1. my sister got a texting plan. this is a big deal.
2. dinner, drinks and milkshakes with my coworkers downtown on friday night.
3. outside patios.
4. rearranged my apartment slightly and feeling a little more at home. and a little safer.
5. today is sunny and warm and beautiful and I am outside writing this.
I've been feeling really inspired the past few weeks. I have been oil painting about every other night, been eating (slightly) better, and today I started a barre regiment through an online gym. yep. an online gym. I get home between 5:45 and 8:15pm during the week. I can't ever really tell when I'll get home and how tired from the day I will be. I saw that the fresh exchange was doing a yoga gym online and so I looked into it. apparently you can find any kind of fitness class online through fitnessglo.com, including barre, which is something that I've wanted to try for a few months now. It's a cross between classical ballet and pilates. it is wonderful. this morning I felt like I knew what I was doing, I was having fun and I was also sweating more that I ever have before. in my mind, that means it's great and working. today is the first day but I'm making consequences of no technology at home until I've done it each day.
I'm still trying out different churches in des moines but I'm thinking that if I don't have one that I can see myself staying and serving in within a month, I'm going to settle into cornerstone in ankeny. I miss having a church that I can rely on to be biblically sound and kingdom minded. but it's been good to get to experience other churches too.
so anyway, it's been a good few weeks. I am loving summer in des moines. it's so beautiful downtown and in sherman hill. des moines is becoming one of my favorite places.
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