Random Thoughts From My Random Brain

I was so excited to tell Molly my “blog schedule” the other day and then I opened my laptop to type a post last night and…crickets. Sometimes it’s just like that, right? You love to write and you want to write, but you look at the screen and it’s taunting you because it KNOWS you have nothing to say. But here’s the thing…I do have things to say. It’s just that none of them are long enough or cohesive enough for an entire blog post. So instead, I’m linking up with Amanda over at Running With Spoons for her Thinking Out Loud link up and you’re going to take a peek into my crazy random thoughts today. πŸ™‚Thinking-Out-Loud2

// I’m a creature of habit.

I like schedules. And I typically go to sleep early and wake up early because #thatshowiroll and also, I get migraines when I don’t sleep enough. There are worse things in life than HAVING to go to sleep. πŸ˜‰ But yesterday, I woke up earlier than I needed to and instead of starting my day,Β I fell in love with the feeling of my bed and went back to sleep until I actually HAD to get ready for work. That meant at 11:15 PM last night I was just getting around to my quiet time with my Bible. Do you know what yesterday’s passage in Jesus Calling said?


“Be willing to fight for this precious time with Me. Opposition comes in many forms; your own desire to linger in bed…”

I felt like I was being called out by God. Who says He doesn’t have a sense of humor?! πŸ˜‰

// I loathe car maintenance.

I claim to be a strong independent little lady UNTIL any sort of light comes on in my car. Then I need my Daddy and my Mommy. Ha! My engine light lit up when I was sitting in traffic the other day and I still have no idea why, even after a trip to the Jeep dealership today. I started listening for weird noises or anything out of the ordinary, and I didn’t notice anything…until I heard this BOOMING, thunderous noise and I almost pulled over and called my Dad right then and there! Except I was sitting in traffic near Reagan National Airport, so yeah, that thunderous noise was a plane taking off…

Another wonderful car moment this week was when my car got towed as I parked outside of a potential apartment for 15 minutes. But that’s a story for another day. #funtimes

// I’m working hard to be a prayer warrior.

I have this idea in my head that if I am not super well spoken when I pray, it doesn’t count or God isn’t listening. Which is not true. I just need to remember that if I stutter or trip over my words, that doesn’t make my prayer any less important. I have a lot of people in my mind to pray for and I need to get those words and thoughts out there, no matter how they sound!

// My taste in books is evolving.

I used to mock my aunt for reading nonfiction books and highlighting as she read. Last year when I became a Beachbody Coach, I started reading a lot of inspirational and motivational books that fall under the genre of “personal development”. I now LOVE these kinds of books and I even love the nonfiction books about religion or cooking or exercise. I find myself struggling to make it through the fiction books I used to love, and for some reason, I don’t want to accept that I prefer another genre of book now! I need to keep my list of 52 books in mind, because I am only going to complete (and enjoy!) that task if I’m reading books I am really interested in!

// House hunting is akin to dating.Β 

I live very close to UMD’s campus right now and that was the perfect place for me this year because of the jobs that I held and the classes that I took. Now that I accepted a teaching job, I need to move to Virginia. Need. The traffic around here is no joke! But looking for apartments/townhouses online is so much different than seeing them in person. The layout and location looks totally different in real life. Then there are your potential roommates: what do you wear? What should you say? First impressions count and you want to put the best version of you out there! (Sidenote: most of my friends recently moved and signed new leases before I got a job. Timing was not on my side here!)Β And then there is the whole making-a-decision-thing. Trying to decide what is best for you and makes YOU happiest is kind of a stressful process! I was originally excited about this process and I went from zero –> stressed in two seconds. But, the pieces are starting to fall into place so now I am getting super excited again!

// Your blog doesn’t have to be perfect.

You don’t have to post every day, have ten beautiful pictures in every post, or write the most meaningful thing out there on the Internet. Your blog is your little corner of the Internet and it can look and be whatever you want it to be. You don’t want your blog to look or sound like everyone else’s…you want to be unique and YOU. Take the pressure off. This is fun! (Am I talking to myself or you?!)

Thanks to Amanda for such a perfect writing topic for today! πŸ™‚

– Has your car ever gotten towed?

– What books are you reading right now?

10 thoughts on “Random Thoughts From My Random Brain

  1. 1. I should have read yesterday’s Jesus Calling…ugh my bed and I just get along SO WELL though.
    2. Books!!! I need to order some more books. Thanks for reminding me to get on Amazon while i’m at work!
    3. I googled where you accepted your teaching job because I thought it sounded familiar and you’re 1.5 hours North on 95 from where my family lives. AH!
    4. I like your little blog schedule this week. Yipeeeeeeee πŸ™‚

  2. I really like those types of books too. I find it hard sometimes to get into fiction books. Self improvement books and books that chronicle a year in the life of/memoirs are what I’m into right now. Like Eat, Pray, Love, My Year with Eleanor, and MWF Seeking BFF. I’d recommend all of those if that’s your jam πŸ˜‰

    • Yes! Thanks for the recs! I actually watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love without reading the book and I NEVER do that! I’ve heard a lot of good things about My Year With Eleanor too!

  3. Uhh, dealing with car maintenance as a female by yourself is the absolute worst. I went to Honda of Seattle for an oil change once…they gave me this list a mile long of all the ‘broken’ things in my car that needed to be fixed. To the tune of about $5,000. So naturally I did what all adults do–called my parents. πŸ™‚ They told me to bring those papers when I came home next and they ended up taking my car to a trusted place there (also, my dad is a man/my mom is an adult woman married to a man–and I kind of look like a naive little teenager) and they said NONE of that stuff needed to be done. Sexist, much?! So so wrong! Ugh. Sorry for the rant. πŸ™‚

    Also house hunting is awful! The pictures/descriptions online are always like 900% fancier than the real place so you have to always keep that in mind, but I never do so I always think the places I’m seeing are like mansions but still somehow in my price range haha.

    • I swear to God I really think that’s what happened because I JUST got my car fixed when I was in Pittsburgh so WHY would all these new things suddenly need fixed?! I called my mom and had her call the place in Pittsburgh that we went to and ask if any of those things were problems then and a lot of other questions ha! I hate that we are so judged!

      Amen. It is actually hilarious to me (now that I found a place to live) how people describe the layout and location of their apartment or townhouse. YOU ARE ALL LIARS! Hahaha

  4. I completely agree about staring at a blank blog post and having no idea what to write! sometimes it’s just best to close it and try again tomorrow ;). My car has never been towed but I have THE WORST luck with cars – I constantly have lights popping on in my car.

    • Haha I know! And then sometimes in the morning, I think, why did I not have this same idea last night?! Cars are the worst. THE WORST. Let’s create a car that needs no maintenance ever. We will be rich! πŸ˜‰

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