October 20, 2016

Currently - Week 41 and 42

cooking: kale salads, green smoothies, and tomorrow, mac and cheese. Because Friday.
drinking: more tea.
reading: all of my textbooks.
listening: to a late nite indie playlist. Currently, "Space Song."
watching: the days go by. 
bookmarking: events to attend.
looking: at my bed.
doing: what I feel I need to do.
loving: the moments I'm taking to myself, especially today.
wondering: what comments I'll receive on my thesis.
hoping: to catch up on studying after this much-needed pause.
wanting: to do well. 
needing: to sleep in soon.
wearing: make-up. 
smelling: the neighbor's cooking.
noticing: the orange trees around the neighborhood.
knowing: that everything will be ok.
laughing: at some of the funny phrases in my textbooks, especially when they're in cases. 
thinking: more about my thesis.
daydreaming: about some more quiet little moments.
wishing: for my dreams to come true.
feeling: pretty good about the work I've done this week. 
grateful: to be back, to have learned so much this week, and to have had many good little chats with friends. 

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October 7, 2016

Currently - Week 40

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cooking: not cooking much.
drinking: tea.
reading: the usual. next on my "to-read" list: when breath becomes air.
listening: to classical music on my mom's radio.
watching: this weekend, a civil action.
bookmarking: more ideas.
looking: forward to the long weekend!
doing: more resting.
loving: the upcoming opportunities to sleep in, and being taken care of at home.
wondering: what to do this weekend.
hoping: to heal well.
wanting: more sleep.
needing: some time off.
wearing: a robe.
smelling: the lemon from my tea.
noticing: the leaves starting to change.
knowing: the weekend is here.
laughing: at my tax professor's jokes.
thinking: about laws.
daydreaming: about an awesome future.
wishing: for an awesome future.
feeling: grateful.
grateful: to be alive.

September 28, 2016

Currently - Weeks 35 to 39

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cooking: this week, spinach salads w/apples, cheddar, and dried cherries. Next week, maybe this honey cake. Or maybe Pho.
drinking: water, coffee, and tea.  
reading: so many cases. 
listening: to the radio, in my car. to cars, from my house. 
watching: music videos, interviews, and other YouTube clips.
bookmarking: ideas for later.
looking: out the window.
doing: a bit more yoga, though I don't have a routine down yet. 
loving: the apple-picking trip I took with friends this past weekend. It was so nice to get out of school and to see a pretty new town. 
wondering: what next week will look like.
hoping: to recover quickly.
wanting: a day off.
needing: some slow time to myself.
wearing: red shirt, black jeans.
smelling: nothing in particular.
noticing: the crisp fall air.
knowing: that I'm happy right now.
laughing: at my friends' funny comments, and the inside jokes that have taken root over time.
thinking: soon, about my thesis topic.
daydreaming: about the fall days ahead.
wishing: for something comforting.
feeling: good overall. 
grateful: for my kind school friends.

August 27, 2016

Currently - Week 33.5 + Week 34.5

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cooking: spinach, beet, and hummus salads.
drinking: a taro ice cream smoothie from Boston Tea Stop. So happy it's still there.
reading: I just finished Dept. of Speculation, which wasn't as good as I expected it to be. I also read Fitzgerald's short story "The Rich Boy."
listening: TØP. All of it.
watching: Gilmore Girls. Because back-to-school is around the corner.
bookmarking: a recipe and a bucket list.
looking: at this screen.
doing: more walking.
loving: the time I've spent at home, on the Esplanade, in the library, and at Harvard Square this week.
wondering: what going back to school will feel like.
hoping: to get back into a good routine.
wanting: my dreams to come true.
needing: a calm week.
wearing: a navy skirt.
smelling: summer outside.
noticing: how my plant has grown.
knowing: that this weekend will be pretty good.
laughing: at something funny.
thinking: about how I'm going to get the rest of my textbooks.
daydreaming: about winning an award while wearing a beautiful dress.
wishing: for my dreams to come true.
feeling: good.

grateful: for a week off.

August 13, 2016

Currently - Week 32

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 cooking: best cocoa brownies
drinking: coffee, tea, water.
reading: the usual. In terms of books, I'm still deciding what to start with.
listening: Vessel and Twenty One Pilots.
watching: band interviews.
bookmarking: videos to watch.
looking: at the screen.
doing: more socializing!
loving: the time I spent with a good friend and her friends on Saturday, celebrating and laughing together. And the plant I got, along with the planter I painted.
wondering: how next week's haircut will turn out.
hoping: for a calm week.
wanting: not much more than I already have.
needing: not more than what I want. 
wearing: a jogging skort.
smelling: earlier, the perfume roller I tried.
noticing: how much of the year has already gone by. 
knowing: that this has been yet another great weekend. 
laughing: at myself and my friends. 
thinking: about where to put my new succulent and planter.
daydreaming: about getting published.
wishing: for my dreams to come true.
feeling: ok.

grateful: for music that I love, and good friends.

August 5, 2016

Currently - Week 31

        Looking backwards and forwards during Week 31. (Image from Pexels.)

cooking: collard green wraps.
drinking: coffee and water.
reading: Smarter Faster Better
listening: TØP.
watching: TØP videos and TED talks.
bookmarking: recipes galore.
looking: at my clean floor.
doing: yoga at home! 
loving: my new planner (in progress). 
wondering: what to do next week.
hoping: for a great month.
wanting: to go for a run or a jog by the esplanade. 
needing: exercise. 
wearing: essie's minimalistic, on my nails. (I think I found my favorite shade of pale pink, though the formula's not so great).
smelling: nothing. And that's a good thing.
noticing: all the streets I've never walked down before. 
knowing: things will be ok. 
laughing: at some funny turns of phrase. 
thinking: this weekend is going to be great.
daydreaming: about the weekend.
wishing: it were Sunday afternoon.
feeling: good.

grateful: that it's the weekend.

July 30, 2016

Currently - Week 30.5

Looking backwards and forwards during Week 30.5.

cooking: tofu-based non-dairy yogurt (a first). 
drinking: water and coffee always.
reading: articles and reports galore. Also, Smarter, Faster, Better
listening: to a live broadcast of the Tanglewood concert tonight (currently playing Sibelius)! Previously, No Phun Intended (obsessed)! 
watching: the sea in Beverly/Salem.
bookmarking: more recipes and articles.
looking: at the cleaning I need to do tomorrow.
doing: more thinking - and coming up with more ideas as a result.
loving: the weather today. No humidity and just the right amount of heat.
wondering: whether the area around my house is better suited to running than I had previously thought.
hoping: my dreams come true.
wanting: to jog at the Esplanade and to go to Harvard Square in the near future.
needing: to sleep in tomorrow.
wearing: shorts and a tee.
smelling: the salt of the sea in Beverly/Salem.
noticing: how many happy little moments I've had this summer. 
knowing: there's more to look forward to.
laughing: at something my friend and her friend said.
thinking: about the comments made by during the Tanglewood broadcaster.
daydreaming: about the future.
wishing: the sound at my place wouldn't carry so much. 
feeling: the breeze coming from the ocean in Beverly/Salem.
grateful: for the new experiences I've had this summer.