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a recognition of myself.

i need to remember to write.  not only is it like therapy to me,  but i just don't want to fall  out of the practice. i already feel rusty at just  simply writing my thoughts down.
i always have myself.  i always have a pen and paper. i always have books and stories and movies and shows on netflix.  i need stillness and quiet and a recognition of myself. to have those things is to have peace.

a milestone.

listening to: beach house, specifically, the devotion album from 2008, which is probably my favorite. beach house has got to top the list of my favorite things to listen to on an overcast, rainy spring/summer day. you should try it sometime.
yesterday was my very last day of class. my last time to walk the halls of the allied health building as a classroom-only student. my last time to congregate with my classmates in that setting. true, in december, we will all be together again for graduation, but, you know, yesterday was kind of a turning point, a big deal, a milestone. 
and then, there's the fact that justin and i have a son coming into this world at the end of august. 
there is so much to celebrate right here in this moment. so that is what i am going to do.
photo: hydrangeas | lowe's home improvement | greenville, nc | may 2016

for twenty-sixteen: words.

As my mini series of goals, resolutions, etc., for twenty sixteen continues today, I thought I would share five words that I want to focus on for this year. These are words that I hope to embody as I make my way through this new year.
1. warm - having, showing, or expressive of enthusiasm, affection, or kindness.2. interested - showing curiosity or concern about something or someone; having a feeling of interest.3. industrious - diligent and hard-working.4. resourceful - having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.5. calm - (of a person, action, or manner) not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions.
What words do you wish to embody this year?

See my resolutions here.
See my goals here.

for twenty sixteen: goals.

Though I wrote about my resolutions on Friday, I wanted to share my more specific goals today. These are the five things I most want to achieve in the year to come!
1. get fit and stay that way 2. read at least 12 books 3. grow my hair out 4. crochet 5 scarves 5. purge my wardrobe
What are your goals for twenty sixteen?

See my resolutions here.

the sunday currently, volume 120.

hello from the TSC headquarters
Hello and welcome to the first 2016 edition of The Sunday Currently! I hope you are all enjoying the remainder of this holiday weekend. In the coming week, I will be sharing more in my 2016 Resolutions Series, which I am excited about!
readingThe Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). I devoured The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, while I was visiting Shreveport. It reminded me a lot of Gone Girl in style. I enjoyed it, and it was suspenseful, which is something I've realized lately that I like in a book. writing in my travelers notebook lately. I need to do a post on it, since I got it for Christmas. I absolutely love it. Here's the one I got. I have four pocket-sized Moleskines in there now. One for lists/plans/notes; one for my journal; one for my gratitude journal; and one for my health journal. I'm really enjoying it so far. listening to Justin Bieber's new album, which is part of my hello 2016 playlist, which I'm c…

for twenty sixteen.

here's to a bright twenty sixteen!
Happy new year! For the first week of twenty sixteen, I will be sharing a mini series about my goals, resolutions, words, books, and more. What do you have planned for the coming 365 days? What do you want to accomplish or read or write or listen to? Please do share. Here's to the brand new year!