Currently, this Monday Morning

RECAPPING: a nonsensical “Happy Passover” e-card from my father, a certain random Twitter follow from this weekend, macaroon Easter treats from a friend and cookie gifts from my manager because of having to work the holiday. I suppose people really aren’t that bad.

HOWEVER: This Buzzfeed quiz suggests otherwise. Favorite comment: “NYC made me this way.” Ugh. Sad but true.

REALIZING: I’ve fallen very behind in my 52 books in 52 weeks goal. Should audio books count? If so, where can I find audio books? And also, the time to listen to twelve of them in the next two weeks?

ACCEPTING: Audio book recommendations. Normal book recommendations would also suffice.

LISTENING TO: Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson’s Beauty and the Beast, on repeat. It’s a beautiful, inspiring song; don’t judge.

SIPPING: French vanilla coffee from Trader Joe’s.

CRAVING: Country music, windows down and an open road. I’m chalking it up to the onset of summer, but sooner rather than later, some things may deserve a revisit if this keeps up.

REMINDING MYSELF: I should not compare myself to anyone other than who I was yesterday.

And with that, I bid a very happy work-week to you, readers! Make it a good one. Spring’s in full swing and summer jusssst around the corner. You can do it!

Fort Tryon

Motivational Mantra Monday

Sooooo, is it “Winter break” yet? I’m not much of a Facebook status-er, but lately I can’t seem to get enough of telling my friends and family about my awful interactions I’ve been having with people. Which stemmed from the fact that I’ve had multiple awful interactions with people during the past few weeks. (i.e. run in with the Naked Cowboy, live-tweeting a poor customer service experience, getting publicly spit on by an elderly lady, etc.)

I’ve come to the realization that I must be putting some kind of pessimistic energy out there to attract all of this negativity. If you know me personally, you probably know I’ve had a challenging few months. But I’m finally come to my senses about how I’m over feeling down in the dumps because of some silly external factors. Control what you can control. Live like you have no plan B. Both of these sayings I was told to by people I really admire and I’ve been repeating them nonstop lately. Here’s a few others to get our weeks off to a positive start:

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Stay hungry — stay foolish. – Steve Jobs

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? – Sheryl Sandberg

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling better already. How’s that for a Monday morning?