I feel like I should be a little better about actual updates on actual happenings in our life. The idea was spawned from 2 of my friends who came back to blogging (Kacie and Josie) and it was nice to really read what has been going on with them in a platform that is so much more restful than facebook or twitter. I want to be able to go back and read about OUR life too. So… here goes…
We have been trying to find peace in 100 different ways. It seems that peace (the counter balance of stress for us) is something that we were hugely lacking last year. I can’t tell you the number of times that we just collapsed in front of the TV (blast that thing) and didnt talk to each other for 4 hours… just to find our Zen. I dont like that. I dont like that the only place that I can find relaxation is with TV. The funny thing is that TV is actually stimulating… not relaxing. I want to cancel the cable… just because it feels like a drug that zaps my creativity and happiness away… to settle for something completely un-cool. Perhaps Im being a little dramatic but thats just how I am.
Lately Dan and I have been working on peace finding down a lot of different avenues. We are organizing our finances finally. We are keeping a close watch on both business and personal and using spread sheets and mint. It has not exactly made a HUGE change so far, but its only been one month. The one thing I will say for it is that I FEEL more in control, which is half the battle right? We have a small amount of debt and some lofty goals and we want to be able to not only be responsible (in the Dave Ramsey way) but also be brave with our money. One big change… and freeing change… is that we have finally started tithing. It has always bothered me that we dont tithe, especially since we dont go to church and we make more money than the typical american. I want to give back and i felt guilty basically every single month, not giving. We are actually tithing now and it really does make me feel less horrible about myself “Jesus-wise.” I know that Jesus and God dont need my money, but I also know that I dont need it as much as some people do either. (I talk like we are wealthy, which we are not). So thats whats new there.
We are also trying to do yoga more. Yoga is good for the body and it is good for my mind. I feel like my brain is going a million miles a minute and yoga is the only place so far that I have found can calm that beast. its a struggle and im not very good about actually going… but I try.
Veganism is a fight daily. All I want is non-vegan food when we are trying to be vegan. Its yet another beast that I wrestle with. I have found a few AMAZING recipes that help and I will keep fighting. (dont mind last week…. that was a fail
On a positive note, now that weddings have stopped and I can get my hands around the to do list that was a mile long, I am finally able to do a few personal projects that I have wanted to do for literally years. That is what this winter will be for me and I couldnt be more excited about it.