I did this same meme last year and I thought it might be fun to revisit it again. Here is what is happening in my world right now.

What I Am Listening To: I am listening to Tori Amos’s new album, Unrepentant Geraldines. I’ve listened to her music since college and have attended several of her concerts. She performs with a spirit that is hard to describe. Other songs playing in the background are Maps by Maroon 5, Roar by Katy Perry and Happy by Pharell Williams. My Pandora station is set to Beyonce when I exercise. I typically obsess over one song every season and play it over and over again. Lately, Landslide by Fleetwood Mac seems to default as my music muse.

What I Am Thinking About: Many of my thoughts are scattered. There isn’t much uninterrupted time with my daughter at home and I spend time planning her days, whether it revolves around summer day camp, swimming or a playdate. In my quiet moments, I’ve gravitated toward thinking about the tragedies that haunt so many and how instantly someone’s world can change. I’ve thought about the men, women and children lost in the recent airline tragedy and it prompts me to hug the ones that I love even closer.

What I Am Watching: This summer I’ve watched little television which is not unusual for me. I rarely turn on the television. I followed the World Cup this year and that created a renewed enthusiasm for a sport that I didn’t necessarily appreciate before. Also, tennis matches are on much of the time because my daughter plays. I am still a fan of Downton Abbey and Homeland and look forward to watching them again when they premiere later this year. Several friends recommend House of Cards as a series to follow, so I may try to watch a few episodes.

What I Am Bummed Out On: In the past few weeks, my days have carried the tinge of sorrow. Some of it is just my natural inclination, but I think that July is traditionally a harder month because next week is my father’s birthday. I begin to think about my childhood and a place that I called home for so long and I begin to mourn the hard edges of time. I miss hanging out with my mom and sister and the familiar connections that only home can provide.

What I Am Loving: Reading books late at night. Writing. A good night’s sleep. Candied apples. Having conversations with my daughter. Movie night with my family. Always, always, that first cup of coffee that starts my day.


What is a part of your world right now? Would love to hear from you.