Currently // November

“November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year.”

— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

November is coming to an end. While it’s certainly not my favorite month of the year, it is a chance to start planning the years end. So I thought documenting where I am in these last hours before December sounded like a good idea. I may just do this every month!

Updating my About page and working on a new page, a /now page. The now page is important for two reasons, to remind me what my ongoing projects are, and to let people know that I do more than just blog.

Writing a poem or two for The Rising Phoenix Review on growing up poor. I’d hoped to be done and submitted already but I am nervous so my brain stopped cooperating and I gave up. I’m trying again.

Feeling sad because my girlfriend will be working late tonight. I miss her but more than that I worry she is working and stressing too much.

Needing a bit of a vacation. Nothing extravagant, just a small weekend trip out of town to forget all responsibility for a few days. Plus it’s romantic :)

Watching Crash Course‘s playlist of videos on world history. There are so many of them! I’ve only got 5 left and I hope to finish them before the night is over. I think next month I will focus on their chemistry videos.

Reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, still. It’s not that I don’t like the book it’s just that my brain likes social media more than books now. Don’t worry I’m working on correcting that bad habit.

Drinking lots of ginger tea, which I thought I would hate but turns out I LOVE! I’ve cut back on my coffee intake and have replaced it with matcha. I treat myself to a blood orange San Pellegrino every so often too .

Planning my epic, handmade Christmas gift for my girlfriend! I’m really excited about it but I am not confident that I have the skill to pull it off. We shall see :/

Loving the process of making found poetry. I have only made a few so far but I’ve worked them into my Sunday schedule to help me learn to do more with my hands. I enjoy putting on some music,flipping through my old magazines, carefully cutting out a few phrases, and rearranging them to form new meanings.

Hating this damned election! I enjoy  politics but these candidates, particularly Trump, and increasingly Carson, are just sad. It’s started out all fun and games but every day they make our election process look like more and more of a joke. I mean, have you seen Trump’s Twitter??

Hoping that I can get the supplies and knowledge needed to begin putting together a zine of my very own. Putting out a zine has been one of my major dreams for the past year and a half and I think I can finally start putting it together for release next year. Stay tuned.

And that, my friends, is what’s currently going on with me. But how about you? What are you currently working on, enjoying, hating, or hoping? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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I admittedly stole the idea for this post from Andrea at Create.Share.Love. Check out her Currently post for November too!

 

 

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Lisa

Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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