January 13, 2016

The State of Steph 2016

I thought to myself while watching the State of the Union that I should do a State of Steph. A few minutes later, I realized how familiar that sounded and realized I did it last year (you can read that here.) Another year, another update. If we're being honest, I write these all the time because this is a blog about my life, but let's see what I can come up with.

I need a haircut. I'm going to be chopping it off in the near future and donating all of it.

I'm decluttering so many things in our apartment. I swear things just appear here that I've never seen before. There's also stuff hiding in drawers that we haven't touched since we unpacked it two years ago. It's GOT TO GO.

I feel like watching our government function is like watching a TV show sometimes. Election years stress me out because everyone acts crazier than normal. I'm bracing myself for a gong show this year. #rockthevote

I still cry when I watch most episodes of Parenthood.

I struggle finding things I feel like blogging about lately, but that usually means I need to refresh and get excited again. I signed up for Helene's blog detox course.

Swimsuit shopping is the worst thing in the world, but so many people have sent me awesome links that I'm going to share with you some of the best places to look for them. Holy crap, they are expensive though.

I'm dreaming of a cabin in the woods. I would like to drink hot coffee, read and have a fire.

I'm realizing that this is essentially just a "currently" post, so let's talk about the future:

In two hours, I'll be doing my 25 minute workout like a boss over my lunchtime.

Tonight, I will win a couple million dollars (because a billion just doesn't seem realistic.) I will then purchase a few vacation homes, a retreat for animals that can't be adopted and all my Pinterest boards will become real life. In fact, if you need me tonight, I'll be updating my Pinterest to reflect what life will be like tomorrow.

In a few days, I'll be back in Queens enjoying my favorite brunch and catching up with some of our favorite Astorians.

In a month, I'll be exploring a new country.

In 9 months, I will be moving in somewhere else... but I don't know where that will be.

In 10 years, I will be 40 and flirty and fabulous. Also, I might need to do a 40 before 40 list because I miss having a life goal list. Or maybe I'll finally do a 101 in 1001... any suggestions?

In 10 years and 1 day, I will not be flirty because that's stupid.

So that's the current state of Steph (and the future state.) I hope you watched the president's speech last night or at least read it today. Also, please vote.


  1. What a fun post! It looks like you have some huge changes coming up this year! Can't wait to follow along!

  2. I LOVE this post! It's going to be a good 2016 for you.

  3. yes to voting! but i can't, don't judge me. yay swimsuit shopping! but ugh. yeah i feel you on the expensive. whyyyy? i think i might do a 40 before 40 (woah) or 101 in 1001 after i turn 30. maybe. it's a lot of stuff to come up with and i haven't finished everything on my first list.

  4. I love The State of Steph.

    I need people to get out and rock the vote more this year than ever. To campaign, to ask questions, to discuss - to BE INVOLVED. Ignorance and being "above" politics is not going to help heal what ails this land.

    I'll be exploring a new country next week. Crazy. It seems further away than that.

  5. Since you're in a stage of purge around the house have you heard about the minimalism game a few MN bloggers did recently? Each day of the month you get rid of the same number of corresponding things so at the end of the 31 days you've gotten rid of over 400 items easily. It's something I've definitely considered trying.

  6. Giving it right back to you - I don't see my name in your future list! I'm sure it was meant to go between your 1 month and 9 month plans ;)

    You just reminded me I restarted the final season of Parenthood and then forgot about it once I came back to work! My BFF just finished it and I could only remember the major happening in the final episode. Not ok! I'm positive I will cry lots when I get that back underway!


Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.