I don’t have anything (that) deep to say tonight, but I have a lot to touch on, so let’s get to it.
First of all, I want to give a little shout out to my…great grand-nephew? My aunt’s grandaughter’s son? Not sure. Anyhoo, baby Blake was born on Wednesday, and he deserves a quick word because he is a little fighter! After 5 days in the hospital with lung complications, he is finally getting better enough to eat and be held. I can’t stop thinking about him staying strong and getting healthy so I can meet him at Christmas. I have a lot of new little cousins to hold come Christmas!!!
Second, I want to mention that my darling dearest best friend Tori gave me a blog award kind of a long time ago, and I never got around to thanking her.
The award is meant for someone who brings, well, sunshine into your life. I was so flattered! Tori has been one of my best friends for years, and for good reason. She is brilliant, compassionate, inspirational, gorgeous, funny and honest, and catching up on our regular phone conversations is a highlight of my life. I’m so grateful for her friendship and fun things like blog awards.
In honor of the award questions I’m supposed to answer and won’t because I’m lazy, here’s a list of things that are my mind tonight.
1) Ecstatic Dance
Yesterday I attended an event called Zensation, where, after a few short performances, we were called to the dance floor to meditate through our bodies to some killer beats from a hippie DJ at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I was seriously inspired by the kickass hula hooper, and donned feathered arm bands with my friend to groove to the tunes for a few hours. Feathered arms bands are such a workout! I mean, in case you were curious.
Yes, it was very granola. It felt extremely “Colorado.” And I kind of loved it.
This day was coming. I have begun to Pinterest. Like Facebook, Pinterest is now a verb. I pinterest. Let’s pinterest that. She spent hours pinteresting on Monday.
Ugh. Follow me…I suppose?
3) Today at work, I had a dual realization. I was bouncing creative advertising concepts off my boss, and while they both showed thought and promise, ultimately they were scrapped for her two better ideas. It was simultaneously enlightening and disheartening. Enlightening because it was a learning experience, and I grow so much from each of these sessions with my very talented superiors. I am grateful for these opportunities. It was disheartening, though, because it hammered home the fact that I still have so much growing to do in this industry, and I’m not going to learn it over night. And it makes me feel so average! I just want to be a whizbang at everything I do, and instead I’m faced with daily challenges that remind me how amateur I really am.
And I just want to be awesome.
4) On a much lighter note, I realized today that ski season starts in 3 weeks. My excitement knows no bounds. And let’s be real, I’m just SO STOKED to wear my new ski jacket!!!!
New things make me happy.
5) Last but not least, I finally did a grown-up thing and got some photos framed.
After carting around these two pretty paintings of women-flowers through 4 cities and 5 moves, and discovering the old frames hidden in the recesses of my mom’s house, I finally took these to a professional and had them matted and glassed in. I’ve been fantasizing about hanging these in my bedroom for FOREVER but I’m a champion procrastinator and just got around to it tonight.
I’m so pleased. Framed art is just so grown up, you know? Now I just gotta get a headboard and my bedroom will have graduated from post-collegiate budget rental to comfortable Craigslist chic!
Thanks for reading, if you got this far. It’s time for bed now, what do you say?