Happy hump day.
This week is well, going. Fourth week of classes and I still feel like I’m running around in circles, backwards, and blindfolded. I’ve always known spring semester to be harder than the fall for me, but this one definitely takes 1st place and not in a good way.
It is what it is.
Today I wanted to lighten the mood and talk about some of the things I’m digging as of late.
If a book is about poetry, motivational/self-help (especially one that isn’t super sappy and swears), or the wilderness – I’m all in.
Wild Embers – Nikita Gill
You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
I blame Panda. This is totally okay though, because tea is good for you and so are blueberries. Therefore, blueberry tea must be extra good for me, like maybe I’ll get superpowers?
Newest favorite activity. It’s freeing. The physical and mental aspects of climbing are what have me hooked. I think it’s a positive influence on my mental health because while I very well could have an anxiety attack on the wall, it wouldn’t benefit me in anyway. It teaches me to breathe and assess, two things that are easily overlooked and seldom appreciated.
Winter bike rides
Self explanatory? Yes.
And… YES, that is a kids Camelbak bottle with unicorns on it. My main spirit animal.
Looking up from my laptop to see the forest… how could one not love this? HIGHLY recommend having your favorite spot on earth in picture form at your desk.
I FINALLY joined the bandwagon of grinding my own coffee beans versus buying the pre-ground stuff. As an absolute coffee snob, I feel this was necessary and I’m mildly embarrassed I just started. I opted for a hand grinder because 1. Stronger forearms for climbing, and 2. It doesn’t make the whole house smell like coffee and I’m kind of the only one living here that likes the smell of coffee so I don’t want to be yelled at daily.
Just over here trying to be all holistic AF and not get sick/keep my body functioning semi-smoothly at a minimum. Favorites are thieves blend (clove, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus), pep talk (cardamom, sweet orange, lemon, and peppermint), and then just mixing peppermint and lavender! Mainly I’ve been using my diffusers (yes, plural… our entire house smells and it’s the best thing ever). However, I’ve been known to mix peppermint oil with arnica gel and coconut oil though and make it a rub. 10/10 recommend.
Questions for you-
Essential oil fan? If so, faves?
Current reading material(s)?!
“Relax wild one. It’s not your job to be everything everyone needs, and you don’t have to be impressive to be loved. Stop trying so hard. Just show up … and be real with the world. That is enough.” – Brooke Hampton