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Taking Stock


I know I haven't done many blog prompts or memes in the past, but I had so much fun sharing my "five things" a few weeks ago. The best part? I learned a ton about you all in the process! I've been seeing this list pop up on some of my favorite blogs (here and here) and I thought I'd share my own list. 

  • Making: plans... I've got a life list to work on, my friends!
  • Cooking: sweets (somebody stop me!)
  • Drinking: various types of tea.
  • Reading: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.
  • Wanting: for nothing.
  • Looking: forward to fall and winter.
  • Playing: with my sweet pup, Hank!
  • Wasting: time worrying. It's true. I worry too much.
  • Sewing: not much, though I do have some repairs to attend to.
  • Wishing: I could find a few more hours in the day.
  • Enjoying: some serious quality time with my husband.
  • Waiting: for the mountains to get some snow!
  • Liking: the weather. Fall is an amazing season here in the Sacramento Valley.
  • Wondering: if I should apply for a full-time job to get a much-needed boost in income.
  • Loving: my friends and family. 
  • Hoping: that some new collaborations I've been cultivating will come to fruition.
  • Marveling: at how quickly my nephews are growing.  
  • Needing: to work out. {See cooking above.}
  • Smelling: rain. It's supposed to be heading our way! 
  • Wearing: leggings. Working from home has some perks.
  • Following: so many inspiring people and their journeys.
  • Noticing: everything I possibly can. File this under appreciating, as well.
  • Knowing: I'm in charge of my own happiness.
  • Thinking: about the future.
  • Bookmarking: new magazines and publications.
  • Opening: some pretty stellar mail as of late.
  • Giggling: after watching Monty Python's Spamalot at Davis Musical Theatre. SO funny. 
  • Feeling: Grateful.


Want to get in on this list action? Here's a list to copy and paste:

  • Making :
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  • Reading:
  • Wanting:
  • Looking:
  • Playing:
  • Wasting:
  • Sewing:
  • Wishing:
  • Enjoying:
  • Waiting:
  • Liking:
  • Wondering:
  • Loving: 
  • Hoping:
  • Marveling:
  • Needing:
  • Smelling:
  • Wearing:
  • Following:
  • Noticing:
  • Knowing:
  • Thinking:
  • Bookmarking:
  • Opening:
  • Giggling:
  • Feeling:

I'd love to see your responses, so feel free to link in the comment section and share with us!

Have a great week, my friends. 

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Me


I've been seeing posts like this around the blogosphere (here and here) and I thought it was high time I jumped in and posted one of my own. Here goes nothing! 


ONE: I'm pretty afraid of the ocean. Not in a "I'm never getting in" sort of way, but more of a "I have mad respect for its power + I'm 95% sure there is always a shark swimming directly below me" sort of way. A lot of the fear is probably illogical, but it's always there when ocean adventures come calling.

TWO: I'm somewhat new to adventuring. Yep. It's true. I know I post a lot of adventure-related content here on The Journal, but finding fun things to do outdoors is a fairly new interest of mine. Even though I've always been an active person, easing myself into new-to-me outdoor adventures has totally become my jam over the last few years. 

THREE: Some of you reading this post already know this, but for those who don't: I wear a prosthesis on my right arm. I was born with just half of my right arm and have worn various prosthetic limbs most of my life. I've found ways to work around it, but it's a continual challenge to make my body (and mind, if I'm being 100% honest) do what I know it can do. I also signed up to type for a living, which is sort of hilarious. In case you're wondering: yes, I type one-handed.

FOUR: I have a strong desire to do voice-over work. I've been told I have a nice voice (both speaking and singing) and I think it would be amazing to use it in some way. I may never be a rockstar thanks to some seriously crazy stage fright, but I'd love to lend my voice to some cool collaborative project someday. If any of you know how to make that happen, I'm totally open to suggestions!

FIVE: I'm a bit of an introvert. I used to work in marketing and PR, which truly caters to extroverts. I was constantly finding myself emotionally drained and realized how much I love being alone in a quiet room, once I started working for myself. That said, I still seek out interaction on a regular basis so I'm not a total hermit. I guess I just fall somewhere on the introvert side of the spectrum. 


That about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about me. Now it's your turn: I'd love to learn more about you, dear readers! If you'd like to play along, just be sure to link up to your post in the comment section.

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