… completely taken by surprise that it’s already December (in a few days). This holiday season clearly snuck up on me and I feel so not prepared! Looks like I have to wing it a little bit this year. You won’ tell anyone, will you?
… so busy right now. I promise, it’s mostly good things (some of which I will have to tell you about. Soon!), but I feel like I trying to keep a gazillion balls in the air right now. Of course, work also doesn’t slow down for the holidays (why would it?).
… really proud of myself (and even more of my friend Susi!) that I finished the 10k at the Berkeley Half Marathon last weekend. I just never thought I’d have the ambition to sign up for something like this. Also, I know what you’re thinking. I promise I’ll shut up about it already.
… bummed that I won’t be going home for Christmas. Last year, I thought it was a “one-time thing”… I didn’t anticipate that I wouldn’t go home for Christmas two years in a row. But with all the time off that I took in the summer and my contract change at work, I don’t have enough vacation time saved up. It’s all good, though. It’s fantastic to have a dear friend here before the holidays and Christmas will be alright, too. I actually quite enjoyed the peace and quiet last year.
… missing the munchkins. I love being an aunt and just wish I could have more time with my niece and nephew. They grow up so fast!
… worried about the state of the world. There are so many terrible things happening that I almost feel bad looking forward to the holidays. Does this stuff keep you up at night too?
… never surprised that every “energy bar” that I try always disappoints. They’re all sweet and gooey. I’d rather have some oats or a banana.
… hoping to get back into my yoga routine again after the new year. I don’t know what happened… I took a break (that was supposed to last a couple of weeks) and then I got distracted by my running training or something. All this to say, it’s been a few months and I really want to get back to yoga.
… looking forward to going snowboarding/skiing again this winter. The Sierra Nevada has already gotten a ton of snow early (keep it up, El Niño!) and I really need to make this happen this season!