Thinking about: How strange it is to feel like things happen for a reason. Some of you know that The Gaslight Anthem is my all-time favorite bands. I love, love them and never miss a show. I also happen to be online an awful lot so I've never missed a show being announced. Someway, somehow, I missed that they were playing on Tuesday night right in Tempe, which is insanely strange to begin with. That morning, I tweeted a friend who posted a photo of their tickets asking "when?" but then got a phone call as it sent, which made me forget to look it up, like I normally would. He didn't answer, so the train of thought was kind of lost. Once I found out about the show around 6pmish, I texted the girls I always go with and they thought that we had all already talked about it. Then I find out that Hank knew about the show too, but forgot to ask me if I was going after he assumed I already knew about it. I was actually supposed to be in Phoenix already that evening anyway, but randomly decided to stay until the next morning. I know it all sounds so weird but all of these little things made me feel so much less sad about missing it. Or, this is just my over-active mind's way or making myself feel better. ha.
Feeling: terrible about a mistake I made yesterday on social media. I had no idea it was Infertility Awareness Week, and what did I do? I go and ask all of my Instagram followers to chime in if they're pregnant. Hundreds of women (300+) commented with their due dates, and it was only after one of my friends gently let me know about the Awareness Week did I find out. I felt horrible; I mean really, how insensitive could that have come across? You live you learn though, and I made sure to apologize on Twitter.
Watching: Sons of Anarchy. I'm ALL caught up now after watching the very end of the most recent season and whoa...so, so intense. I don't want to give anything away but THE SCENE WITH OTTO'S TONGUE?! What.the.heck. I am scarred for life. But other than that? Amazing.
Reading: I'm smack dab in the middle of the one Nicolas Sparks book I haven't yet devoured and loving it, of course. I won't even apologize for reading what I often refer to as a "fluff read," or a non-thinking kind of book I would use as a break between the heavy literature I was required to read in both college and grad school. It's funny, I've recently stopped apologizing for anything having to do with enjoying things I love, and life is a little bit more fun. So read those fluff books, watch those reality shows! Life is way too short.
Thinking about: Getting older. I'm turning 31 next month (31!) and for some reason, that sounds a lot older than 30. One reason is because it IS, but another is that to me, I'm into my 30s now. 30 is more carefree sounding to me. Still kind of close to the twenties, still right on the cusp. But now I'm IN it. And to be honest, I don't mind a bit. I've noticed a few lines starting to form by my eyes and I feel like maybe I should care? But I don't. My Mom has taught me that nothing is more beautiful than accepting yourself (at any age), and I'm right there with her. Sure, 31 isn't old by any means but I'm starting to notice very slight nods to aging going on. And interestingly enough, it fascinates me. It reminds me to get living, because really, I'm not getting any younger.
Looking forward to: this weekend. Tomorrow I'll be speaking on a panel at the Arizona Blogger Conference and I'm so excited. I miss teaching a lot, especially the speaking and sharing part, so I'm really looking forward to talking to a bunch of like-minded people about what I love to do! I can't wait to fill you all in on how it went next week. And besides the speaking part, it's going to be such a fun night filled with some of my favorite AZ bloggers in such a beautiful location. Hank and I are even making a little staycation out of it (thanks Mom and Dad!).
Making me happy: thinking about Hank running next weekend and us cheering him on, Henry talking to Charlie every night before bed, salad and more salad, AM workouts and their ability to put me in the best mood, egg and cheese sandwiches for breakfast, Disneyland so soon, getting to see Lucy for a little bit last week, this post, and the fact that spring is definitely here.
So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.