Currently // July 2016

I’m late; I’m late! At the end of every month, I like to share with you all that is going on with me, all the changes I have made, and what I am looking forward to, but I am late! Oh well, better late than never.

This is what I am currently:

Writing a bunch of new blog posts inspired by everything I am learning in the #BlogLikeAMag workshop. I plan to keep writing about my story in the hopes that you can relate and maybe learn something too, but I want to write in a way that if more useful to you, my dear readers.

Planning the next steps in my journey to finally quit my day job. Freelance writing maybe? A collection of poems maybe?

Making some art in my new handmade art journal! I got the idea from the Tumblr Tangled Ribbon Sketchbooks and if you want to do something creative and a little bit messy I encourage you to make one of your own. I will be posting a new spread to my Instagram every week if you want to follow along.

Thinking about how scary and exciting the future looks. I am finally going to get over my driving phobia, my girlfriend may be taking her first steps in a big career change, and one day I might work from home while taking care of our kids. Whoa!

Reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck because I am still stalling on finishing Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, still. I will finish it one day!

Watching Stranger Things! I mean I already binge-watched all eight episodes of this beautiful sci-fi love letter to all that was good in the 80s, but yeah, I’m gonna watch it again.

Feeling my anxiety levels rising. Yeah, I am starting to think everyone around me is right, and I should see a doctor about these panic attacks and my inability to enjoy a good night’s sleep. *sigh*

Needing to start exercising. I’m not getting any younger and every day I feel more and more out of shape. I have to start thinking about my long term health. I have to start thinking about my heart and my joints and all the ways I am causing a future failure by neglecting my body today.

Loving the newest addition to our family, my baby niece Mari. She is so little, and cute, and quiet, and I just can’t get enough of her!

Hating that before I knew it my summer was over. I work for a school district, and it’s that time of year when the kids are coming back to school. So, today I started back working regular hours. Today I said goodbye to my summer freedom for another ten months.

Hoping that this school year will be a good one. I’ve struggled these past few years to find a balance between this job and my passion. I’ve also struggled to maintain my patience and not let the things the kids say and do get to me. This year I will do better.

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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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