Keeping up the conversations.

Some things I will never learn. Okay …never say never so: some things will take a little longer for me to learn and act on. Like writing my Weeks in Review earlier or at least taking notes not to miss too much.

Do you believe in destiny? I do. It wasn’t apparent to me how destiny heard my wishes outlined in my previous WiRand delivered until I sat down to write this post. Meg, you keep inspiring me in ways you probably didn’t think of when creating your link-up.
Socializing might not have happened in just the way I’ve been longing for but I felt more connected with others than in previous weeks. I might be an introvert but a hermit I am not.

Week in review

During the past week I …

Worked five long days again. One of them presenting me with a huge challenge. Here’s the hopefully short story: I do a lot of the background work that nobody sees right there. As one of my colleagues was off on Friday I had to sub in for her at the reception desk. Oh my. Never underestimate what other people do. I’d known she was busy before but this was a whole new level of busy to me. Not only did I get more direct customer contact – yes, please!- but had to juggle taking up calls along with my usual responsibilities. Add in an emergency client and things got [not so] funny. Looking back now I’d do it again because I liked being around more people than usual but it was beyond stressful for a day.

Attended a dinner with all of my colleagues plus two new ones not yet working in the office on Tuesday. Truth: I wasn’t sure how it’d go and dreaded it a bit. Not because I don’t like my colleagues but worried I wouldn’t be able to actually connect and keep up conversations – still a fairly new member of a team that’s been working together for ten+ years. In the end, it was a little long for my preferences – four hours the night before a work day is out of my comfort zone. Yet I was able to bond more with some colleagues, lead interesting non work-related conversations and prove to myself that challenges can be overcome. By just letting go a little and allowing life to play out. Easier said than done.

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Published only two insteadof the promised three posts. I was excited to share the recipe for these bars yet technology pulled a Meghan Trainor on me. Now the internet is up and running – albeit slowly – again and hopefully will keep up doing so.

Lead a good albeit short conversation with a new client at work. He only speaks English so as I was working on the reception desk I took advantage of the opportunity and we had a chat beyond small talk. Anybody else not a fan of the latter?

Noticed some pain in my right leg – again, dang it! I’d really hoped it had healed for good after the past years rest and physio therapy  – and took it easy on the workout side. Even easier, I should say. It’s hard to become aware of your limitations and act on them when you’d actually rather rush and jump around. But in the end I’m grateful for all the things I can still do. Like this Blogilates workout. All I’ll say is: jello arms. And here I was going to skip that part thinking it’d have no effect in anyway.

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Made another batch of peanut butter. Which means I finished that previous one in just a week. Wow … let my mind process that for a bit.

What I discovered once again in the conversations I had at the restaurant is how deep my passion for language and reading runs. Not necessarily a new discovery but noticing how ridiculously excited I got talking about books and words made me realize I need to hone this passion more again. Reading and writing blog posts is great and I’m not going to stop doing it. Yet I think my mind would benefit from doing more of this offline, too. Maybe a little June goal?

Happy Monday!

 

Happiness-inducing today: A more productive Sunay than expected and – this will hopefully become a regular again after days of rain – the sunshine.

 

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Good good links #145

Sunday funday is here! Also Sunday SUNday over here. After a week of sun while I was at work and crazy rain pretty much immediately afterwards – I literally stepped outside into the gorgeous sun, got on my bike and the next minute found myself in a heavy downpour – this is much appreciated. Just like I’m sure you’ll appreciate me keeping the weather rambles short and instead gving you what you came for: lots of great lecture for your [insert day of the week you’re reading this].

Enjoy the posts, the day and hopefully good weather!


Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

Why You Should be Discontent via Hugs and Lattes

Is being not entirely happy with your current state of life really a bad thing?

Your vibe attracts your tribe via Chelcey Tate

Not just true for blogging but life in general. Blogging-wise: when there’s a post you feel driven to write  – do it! Irregardless of who may or may not like it because you could be wrong [in the best way possible].

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]

Why Out-Exercising Your Diet Isn’t the Answer via Bucket List Tummy

This! Eat well and exercise because you enjoy it, not to burn calories or punish yourself.

35 Body-Positive Mantras to Say in Your Mirror Every Morning via Greatist

Which of these are you going to adopt in your daily routine?

Productivity is Really About What You Don’t Do via Joelyn K. Glei

The [uncomfortable maybe] truth. All that time spent mindlessly browsing Instagram …

How to Grow a Veggie Container Garden via Foodess

A great gardening idea for small spaces  – because homegrown food tastes best.

 

Blogging

The Blogger’s Guide to Using Snapchat via Bloggers Gonna Blog

If you – like me – had not clue why you should get on board with Snapchat: you’ll be intrigued after reading this.

 Productivity Tips for Bloggers with Full-Time Jobs

10 Tabletop Photography Tips Everyone Should Know via Brit + Co.

Great simple advice from various experienced bloggers and photographers.

 

 

Good good [food]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream Cake via Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

Just in case you didn’t know: this is the ice cream cake you’ve been dreaming of.

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Fudge {Paleo & Vegan} via Paleo Running Momma

By now it shoudn’t be a secret anymore that I have a thing for fudge and this looks all kinds of dreamy.

5 minute romesco sauce via Pinch of Yum

Sunmer flavours in a sauce that sounds way too good to be so simple to prepare.

Raw “Breaded” Italian Zucchin Chips via Be Sol-ful Living

The perfect summer sub for kale chips [because it’s not in season over here but zucchini will soon be plentiful]..

Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry via Minimalist Baker

I’m all for grains/carbs but this sounds completely delicious in its own right.

 

 

Happiness-inducing today: Good conversations.

 

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