Around Here | November Edition

AKA skipping the part where I say I am sorry for being a terrible blogger and just get on with things…

Around here. Nov 2017

… It is slowly hitting home that there are just two months left in the year. So many plans, so many things to do. So many things to close out.

… I just finished watching Season 2 of Stranger Things and I do not have enough good things to say about the show. Admittedly, I still have a few issues with how they handled certain matters, but the second season was still bloody good. And that Farah Fawcett conversation???!!!??? Cue the awwwwws.

… Work is getting busy, busy, busy. Lots of to-dos and just so many follow-ups!!! Also, a fair bit of work travel on the cards in the next six weeks before people start going off on their year-end vacations.

… I am trying to re-establish an exercise routine. These last few weeks have been filled with lots of social activities and celebrations, and while I have managed to get in some exercise, I am looking forward to a few weeks of regular workouts.

… I am seriously considering a shopping ban. I feel like in the last few months I’ve been caught up in a non-stop cycle of consumption, and I really just want to put this need to buy stuff on a hold. Even if for just a few weeks.

… I am looking forward to a fun reunion with my cousins and the extended family in December. It’s been so long.

… I am paring down my beauty drawer and bathroom cabinet. There are just too many things in there which I haven’t used in ages!!!

Thoughts of Dog on Twitter is making me all gooey inside. Seriously, how are dogs so damn adorable? Also, how did I spend nearly 2/3rds of my life being afraid of dogs!!!

… I am slowly trying to get back on Instagram. I logged off for a few months because it was just making me crazy anxious (FOMO is real, people!) and I didn’t want that kind of angst in my life. It wasn’t the easiest break though. I was tempted so many times to reinstall the app on my phone – like when I was in the middle of doing something fun, or those idle moments when I was just itching to scroll, you know. And I know it’s been said some 537,283,472 times before, but the non-chronological feed was making me lose my head! Anyway, before this Insta rant takes on a life of it’s own, I think I will end it by saying that you will soon find me back on Instagram, with new & fresh pictures, in case you’re interested. :)

… This blog is living it’s version 5.0 (or is it 10.0???). I know, I know. I’ve hardly ever been a consistent blogger and I can’t claim that things will be different this time around. But here’s the thing, I enjoy blogging. I enjoy engaging with other bloggers. So until the time that I get bored senseless of maintaining a blog, I will keep coming back to this space of mine, infrequent as it might be.

… I am working hard behind the scenes on my shop,  and hope to have it live by the month-end. This is something I’ve been planning for nearly the last six to seven months, and after some half-hearted earlier attempts, I’m getting close to getting this baby out into the world. It combines two of my loves – memory keeping and journaling, and I plan to offer products (primarily digital) which allow you to record your good life, and tell your stories. Because our stories, our words, matter.

… I am somewhat struggling with this season of life and the busy-ness of it all, and am hoping that the mood lifts soon. There is so much I want to do, but trying to make it all happen somewhat feels like a battle that I just can’t win.

I’d love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments below what you all have been up to!

Also, notes from my life from exactly a year ago. A little bit scary how things still seem the same.

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