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The day is yours

I have NOT been very productive lately–a making deals and getting paid kind of productive; an expensive haircut/complicated shoes kind of productive; a get off my ass and do something kind of productive. In fact, I rarely venture out of my apartment, let alone my neighborhood. Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s my general malaise. One thing I know for sure is that two creative types with a predisposition for light depression (brought on by extensive introspection) sharing a two-room space can be a recipe for disaster. We feel guilty about our wasted or unrewarding days spent pondering and planning… We feel guilty for sleeping past 7AM (well, not me so much–I slept until 10 today)… Why?

As I minimize the multiple Word document windows with beginnings of stories and essays and even blog posts that clutter my computer screen…I think to myself (while simultaneously scanning my instant-play Netflix queue) what am I doing with my life?  I’m done. I’m done feeling guilty for spending an afternoon watching Woody Allen films or reading random chapters from a growing pile of books I’ve been meaning to plow through. The day is mine and I will not rate it’s success by the standards of New York’s thirty-something over-achievers. Or ANY standards for that matter. Give me my pajamas! Give me my Mango Jerky! Give me my homemade Soda Club seltzer water! The day is MINE and I will make of it what I will! or what I want! or I won’t. (was Dr. Seuss crazy? does anyone know how it started? like this?)

YIKES. I comfort myself (and my dear, concerned loved ones) with the notion that this funk, be it weather related or otherwise, will pass. I will emerge…eventually.

The day is yours, make of it what you want. or don’t.

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LOW impact…

I am a little late on this documentary but I recently watched No Impact Man on Netflix instant watch and it made me think that perhaps I should incorporate some of no impact man’s habits into my daily life as well. So, along with my Project 30 shape-up I will attempt to reduce my impact…

I am really excited that I have managed to partake in some form of physical activity every day this week and eat healthy that I’ve decided to add another self-improvement goal…Today is shot because I already purchased a few things at Kiehl’s (My favorite Original Musk body wash and their Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion scrub) and some local honey from the farmer’s market at Tompkins Square. BUT…starting tomorrow I am not allowed to make any superfluous purchases. Basically NO SHOPPING. No H&M pit stops…No more buying online…NO MORE shampoos and lotions and face creams (I want to cry already)…

Now any one of my friends will agree this is going to be a near impossibility for me so I have a few loopholes…I can shop with gift cards and gift certificates since they were purchased with other people’s money. I have a couple of gift cards squirreled away to help me through any breakdowns I might have.

So Project 30…overall health improvement and GET IN SHAPE! PLUS!!!! No shopping*

*Food shopping doesn’t count. BUT no extras! just the healthy necessities. AND I am going to make every effort to reduce my consumption and waste–so the majority of the food shopping will take place once a week at the farmer’s market with my own bags and packaging.  (visit www.grownyc.org for NYC Farmer’s Market Schedules and locations)

YAHOOOO I am going to be skinny AND rich for my 30th birthday! hahaha