Currently… in November 2019

  FEELING:  Starting to relax — starting to. I’ve recently gone from consistent 12-hour days to more routine 8-hour days at work. Still doing tours on weekends, but I’m trying to eke out a better work-life balance for myself. I’m feeling needed and inspired, which is good. . WATCHING: I[…]

Currently… in October 2019

  FEELING:  Kinda overwhelmed? I’ve been working at a different studio for most of the month, a studio that’s over an hour away from my home, and the commute was killing me. How do people do it? I’ve also been having stomach problems randomly and repeatedly all month (a month which has flown by, honestly!), which[…]

Currently… in September 2019

  FEELING:  Amazingly, a little bit more balanced! A few weekends of minimal tours/responsibilities combined with a trend of getting home from my weekday job by 7pm has left me feeling like I’m just the tiniest bit more in control of my life. You will recall, of course, that my summer had[…]

Balance

  Ok, after complaining incessantly about being busy and basically abandoning my blog, I’m seeking balance.    Because I don’t want to ABANDON my blog. BUT, I can’t exactly pre-schedule blogs to post 3x a week either. That was feasible when I could write blog posts during my free time. Now, I’m all[…]

What Am I Doing With My Life???

  Oh damn – it’s been a while! But don’t I always disappear on you during Leo season? I think it was two months ago, maybe three months ago, that I set up a whole bunch of blog posts to publish automatically while I was busy. Verrrryyyyyy busyyyyyy. And those have run out, like,[…]

Busy-ness is BOOMING

  So, fun thing: When it rains, it pours.   I’ve been mentioning in my past three “currently” posts that I’ve picked up another job, which means I’ve been basically working 7 days a week for at least two months now. Pretty much every blog post that’s been published over[…]

Currently… in August 2019

  FEELING:  Uh, overwhelmed? I can’t believe it’s August already! July went by in a FLASH! I was working 3 jobs and pet-sitting for literally half the month. My only weekend off came about due to a DANGEROUS heat wave. And then I turned 35 yesterday! SHEESH! I love being[…]

35

  THIS.   YEAR.   Honestly, not a lot has changed, but it feels like everything has changed. I picked up an extra job, and developed abnormal changes in my routine PAP smear, and started taking Escitalopram. That alone feels like such a huge and monumental shift. And that was just in like, the[…]

Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

  First, the history: According to KnowYourMeme.com, the “Feeling Cute Might Delete Later” Meme has been around since January 2017. At least, in some form. That’s more than two years! If you wanna feel real old, that was the month and year that Tr*mp was inaugurated as president. So, in emotional years, this meme[…]

Success

  What if success is by how much you ACCOMPLISH, but how much you ENJOY??? I type into my phone as I eat a burrata and a Prosecco for dinner at my favorite NYC restaurant of 2011, Saggio. Motown plays on the PA, the air conditioning is cool but not[…]

The Worst Bathroom In New York City

  Ok so, if you’ve been reading my blog faithfully over the years, you’ll know that I have some opinions on public bathrooms. Many opinions on public bathrooms. So please, don’t misunderstand me: I love public bathrooms. Every time my query “do you have a bathroom I could use?” is met with a “Yes!”, I am grateful for[…]

But I Can’t Go Anymore

  Every now and then, I’m hit with a pang of longing for a special place. Not necessarily a wanderlust, although these places are usually far away from where I am now. It’s a craving for a place that was familiar to me. None of these places were “mine,” but[…]

Colposcopy

  When I got the call from the doctor — that I’d had abnormal changes in my routine pap smear — I felt the wind knocked out of me. I trembled. I was so terrified. It took me a whole week to track down an appointment to get a colposcopy, an invasive[…]

Subway = Elevator

  A lot of visitors (read = tourists) feel very intimidated by the New York City subway system! I mean, maaaaaybe it has something to do with the fact that actual New Yorkers are endlessly complaining about it. I know it took me a year of living here before I felt fully[…]

My Heritage

  Ok so when we were little kids in school, we learned the most terrifying thing about the Middle Ages. No, not the Plague! To me, the most terrifying this about feudalism was that, whatever class you were born into, that was your job for life. Basically, if your parents were farmers, you were a farmer.[…]

Pockets in Pajamas

  People, we have a lot of fun on this blog. But now, I need to address a serious issue.   We need pockets. In pajamas. And we need them. Yesterday.   Well, specifically, we need them a month ago. It was around a month ago when I was doing laundry in my pajamas…[…]

Currently… in July 2019

  FEELING:  Busy! As soon as I got a new gig, things picked up at my regular job, which meant double the work! I’ve basically gone from zero to a million. I’m so glad I write and schedule my blog posts, like, 3 weeks in advance!! . WATCHING: My latest “noise in the background”[…]

My Favorite “Woo Woo Hippy Doo” iPhone Apps

  Dream Journal Ultimate I have been using Dream Journal Ultimate for over a year now. It’s honestly the most reliable part of my morning routine! Before I started journaling my dreams, I maybe remembered one or two dreams a month — now, I sometimes remember up to 3 different[…]

Quite The SUR-prise

  Okay, the first time I heard about the reality show Vanderpump Rules, I thought it was a joke.   It’s a soap opera surrounding the bed-hopping staff of a restaurant owned by a Real Housewife.   I, a connoisSUR of reality TV of the lowest order, refused to lower myself to watch[…]

On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a long time. I do require a lot of maintenance just[…]