It’s been a very busy week for me (I told you!) but starting next week,my schedule will be pretty mellow and that’s the good news for me! (Quick note: I got a cold and ran a little temperature a couple days ago but I’m recovering). Finally, I’ll be working between my full-time job and writing. I just placed the students assigned to me few days ago. Less pressure and I can do a lot of things what I normally do—like reading.
I have to go to bed before 10pm and wake up at 4am. I do this five times a week. Usually,my reading time is when I’m about to go to sleep but days got shorter and other commitments occupied me for the past few weeks. Here I am back to reading again.
When I started this blog,one inspired me is the book ‘Walden‘ by Henry David Thoreau. I thought telling how we will overcome our debt problems is the sole reason to keep writing but finding happiness in simplicity is what I want to advocate,too. I watched few videos on YouTube about people who chose to live a simple yet fulfilling life. I want to be like them. We don’t need expensive stuffs to be happy. Although, I have big dreams like traveling different places and to experience something extraordinary like going to expensive restaurant one day—out of curiosity why people dare to spend so much money on it.
I don’t find happiness in expensive jewelries,shoes,purses,clothes,etc. Small moments like spending time with the girls,reading a book,writing and meeting people are good enough to make my day. I already started reading first chapter of this book few months back but that’s the end of it. I got so busy of doing gazillion things like reading another book or doing countless errands but now I can’t wait to start all over to fully understand Thoreau’s message.
These what makes me happy.
We are only three blocks from the elementary school where our oldest daughter attends kindergarten. We walk to pick her up and we walk altogether going back home. Each day we take different routes,I find it cool and fun. Plus, they love to see people in neighborhood;other benefit is I do my little exercise! When we get home,we stay outside a little bit and spend time at the playground. This is also a good way to refresh my mind.
I baked cookies for a snack. These cookies are not homemade,though. I bought it from my coworker’s daughter’s school fundraising program. One way of supporting students for the benefits of the club where she’s a member. Bonus! Cookies are pretty good!
Currently,this is the view in front of our house. So calm and nice,isn’t it? The harvest season is coming up and this picture will be totally different. It’s really quiet in our neighborhood except when few cars drive so fast. Still, we find beauty in it.
Have a great weekend,guys!