It’s been a bit since my last post, and I’ll write about something more interesting pretty soon. Sometimes it’s hard to find things to write about when life is good. Which it is right now, I’m happy to report. Not because of one huge reason (I’m still single, sadly), but lots of things are going right lately. And it can be obnoxious to talk about how great your life is (see this article!), but on a blog about my life, I do want to share what’s going on with me.
So here are some reasons I’ve been happy lately:
-One of my goals for the year was to write more fiction, and I have. A long time ago, I used to try submitting short stories to magazines, but after awhile I just…stopped. Until this year, when I started submitting a couple of stories around. Recently, I found out that one of them was accepted! My short story “Things You Don’t Know I Know about You” is forthcoming in The Sierra Nevada Review, and it will be out in May. Yea!
-I made my sales goal at work, which means I’m getting a bonus in a couple of months.
-I completed a 10K yesterday and got a good time for me! I finished in 53:29, which is a 8:37 pace, faster than I usually run.
-I’ve been better lately about exercising and not eating crap.
-My roommate and I got a better Internet connection. I then joined Netflix, and then I bought a Roku. The Roku has massively improved my life. I’m now catching up with TV shows I should have been watching. Parks and Recreation is now one of my new favorites—I’ll do a post in the near future about everything I’ve been catching up with. Breaking Bad is probably next.
-But I’m not starting Breaking Bad until baseball is over because RED SOX IN THE ALCS WOO!
-It’s fall and the weather is lovely and I recently went apple picking because YEA NEW ENGLAND.
-I’ve picked up a little side project editing college essays for high school kids, and I’m enjoying it.
-The Boston Book Festival is coming up this weekend- I’ve meant to go every other year, but have always been busy. This is the first year I’m making it.
-BC’s football team still isn’t great, but they’re at least better than they were last year.
-I saw a great play called The Power of Duff last weekend. After I see a good play, it makes me want to see [Allie Brosh] ALL the theater! [/Allie Brosh] So maybe there’s more theater for me in the near future.
-Speaking of Allie Brosh, her book is coming out at the end of the month!
-My friends are awesome, although that’s not new.
-My furry friend is also awesome.