Thursday, April 14, 2011

Phases of Shannon II

Way back in October, I did a post on the phases I was going through at the time. This season I've noticed new interests in myself, so I thought I'd do a sequel! Here is a list of those that have come to mind:
  • the "Self Improvement Books Phase" wherein the only books I've been reading and want to read in the future are things like "The Money Book for the Young, Broke, and Fabulous," and "The Five Love Languages." The one I'm currently reading is called "Guys are Waffles, Girls are Spaghetti," which talks about the differences between the male and female brain, and how they make us behave so differently. It's really interesting! The unread fiction novels on my shelf might be there for a while, because right now all I want to do is soak up information that I can actually use in life.
  • the "Extended Use of Planner & Lists Phase" wherein I write down everything, all the time, and enjoy satisfaction in crossing things off just to see how accomplished I am being. Most people use planners in order to remember things, but that purpose takes backseat in my life. I'm all about writing down "trip to the bank" an hour before I know it's going to happen just so I can up the official count of productive activities in my day. 
  • the "Greek Yogurt Phase" wherein I eat ... greek yogurt ... a lot. Costco has these packs of Chobani cups that are a) Fruit on the bottom, b) Low fat, and c) High in protein. I've been the biggest yogurt fan for as long as my existence, but I would only ever eat the Yoplait strawberry ones. Now I'm in love with the peach, strawberry, and black cherry flavors that Chobani has. And that's not even all of them! I haven't gotten to try the rest yet. The texture is weird at first, kind of chalky compared to what you're used to, but it grows on you. I suggest everyone try them.

  • the "Anti-Cafe World Phase" wherein I came back from Chapter Camp a month ago and stopped playing the dumb Farmville-esque game on facebook for good, because it was so addicting and time consuming, and THOUGHT consuming, having to plan out when all your meals will be done and served. It's kind of sad because I was getting really good and kept leveling up, but I'm better without it. But since I roped a couple of my friends into playing, I still respond to their requests for help and stuff, because I'm nice like that.
  • the "Make My Bed Everyday Phase" wherein I'm trying, for the second time in roughly a year, to get into the habit of making my bed everyday. It's really hard. The last time I tried, it lasted for a good few weeks and then all of the sudden I gave up for some reason. But if I can just keep my room moderately clean on a daily basis then hopefully I won't ever have to take extensive amounts of time to clean it, and I won't feel like a slob whenever I walk in. 
  • the "Simple Living Phase" wherein I want to get rid of all the things I don't need - except for clothes. Because I have a lot of clothes that I don't need, but I like to have options, you know? But this trait started manifesting itself during the week of my room and closet purge, and further spread to the rest of the house. Whenever I'd go downstairs and look at the bookshelves that just hang out and do nothing, I would instantly want to throw everything on them into ANOTHER garage sale box. But alas, those possessions that no one pays attention to aren't mine, so I probably shouldn't do that. 
  • the "Crushing on Someone Phase" wherein there is a person I've been thinking about an awful lot lately, and I wish I could talk about it, but all I'm going to say is that I really hope it goes somewhere. That is all. 

The end.



Captain Jake said...

You have epic life stages, homie!

Anonymous said...

I like waffles.