Yes, we love manatees. And manatees love us.
Loving:, reading bedtime stories in funny voices and hearing the sweetest giggle from my boyfriend's daughter, feeling sore after a good workout, coming home to a home-cooked meal made by my talented boyfriend, candied apples, black nail polish, stepping outside of the office to soak up the sunshine rays while appreciating the cooler temperatures, and the anticipation of dressing up as catwoman for Halloween, and crossing off tasks from my daily to-do lists.

Working on: staying the present moment and not getting ahead of myself by focusing on the task in front of me. I have a tendency to worry about things in the future and will think about the things I need to do later, which takes me away from my life now, right now. I'm also working on doing more arm workouts while I'm at work so that I can use time in an efficient manner. It's nice to go to the gym afterwards and realize I only need to do cardio and abs, after a full day of doing bicep and tricep curls!

Thinking about: the end of the world (december 21, 2012) and how that date came to be and also reflecting on how many times people have theorized about it beforehand, with the end result of the world still spinning round and round. In my opinion, even if the world were to really end (today, tomorrow, december) - - I'd honestly still continue living my life the best way that I can because I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life worrying about something that may or may not happen. Have also been thinking about what I can do now, to encourage more fulfilling career opportunities later on. I've been toying with the idea of going back to school for either graphic design or web design, to get started in that direction...Once I make the decision for what is truly satisfying for me, I want to start my first class before the year ends. :)

Listening to: Daft Punk "Alive" while I'm working out. The beats are soo good and makes me want to get off of my butt and pretend to be a warrior princess. The first day I brought the Shuffle with me to the gym, and turned on Daft Punk, I ran so hard on the treadmill and pushed myself as much as I could.

Reading: I gave up halfway on I Was Told There'd Be Cake. I don't like to quit halfway into a book, but if I have a hard time staying engaged, I'm over it. Maybe I'll give it a shot another time but for now, it's not what I'm looking for. Ever since my boyfriend got me the Kindle Fire for my birthday, I've been snuggling up on the couch, logging into and reading my favorite blogs. Every time I read a fun blog post, it takes me to a happy place. I like that.

Watching: Walking Dead and scary movies to get into the Halloween mood! It's been a long time since I've gotten hooked on a drama but man, oh man, Walking Dead has got me hanging off the edge of the couch every, single, time. If you haven't checked it out, do me a favor and watch just one episode and you'll see what I mean. Gripping!! Oh, and I can't wait to see Paranormal Activity 4. I get spooked really easily when it comes to ghosts and stuff like that but I thoroughly enjoy the feeling of getting creeped out from a movie. Especially when you've got a little bowl of pistachios (not a fan of popcorn so pistachios rock) to munch on while snuggling up to a handsome man :)

Stressing about: Well, trying not to stress out about anything these days but it's natural to stress about something right? The only thing that I'm honestly stressing about are my allergies and the inability to find the right face wash as well as moisturizer. It seems like I'm allergic to some chemical that's in skin products and struggle with finding the perfect one. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to getting an allergy test to pinpoint what I need to stay away from, so I am completely aware. Other than that, life is sweet, good, more than good. I've got a wonderful home to live in, a comfortable bed to sleep in, an amazing man to spend my time with, a beautiful little baby girl to giggle with, and a job that is secure. I can't complain, so I won't!

What about you? What have you been reading, watching, listening to? Stressing about anything in particular? Tried anything new? Feel free to do a similar post and link back. Thank you Danielle for providing the original inspiration for these types of posts.

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  1. Great post! Love how you broke everything down. I have so many thoughts swimming in my head ... Have a great weekend!

  2. This is a lovely post. I'm a big fan of Zen Habits as well. One of my goals in the near future is to simplify my life further.

  3. Cathy, you are so amazing! I wish I'd been able to spend more time reading your posts lately, but uni has just been too crazy. It's so wonderful to come back to reading all of these blogs that I love though and getting to read posts with your feel-good, positive outlook :D Thanks so much for that!! Glad you're doing well :) Rhi xx

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