#BreakThings: The Long Drive
On Monday, I drove a 20’ high-top cargo van to Montana. It was an interesting experience to say the least. I’m here to pick up the remaining items from our Montana house so our return to Spokane can be complete. Yay.
Making the five-hour drive a seven-hour drive gave me a lot of time to think about where I am right now vs. where I want to be. And it wasn’t all positive.
I had extremely high hopes for this Substack (my second side hustle) when I started. I still enjoy writing it. But I didn’t realize how much time a daily newsletter takes. And finding it isn’t always simple.
So I need to spend some time when I get back taking a long look at how I structure my time, because the current path isn’t serving me very well.
Until then, it’s time for the Break Things.
One Baking Thing // I’ve never made a vegan cake before, but this Chocolate Cake with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting looks worth the effort. And I love the idea of a cake made in a loaf pan. It feels simpler than making a layer cake.
One Interesting Thing // The author keeps his to-do list in a spiral bound notebook, and never throws it away. Looking back reveals that he is a product of his actions, but aren’t we all? I kind of love the idea of looking back on what you did and didn’t accomplish to see how it shaped your life.
One Summer Thing // Need a hat for the summer sun? I found some great picks from a packable fedora to this oversize (also packable) hat. Check them out. Because women of a certain age need to keep the sun off of our faces.
One Funny Thing // Corporate Natalie is an TikTok/Instagram account that lets you laugh at all of the workplace woes. Her video on getting ready to head back to the office had me laughing so hard that I was in tears.
One Last Thing // Recently, I had to end a friendship with someone who I have known for 20+ years. Or more, I had to accept that the friendship had ended and that I was just forcing something that was no longer good for me. We were great friends once, but I changed, she changed, and we didn’t change in the same ways. At some point, you have to realize that not every friend stays with you forever, and that’s okay.