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It’s been over a week since I’ve posted here, but not much has been happening. I wake up, work out, go to the office, come home, cook, and repeat.
Which has actually been kind of nice after our summer of travels!
There’s something pretty calming about having a repetitive routine. It’s predictable. And easy. (Though, you can probably ask me again in a week or two and I may be bored out of my mind).
But, for now, I’m loving the routine. So I’m running with it.
In addition to this routine we’ve fallen back into, there are a few other things making me smile. So, as I do (or attempt to do) each week, I’m popping in to share some things I’ve been loving as of late. Feel free to play along in the comments below and tell us what you’re loving this week!
Weekly Book Study
One of the 4th year med school spouses has mapped out a book study around this book and we’re meeting each week to discuss a few chapters at a time. We’ve all successfully survived the first year, but there’s something beneficial about coming together with people who know what “exam weekends” feel like and know all the medical school acronyms. Plus, it just feels nice to be part of a “book club” again and have something on the calendar each week.
Pulling these cards out in a teeny-tiny southern Baptist town makes me look like a crazy hippie, but man, the goddesses are speaking to me lately. I miss my Women’s Circle days when pulling goddesses was the norm. But, luckily, Ankur will entertain me as I select a goddess and then attempt to analyze what it means. This week, I pulled Sekhmet. Which is exactly what I needed to hear/read.
Her message is: “See yourself as strong and victorious. Don’t complain about anything. Don’t blame anyone or any condition. You’re the embodiment of strength, not victimhood. As you rise above the old tendencies and see yourself in the new light of beautiful feminine strength, your life will automatically shift in miraculous ways. You’ll attract new opportunities, forms of abundance, and relationships to help you manifest your highest potential. Being strong means seeing yourself in the most favorable light you can imagine. Be real, allow yourself to feel genuine emotions, but most of all, be strong.”
It’s supposed to rain for the remainder of the week, but the last few days have been really nice in the late afternoons/early evenings. There have been so many studies that link time outdoors to improved happiness and I’m a strong believer. My mood has been elevated and I feel much more cheerful and I’m chalking it up to spending more time outside! I am eagerly waiting for the arrival of fall. Now that we’ve lived here for over a year and have experienced all four seasons, I’ve gotta say that fall is probably my favorite. I visualize more post-work walks and hikes in the near future.
Another Amazon Dress (with Pockets!)
If you’ve been following this blog for a while (or if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram), you know that my black and white polka-dotted dress is a personal favorite. I like that it’s super light and flow-y. But more importantly, I like that it’s got pockets. Well, I’ve pretty much worn out the dress from over-wearing it, but thankfully, they’re still selling it on Amazon (along with many other styles). This one pictured above just came in the mail and I LOVE IT. (Quite possibly more than the polka-dotted one). I’m all about not wearing pants. And also having clothes show up on my doorstep. (Speaking of which, have you heard of Prime Wardrobe?!)
Vet School Shenanigans
Questions of the Day:
- Do you prefer routine? Or adventures? Or a healthy mix of both?
- Are you a pants person or a dress person?
- What are you loving lately?