Thursday, September 09, 2004
I am heading to Italy for two weeks on Tuesday. It is so surreal that this trip is finally here- my family has been planning it for the past year- so it almost felt like it would never actually come to fruition. But low and behold, the reality has set in as I now realize how much packing and preparing I have to do! I have no idea what to expect from this trip. I will be traveling with 10 other members of my mother's side of my family. Until now, I have only traveled with my immediate family of 4 and many times even that was unbearable! :) I keep telling myself that the beauty of it all is that this is truly a once in a lifetime experience to be traveling with my relatives to meet extended family living in Sicily. How amazing to be able to explore my heritage through the living and through the country and culture itself. I do think it is the perfect time for me to take a trip to a new and exciting place where all of my senses can be re-awakened.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Friday, September 03, 2004
Hooray! I am heading out of town for the weekend. I am so excited to be in a new place and completely break my current routine. I am looking forward to long luxurious mornings of sleeping in and room service, time at the beach, and exploring new restaurants and shops and inspiration...hopefully just 3 full days of feeling truly alive. Which, of course, makes the last few hours of work before I am free seem longer and more tedious than normal. Then again it has been feeling long and tedious as of late anyways. I think it may be time to re-assess. I am taking a two week vacation to Italy from September 14 through the 28th and think it will be the perfect opportunity to really look at where I am in my life and where I want to go. Sure- my job is convenient and affords me the time and money to train for all of my athletic events, but if it is a daily drain and I don't feel any passion for it, then maybe it is no longer worth the convenience. I think convenience breeds comfort. And although comfort feels good and easy, maybe it's time to shake things up with a little unpredictability.
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Every day I read other people's blogs and think to myself that it is amazing that they always have something to say. Meanwhile, I find it so easy to get caught up in the events of daily life that I don't take the time to sit back and just digest for awhile. And so I have started this blog in an effort to force myself to acknowledge all of the things happening in my life instead of just letting them pass me by. I must admit that as of late I feel as though I am just an innocent bystander- i get up, shower, eat breakfast, go to work, workout, some nights see my boyfriend and other nights just catch up on bills and reading and such banalities and then go to bed. But that is certainly not because nothing interesting is happening. Work always holds some sort of excitement as I work at a production company with other creative types. My workouts are currently training sessions for an upcoming triathlon. And my boyfriend is the kindest, most gentle and honest man that I have ever known. And so the question is: how do i become present in my life again?