learning:

Learning that I can’t control everything. Learning that we will have setbacks and hardships in our lives but that it won’t be the end of the world. Learning to trust God more and have faith that things will work out.

What I’m Loving: 

I’m loving fuzzy blankies to wrap up in when the world seems to be too much to handle. And most of all I’m loving my husband and our 3 silly pets. They keep me sane in this crazy, crazy world, and I don’t know what I’d do without them <3

What’s been going on in your life lately?




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