Life Lately: Just a Few Updates

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

I haven't had much to say lately. Life's been busy while at the same time pretty standard & unremarkable. 

But it's been three months since I last posted, which might be the longest I've ever gone without writing, & I don't want to let this blog slip by the wayside, so I figured it was time to pop in.

Without much to report on, I'm going the lazy post route. Better than no post, right?!

If we were getting coffee, here's what my life updates would look like. How about you?

If we were getting coffee, I'd order my go-to autumn favorite, cold brew with one pump pumpkin sauce & pumpkin cold foam on top. I'm actually not a PSL person, nor do I even particularly love pumpkin, but this drink has my whole heart. 

I'd tell you that I'm having a bit of an existential crisis when it comes to my online presence. It's clearer than ever that this is a young person's game, as I'm no longer getting invited to as many fun events or exciting partnerships. I don't know what that means for me going forward, but it's on my mind.

I'd tell you about the Instagram account I started, @eatthislakewood. Yes, there are a ton of CLE food accounts out there, but I already have a decently sized audience of people who frequently ask for my recommendations, so why not join the fray? 

I'd tell you that I'm struggling to find freelance opportunities but that I've had some success, as of late, helping people write personal pieces — wedding toasts, eulogies, college admissions essays, sermons. Is this a skill I can monetize? How? Should I? 

I'd tell you about how boxing classes have been going, which is... pretty darn well! I'm about halfway through Tier 3, & while I always feel like I'm behind, I'm also really enjoying it. I'm still trying to earn my Tier 2 challenge coin, which can take ages, but I'm committed to making it happen.

I'd tell you about my experience co-planning my 20th high school reunion. It was more work than I think any of us expected when we volunteered, but it turned out to be a really great time, & I was proud to have been a part of making it happen.

I'd tell you that I've been reading a lot of nonfiction books about health, happiness, & spirituality, part of an effort to reroute some of my standard thought patterns & hit some personal growth goals by age 40. (I have just under two years to go.)

I'd tell you that I recently restarted therapy, which has been a real godsend in the wake of some difficult personal stuff. Therapy is so uncomfortable & yet so vital, & it's really helping me sort through some of the mess in my brain that I hadn't realized was such a mess. 

I'd tell you that home ownership is going well but that for the first time in my life, autumn is my nemesis. I hate yard work with a deep & abiding passion, & the oak tree in our front yard produces so many acorns that our front lawn is essentially nut butter, at this point. 

And I guess we probably wouldn't be getting coffee at all right now because I'm down for the count with some sort of illness. I've tested negative for COVID, so it could be the flu, RSV, a common cold... who knows. Mike is sick, too, so we're both just sleeping a lot & hoping it passes quickly. 

What have you been up to? How's life? Tell me everything. 

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