Do you ever just sit in silence and ponder life? Yeah, me neither. However, lately I have been thinking a lot about where I’m at, where I want to be, and every little insignificant detail in-between. So without boring you with irrelevant things, like which nail polish color I’ll choose next, here are five of my most recent, reoccurring thoughts.
1) Marriage. I am not the kind of girl who dreamt up a perfect wedding at five years old. In fact, I had hardly given it any thought at all in the last 27 years— until recently. The glitz, glam and planning just isn’t really my jam, ya know? That being said, I have been obsessing over engagements and weddings as of late. I know this sounds psychotic, but I think it’s totally justified, considering my current relationship status (no pressure, Morgan).
I have spent hours (an embarrassing amount of time) pinning, bookmarking and taking screenshots of engagement rings and wedding inspiration before bed each night. I don’t know if it’s because getting engaged is a realistic possibility in the foreseeable future, or if it’s because my biological clock is screaming at me, but either way it’s been fun.
2) Becoming a vegetarian. I recently bit the bullet and decided to watch “What The Health” on Netflix. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t tuned in, it basically breaks down the health effects of meat— and regardless of whether it’s creditable or not, it’s gross AF. I stopped watching it 45 minutes in with a newfound disgust for chicken and cows.
Under normal circumstances, I rarely eat meat, but this documentary really tempts me to go full-blown vegetarian. It’s hard, living with carnivores, but I’ve been juggling the idea for a few weeks now and I think it might be something worth trying.
3) Moving to Austin, Texas. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me when I’m moving to Texas, I could retire at 27. I get it from my friends, my bosses, my family and my friends’ families, so I’m sure y’all are wondering too. I would be lying if I said I haven’t been entertaining the idea. It’s a big move, so it’s not something that I take lightly, but I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll likely be an Austin resident in 2018 (pending an engagement ring, of course).
4) Sobriety. Back in April, I decided to stay sober for 30 days. I had been struggling with my weight for a while, and was lacking the motivation to lose said weight, so I cut out booze. While it was hard, it was totally worth it. For lack of a better term, I felt clean. I guess that’s why they call it a cleanse, no?
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about giving sobriety another go. With holidays and birthdays, it seems like there’s never a “good” time to give up alcohol, but I’m leaning towards a no-booze November. Stay tuned!
5) Being a better friend. Over the course of the past year a few of my really good girlfriends have become single, and it made me realize that I need to step it up as a friend— not just when they need a shoulder to lean on, but all of the time. I am really bad at keeping in touch with people, especially when life pulls us in opposite directions, but I can (and want to) do better.