Six Things I Love Right Now
For the last few weeks I've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, so I know it's been pretty quiet on all of my social media channels! That will all be changing in just three short weeks. I'm super excited to share with you guys the things that I have been working on, and will be doing that soon! (If you want to be in on those reveals before everyone else, you can sign up for my email list here: http://bit.ly/emailmollica)
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a few things that I have been loving lately!
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I recently discovered this show on Netflix and have been completely hooked ever since. This series follows in the footsteps of five adventurous photographers as they travel around the world for their craft. Shot in 15 countries over the course of one year, Tales by Light is an insight into what it takes to capture images that tell powerful stories.
I am obsessed with this show because it's a secret dream (well not-so secret anymore) of mine to become an adventure filmmaker and travel the world telling stories about different places, people, and cultures. To be honest, if I were to let myself dream big, I'd set this as a realistic goal to be an adventure filmmaker by the time I'm thirty. It's SO inspiring to me to watch the stories of these photographers as you follow along on their journeys. You're able to get an idea of what it takes to capture the shot which is so cool to me. After watching the first episode, I literally looked up Scuba diving lessons in Milwaukee to see what it would take to get a Scuba certificate!
2) Hitting the gym
I know, I know, you get sick of hearing about people's fitness routines. But I have to be honest, I am loving my work-out schedule right now. During the early part of winter, Adam and I were really struggling with actually staying committed to lifting weights. We were really inconsistent with our schedule and both of us lost a ton of muscle mass. We also weren't eating right, so any muscle we might have gained was out the window because we weren't even taking in enough calories in a day! It really wasn't until about two months ago that we decided we needed to take our goals seriously and since then have actually started seeing the changes we were hoping for. I've already gained five-six pounds and have been increasing the amount weight that I am able to lift! Beyond reaching the goals I have for physical changes, I feel so much better. I'm much more motivated and alert throughout the day, and knowing that I'm doing something that's good for my body just gives me a more positive attitude.
This is our absolute favorite place to go for happy hour. It's one of the rare places that offers happy hour even on Fridays and Saturdays which might be one reason we love it so much. The atmosphere is cozy and hip and their dinners are served as shared plates. Our favorite drink to order is called the BKC and is made of Rye, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Jasmine, and Chamomile. SO good!
4) THIS wedding filmmaking class by Forestry Films
Throughout the winter months, I've been taking this online course about wedding filmmaking that was created by Forestry Films. It has been sooo helpful! A lot of the content is stuff that I've known, but haven't necessarily known how to implement on a wedding day. David is so great at explaining things clearly and concisely and I am so excited to start using some of the things I've learned in our 2017 weddings!
5) Good Earth's sweet and spicy tea
One of my roommates in college always had this tea in our room. I remember trying it and thinking it was one of the best and most unique teas I had ever tried, but honestly I forgot about it quickly after. Last month, I was shopping for tea for the women's small group I host and saw this box on the shelf. Ever since I bought it, it's become my go-to afternoon pick me up (either this or LaCroix)
6) God Has a Name by John Mark Comer
This book examines the questions that so many people have about who God is.
Who is God? Is God a he, a she, a they, or an it? Is God a force or a person? Is God good or evil? Strong or weak? Close or far away? What is God like? The fact is that everyone has a picture of God, whether right or wrong. However, to answer the question of who God is, we have to go to the source. Exodus 34:6-7, is God’s self-disclosure of Himself. It is the most quoted verse in the Bible, by the Bible, and the epicenter for a theology of God.
This book is the perfect balance between digging into the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek text & getting into the nitty gritty historical facts and cultural context AND application for what it means for us today.
I love how it takes issues head on-like how the Western worldview doesn't necessarily reflect the world view of Jesus.
Anyway, those are six things I am totally digging right now. I guess you could also throw in the warm weather and sunlight we've been having lately too!