So, part of my new year's plan (I don't think it really fits as a resolution) is to find more balance in my life. Part of this is finding a good mix of working out, spending more time at home with Rand and the pups, blogging more, drawing, trying new things, and reading...on top of my usual going out and happy/yappy houring.
Working out can easily become all I do. That and eating healthy. While there's nothing wrong with working out and eating healthy, when it's your main focus for 2+ years you start to go crazy, or at least I did, especially when I realized I couldn't keep up with my schedule of working out and cooking/meal planning and add socialization and then a more well balanced life on top. I burnt out. I took more or less 2 months off from the gym after months of half assing it work out wise and regrouped.
Like I said, part of my regroup was making sure I read more. I read a book for book club this month, I also am working on finally reading the last book in the divergent series-Allegiant. SPOILERS(ish) ahead....you've been warned...
(Dress:?, Sweater: Macy's, Shoes: Clothes Mentor-Jessica Simpson, Necklace: Gifty from Miss Cambria, earrings: Betsey Johnson)
What the fuck Veronica Roth, what. the. fuck.
I was forewarned that I'd hate the book, full disclosure.
So, I was pretty open to the writing style change that basically has us switching from Tris to Four and that the book was clearly not going to be up to the standard of the first two. So, for the first 1/4 of the book I was pretty alright with everything, in fact I plowed through it until the big reveal...you know...what we've been waiting 2.5 books for-what's outside the walls.
I literally wanted to throw my effing book across the room. Again, full disclosure, I still haven't finished the stupid book. It has sat for a week-maybe a little more actually at this point. I even tried to tempt myself by flipping ahead to a random page to keep me going because I got to the point where I knew there would be no happy resolution to this stupid story (Not that I need a happy ending-but at least a mediocre solution to the main conflict that has driven the plot for the entire series)...I just can't bring myself to finish now because that page I flipped to revealed that just when I thought this series conclusion couldn't get any worse...it did.
Will I finish it-yeah-will I go see the movie now-probably not...
Am I excited to continue with Game of Thrones and Outlander-eff yes-because those books-those are some awesomely entertaining reads.
Thanks for letting me rant (and share my book reading portion of my new (attempt at a more) balanced life) .
That being said. I found this in my never posted folder of outfits and I frankly don't know where this dress went but I probably should find it-it's a good professional dress, right?! I honestly am not crazy about it but something tells me this is more of what I should be wearing to work...thoughts?!
XO Lori Lynn