There are so many things I loved about 2012 but I can readily admit that I had some downfalls. There were many ‘I’m so bored’, ‘wtf did that just happen?’, ‘wait, I’m sorry, did you see that?’, ‘this. can. not. be. happening’, moments. I assume that the ‘I’m so bored’ would shock many of you, knowing that I live in NYC. But let’s get real here for a second people. It’s not like I get to discover a new neighborhood or cafe every day. I work a 9:00-5:30 job, have other obligations/errands, workout regularly, and try to maintain a blog. But some of this needs to change a bit.
I want to brush up on exploring. I know that my blog shows a lot of night life, going out with my friends, and discovering numerous bars and restaurants. However, I really think I need to explore other area’s of the city. I need to skip that workout class and head to a different neighborhood for a day or check out a new to me museum (I plan to do this tomrrow – even though the museum is right in my neighborhood). I have to eat at some more hole in the wall restaurants or cafes — just to sit there and read. I did that once this year and it was so enjoyable. I loved it. And I did that ONCE out of 365 days. Like, Stephanie, come on.
So many times there are certain things I want to do and I just don’t have the time to do them all– and I wind up really disappointmented in myself. I put the genreal schedule of ‘prepare for work, go to the gym, laundry, food shop’ before the exciting things and I am literally going to make this stop. I’ll find food, I have enough clean clothes to skip an extra day or two of laundry, and walking for hours around a certain part of the city is fine by me. I just received a new notebook from the amazing people at Cascadian Farm and I plan to take an hour or so to google some places I want to check out and set some goals in general.
Now I’m not trying to be too hard on myself here — I do enjoy my life very much! And I am very, very lucky. But I am the type of person that becomes very easily bored and I am also a big time day dreamer so sometimes I need to sneak that day-dreaming part of myself into reality. I think that’s why I love going on Pinterest so much. There are so many things I aspire to; making that recipe, wearing an outfit like that, creating the perfect hair-do, lying on that beach, having that attitude. I want it all.
So this weekend I plan to enjoy a nice dinner that all of my high school girl friends will be at, walk around a new museum, and going to a movie (Les Mis) that I have been dying to see. I will also be changing up the curtains in my room to spruce things up a bit.
Have a great weekend everyone – and remember to just enjoy yourself!