Andi Winter

Writer, Reader, Tea Drinker, Chrononaut

Month: January 2016

3 for Thursday

What’s on my mind, or in my belly, this week:

Reading: The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday.
Stoicism isn’t just for philosophers anymore. Real, practical strategies for dealing with life. No religion required.

Drinking: Get Happy tea by The Republic of Tea
I thought I would try something different from my usual Tension Tamer tea from Celestial Seasonings. Get Happy has a peach edge to it, which is different from most other mood lifting teas out there.

Thinking: It takes the time it takes.
This seems so cliched, but I’m finding that it is applicable to so many aspects of my life right now (from writing to grieving to driving). It’s a reminder to myself to not stress about how long it takes to do something. I tend to have mental timelines for damn near everything, so when I get behind on those timelines, I get stressed. Who set those timelines? Some optimistic Pollyanna figment of my imagination. While it’s good to have deadlines, it’s also good to not cause yourself problems when you don’t meet those self-imposed goals. (As I have to keep reminding myself.)

Now, back to the writing desk . . .

 

 

3 for Thursday (last Thursday, actually)

Three things that are helping me get through this week:

  1. Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach – space opera with a strong lead woman, imaginative world, and even better . . . it’s the first in a trilogy.
  2. Spur of the Moment Vegetable Soup – made from veggies on the downward slope. There is nothing that feels better than cleaning out the fridge by creating tasty dishes. (Well, there are some things that do feel better, but I’ll run with this for the moment.)\
  3. Elk pepperoni sticks – when you just want a meat snack. So good.

The biggest thing? The thought that tomorrow is Friday.

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