A Saturday Morning Blog Post

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I’ve been totally MIA for a few reasons. 1) Earlier this week my cable AND wifi in my apartment went out which any millennial knows = DEATH. I felt like I couldn’t do anything with my life. So I went to bed at 9pm like the grandma that I am. 2) I was at a friends house for the Olympics and did not have my computer, hence more MIA-ness.

So here I sit, on a Saturday morning, in a Santa Monica Starbucks, typing away on my wireless keyboard and iPad while I eat a cup of Starbucks oatmeal (which isn’t half bad) and sip my yerba mate that I brought from home. My poor baby Jetta had to be taken in to the shop to be looked at and we’re all praying nothing horrible is wrong with her. Praying both for her sake and my wallets sake.

I’ve been in a pretty good creative headspace lately. By that I mean I’ve been actually able to finish a few things that I’ve started which is kind of a miracle in itself. I’ve also had a new revelation of what yoga means to me. Other than a killer physical workout, I’ve found yoga to be a space where I can open my creative brain. At the beginning of each class, the instructor tells you to pick a mantra or a word or a person to focus all of your positive energy onto. I’ve taken that opportunity to choose a topic I’ve been struggling to write about and made it my mantra/focus point and it’s been awesome. I get so focused on the yoga movements and breathing, that the critic voice inside of me doesn’t have time to beat down my creative voice, then allowing my creative voice to roam around the yoga studio freely and see what it can find. Yoga has also helped me to organize my thoughts rather than let them be a sphere of chaos in my brain. I’ve been able to tree branch off of one though and onto the next without nearly as much struggle as I usually face.

In conclusion, yoga has kind of not only saved me physically, but mentally and creatively too. It’s allowed me to organize and sift through ideas and concepts without judgement.

Yoga is kind of awesome. And I’m kind of obsessed. Shameless plug to Core Power Yoga as they are they shit and everyone who has a brain should join and experience the life change.

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Friday Go By Faster

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It’s finally Friday!!! I cannot wait for the weekend. Last night I took a Tracy Anderson workout class and I’m still having trouble feeling anything but soreness in my left ass cheek. Never in my life have I done that many leg lifts.

This weekend is the Rose Bowl flea market, also known as my favorite place to be in a Sunday. I’ll be on the lookout for a few more pieces for my bedroom revamp in addition to new vinyls for my ever growing collection.

If you’re in California, enjoy the never changing beautiful sunshine. If you’re anywhere else in the country, try not to freeze to death.

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Hodgepodge Friday

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Yesterday felt like Monday after having two days off for the New Year so today feels extra special since it’s FRIDAYYYYY. Happy weekend ladies & gents. Here’s a random list of things happening in my life right now.

  • I think I danced too much on New Years because here I am, two days later and I still can’t really move my calves. It feels like I did 70,000 calf raises in my sleep.
  • I woke up with a bit of a sore throat this morning so today you’ll find me guzzling down tea every second of the day.
  • I am slowly getting back into my yoga routine and my body has never been happier.
  • My new favorite website is Ruche. It’s kind of like an Anthropologie but a little more budget friendly. I may or may not have just ordered about 7 things. May or may not.
  • I’m currently reading the book Wild and loving it so far. Super inspiring. Makes me want to run away and go change the world. PS it was also an Oprah’s Book Club pick so you know if Oprah picks it, it has to be amazing – because Oprah is law.
  • I started watching a new British TV show called Fresh Meat. It’s my new favorite thing and I can’t stop laughing when I watch it. It’s like the InBetweeners but with kids at Uni. EVERYONE GO WATCH NOW.
  • I bought a crock pot over holiday and this weekend I’m planning on testing it out by attempting to make something and pretending to be an adult. If you follow my Pinterest, you’ll see that I’ve been pinning a lot of foods for crock pot use, sorry I’m not sorry.

Here are some of my prettiest Pinterest pins for the week. (Sorry, I really like alliteration. But not really sorry at all.)

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