CURRENTLY // JULY 2021

Reading

Watching

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, booktube per usual

Planning

Summer reading, last minute details and purchases for our 3 month road trip

Cooking

Honestly the bare minimum, attempting to eat all the food in our fridge, freezer, and cabinets before we move out at the end of July

Eating

Wixey’s donuts for my birthday at work, grilled cheese from Manhattan’s, Kroger donuts for out last day in our Holland apartment, Joe’s KC BBQ and ice cream at Silas and Maddy’s in Olathe, Kansas

Drinking

Catawba Island Brewery (Port Clinton, OH), Brewery Becker (Brighton, MI), Boulevard Brewing Company Beer Hall (Kansas City, MO), Afterword Tavern and Shelves (Kansas City, MO), Causal Animal (Kansas City, MO), Boiler Brewing Company (Lincoln, NE), White Elm Brewing Company (Lincoln, NE), McKinney’s (Lincoln, NE)

Going

Camping in Brighton, MI, St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, Lincoln, NE

Loving

The absolute freedom and badass energy and vibes from quitting my toxic job in healthcare to travel the US

Creating

Summer and road trip TBR list

Dreaming

Physical and mental space from my work in healthcare

Feeling

Disappointed by Riley Sager’s newest release Survive the Night, a little sad but mostly excited to wrap up work at my nursing homes, nervous about living on the road for 3 months, stressed about moving out and cleaning our apartment, to be 100% honest, also stressed about finances prepping for this trip, extremely frustrated by my company and their mismanagement of my retirement accounts, impressed by my own gusto and risk taking

Listening // Books + Podcasts

Listening // Music

Songs: Almost by Hozier, Breathe and This Kiss by Faith Hill, Breathe (2 AM) by Anna Nalick
Spotify Playlists: Rom Com Pop Hits as recommended via Tik Tok, Grand Teton by Parks Projects

Celebrating

The announcement of Alex Snodgrass’s second cookbook The Comfortable Kitchen, My 28th birthday, last day of work, the start of our “first retirement”

Learning

You are easily replaced in the eyes of management, everyone wishes they could do what we are doing, ya’ll just need to do it

Buying

Silicon bands, playing cards and dice for our road trip

Instagram Monthly Mood Board

Until next time, Meryn


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