Five things

Another one of my favorite bloggers recently listed five of her favorite things, and I thought I would follow suit because I’m trying to make a conscious effort to be positive and responsible for my own attitude.

I’ve listed things I like before whether it be dogs or food or whatever, but I figured it probably time for another one.

I like it when NPR announcers say, “Welcome to Friday” or whatever day it is. No one every welcomes me to my day. I appreciate that. It’s like the day is a place you want to be, like you chose to come there like you’d choose a restaurant. I think to myself, “I choose Friday. I choose to exist in the present on this day.”

We all know this is what you're thinking.

Much like my Monday post mentioned, it’s about making a conscious effort to be present in that day and taking responsibility for your own attitude.” Regardless of what comes my way, I will try to react to it positively. So, I really like it that NPR reminds me that each day is a gift. Welcome to it!

Was that too corny?

I really like Atlanta. I know I complain about the traffic, which is rather excruciating.

Kill me now!

But there’s so much around Atlanta, there’s so much opportunity, there’s just so much life. And while there are aspects that really grind my gears sometimes, I like it overall. It’s diverse and yet there’s always someone to connect to in some form or fashion.

I really like my iPhone. Ya know, I used to argue with Sean all the time that people would function just fine without smart phones. and the only people who really need them are people who don’t need them at all but just want them. But now that I have one, it’s like the world is at my fingertips.

Why, hello, everything I could ever want or need in a phone.

I can check traffic with an app before I leave from work to see which way I want to head home. I can track the mileage and times of my runs, and even see how fast I ran each mile. I can listen to Disney music when I’m traveling and I can’t find a station in The Middle of No Where, Alabama thanks to mobile Pandora. And sure, people lived without iPhones forever before now, and I could live without one again, but it’s just a nice thing to have.

I like cooking and baking. While my kitchen isn’t always up to the task of the things I want to create, and Sean’s stomach isn’t always either, I’m still glad to be able to have the resources to cook and bake and make food creations that both show off what I’m learning and teach me along the way.

What's that, kitchen? You're tired of having your sink stuffed with dirty dishes? Well maybe you should be more accommodating once and a while.

Cooking is a great way to relieve stress and bring loved ones together. Even though Sean doesn’t like being in the pictures, he helps me cook and bake the majority of the time. It’s a way to learn about him and him to learn about me. I love it. Also the results are usually fairly tasty.

I really like reading. One of the greatest things about not being in college is being able to read what I want when I want. I can take on two books at once! I can read fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, classics, modern fiction, etc. It’s all up to me what I read, and I feel like I can suck books down nowadays. I started a book club to get a more diverse selection but it was more about these women talking about themselves than about books. So I stopped going. One thing I miss about college is talking about books, though. I wish I could talk to someone about the things I read.

What five things do you really like right now?

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