Hello 🙂 I wasn’t sure if/when I would post on my little corner of the internet again, but I have been feeling particularly inspired as of late to return with some thoughts. Maybe in a different way from before, but hey, at least I’m writing now, right?
The last you heard from me, we were about ten months into the pandemic and I was proudly reflecting on all that I accomplished in 2020. It is crazy to look back and think that things have changed even more, but here we are.
since we last caught up…
(this might be better in a list format.)
- I completed my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, and even started teaching some classes, virtually and in person!
- I moved out of my very first apartment and into a new place in Hoboken with my best friend from college
- Got a promotion at my job and actually got to travel for work (including two trips to Ireland! pinch me)
- Michael moved back home, and we stopped being long-distance after nearly three years!
- Did a fair bit of traveling – LA, Greece, and London are just a few places 🙂
- Bought myself pit tickets to see Harry Styles and went to Love on Tour by myself (and loved every second)
In between all of these big, wonderful life things, there have been a lot of not-so-wonderful things too. The past two (!!) years have also seen a lot of late nights working, re-watching comfort movies, friends moving away, and generally a struggle to feel inspired. It feels almost silly to write those words here because my whole brand has been focused on positivity, but I think it’s important to acknowledge that this is how I’ve been feeling, in case anyone else feels this way too.
Growing up, I always dreaded the idea of being a person with a desk job, going through the motions and living for the weekend. Nobody tells you that the reason this is a trope is because it happens so quickly you don’t even notice it! One second, I was feeling well-balanced – the next, I was tumbling down into a cycle of “Can’t wait for Friday!”s to doom-scrolling in bed to crippling Sunday Scaries. There are moments where I saw glimpses of the “old me”: at a concert, or maybe hanging out with a few friends, but they started to feel fewer and further between. It’s not that I don’t love my job – I feel really excited and challenged by the work I’m doing – it’s just that the rest of my life is feeling a little unbalanced and lacking inspiration.
so, how am i combating feeling un-inspired?
This blog post is simply me, trying (cue the Taylor Swift). I will be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers, but I’m doing everything I can. I took a couple of days off from work, and have been using the time to rediscover the things I want to incorporate into my daily life so that I can feel like myself again. Think: baking, grocery shopping (how domestic of me), long walks on the Hudson, yoga/pilates, and journaling. Another one of those things was this beautiful little blog!
With me feeling all inspired now, my hope is to post (somewhat) consistently on a weekly basis. I won’t be posting huge sweeping advice posts like those of years past, unless there is a topic or two I feel qualified to speak on or if there is anything you all would be interested to see. Instead, I’ll give you my thoughts on the week (a State of the Union a la Massie Block, if you will – see below), and use this space as an outlet for my thoughts & feelings. If you find some nuggets of wisdom from me, that will simply be icing on the cake. 🙂
- the 1975 (I’m seeing them at MSG tomorrow!)
- being vulnerable
- taking mondays off
- 2014 tumblr
- focaccia bread
- working late on fridays
- ordering takeout every night
- jeans that don’t fit
- “hits different” only being available on the target-exclusive CD of midnights
More than anything, if you are reading this right now, I hope you are doing well. Thank you for caring about what I have to say, and I will talk to you next week!!