I promise I will not talk about the details behind my sister’s wedding and our upcoming move in this post!  Not sure there’s much left to say at this point anyways. 🙂

I do, however, want to share some of the randomness that’s been floating around in my head since our last catch-up.  With that, let’s have some milk and cookies!

If were having milk and cookies!

If we were having a milk and cookies date today…

First and foremost, I would give you a big hug and thank you for meeting with me.  I love our monthly dates!

After some general catching up, I would tell you about how Vishnu surprised me with a weekend getaway to Marco Island!  He knows how sad I am about leaving Florida, so he figured one last beach weekend would be the perfect way to celebrate four wonderful years of living in the sunshine state. While I’ve taken a few days off this year, we have yet to go on a super relaxing vacation of any sort.  SO EXCITED!

You would then tell me about your summer plans, which include beach time and books.  This would of course prompt a discussion about our long reading lists. I would tell you about how I’m making my way through Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart.  It’s one of those books where you read a chapter, give yourself a couple of days to think about the key messages, rinse and repeat.  In a nutshell, this book is about how to make it to the other side when you’re overwhelmed by pain and difficulty. I’m not going through anything major right now, but honestly, that’s the best time for me to read books like this.  It’s easier for me to absorb these kinds of messages when I’m not in the middle of a crisis.

You would then ask me how the move is coming.  Instead of boring you with the mundane details, I would tell you about how I want this move to be different than the last.  When we moved to St. Pete, I took on a lot of unnecessary stress that manifested itself as acne and arguments.  I’m not going there this time!  The physical/mental/emotional toll is not worth it.  This time around, I’m going to take my own advice and take a pause as and when I need it!

We would then move on and talk about food.  I would tell how you about how I feel guilty because my cooking has been sub-par lately.  Meal planning and everything that goes with it is on hold until we get to Chicago.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m still making food at home, but it’s not super creative by any means.  On the bright side, that leaves a little more room for us to enjoy all of the St. Pete/Tampa restaurants we haven’t had a chance to try yet!

You would then tell me about how my recent friendship post helped you reassess where you stand with certain “friends” and who you want to spend more of your time and energy with.  I would tell you that I’ve been consumed with a bit of guilt because over the past few months I feel like I’ve absolutely dropped the friendship ball.  I need to pick it back up because catching up with good friends brings me a lot of happiness.

It’s almost time to go, but before we say bye, I would tell you about how MIS is going to be put on the back burner for the rest of May and June. I recently realized that something has to give, and since this blog doesn’t pay the bills, I made the decision to cut back a little and focus on the other important and urgent things I have going on right now.  I will, however, still be fairly active on social media, so be sure to follow me on ALL THE OUTLETS – Facebook // Instagram // Snapchat (username -myinnershakti).  I’ll definitely be sharing all of the wedding fun and some of the moving craziness!

And with that, it’s time to go our separate ways!  Can’t wait to do it again in a month.

What’s going on in your life right now?  What are you currently reading?  Any fun summer plans in the works?

By Parita

12 thoughts on “A Milk and Cookies Date [4]”
  1. So excited you’ll get a weekend in paradise to decompress!
    My life feels boring right now but it’s about to get exciting next week with our trip to Denver and then a spontaneous trip home after that to see family. Can’t wait!
    I’m currently reading If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Cavalo and Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. It’s been a slow start with both so far but I have high hopes!
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  2. Have a great time at Marco Island! My life is mundane right now but I am excited about my trip to CA tin a couple of weeks. R and I also have plans to visit the Pocanos and Key West this summer. I am currently reading The White Tiger, I know I am a little late in reading it but I am glad I finally got to it. I have heard good things about Pema Chodron. I hope to check it out myself soon.

    1. Thank you! Sounds like you have a fun summer ahead of you. I love Pema Chodron. Her words are so true and deep!

  3. Good luck with the move! It’s definitely a stressful time, but good for you not taking that all on this time! I can’t believe we’ve moved twice and not had an argument. WE did have one right at the end of this move, but it wasn’t even related to the move. LOL!

    You should be giving yourself a TON of credit for still cooking at home! Even the simplest meals are a struggle when your stuff is half packed.
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    1. Thanks, Laura! And I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. It’s just strange for me to not really think about our meals that much…lol!

  4. Have a great time at Marco Island! That’s awesome. You just made me want Milk and Cookies, gonna get some from the Farmer’s Market tomorrow. 🙂
    Off to Cali next weekend.. so looking forward to it.

  5. Awww I’m totally going to miss your posts but I completely understand your reasoning for putting MIS on hold- I feel the same which is why I’ve cut bak my posting to once a week…anything more eats into time which could otherwise devoted to other stuff that actually do pay the bills ;)! All the best for Aekta’s wedding and can’t wait to see pictures from it- have a blast!!! And in case you get a free moment to read, check out the book ‘Law of Attraction’ by Mitesh Khatri. I just finished reading it and can’t say enough good things about it!!
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