The last year (or two, if we’re being honest) have brought a lot of changes, and there haven’t been many opportunities for introspection. But that seems like too much to tackle, and so today I write about “Flotsam and Jetsam,” running down Nostalgia Lane to revive an old Profanation series.
I’ve been saying that I need a hobby for awhile, and I think I’ve found one: I think I’m going to participate in Novel in November this year. No topic, no theme, no characters in mind – but I crave a long slog and big project all for me.
I’ve been branching out on my reading, and I just finished “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern. It was enchanting, and I immediately began re-reading it. No spoilers, but the book jumps around in time every chapter. I’m getting more out of my second read. Am I the only one who does this? I think more people should re-read books. Or I should slow down when I read. When I’m really engaged in a new book, I basically inhale the words through osmosis, rather than forming each word in my mind, or picturing the scenes, or trying to hear the dialogue in my mind. Without having any way to prove my suspicions, I think I imagine everything at warp speed, too.
I have finally chosen my pre-workout mix of choice. I don’t know if I even need it, but for some reason, it makes me look forward to my 0500 alarm. So I’m keeping Cellular C4 (in either Strawberry Margarita or Pink Lemonade) in my line-up.
Also added to my morning line-up: Vital Proteins Marine Collagen Peptides and GNC’s CLAs. The first because these law-school-induced stress lines are starting to get deeper as 30 looms closer and closer, the second because, duh, fat-burning. I can’t say that my stress lines are being reduced, but my nails and hair are already substantial stronger. I think my Kiehls obsession has more to do with my improved skin tone than the collagen, to be honest.
We (more on the plural later) spent last weekend in the Talladega National Forest. We planned during my lunch hour on Friday, and we launched after a leisurely, nonscheduled Saturday morning. It took us four hours to get there and two hours to get back (why are we so bad at navigating?), but we did get to drive through a lot of historic Alabama as well as the national forest. Just one night outdoors, but we slept under the full moon without the rainfly on – talk about rejuvenating. Sligo was the only thing missing.
^I bought a new Macbook Pro (!!) yesterday, and I even downloaded darktable…but I haven’t learned how to edit my photos yet. More to come.