A perk of working remotely is that I can take off some time for a coffee date. I met a new lady from OKC this morning. It went pretty well! I usually overthink dating, but I'm trying to just relax and enjoy the process more, so we'll see!
Yeah, real facts; not presidential "facts."
Congratulations, that's awesome!
Three facts, Five people (tagged by @Skirts)
I. I like Roman numerals
II. I attended Cornerstone Music Festival 17 years in a row
III. I have a pacemaker
Tag: @indiana_mama @jdragz @sarah5 @alanaruthk @geno_boho
Ms. New Boaty
Currently reading: My Squirrel Days by (ISBN 9781501163364)
Review: The Alchemist
This fable is about discovering your dream (“Personal Legend”) and pursuing it to make it happen. There is a repeated line, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This was way too Law of Attraction-y for me and I think it has some of the same dangerous corollaries, like victim-blaming people who are having difficulties in life. I am disappointed, though not surprised, that this book is so popular.
Finished reading: The Alchemist by (ISBN 9780062315007)
I'm trying out the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) plan based on @Hungry4Media's recommendation. 11 minutes a day is pretty appealing. http://fit450.com/HTML/5BX_Intro.html
Want to read: Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by (ISBN 9780470377031)
Speaking of loneliness, the latest @TheLiturgists episode is timely. https://theliturgists.com/podcast/2019/7/25/dealing-with-loneliness-live-from-wild-goose
Came for the affirming church, stayed for the puns.
I am looking forward to seeing y'all too. Thanks for the reminder. I know in my mind these feelings will pass but in the moment it can be oof.
I've been feeling lonely and depressed for a while. Now I'm on a tight deadline for a stressful work project that I 100% feel is pointless (even for the client's stated goals). It all feels demoralizing. Like, what is good lately?
Finished reading: The Gospel of Inclusion by (ISBN 9781532676093)
Not sure about this new Fast and the Furious movie.
It's a fucking mullet.