I must have started this post 20 times already. I would get a sentence or two deep, become unsure of what I was saying, then find myself deleting everything and closing up my laptop thinking, “I’ll come back to this later.” I’m not exactly sure why it’s been so difficult to write a simple update on what’s been going on in my life for the past 2 and a half months. It’s just been one of those mental blocks, I suppose. I’m here now, and I’m ready to tie up some loose ends.
I’ve always said that I won’t force myself to put together a post on this blog if I didn’t feel like it was 100% natural. That’s still true, but that was not the case throughout this past month or so. I wanted to sit down and write almost every single day, but there were both good and bad things keeping me from doing so. Today, I’m going to tell you about those things. Beginning with the bad…
I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a nice holiday weekend! Admittedly I’m not someone who is very religious, but I love Easter because it reminds me that Spring is on its way. All the pastel colors and bright sunny days get me super excited for comfortable weather and lighter jackets. I just wish that Spring weather could last all year.
This week’s post brings us back to the end of February when Erik & I ventured down to his parents’ house in Delaware to celebrate his oldest niece’s 4th birthday. I brought my Canon AE-1 film camera along for the ride, which is why these photos are appearing now as opposed to a month ago. It’s not easy to get film developed anymore, so it took a little bit of an effort to get it done right. So, here we are!
Hello! It’s certainly been a while. February was very busy for us. I feel like I’ve said this a thousand times already, but it’s true! The most time consuming task throughout the entire month of February was our move. It’s been a long process going back as far as August (with all of the cleaning and painting) and I’m so glad that we’re nearing the end of it.
All of my time has been taken up by moving and putting in extra hours at work recently, which is why I didn’t get to post anything last weekend. Erik & I have been moving stuff to our new apartment on the weekends and using all our time during the week packing. It’s been so hectic!
We made plans to spend Super Bowl Sunday with my Mom since my Dad was away for the week. I figured it would be the perfect time to try out a new cookie recipe with TigerNuts!
There’s not much you can do during a blizzard except to wait it out, which is always fine with me. It doesn’t take much to convince me to stay warm inside for a weekend as opposed to going out and battling the 2+ feet of snow that’s falling sideways due to high winds. So when most of New Jersey woke up last Sunday morning to snow as high as their car’s roof, Erik told me to get dressed because we were going for a ride.
I was hoping to wait a while before doing my next music post, but the perfect mixture of a funky work schedule and a blizzard left me with very little time to go out and take photos like I had originally planned. It all worked out, though! On Wednesday, I received Australian native Troye Sivan’s debut full length record Blue Neighbourhood on vinyl. I included this album in my top records of 2015 post in the CD section, but I feel that it wasn’t given the attention it deserves since it came out so late in the year. Since writing that post, I was able to dedicate a lot of time to Blue Neighbourhood and it has definitely become one of my most spun records so far in 2016.
I’m the type of person who normally opposes the idea of “New Years Resolutions.” I don’t believe in confining yourself to a 12 month time frame to change all the things you don’t like about what makes you who you are. I’ve always considered the idea cheapened by the fact that someone feels pressured to make a change strictly because it’s a new year. It’s bad enough to sit and correct each time we continue to write 2015 on all of our work for the next 6 months! I’ve always believed in making changes and setting goals because you feel motivated to do so, not because all your co-workers are going to ask you what your resolutions are on the first day back at work after the holiday season.