It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a What I’m Into. It’s not because I haven’t been into anything. Quite the opposite, actually. It’s because so much has been going on that I haven’t taken time to write one of these posts. I hope you’ve missed reading them as much as I’ve missed writing them.
Here’s what I was into in November:
Duh, right? November is an obvious month to think about gratitude. I used to blog a list of things I was thankful for each week, but I stopped. I’m not sure why. I miss noting each day what should be in that week’s gratitude post. When I read post by Erin Wildermuth about the science behind gratitude, I decide it was again time to focus on what I’m thankful for. I started this practice yesterday on my personal Facebook page, and I plan to continue it indefinitely.
When chickens come home
My former student, Ali, came back for a visit earlier this month. Ali graduated in May and is living in New York and working at a job she loves. It’s always great to see former students. Ali also was the photo editor for the student media staff I advise. It’s always extra special when former chickens return to the coop.
I’m always into podcasts. I have a list of podcasts worth hearing, which includes everything I listen to regularly. I added a couple recently that I’ve already listened to from start to finish. First I listened to Dirty John. Then I listened to the first season of Someone Knows Something. I started the second season, but I didn’t like it, so I stopped listening. Then I listened to the first and second seasons of Accused in just a couple of days. If you like true crime, I recommend these podcasts.
The perfect honor
The student media staff I advise has always honored the Staffer of the Month, but have only named Editor of the Semester. We changed that this month by naming our associate editor, Sage, as the first Editor of the Month. As a reward, Sage got custody of my most valuable possession—the newsprint chicken. You may remember when I wrote about how thrilled I was to find the chicken. She seemed appropriately excited by this and held the chicken for the rest of the meeting where she received the honor.
I wrote in January about how I was into these three-wick White Barn candles from Bath & Body Works. I still am. They’re a cold weather thing, for sure, because I find that I burn candles more in the colder months.
My husband, sister-in-law bestie and I went to see the Oklahoma City Thunder play the Golden State Warriors. The Thunder kicked their butts and the energy in the area was electric. We had such a great time! I just wish the Thunder had won a game since. Sometimes being a fan is challenging.
If you know me at all, you know that I love dogs. I’ve always loved animals, but I have a special fondness for dogs. We have three dogs of our own, so I’m pretty sure my husband would lose his mind if I adopted another one. Thankfully, my neighbor bestie and her family recently adopted an adorable basset hound, Barkley, who we get to puppysit from time to time. I love my Barkley Boy! He loves me too, even if he doesn’t always show it.
Snarky wine glasses
I’m really into wine glasses with snarky sayings on them. This probably is because I love wine and snark. Mix the two and you basically have me.
The biggest thing that happened this month is that I was elected vice president of College Media Association. I was sworn in yesterday. I’m so excited to work with the amazing board of directors to serve college media advisers and collegiate media organizations. It’s going to be busy, but so fun and rewarding.
Gratitude and all things family and friends are what I’m into lately. I hope you had a fabulous month!