This month I-
- Decided what I was going to do with my life. For the next year anyway.
-Made new friends.
-Took a meditative breathing class that made me cry because I didn't realize how much I hold back, even just holding back breathing. I felt clearheaded and happy after, I will be perusing this more as a means of dealing with the anxiety/depression that can bog me down.
-Read three books
-"All Families Are Psychotic" by Douglas Coupland
-"The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides
-"Rage Against the Meshugenah" by Danny Evans
All three were great. Douglas Coupland, as usual, made me want to give up all other plans I made, buy a laptop and work on a book. "The Virgin Suicides" is probably one of the most beautifully written books I've read in a long time. It almost reads like a poem. I'm in the process of reading it a second time, just because it's so spellbinding. I HIGHLY recommend it. Danny Evan's memoir of battling depression was both honest and funny.
-Saw a couple great movies
-Funny People (I was actually very surprised with this one. I kind of expected blatant comedy due the cast, but it actually dealt with a lot of emotion, relationship conundrums, and life questions and had a real life ending which is always a huge plus for me).
- (500) Days of Summer. I admit I am very late on the bandwagon with this flick, but I did love it. I related a lot with both of the lead characters which is pretty rare, and it was a movie I put on my "Time to Buy" list.
- Notorious. Which made me appreciate the Notorious BIG a lot more. I never thought I'd actually tear up during that movie, but alas, my motherhood weepiness got the best of me.
- Taking Woodstock. I'm a bit mixed on this one, but it has Ang Lee's beautiful cinematography and Demetri Martin and hippies, so generally I dug it.
Finally saw Avatar after much prompting from everybody around us. It was pretty good, but Greg and I kept whispering to each other and stifling giggles because we watch Mystery Science Theater way too much. I also kept my glasses and am now using then as faux reading specs-
Because I can.
- Jack became obsessed with the drums on our Guitar Hero-
-Decided for my 22nd birthday what I'll be doing for my next tattoo and I'm so excited I can't sit still.
Just counting down the days.
- Have started cooking more. It only took 21 years.
- Have been countlessly inspired, charmed and eager for more days in which to explore, grow and learn. A first in a long time. Breaking the stagnancy.
That is all.