Winter Has Me Like…

Sad, guys.  Winter has got me like sad and unmotivated.  I know that’s not going to last forever, and I know the secret to pulling myself out of it, and today is the first day of Spring….but it’s still cold and dark and that is just the perfect formula for getting very little done and beginning to believe that you aren’t going to get where you want to go.  So instead of giving you all a rambling long post about how you can do anything you want to do if you put your mind to it… I’ll just let you all know what I’ve been up to these past 2 weeks since I posted anything last.

For one…

Adam and I have been learning to make sushi!  I’ll be writing out a detailed post about all the romantic benefits of having sushi with your sweetie, but I’ll save that one for a rainy day.  Learning to make sushi at home has been really fun and challenging.  Have a little foodie tangent.  Have you ever gone out for dinner and been disappointed that things weren’t exactly the way you would prefer them?  Adam and I will go out for sushi and my picky, erm, particular self will be mostly satisfied with whatever I order.  I’ll always say to him ‘You know what would make this even better?’ and then talk about whatever I would do differently.  That isn’t exclusively for sushi, either.  It’s wherever we go and whatever we’re eating.  Learning at home is a way for me to put my money where my mouth is…in a matter of speaking.  And I do love to put it in my mouth.  I’ve only made about 4 different sushi rolls, but I am learning to get them more uniform and tighter and tastier.  It’s been a really fun experience, and it’s something that Adam and I can share together.  He is currently in culinary school, and he taught me how to tempura! (That led to us OBVIOUSLY needing to pick up a deep fryer.  Found one for $5 on a yard sale app.  Keep those things away from me or I’ll have all the deals.)  So we have been happily frying things, making sushi rolls, and exploring our curiosity for different flavor combos.  More, please.

sushi

For another…

I have been focusing really hard on my personal organization.  I started my spring cleaning a little early, and have been going through my house reorganizing rooms, repositioning furniture, throwing away/donating/selling what we no longer use or need.  That’s also bled into my professional life.  I have been fully utilizing my reminders and calendar to get myself to an optimum level of organization.  I now have minimum amounts of words to write on my new novel ( which is around 8k words at the moment…) a minimum amount I need to edit my completed manuscript (kill me.) my designated gym time which I have really been enjoying, and meal planning.  All these things help to bring peace of mind into my life.  That helps me combat the awful voice in the back of my head that tells me I can’t do it.  Because at the end of the day… I know that I can.  Spring is going to be a whole new world of productivity!

springtime

 

Stay tuned for that post about romantic food!  What have you guys been up to getting through the last leg of winter?  You know I’d love to know.  Thanks for listening.

Author: MayLark

Hey, I'm May Lark. I'm 25. Romance has been a big part of my life since I was 14 and happened across a bunch of novels for $1 a piece at a white elephant tent sale working my summer job, and I couldn't imagine my world without them more than a decade later. Love is Everything. I like cool stuff, boring stuff, and live for the sentimental. My Instagram is _melissa_loves if you ever wanna check in or see my birdies. (I have 5 conures) I watch sitcoms on repeat forever. Friends, How I Met Your Mother, and New Girl are my main rotation. Lastly and arguably most importantly, I have wanted to be a writer since they taught me how to hold a pencil(I am a lefty and had a hard time with that) and I am beyond stoked to actually be giving it a go. Seriously. So pumped guys. XOXOMay

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