I've been enjoying a week of simplicity, really focusing on and enjoying the little things that make me happy. It started unconsciously, with a Monday post about how much I love my plain, un-fancy breakfasts of yoghurt and granola, and continued through the week as I found myself suddenly realising how happy all the silly little things make me - walks by the river, the trees in blossom all over New York, beautiful eggs from the farmer's market, yoga, lunch in Central Park, dancing exuberantly to loud music within my home, the small accents around my apartment, smoked salmon with local spring asparagus...the list goes on, but I will just end up talking about more food if I continue.
After a difficult week last week, I feel approximately a million times calmer, more centred, and more in control now. The funny thing is that I've been busier, but I don't feel it. Possibly it's because I haven't had too much time to check in on the news over the last few days, or maybe it's just my renewed appreciation of the little things. My hippie gohemian friends (you know who you are) would be proud of me. I've also been prioritising a project that I wanted to do more work on, but was putting off because I felt I should be spending more of my time on paid work. Now I'm spending more hours a day working, but I'm happier. Go figure.
Instead of the news, I've been enjoying the best of the silly little things the internet has to offer. This Buzzfeed post about being in your late 20s made me laugh and laugh and laugh, particularly the last comparison. This video is less clever, but for many reasons, no less funny, and I just adored these photos of 1969 fashion in an American high school. Aren't they amazing?
This weekend, I'm planning to keep a good thing going. Tonight H1 and I are staying in with homemade burgers* and wine, and tomorrow I'm going to help him sort out a couple of things at his studio, so we can enjoy more of the day together, and hopefully straighten up the garden a bit. On Sunday I'm going to read, just for fun. I'm going to sit outside, maybe with some freshly-made lemonade, and I'm going to read a novel, and I'm not going to worry about anything. Ideally, this weekend will set me up to have another beautiful week next week**.
Speaking of gardening...
I really want these adorable garden tools, BUT I'm pretty certain that going to a proper gardening store will result in spending less money for better quality. Is this what it means to be an adult? Wow, did I just figure out the secret?
What are you up to this weekend!?
*Drooling already - he makes such good burgers.
**OMG listen to me. Look what you've done, you lovely travelling hippie!