I hope today’s post finds you healthy, safe and maybe even smiling. How the heck is it May already? I have a lot of thoughts about the movement of time, but I’ll save that for another day 🙂 I’m so excited to be linking up with Anne for her monthly Currently series. If you have absolutely no clue what I’m talking about, pop over to her site and take a peek around — you WILL NOT be disappointed I love, love, love this series and today I’m joining her and some of the fabulous faces who frequent her internet space for this month’s Currently, which covers what I’m currently making, missing, learning, loving, and reading. Here we go…
A lot of baked goods. If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that most of what I make is some sort of bread and that’s thanks in large part to my foray into sourdough. I made my own sourdough starter since I couldn’t find yeast anywhere on the island, and now that has sort of turned into making bread, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, pancakes, banana bread, pizza crust and on and on and on. I have always loved cooking, but using wild yeast in a sourdough starter adds a challenging element I have really enjoyed.
My family. This one is probably really obvious. The distance between Hawaii and the east coast always feels large and intimidating, but right now, it feels even bigger. It’s less that I’m afraid something will happen to the people I love (don’t worry – that scares me), but even bigger than that — when will I feel safe enough to fly again, as well as all that flying in the new normal will entail? Is it worth exposure for myself to then risk exposing the people I love the most? Some days the weight of that question eats me alive.
Patience. In so many aspects of my life, I’m learning patience on a greater level. In work, health, relationships…all of it.
Three weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk wondering what the hell was wrong with me. I normally work from home, so the changes in my day-to-day haven’t been that big, but the motivation I normally have for daily walks or runs and YouTube workouts was at a steady 0. It was driving me crazy.
So, I did something I never, ever do and signed up for a virtual class with Pure Barre Honolulu. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, because I’d only ever done barre-type exercises from Youtube videos. Let me just say – 10 minutes in and I was dying. It was exactly what I needed to energize and I am so proud of myself for going really far out of my comfort zone (group fitness isn’t typically my jam), because right now, I need the accountability a live class offers. I signed up for unlimited for the month ($59) and can proudly say that I’ve been holding steady at around 4 classes per week. I really love them!
If you’re interested in trying it out, you can join me this Sunday for a free class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! The class is at 10AM Hawaii time, but it doesn’t matter where you live to join in. Just shoot them an email and they will hook you up!
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I just finished reading a book my parents got me for my birthday, Paterno Legacy. It was a great read and as an alumni of both Penn State and working for Joe Paterno, I loved it. Next up is Verity, which has been recommended over and over again to me!
What are you making, missing, learning, loving, or reading?