I’ve always liked having hobbies. I just like being semi-knowledgeable in everything I can. Being a single mom doesn’t give me a lot of free time, but having to share joint custody with his father gives me some alone time. I usually do school work, run errands, try to play catch up, etc. during the time that Xander is with his father. Seeing as I just graduated I don’t have the pressure of turning in assignments on time right now, and since my grandmother is staying with me (her house has no heat and it’s too damn cold for that) she spends her day cleaning/tidying the house and/or playing with Xander. I’ve told her a dozen or more times that she doesn’t have to, but she insists. My favorite Ariana (love you!) doesn’t like to sit still so she also spends the day cleaning/tidying and playing with Xander. I’m super blessed to have these two in my life right now, and I certainly would be less stable without them! I feel that having a hobby or (a healthy) obsession is important when dealing with something painful/devastating/etc. It gives you something to focus your attention on so that you are not dwelling on people or problems. Now, for what this post is really about:
Obsession #1 Spreadsheets
I know -it’s really weird- but I am obsessed with making spreadsheets and organizing everything with them. My kitchen pantry is cataloged in a spreadsheet, and so are many of my go-to dinner ideas.
Obsession #2 Eating Clean
Ariana and I are in a health kick right now. We also have a healthy competition with a couple of our guy friends that we can be in better shape than them by summer. So to help in this process (and to hopefully feel better) I’m obsessing over organic food. The brand Simple Truth is super awesome! They have this amazing Almond milk that I can handle so much better than regular milk! Just from switching out regular everyday products with theirs has made a huge difference in how I feel. I really suggest trying them out. Check out their website here!
*Note: I am not affiliated with Simple Truth other than loving their products. I am not being compensated for mentioning them in any way.*
Obsession #3 Pentatonix
I seriously love this group. Their music is amazing and their videos hilarious. I love how down to earth they all seem, as well as how talented they are. Plus I may be in love with Avi Kaplan’s voice. Cool fact! Kevin is from Kentucky! If you haven’t heard of them before or haven’t listened to them in a while then you should check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! @PTXofficial
Okay, three obsessions seem reasonable for the moment. Of course I have many others, but I don’t want to overwhelm anyone. Happy reading friends! What are some of your obsessions?