I am linking up again with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking out Loud because apparently I need a little kick in the butt this week when it comes to blogging. I haven’t been around here in a week. Ahem. No better way to restart here with a little bit of a brain dump.
+ On Sunday was my 17th California-versary. I wrote a little bit about this life-changing move for me here a couple of years ago and about the decision to come to California in the first place here. I still can’t believe I’ve spent such a long time in this country already. Sometimes it feels like I just got here yesterday, and then again, it feels like I’ve been here forever.
+ I don’t know how to put this in words, because we don’t have adequate words to describe what I am about to share, but I’ll try anyway. Sometimes, when I look back at the time that I lived here, I get glimpses of how I first “saw” this country as a foreigner when I had just arrived. It’s like, I see the same things now, but I don’t see the same things, if you know what I mean. There’s been a shift in my perception and it’s really hard to put in words what that actually means. A few days ago, I was talking with J about my first night in the US, when I came to stay for my exchange semester, and I told him that I felt scared and overwhelmed and that I asked myself “what the hell I was doing here”, and he asked “why?”. I think, unless you have traveled or moved to a different country all by yourself, this is just really hard to explain, but I’ll just say, talk about getting out of your comfort zone.
+ My 20-day fitness challenge is halfway done and I am still going strong. I didn’t really know if I could make it happen, but so far I’ve hit my step goal, did my 20-minutes workouts, meditated and made my bed every morning for 10 days in a row. I also ate healthy(-ish), which I am trying to do most of the time anyway.
On days, where I don’t run, getting 10k steps in is surprisingly hard. You have to be really intentional with moving around every day. But hey, you know what, it feels pretty good when you do accomplish your goals… and since they say that it takes about 21 days to form a habit, I might end up with some new habits when the challenge is over. Win-win.
+ I recently sold a couple of things on eBay. I hadn’t had much luck with consignments stores or ThredUp and some of the things I wanted to get rid off, I didn’t want to just give away (although I’ve done plenty of that as well). I am really happy I got a little bit of money by putting them up for sale on eBay.
+ My employer covers 50% of my gym membership and I think that’s awesome. I just got a nice little reimbursement on my last paycheck. Woot! Does your employer sponsor your physical health in any way?
What have you been thinking about today?