Happy Monday everyone! I am currently in Portland Oregon, here with my OH for his new job. Yes, you read that right. He now has a great job in Portland. I dropped Lady off with my mom and packed my laptop, books and pages of notes I’ve been taking for growing this little blog of mine, and came up to be closer to him.
I was looking at what’s coming up for me and this is what I noticed:
Camp Nanowrimo – starts next week – Tuesday in fact! – in case you don’t know, this is part of nanowrimo (a place to write, have feedback and help with the whole process. yes, there’s more to it than that, but that’s my simple explanation). I have decided I’m going to work on a story I started in the beginning of the year. So, off and on, I have worked on ideas for it, and have high hopes to work on an outline this coming week. Now, I hate outlines. Always have. Completely tortuous things, outlines. But, as I have been reading more tips and whatnots for writing, they keep coming up. So, I thought I would try it this coming month. We will see how it goes.
Meaningful Marriage Study – starts next week – Tuesday also! – I follow a blog, Life with Amberly and Joe (http://www.lifewithamberlyandjoe.com/search/label/meaningful%20marriage%20book%20study) and I simply adore her writing. Her focus is her marriage. She is starting a series reading books about marriage. This time around it will be July through September. I am excited about this as it saves me the time of having to choose what book to read, and ‘makes’ me read it! I am planning on writing about it as we go along! =) This is an article that Amberly shared and I like the perspective it gives. I’ve never thought of the topic in such terms. Well worth the maybe five minutes of reading – http://www.lovethegrows.com/2012/10/infidelity-in-its-broadest-term.html
I am also trying to start a morning routine (although I will have to switch it a bit while here in Portland…) , the gist of it so far is get up, (heh, no, it’s not just a give-in that i’ll do that) , have a protein/carbs snack, go for a walk/run, eat breakfast, read, prayer/study time, blog… etc… I am hoping to still get out to some parks around here and walk but it won’t be almost everyday like I was able to do last week. (living across from a park has its perks). My plan for July is to get that more set and figured out. I like slow, physically-easy mornings lately, otherwise I get worn out too quickly and then I get frustrated and then all I want is ice cream and a chick flick. Not good.
So, while that might not look like too much to most of you – it’ll be a lot for me and my limited focusing ability (due to the migraines)! But, I am excited about all of it, plus other things I’m hoping to get to.
What are you looking forward to this coming month/ summer?