Today is the first day since early September that I feel like I can breath. I feel like I’m able to get back into my own skin. Today, I cleaned my pantry, kitchen, and dinning room.
I made chocolate mousse and Alex made us Wellington for dinner (a post about this coming soon). Tomorrow I’m going to talk to my beloved friend who I left behind on the east coast and finish cleaning the house. I might make it to the Hoyt Arboretum and make four new aprons for my classroom. We’ll see I’m trying to not overwhelm myself. This is all a long winded way of saying I’m ready to start reading for pleasure again (other than re-reading Harry Potter books at night to calm my nerves).
Already on my nightstand/bookshelf
- I thought it was just me (but it isn’t): Making the journey from “what will people think?” to “I am enough” by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW. This woman is a shame researcher and her message is that we spend too much energy on the idea that we are never good enough. I think this book will be good for me to read currently as I try to remember that no one is perfect and that I need to be alright with this.
- Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou. She writes to the daughter she never had about how she lives a life of meaning.
- We Are Water by Wally Lamb. I love Wally Lamb his writing is something I can not put down when ever I pick up one of his books. This is he latest and I cannot wait to read it!
- MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. I love this author so I need to read this book!