Our STUFF Is HERE! (Almost!)

We officially sold our Dutch house back in mid-July but our stuff was removed from our house the first week of August but our flight to America was 07 August but our American house closing was 29 August but we moved into it a week later but all our stuff has been making its way across the pond, to an American pond, going through customs, sitting in storage, and waiting for transport scheduling.

And today it arrives.

Theoretically.

This afternoon between five and eight local time and I kind of don’t believe it.

That it’s taken this long.

That it’s finally here.

That we’re going to have our bed and our table and our Swedish chairs and our Swedish chest and our tapestries and our china and ALL OUR STUFF.

TONIGHT!

Sometimes You Need a Reset

[COVID Day Five Hundred Something]

I mean, there are some amazing reasons behind writing every single day. Even if every day isn’t a brilliant omg I can’t believe you said that day.

And then there are reasons to, well, NOT.

Moving across the pond – that’s a solid reason for not writing every single day.

Or, at least, not publishing.

Which I’ve obviously not done.

I’m building a new site.

But also I’m building new daily habits and rituals.

And shifting away from… here.

If you’re keen to see what I’m doing on a daily basis, I’m way more active on twitter, twitch, and youtube and a bit more active on facebook and instagram.

But here?

Not so much.

Lately.

I’d like to get back to writing daily. To even publishing daily, sure.

Today is not that day.

Don’t read this as fatalistic or depressive – I’m doing oke.

I’m prioritizing self care and compassion while I and the family settle into our new slice of the world in America.

I hope you’re taking care of yourself, too.

xoxo,
~Rain.

Is It Monday Yet?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy Three]

As terribly excited as I am to start strength training and such on Monday at 0500 I am also absolutely NOT wanting to start strength training on Monday at 0500.

Cause 0500.

And strength training.

Also, what am I going to have time to inhale before running to the gym? And what time do I need to get up in order to have time to inhale something before running to the gym and getting there by 0500?

0430 ish.

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Insert Montage Here

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy Two]

This is one of those moments where I wish I could push the fast forward button to do the montage of me training and eating healthy and being miserable initially but by the end being stronger and leaner and not necessarily enjoying it by the end, but struggling less.

#OkayGo

If life WERE a movie and this was my montage moment, the music would be Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.

#YoureWelcome

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival