1. Yoga with Adriene – A friend of mine introduced me to Yoga with Adriene two years ago and since then I have been hooked! I had never tried yoga before this and she thought it would be a great way to ease into the practice of yoga as a form of exercise, but also a way to de-stress my mind. Suffice it to say, I fell in love – with Adriene, her YouTube channel and yoga. Yoga has completely transformed the way I live my life; from being present and mindful each day to finding a form of exercise that encourages self love and not hate, everything about the practice has sucked me in. To drive home how much it has influenced my life, when Mike and I finished our basement, we built a special “Yoga Room” just for me to practice and “zen-out” in.
2. Girlboss – This Netflix original series caught my attention one day when I was looking for something to play in the background while I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards. It seemed like a light-hearted comedy, so I thought, why not. Well, on more than one occasion, I caught myself stopping in the middle of sorting out my tea cupboard (yes, I have one of those) to watch. It’s super funny and I love the premise of it. It’s about a young woman who is fighting the inevitability of growing up. She is looking for a way to make money and live independently without falling victim to the typical adult life. It captivated me from the first episode and now I can’t wait to see what she will get up to next.
3. Homemade Iced Tea – Nothing says summertime to me more than a glass of ice cold, homemade iced tea on the deck. This past weekend I decided to do some spring cleaning and reorganized my kitchen cupboards. I came across some teas that I had purchased a while ago that I had completely forgotten about. “Just Peachy” is an herbal tea from David’s Tea that I brewed up in copious amounts. Today we finished it off and I’m not sure what will be on the docket next. Perhaps “Shirley Temple”?
4. Passion Planner – Earlier this year I knew that I wanted to re-examine my life. I wanted to explore what my goals are, how I can accomplish them and what my end game looks like. Nothing has ever prepared me more for achieving my goals than Passion Planner. I love that I can record my plans for the day and week ahead, but that it also gives me space to jot down personal goals, good things that happened, set priorities for each day and encourages me to check-in with my goals and the progress I’m making. I’ll be curious to see how the year goes – Will I be able to reach my goals? Will I have a clearer idea of where my life is going? We shall see.
5. The Dirty Life by Kristen Kimball – I picked up this book at The Book Depot’s “Fill a Box for $30” event in March. As soon as I read that it was a memoir of a woman who uprooted her life in the city to live on a farm in the country, I was in. Mike and I have jokingly talked about one day living on a farm, growing our own fruit and veggies and raising animals. It all started because of my love of bees and how heartbroken I was when I found out I couldn’t have hives in our sub-division. Then I had the genius idea to get chickens on our imaginary farm. And then of course, if we had bees and chickens, then we might as well get some goats, sheep, dogs to heard them and some cows for good measure. I’m only one chapter in and already I’m hooked.
That’s all for now. Until next week.