I love finding new blogs and connecting with the blogger and his/her voice.  It’s truly the small things in life… 🙂

Recently, I found Victoria McGinley’s blog and fell in love with her writing style and photography.  It’s so light and refreshing!  Her ‘Thinking Out Loud’ post inspired me to share something similar (as if you guys don’t know me well enough!).  If nothing else, it’s a fun way to check in with all of you on this lovely Wednesday!

Madison fountain pic

One of my favorite picture from our weekend in Madison!

Habit I’m trying to break:  iPhone usage right before bed.  I’ve gotten a little better but could still use some work!  I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to do something I know is good for me.  AND I LOVE TO SLEEP.  It just doesn’t make any sense.

Habit I’m trying to continue:  Morning workouts 4-5-6 times a week.  It’s not easy getting up at 5:15 am and heading straight to the gym, and I imagine it’s not going to get any easier as winter approaches.  I’m going to try my very best to keep it up because if it doesn’t happen in the AM, it won’t happen at all.

Best experience of the summer:  Hands out my sister’s wedding!  It was such a magical and special weekend.  My favorite part was spending time with the family and friends we don’t see often enough (especially my grandparents!).

Getting me excited for fall:  Booties.  Let me explain my logic.  Winter is coming, and Chicagoans have been warned it’s going to be bad.  Like tons of snow and freezing temps bad.  With that being said, the thought of cooler ‘booties’ weather after a pretty hot summer is exciting (for now!).  I know, crazy talk.  But give me a break…I called hot/humid Florida home for five years!

Current thing I’m learning to love about myself:  In full transparency, I’m learning to love my body where it’s at today.  Like so many people, I’m not always kind to myself about what I see in the mirror.  But the older I get, the more appreciative I am of what my body can do versus what it looks like.  Let’s just say it’s a work in progress…

Current thing I do love about myself:  My ability to get over stuff quickly.  I would say I have a unique personality in that I can get super passionate/emotional/etc. over small things, but thankfully, I don’t hold on to those emotions for very long.  In fact, there are very few things I’ve held on to for more than a day.  It’s pretty great!

Book(s) I really can’t wait to read: News alert – I have no books on my reading list at this time.  Sad, I know!  I’m currently reading A Lesson Before Dying but don’t know what’s next.  Any and all recommendations are welcome!

Task I haven’t done yet that’s driving me crazy:  Vishnu and I need to sign up for life insurance.  We know it’s important, yet we keep putting it off.  The plan is to wrap this task up by the end of the month.  Wish us luck!

On the docket for this weekend:  We’re heading home (Atlanta)!!!  I can’t wait to spend time with the family, eat delicious home cooked meals, go shopping with my mom, and r.e.l.a.x!

Your turn – answer one or more of the prompts above for yourself!

By Parita

4 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud”
  1. Getting me excited for fall –> Booties and candles

    Task I haven’t done yet that’s driving me crazy: Signup for my new company 401k. i am postponing it and need to get it done asap.

    On the docket for this weekend -> get together with friends and lots of cleaning around the house.

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