These Days.

Hello, World.

Things have been a little intense lately, and a little hectic, but here’s a glimpse into my life lately.

Drinking: Water. I think I’ve been slacking on drinking enough water recently. I am almost always drinking tea, which I justify as being basically water, but I really do need to drink more plain water. I’ve decided I’m going to workout every morning from now until I go back to school, and then, once at school, I want to work out a schedule to continue getting fit. But, if I workout everyday I need to be more hydrated.

Weather: The weather is way too hot for my taste. I’ve been feeling faint a lot more frequently (I’m hypoglycemic), and I think the main reason is it’s been so hot, plus I’m not drinking enough water. Maybe I’ll have to go swimming after I finish writing this post…

Reading: After reading Just One Day, I really wanted to read Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare because it affects the novel so much. I also know that She’s The Man is based on this play also, so I figured it would be a good Shakespeare to read. I want to read all of his plays before I die (maybe I should add that to my Bucket List), and so I’ve been slowly making my way through all the plays in the last few years.

Thinking About: With school coming up in a few weeks, I’m thinking about all the things that school entails. For the first few weeks that I’m at school, I’m going to be working as a welcome leader for incoming freshman, and then classes will begin come September. I’ve been thinking about school a lot because I’m trying to start packing my stuff, figuring out what I want to take with me and what I will have my parents ship to me later. I’m really looking forward to going back to school and seeing my friends, and having things to do all the time. I’ve been thinking about playing volleyball this year, but I’m still not 100% sure that I want to. I guess only time will tell.

Excited About: My birthday is on Thursday, and I’m getting more excited for it everyday! I’m planning to do sushi and a Romantic Comedy movie night with two of my friends, then a family dinner, then a lunch at my favorite restaurant with some of my other friends. I feel like this summer has been a little lame just because a lot of things have been going on, and I haven’t done as many things as I originally wanted to, so I’m excited to catch up with my friends and celebrate my birthday. I’m also excited to return to my friends at Saint Mary’s because it’s been far too long since I’ve seen them (especially my roommate and quasi-twin, Holly). Oh, and I’m excited for The Bachelorette finale, obviously.

Missing: The ability to eat ice cream. Being allergic to every good food is not really my thing. Besides the fact that I’ve lost a lot a weight, and that there are non-dairy ice creams, I miss just plain old dairy ice cream. Although, I’m going to be cooking more for myself this year, so I picked up some Gluten Free & Dairy Free cookbooks today. I’m really excited to try some of the recipes, and figure out which I like, and which I don’t.

Addicted to: Lately I’ve had so much on my mind, and I’m trying to figure out how I feel about some things, what I want my life to look like in the next few months, and who I want to be, so I’ve been journaling like crazy. I’ve also been re-reading old journal entries to try to understand why I’m feeling the way I’m feeling right now. It’s interesting how things change over time, and I like looking back, watching my life unfold, because it usually helps me figure out how I’ve gotten to now, and why things are the way they are. So, here’s to journaling it out!

How’s life for you lately?

Callie Leigh

These Days.

Hello, World.

How have you been doing lately? I’ve been well, but just for kicks here’s an idea of what I’ve been up to:

 Drinking: Apricot Vanilla Crème white tea. Trust me, it’s just as delicious as it sounds. I’m feeling extremely lazy today, and tea is even more delicious when I’m curled up on the couch with a book or watching reruns of Vampire Diaries or Gilmore Girls.

Weather: overcast and slightly chilly. I’m happy it’s not 110 degrees, but I’m a little confused by the clouds today. However, the unexpected chill is a nice change from the stale heat that usually envelops my town. Being home for the summer is an adjustment simply because the weather here is so much different than the Bay Area. 

Writing: In my journal all the thoughts, actions, and events of the past few days. My sister’s best friend from high school drowned in her family’s pool on father’s day, and it’s been really hard on my family. She was only 25, and for a majority of my life she was like a second big sister, so I’ve been journaling a lot about the effects of her death on my life and world view. I guess if it’s taught me anything it is that life is far to short to be boring, so we better start living each day as though it’s our last (I do believe James Dean said something to this effect once upon a time).

Thinking About: All the things I want to do in life, Mitchell, and the fact that I have no desire to get out of my pajamas and deal with the world today, but alas, I have a Rib BBQ to attend with family. I would be considering bailing, but it’s a fundraiser for sports in schools, so I figure I should show my support.

Excited About: life, going to the cabin for the 4th of July, finishing East of Eden. I’ve been trying to get it through it for a while, taking a break to read the new Sarah Dessen. It’s very very slow moving so I get distracted quite easily while reading it, but the story line is interesting!

Missing: Megan (my sister’s friend), my close friends from my childhood, school, the cabin, a lot of things really. Death seems to leave a bitter taste in my mouth, and whenever someone close to my family passes I always feel like I need to make sure I’m really living, and that the people important to me know just how much they mean. One thing with Megan is that she never had a dull moment, and she was extremely giving, and I hope that I can emulate that through the rest of my days.

Addicted to: Journaling, and making the “adventures” journal for Mitchell. Seriously, I keep getting so many ideas that I just keep journaling in it, and I like that it’s part collage, part extended love letter. I love journaling because it allows me to get all my thoughts out, lets me just pour my soul into a million blank pages, and I know that I’m not going to be judged, forgotten, or annoying. Journals can seriously be the best of friends, which is a little sad considering they’re mute.

What have you been up to? Have a great Sunday, everyone!