On taking the good and leaving the rest (or: Hi, I'm not dead!)

Sometimes when I pause to take inventory of my life I will notice that it has become cluttered with things that are simply getting in my way. When this happens I have a habit of tipping my world upside down like a too-full purse, gathering up the bits I want to keep and leaving the rest to drift away like so much debris on an abandoned lot. Basically, when life isn't going the way I want it to, I litter. Kidding.

This isn't the time or the place to discuss the things I've recently let drift, but I think there is plenty of room here to instead wax poetic about the good stuff I've adopted.

Room for two. Jackson moved in with me a few weeks ago, and everything about having him here full time is just pure excellence. My shelves are full of new books to read, and there are these extra cozy looking slippers stashed beside the other half of the bed; his possessions have been woven in with mine and they fit perfectly. The side of the closet that I used to store my junk in now serves an actual purpose, and that extra French press is pretty damn handy to have around on a lazy morning. We put up Christmas decorations the other day, framing this perfectly frosted window with lights and promising ourselves that we would buy plastic to stop the draft (spoiler alert: we haven’t yet - oops). I am content.

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Tea. All of it. All of the tea. Lately I find myself completely, overwhelmingly obsessed with all things warm beverages. Do yourself a favour and head over to David’s Tea to pick up a package of the Sleigh Ride mix. Go for it, you won’t regret it. Side effects may include hydration, warmth, and breaking out in snuggles.

Writing. No so much in this space, obviously, but in private. I’ve been journaling every day, trying my hand at everything from book reviews (no bueno) to freewriting. It’s like an old friend that I hadn’t realized how much I missed until it was back in my day-to-day life. Feels good, man.

Shamelessly plugging my boyfriend’s podcast. I mean, what?

Seriously though, life is great, and I hope to be hanging around these parts much more frequently over the coming months. See you soon, lovelies! xo