Slowing down – brief thoughts

I have a constantly debilitating urge to do about 86,000 things before launching into 100% purely fun things that don’t have some sort of practical, educational, or social component. So I’ll cook, run, and drink a beer with my husband after a long day without it hanging on my conscience. But there are plenty of times where I tell myself I’m going straight home to a 4-hour gaming marathon…


… but instead, I did dishes until my eyes turned bloodshot from exhaustion. Then, inexplicably, when I have a deadline looming or there’s a smell I’ve never smelled before coming from the garbage disposal and maybe I should move the 18 pounds of dirty dishes and get to the bottom of it, a new Facebook game appears and sucks me in for 3 hours. Then I feel awful because I went and had fun.

Yeah, I should work on that… let’s make that 86,001 things.


And it Starts. Soon-ish…

Hello! It’s Lauren, and I’ve made some really big changes in my life recently, so I’m really looking forward to blogging about all my new escapades. I read plenty enough of books and blogs, but my own written output in recent years has been mainly e-mails and shopping lists. I’m hoping that getting back into substantial writing will help me to focus on my other goals in life. More on that later.

But instead of brainstorming posts and starting to actually write about in-season produce and trail running shoes, I spent the morning obsessively reading other people’s blog posts, then wasted the afternoon fighting with technology and getting the fresh-off-the-truck living room carpet unfurled. And attempting to cook an egg in the microwave, thinking it would save time versus pan frying. (Word of advice: don’t cook an egg in the microwave and think it will save you time.)

So, no time to explain everything or whatever. Hopefully I can get a substantial post out there by the weekend, but for now it’s off to work. When I’m coming back, I’m going to take notes on this and attempt some of them:

Wish me luck! I probably need it!