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Watching

Love this time of year, some of my favourite shows are on. The Walking Dead, American Horror story. LOVE them and getting right into it. Everyone at work is watching, and we discuss the story line the next day You must watch if you haven’t already. Have started watching 666 Park Avenue. It’s not awesome, but still an enjoyable watch and I do like Rachael Taylor. Apparently its been cancelled. So I guess I’ll stop watching that :(

I also like Revenge, we have only watched a few episodes of this season. So will probably do a catch up on those over the holidays.

Not sure what I am going to watch when all my favourites go on holidays over the Christmas break, we don’t really watch any regular TV these days.

Listening

Birdy Skinny love, some skinny love, a bit of Taylor swift and then some more skinny love. OMG If I hear that song one.more.TIME, I will stab a bitch!

Ms9 has had singing lessons all year. We tried the team sport thing and she just isn’t into it. So thought this would be great for her (and her singing was a little painful, so it was for selfish reasons as well) They had their end of year performance coming up and shed been chosen to do a solo of Skinny Love. Takes after her mother and she left it till last-minute to really practise. So we had her practising pretty much every waking moment. Skinny Love regular and acoustic were played on loop along with other songs they were performing constantly while she was doing homework, chores of just faffing about. I bet the cats and dogs could do a pretty good rendition of it too now.

It was her first time singing alone in front of people. I was so proud she did a fantastic job. I was a good parent (unlike others) and didn’t take pics or video. So will have to wait for the DVD to come out.

Reading

I have a Hunger Games hangover. I’d seen all the hype, but didn’t really think it would be my thing. I had seen the movie and didn’t mind it. I think it was after I saw Suger say she read it and loved it so much I thought I would give it a go. I ended up devouring all 3 books in about 4 days. They were SO good. Then spent the next week in that haze where you aren’t sure what is reality and what is fiction. Now I’m trouble finding the next something to read because I’m scared nothing will be as good so I’m not game to start anything.

Any suggestions appreciated?

I have also just started reading Tim Ferriss’s new book The 4-Hour Chef. Not far enough in to have an opinion yet, but really like him and his earlier books. So we’ll see.

Thinking

Hmm, too much for a start. Always my problem I am a chronic over thinker to the point I think my head may explode.

Thinking about Christmas, how much I bloody hate it and all the commercial shit. I do really enjoy buying stuff for the kids though, and spoiling them just a little. But the over thinking perfectionist kicks in and I can’t decide what to get, it has to be awesome and bestest and I just end up going round in circles and stressing and freaking out.

I have also been thinking lately, about thinking. Can you really change the way you think, your beliefs, your internal voice …do you think? Those things you have though and told yourself for so long they are deeply ingrained. Are you stuck with them, or is it really possible to change them.

Have always thought the think happy thoughts, be kind to yourself was a bit of wanky crap. Maybe this is where a lot of my problems lie?

My internal voice is a fucking bitch most of the time.  She certainly needs an attitude adjustment.

Loving

The thought that its only about a month until some time off. Haven’t had any since Christmas time last year and I am REALLY looking forward to it.

Following Panda Paw Rescue on Facebook. I have posted a little about Amanda and some of her work before. This woman is truly a.mazing! She takes in special needs rescues that no one else will  touch, gets them the help that they need and rehomes them and she has just recently won her battle with cancer! London is just one of the many dogs she has helped.

Every day her posts make my heart swell. You must check her out. It’s nice to get a reminder that there are some super beautiful amazing people out there doing good stuff.

Making me happy

I checked out for a while. The last 18mths have been tough. And I felt like I sat back a lot and just watched everyone else living life because it seemed easier. I have always been very shy and maybe a little anti social.  But I avoided going out, talking to people even more. I didn’t feel like putting on the happy, everything is great front. Or feared that if I started talking, all the messed up weird shit that had taken over my brain would spew out.

But it didn’t make it easier. Shit got pretty damn lonely. I missed some great friends and I missed some awesome opportunities. LIfe is too short to be worrying about what people think of you.

So making an effort to try and break out of the rut, online and IRL. Want to be my friend?

So, what have you been up to? How are you? Share your own currently post, or in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/Pretty_Fluffy Serena Faber Nelson

    Wow – I’m on same with you on so many parts of this post – including Taylor Swift and soooo much commercialised ‘stuff’ that comes along with Christmas! From a fellow introvert I completely relate with checking out for while every so often too. I think sometimes you need it to recharge, but then need to get back in the game. I hope that you’re feeling better about things. xxx

    PS. Panda Paws Rescue? AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

    • http://absoluteleigh.com.au/ Leigh

      Thanks Serena :) It’s nice to know you are not alone in your less than conventional feelings sometimes ;)

      Enjoy Panda paws, just love everything she shares.

  • http://mixedgems.net Veronica @ Mixed Gems

    What an interesting concept for a post! I watch way less TV than I used to since kids. Most of it is online or downloaded. I barely listen to the radio so I’ve no idea what’s hip and current. I keep going back to my old, old tunes to keep my mood up at work, or calm it down. I’ve a pile of books next to my bed, all unread, let alone all the stuff in the bookshelf. I dream of a lovely reading room whilst accepting the tininess of our apartment. I can relate to being a thinker but lately, I’ve struggled to really get in touch with my thoughts. I like my space but realise cross-pollination of thoughts and ideas is not a bad thing. I don’t mind the reminder to “think happy thoughts” because it helps remind me to not get lost in negativity. I believe we can change our thinking even though we might naturally lean more negative or positive. It takes quite a bit of effort though. Call it re-programming?! ;-). I’ll end here before I keep rambling but it’s been nice to meet you via #FYBF Leigh. Your extensive and lengthy experience in social media and online communities is very interesting.

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  • http://twitter.com/_MamaGrace Grace Titioka

    I’m a chronic over thinker too. One of these days I’ll learn to control that :)

    Good for Ms 9 to get out there and sing in front of an audience. That ain’t no easy feat. But I’m sure it’ll help build her confidence. Just googled “Skinny Love” Beautiful song. Great choice. x

    • http://absoluteleigh.com.au/ Leigh

      I envy you having never heard the song before LOL

  • http://overacuppacoffee.com/ Psych Babbler

    I like the ‘currently’ posts I have been seeing around. Might take it up myself.

    Re the thinking, well, it is possible to change your thinking but not by thinking “happy thoughts”. I’m not an advocate for “think positively” but rather, the whole cognitive-behavioural model of thinking in a helpful and realistic manner. Sure, I forget to do it often but it can be really helpful most times. Another thing I found helpful personally for over thinking (given I’m like that) is mindfulness. Just let those thoughts come and go.. It’s kinda the opposite of changing your thinking.

    Good to hear you are making an effort to break out. I know when I’m down the last thing I want to do is socialise. And I like that…but I know as time goes on, it actually makes me feel worse. So it’s that battle about trying to make an effort and hating it initially but doing it anyway. :)

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    • http://absoluteleigh.com.au/ Leigh

      You should totes do your own. It seems a great way to get a bunch of little things out that wouldn’t make that much of a post on their own.

      Helpful and realistic sounds so much better than happy thoughts and rainbows. I’ll have to do some looking into that, thanks.

  • http://kimbalikes.com Kim-Marie Williams

    Oh, I love the currently post idea. I loved Hunger Games too, but I read them months and months ago and I can’t remember what I read afterwards. I read two or three books at a time, and I read really, really fast so I’m afraid they all blur into one after a while! This Xmas holidays, I’m going to reread some of my favourites, I think – the Colleen McCullough First Man in Rome series. I have way too many books on my pile that are screaming out to be read but I’m in need of some comfort. These books, despite me having read them multitudes of time, demand concentration to be read, and I think I need some time when I’m not skim reading something fluffy so I can actually switch my brain off and read. It’s been one of those years for me too. x

    • http://absoluteleigh.com.au/ Leigh

      Wow, more than one at a time is impressive. I think I would get the stories confused ;)
      I have never tried to reread anything. Maybe I should for some of the ones I’ve really loved. It would be nice to read without the thinking sometimes.
      Enjoy your destress over the xmas holidays :)

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