the sunday currently, volume 76.

Good morning and Happy Sunday, folks! As I've been gearing up for a ski trip this weekend, I've also spent some time majorly concentrating on relaxation, and it has definitely paid off.

Early yesterday morning, I dropped Justin off at the airport, affording me a long day which I filled as much to the brim with fun, relaxing things as I could. Today, it's off to Church, coffee, working out, cleaning, and packing. Also, scheduling blog posts for next week. Who's ready for a relaxing-yet-productive Sunday? I am.

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G three books at a time! Is that allowed? Maybe it will be if I tell you what they are: the repeat-offender Harry Potter and History, which is slow-going so far, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld. Oh, and I also started a Bible-reading program, so I guess I'm actually reading four books at the moment. Woohoo! Look at me go!
W R I T I N G magazines have been discovered. I'm preparing my best story pitch emails, because I want to be a part of that! Also considering another rather large potential pitch. Here's hoping I actually have the guts to send it. 
L I S T E N I N G to the soft, melodic melding of several conversations here in Barnes and Noble. The soothing din is punctuated by perky classical piano inflections. I can't say it enough: this is my happy place.
T H I N K I N G about the kind of person I want to be/become. I reflected on this very thing a little while back, right here.
S M E L L I N G the familiar and comfortable smells of this wonderful cafe. Do you think if I set up shop, they'd let me sleep here tonight? (Considering it will be tomorrow by the time you are reading this, I guess I'll know the answer to that question).
W I S H I N G things were a little more cut and dried at the moment, with regard to my academic future. I know, vague, but suffice it to say, I received two pieces of news this past week which were just notices that the wait for a real decision must go on for a little while longer. We are still waiting on correspondence from one more institution, and perhaps that one will provide a more straightforward answer, right off the bat.
H O P I N G my impending flights go safely and smoothly. My pre-travel anxiety has been running high, but I'm so excited for our trip!
W E A R I N G my heart on my sleeve has always been a struggle of mine. While I was drafting my March Things (see the February Things here), I decided to make an extra effort to be a happy, joyful, easy-going person every day in March. I certainly do hope I succeed. 
L O V I  N G the way these Sunday Currently posts feel when they're drafted with ink and paper. They feel more thoughtful, almost methodical. Perhaps it will become a weekly Saturday ritual to really think them out and write them down.
W A N T I N G to always feel as relaxed and content as I have today. As a self-proclaimed worrywart, this is easier said than done.
N E E D I N G to realize that a large part of the "wanting" I just wrote out lies in my very own hands. I, myself, have the power to take steps toward alleviating the sometimes seemingly interminable feelings of stress and anxiety I bring upon myself. Making a conscious effort to not bring them upon myself is the goal. I know, much easier said than done.   
F E E L I N G ... well, see "wanting." I'm holding onto the bliss for as long as possible. Also, I'm feeling the blog love lately... big time. Thank you all for building me up, especially in times when I'm doubting myself the most. You keep me going in this space. You keep me writing. Thank you.

See you again soon, friends! Until then, I hope y'all's weeks start off excellently. 

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siddathornton said…
Happy Sunday! So many people linked up today! I bought the Uglies on Nook a month ago and haven't started it because I'm still in a reading slump. How's it going? I also started a Bible reading plan a couple weeks ago and have slacked on it already. I'm thinking of starting a Lent reading plan this week, but we'll see is it happens.
siddathornton said…
Uglies is on my list to read! I checked it out from the library awhile ago, but I didn't read it in time so I had to return it. I'm trying to check out more books that I "have to read right away" from the library right now as I work through all the books that I own that I haven't read. I should check it out again soon. If you don't mind sharing, what Bible reading plan are you going through? I'm looking for one.

Good luck as you work through pitches! As someone who has sent queries for a novel, pressing send on my email was the best feeling in the world, even though it was a little nerve-wracking. Okay... a lot nerve-wracking. :)
siddathornton said…
You'd definitely can be the person you wanna be!
siddathornton said…
I'm doing the M'Cheyne One Year Reading Plan, through an app on my iPad called YouVersion. So far, I'm really liking it, and I'm thrilled that by March of next year, I'll have read the entire Bible!

I'm really excited to read Uglies, but first I have to get through The Cuckoo's Calling (which is GREAT so far) and HP 2. I've put quite a few books on hold at our library, for the same reason you mentioned - so reading them will become more of a priority, with a timeline. So far, it's working!

Thanks for the luck on my pitches! I plan to send some queries on novels sometime in the future. I may have some questions for you!
siddathornton said…
Uglies is third in line for me to read right now - I have to get through The Cuckoo's Calling and HP 2 before I'm allowed to read it (as my self-imposed reading schedule states). But I can't wait! I'm not giving anything up for Lent this year - my goals are to continue my Bible reading plan, and to go to church every Sunday. I saw what looked like some great Lent reading plans on the YouVersion app!

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