Oh, hi there! I wish I could say something like my usual "I've been so busy", but as I am a most honest person, I'll spare you the excuses. I haven't been that busy, though my final semester of university did start up a week or so ago. I just haven't felt like blogging. I've been enjoying my me-time--indulging in taking myself out to the movies, catching up on some much needed reading, grabbing drinks and dinner with friends on a whim. It's been a really relaxing, wonderful start to the new year. Here are a few snippets of what I've been up to.
The sunsets each evening outside of work are miraculous. The other night, as this one set in a flurry of grapefruits, lavender, and tangerine, my boss called her husband just to tell him to look out the window. Isn't that the sweetest?
I feel very suited to being single at the moment. Being alone is super zen, actually. I'm figuring out my little routines and what sorts of things make me happiest. So far, writing notes to my favorite people and re-watching loved horror flicks are top on my list.
I have plans to move in May, so my theory with this little transitional apartment is to make it as cozy as possible. I'm nesting in the truest sense of the word. I pad around this place in fleece-lined everything and wool socks. A hot mug of tea is almost always at hand and I don't think I've ever burned through so many candles in my life!
Shameless selfie pre-Golden Globes party. This was taken in a HyVee. But my latest life philosophy is that if you feel like a hottie, take a selfie. Even if it's 9 pm at the supermarket bakery and such selfie may have been interrupted by a baker asking if you need help with anything.
I fished these old favorite Docs out of the back of my closet. Best decision in a long time.
And that's really about it. I'm giving myself this time to just let me do me. If I want to go out, I go out. If I want to stay in, I stay in. I read as many books as I want, I watch as many episodes of Parks and Rec as I can stand. I order out for pho when it's cold, I take Albie on long walks when it's warm. Thus far, this simplicity has been really refreshing.