Life has been fairly uneventful lately. Lots of great little moments, but nothing monumental. Maybe that’s okay, though. The weather has been shit, but it’s really just a challenge to make sure I’m living my life well despite external circumstances.
Some of my best friends and I crammed ourselves onto a big red velvety chair. Joe’s roommate pointed out that he and I should get a cat and name it Jesus (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph). And I’ve been watching really great TV including The Punk Singer, The Inbetweeners, and Batman movies.
I spent hours working on the mail art show with Erika, and really enjoyed seeing all the entries spread across two tables. I painted my nails with sequins and watched Bug get super comfy on top of a paper bag in the leggings drawer of my dresser.
I went the wrong direction down a road late Saturday night, and really loved how dark and windy it was. I’d like to go there again, but this time on purpose. I wore a neon men’s windbreaker and shorts out in the snow to run to the post office and get dinner with Nick. I laid down in a booth that’s meant to look like a car at a local bar.
Not every week can be full of Kodak moments and activities that earn you trophies. As long as you’re working towards something, it’s okay to have quieter days once in a while.
This week I made an effort to make my city more fun, was there for my friends when they needed me, and told my boyfriend I love him. It’s really all I can ask for. And it doesn’t hurt when you get to hear a man with a thick Indian accent say “Here’s your hot dog, miss”.
What’s on your happiness list this week?
I enjoyed the post. I have not started putting my thoughts, ideas, and doodles to paper yet. But think I just might. I get inspiration from you and from my sister. She is doing a 365 day photo challenge and is taking a picture of something different every day for a year. I have a great SLR camera, a phone that takes great pictures, a turn table filled with 100 new gel pens in yummy colors that my husband gave me for my birthday in November, and a jumbled studio filled with papers and blank journals. I’m going forward, and did spend two hours in the studio this week for the first time. I didn’t do anything, but sorted a box into bins. Fun stuff. I always enjoy your posts. I really enjoyed the big chair and the wall art behind the chair you were piled in with your friends. I think I’m going to see what I can make today from my recliner in a neck brace. I’ll take a picture. Thanks for being so happy and inspiring! The world needs more Marys.
You have all the tools you need, especially since you have your beautiful self. Go forth and create it all! (And I just read your kazoo post on my Facebook. You’re living out loud!!) <3