Sunday, July 27, 2014

the sunday currently, volume 97.



who can guess what i'll miss most about our current neighborhood?

Greetings! We arrived back in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon, & to be quite honest, everything since then has kind of been a blur. Getting Tahoe acclimated to living with us again, as well as getting her on a schedule, has been challenging, yet rewarding. I was telling my mom yesterday that I was just beginning to feel like myself again after four days on the road, traveling between Wilmington, Birmingham, Memphis, Greenville, SC, & back to Wilmington. Traveling that much really took it out of me! But we are so happy to have Tahoe with us again, & we are really excited about our move to Greenville, which is happening tomorrow. 

C U R R E N T L Y . . .

R E A D I N G  nothing at the moment. Yes, yes, according to my Goodreads]account, I'm currently reading Emma, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Winters Tale, & Harry Potter & History, but the truth is, I'm not reading anything right now. And, you know, I'm ok with that. I have quite a lot to accomplish over the next few weeks, before school starts, & if that means a mini reading hiatus, then so be it. That just means I'll love reading that much more when I decide to pick my books back up. I have, however, continued with my Bible-reading plan, & I'm still on schedule to have the entire thing read by next March! This makes me happy.
W R I T I N G  is starting to mean different things to me recently, in all respects. Firstly, writing on this blog is changing for me, all in good ways. But it is changing. Secondly, writing for myself in ink-&-paper journals has become more of a priority. Thirdly, writing a novel has become more of a reality to me recently. I know that I want to do it, & ideas are taking much clearer shape as of late. It's too soon to really know what direction it's going to take, but I know the thought & heart is there. Now, we wait.  
L I S T E N I N G  to my heart when it comes to writing, as you may have just gathered from the "writing" section of this week's set of currentlies. I put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve a certain tone here on this blog sometimes, & I'm realizing more & more that that is not what blogging is about to me. I just want to type things, & let that be my tone. Let that be my voice. My voice is inherently mine, so it should come out in my writing whether I'm trying for it to or not, right?     
T H I N K I N G  that just being yourself, & letting that be enough, is so very important if you're blogging. Or writing for yourself. Or trying to write a novel. The moment you start trying to be something you're not, it all falls apart. You can only keep up a facade for so long. The beauty in being yourself is that you never run out of energy that way. You never burn out. You're allowed to just... be.
S M E L L I N G  cardboard, still. Some of you commented on my last post about being all too familiar with this - let's be honest, rank - smell that is associated with moving. I feel y'all. I'm so ready to be settled into our new house. And for the cardboard to go into the dumpster. 
W I S H I N G  time wasn't so weird. I've been waiting since March for our moving day to come, & for school to be starting. Now that it is actually here, I feel myself holding onto the present, savoring the last of our time here in Wilmington. Why can't we all just enjoy where we are, when we're there? Why do we feel this need to wish time away? And why do we only stop wishing time away when it's gone? I guess it's just a human thing. I do my very best to never wish time away, because I don't see the point. Time is all we have - why would we waste it? BUT, I do fall victim to feeling impatient for things in my life to begin [school], & just for things to move forward in general. I guess that's just something we don't ever get to understand in this life.
H O P I N G  our move goes smoothly tomorrow. The movers show up bright & early tomorrow morning, & then we shove off. I'm really excited about seeing our new place again. I haven't seen it since May! And the truth is, Justin has never seen it in person - he has only seen pictures. I hope he's as happy with it as I think he will be. And I hope Tahoe enjoys her new home, too!
W E A R I N G  my heart on my sleeve lately, as usual. I've gotten better about not being ashamed of my emotions lately, though, & that is definitely an improvement. Especially since we are on the eighth season of One Tree Hill, & almost every other episode is making me cry.
L O V I N G  the excitement of moving, even though I keep talking about how stressful it is. I'm not a person who is awesome with change, but I'm getting better. I'm excited to be in Greenville!
W A N T I N G  a biscuit & coffee at breakfast [along with an omelette], as well as Chipotle for dinner. Yep, I've already got some meals planned out for the day. Getting back on the healthy bandwagon on Monday.
N E E D I N G  to keep stress levels low & excitement levels high. Let's do this move! 
F E E L I N G  overwhelmed, but happy.

this week's posts:

Wish us luck as we finish up our last minute packing, as well as just soak up one more night in Wilmington. Here's to Greenville!

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9 comments:

siddathornton said...

Loving the moment we are in and not wishing time away is a never ending battle for me too! I hope that the move goes well for you!!!

siddathornton said...

Your thoughts about being present and not wishing time away resonated with me so much! Whether it's because there are good things on the horizon or because the present moment is uncomfortable, wishing time away can be hard to resist. But it's also so important not to give in to. Savoring the moment we are in gives so much peace and joy, and I have definitely been trying to do that on a more consistent basis.

siddathornton said...

Good luck with the move! I actually really enjoy change (despite being an organized, routine person), so moves are very exciting to me - despite the tons of work that it requires (and I don't like the packing part). I hope that all goes well for y'all!

siddathornton said...

So that picture of those flowers is beautiful!

siddathornton said...

Ooh best of luck for the move tomorrow. It's always so chaotic at first but each week gets better after moving day.

siddathornton said...

Good luck with your move!

siddathornton said...

Super excited for you on your move! All the best!

siddathornton said...

I just finished all the seasons of One Tree Hill and it is my favorite show! It got pretty blah towards the end, but overall still loved it :)

siddathornton said...

Great thoughts! Writing can be really hard sometimes. I find it hard to write what I think everyone wants to read. I hate feeling like I need to set a tone or an "angle" for my blog writing. Writing for myself is so much more enjoyable.