The Everyday Adventure: Lighter.

The Everyday Adventure: Lighter.

“You look lighter, like a weight has been lifted.”

That’s what a friend said to me a few days ago.

If I’m being honest, this has been the first week all month that I haven’t felt some sort of sadness or heaviness. Instead, my heart literally feels like it’s about to burst.

I don’t know why the change, really. Spending time with the right people. Saying the right words. Doing things I really love.

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“Unproductive.”

“Unproductive.”

I stayed up way too late last night.

Tuesdays are the one day a week that Chris comes over and we do stuff– we plan the wedding and do our Startup Camp homework. The past few weeks we’ve been so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to do that we tend to jump from one task to the next, never accomplishing anything.

Since I’m a planner and I love schedules, I thought we should make a task list for the evening and set amount of times to do them. I just love a clean outline, a plan, a roadmap of where we’re going. It helps me stay focused.

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The Everyday Adventure: Seasons.

The Everyday Adventure: Seasons.

It’s no mystery that there’s a lot I don’t like about living in Illinois.

But nothing quite compares with the way the harvest smells.

It’s probably my favorite thing about this area. I’ve tried explaining it to my friends who live in the city. And it’s impossible.

Every year I complain that fall flies by, that it’s never long enough. And for the first time in a while, I feel like I’m noticing it more.

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The Everyday Adventure: Look for Light.

The Everyday Adventure: Look for Light.

To be honest, I don’t feel very adventurous.

Not even the quiet simple kind of adventure that should infuse everyday life.

I don’t feel it right now.

Last night Chris said to me, “You take on more than anyone I know.”

I didn’t really agree, but I let him have it. “Yea,” I said, “but I crash and burn way harder.”

That’s how I’d describe my current season. A constant cycle of crash and burn.

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