Taking Stock // Volume I

First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you for all of your kind and loving comments on my last post. I have read them all at least ten times throughout this weekend and have been comforted by each one. All the warm thoughts really made me feel so loved. After thinking it over all weekend, I decided to make the trip out to Washington DC to see my aunt, and booked my flight/hotel tonight. I don't want to have any regrets and my heart still aches that I never got to see my great grandma one last time. I don't want to feel that way about my aunt, and since I have figured it all out and am able to, I'm going to go. I know it will be a bittersweet and emotionally draining trip, but in my heart I feel that it is right. So, again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your love and support.

Secondly, after reading Abby's post and Heather's post, I decided that this would be the perfect time to "take stock" on my life lately. I really like this idea as a journal of sorts for me to reflect on my feelings and interests every few months.

This is a long post, but it is a quiet Sunday night and isn't that what those are for anyway?

Taking Stock (Vol. I)

making // a little bit of artwork for the first time in quite a while. i don't really feel like an artist anymore and that breaks my heart.

cooking // I've been into roasted brussels sprouts lately! they're so yummy. also, dai made me some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup tonight. that man can cook.

drinking // water water water. i've been so thirsty.

reading // nothing right now. i read two books in January, but nothing in February. any suggestions?

wanting // to write a book. a lot is swimming around inside me and maybe i could make something from it, get my thoughts onto pages. who knows.

looking // at inspiration for a DIY desk. i'd like one that is nearly the entire length of one wall in my bedroom. a girl can dream.

playing // Pandora. fleet foxes station has been my thing lately.

wasting // days not creating anything.

sewing // nothing. it's not my thing.

wishing // tomorrow were saturday again already.

enjoying // listening to marly softly snore next to me in bed.

waiting // for Margot & The Nuclear So and So's to release west coast tour dates for their new album.

liking // how pretty my valentine's flowers still look sitting across the room on my desk.

wondering // where in the world Sydney has gone. Like really.

loving // the fact that I am typing this from my cozy bed.

hoping // the Margot dates for SF won't be 21+ because i will be very sad. and will have to start searching for a fake ID.

marveling // at the fact that i am really going to Japan in 57 days!

smelling // not much right now because i am pretty stuffed up with a cold.

needing // sleep, relaxation, and adventure.

wearing // pajamas. my best friend.

following // my heart.

noticing // the weather and daylight changing.

knowing // I am loved.

thinking // about going to sleep and what my trip to DC will be like.

bookmarking // blog posts about natural skin and hair care, mostly involving coconut oil.

opening // and closing my eyes as i finish this list.

giggling // when i think about my super long walk earlier with Dai. we do silly things when we take walks.

feeling // tired, yet content and ready to take on the busyness of the next few weeks.

Jennifer Kingaard said...

You made the right decision to go to D.C. We will talk soon, my sweet niece!

abby - little city adventures said...

Wasn't this such a fun post to write (and thinks for the link!)?

I want to see some more of your artwork! You've shared a few things on Instagram but you should do a post here so we can see that side of your life (cause I know I ain't the only nosy one).
I've always wanted to write a book as well....threw around the idea of fiction for awhile but I think I'm more suited to something "non-fiction" like a guide or something like that, you know what I'm saying? And hopefullllllllllllly your trip to DC will be better than expected, or at least have a little bright spot in it (wink, wink).

Jess // Foreign Room said...

I know I should post something about it! I need to start making more though... Maybe if I decide to post something then it will motivate me to start creating again. It is just so tough to get back into. I just need to carve out specific time each week to do it! Sigh.

That would be so good if you wrote a book! I think I would like to write a novel or maybe a memoir. Not sure yet. If I wrote a novel, it would probably be loosely based on my real life.

Itbritt said...

Ahhh, I have been meaning to do this for months.
I've had it drafted since syd of the daybook did it.

Golly, You inspire me to just pick up and move. I am so crippled by schedule sometimes.
Thoughts and prayers for your travel and visit. Hope its wonderful.