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WHAT I'M READING
Right now I'm reading Killing Ruby Rose. Jessie Humphries is a WUW participant, and I found Killing Ruby Rose because so many other bloggers were loving it. I'm only a few chapters in, but it is awesome.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I haven't written much this week--see below.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
TIME! It's not inspiration so much as panic. But also this quote:
"...the threshold to all that is extraordinary in life opens only when we devote ourselves to giving attention, not getting it. Things come alive for us only when we dare to see and recognize everything as special. The longer we try to get attention instead of giving it, the deeper our unhappiness." --Mark Nepo
In my life, its not so much about getting attention as it is wanting to be left alone so I can get things done! But to my surprise and chagrin, I find that I get more done, and feel more inspired when I give other people my attention and only let writing fill up the cracks. Weird. And hard to remember when I feel so much pressure.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
We just got back from a vacation to New York City and Pennsylvania. We walked 30 miles in the first 3 days, and it was incredible, because I recently found out that all that pain I've been feeling for so long is probably arthritis. I'd been trying to get in shape by walking a lot, and 2 weeks before we left I gave it up for yoga. Smartest move of my life, because I did all that NY walking with no problems at all, and I was almost positive it was the yoga. Then we got to PA and I didn't do yoga for a couple of days, and then went on a walk--and the pain was back! So yoga is going to become part of my daily routine. Gladly.
So much awesomeness in New York! We saw Matilda and Les Mis, and went to Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the Natural History Museum. We did Chinatown and 5th Avenue and Times Square. My favorite thing was Ellen's Stardust Diner though. Amazing stuff.
(This isn't the video we took--the waiters move around so much, and I'm not much of a videographer, but this will give you a taste of it. Our waitress was amazing--she could sing and dance and waitress all at the same time!)
Then we went to Pennsylvania and had a good time with our family there, including a lot of futbol viewing (go Netherlands!), and a little lacrosse playing. It was a crazy full week and so much fun.