You have to read it in Joey Tribbiani’s way from Friends.
I think I might have the case of the Winter Blues. Seasonal depression is a real thing here. Never knew it exists until I witness it for myself these past few months. But it’s a beautiful morning in New York – the weather is not so bad as the weather reporters said. I am working from home today, like most people actually, and streaming this very odd French film called Holy Motors.
Sometimes when I get to work from home, it really translates to: sleep in, a hearty breakfast, and a sweet cuppa Joe. I snoozed three times this morning. All of this equals a great morning and reminds me of this quote:
Take your time getting dressed this morning; read a book, make yourself some breakfast. The world can wait – The Art of Recovery
Another reminder for me to slow the eff down when life gets to chaotic, which it has been. Trying indulge in any free moment until work gets really stressful and crazy, aka New York Fashion Week. I am trying not to talk about work, in general because I am so consumed in it. Often, I am asked how is work going and so forth, and all I can truly reply is with: it is challenging. But I will save the details. However, I will share a reminder with you all:
The more difficult something became, the more rewarding it was in the end. – Edward Bloom from Big Fish
Lately, I have been missing the West Coast more than usual. The warmth. Family, friends and food. (I sound like a total fatass). The freaking sun!!! The ability to leave and go to places whenever I want by driving. Having a personal space in public spaces. (Does this make any sense to you?) Encountering people who smile and greet you regularly without thinking you’re weird. My hairstylist – because I cannot find a decent price salon or someone who I can fully trust with my annoying hair. Stacie if you’re reading this, I freaking miss you and our chats. Familiar places.
That is it: all things familiar. I am starting a new life from scratch.
Thing is, I knew what my great sacrifices were, but things are always different when you actually execute and see them come to life. Often times, generally, things are better than what we imagined. Other times, it may not be. Life is filled with remarkable wonders.
I forgot where I was going with this post. There is no centric theme, either. Simply wanted to share my current thoughts and just let my fingers tap away on my keyboard. A little update on things from my end, if you will.
Really, that is it. Last thing, I have been dealing with a major writer’s block for the past couple of weeks. It is quite upsetting, so I have been turning into books to escape and inspire me to write more often. Also, irked because there is no sense of routine in my life anymore. I don’t want to rant.
Curious about my current read? You can view my profile on Good Reads here. For a funny read, Refinery 29 published this piece about winter hookups. The latest tune I have been listening to? This girl right here, SZA.
Thanks for tuning in for an update family & friends. I appreciate all the messages about keeping warm and safe! How are you? Any exciting plans happening? Do tell.
Oh, and I am going on a date tonight.