Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Art of Alone - A Meal Out

I decided to play around with a series in this space.  Every so often, I want to adventure out and do something alone.  No kiddo, no friend, no husband to keep me company.  I spend a lot of time alone during the day since I work from home a lot.  I'm not so good at going out and about and doing what would regularly be adventures with a partner, but doing them alone so I thought this would be a great way to force myself to step outside of my comfort zone.  Alas, The Art of Alone is born.
My first adventure was to enjoy a meal at a restaurant alone.  I picked the perfect place and the perfect day a few weeks ago.  A cute, boutique style restaurant called Esquina.  I asked to sit outside.  It was a cloudy day and as my meal progressed, a storm started to form overhead.  With a glass of wine in hand, a delicious, fresh salad and a good book to peak at from time to time I watched the storm clouds start shifting overhead.  The air changed.  The conversation around me focused on the storm and I just sat.  By myself, alone and enjoying the moment.  The tastes, the smells and my surroundings.  It was one of my favorite meals!  I definitely will be doing this a little more often.  I found it comforting yet at the same time just enough out of my comfort zone to notice the things you miss when you are dining with company.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Strange Days

Well, my mourning must come to an end at some point.  It is a new season, after all.  The summer came to a sad end without moving into our house as we had planned.  The deal fell through at the end and my dreams of living in a farm house are floating out there, not sure where and when they will come to life.  I was ready to be in the remodeling mode by now, but I'm trying to look at the bright side and think that something better will come along.  Sooner than later please, universe.
I've been busy making jewelry and putting inspiration back into my other project, ReLive Organics.  I have both my Morning Sparrow jewelry and ReLive products going into 2 new retail places in town.  There's some positivity!  The timing on those worked out just right as I was seeing a lot of free time needing to be filled now that I wasn't going to be working on an old house.  Interestingly enough, my marketing job is going seasonal and starting next Monday I am will be taking a break from that.  Our company is just kind of complicated right now.  I may be able to pick up a few side projects with it until Spring, but I honestly don't really know the direction everything is going and I'm a little exhausted over thinking it.  Strange days these are.  This year is just taking turns I didn't expect however, I will just take the curveballs as they come.  Not much else I can do.  In the meantime, I'm just looking for a place for my feet to land.

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