I love weekends (who doesn’t?!), but ever since I’ve gone back to school, most are dedicated to homework and/or adulting (chores, shopping, bill paying, etc). Pros: sleeping in and drinking coffee in my pajamas for an otherwise unjustifiable amount of time. Cons: feeling disconnected from the city I live in, its people, and the world in general. It’s a weird thing, these weekends. I love my alone time, probably more than most, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This weekend was particularly lovely. I spent it alone, as I do most weekends (okay, that’s not supposed to sound as lame as it does), but there were a few highlights in particular that made it a really good weekend.
I’m slowly getting the hang of Final Cut Pro, which I got for free (!!!!!!) through school. I’ve been playing around with some beauty tutorial footage I shot last week, and I’m excited to share the final product. It’s funny because I’m a perfectionist but I’m also incredibly impatient. So, I want to share what I shoot right away, but after watching and editing, I know going back and re-shooting will provide a better outcome.
I also organized years of photos from a mountain of SD cards and two laptops onto my external drive. I almost threw up when I couldn’t find photos from Paris and Versailles, but crisis averted. Photos backed up.
I got a free spray tan. It’s a little thing, but undeniably the most uplifting part of my weekend. Also, I’m growing out my eyebrows and it is getting ROUGH. The OCD in me wants to grab the tweezers every time I look in the mirror, but I’m determined to grow ’em out a la Cara Delevingne.
TV is getting really good. I’m pretty obsessed with a few shows that just started brand new seasons: The Great British Baking Show, You’re the Worst, and Below Deck. And Mindy Kaling’s new book comes out this week! Excitement!
Sunday I woke up to the first chill (kinda). The weather cooled off just a little bit, enough to notice a change is comin’. Enough to stop and realize that time is flying by, summer is winding down, and before we know it, 2015 will be over. The smell of the fresh air is a wake-up call. At the risk of sounding completely cliche, it smells like football season and holidays right around the corner. I opened the windows for the first time in months and enjoyed a perfect combination of warm sun and crisp air that poured into my apartment.
Recently discovered a microwave cookie for one. Sounds gross, tastes good.
I rearranged my bedroom furniture. It actually still looks like I moved in yesterday as opposed to a year ago, but the bed is closer to the window now, and I’m liking it. Strange how a simple switcharoo can change your perspective. It’s like a whole new room, and I’m motivated to get some art up on those walls… before 2016… fingers crossed.