Life Update 011


I bailed on a lot of plans. Part of me feels bad about this, but a bigger, stronger part of me is really proud of this. I have a good handle on when I need to be somewhere, and when it's something "extra" that shouldn't be forced on me at the expense of my mental health. The honest truth is that sometimes the idea of going places on the weekend really, truly, freaks me out between how long it takes me to get places now that I am no longer centrally located and knowing how dark it'll be when I finally get out of the train to talk back home. If I'm not going to have fun, or if I'm going to be upset the whole time, there is no point in me going out and it has nothing to do with how "fun" I am or how much I care about my friends. As long as you give notice and find other ways/opportunities to bond with other people, it's not a big deal.

I fell really behind on my mail. It's so unlike me, I know.  I usually send out 1-3 pieces of mail per week but I really fell behind between having company over and my body thinking it's time to hibernate. I'm trying to make sure I send out everything I need to and then I can start back on writing more mail.

I was Vanellope Von Schweetz for Halloween! I made the skirt and hairclips and customized the hoodie myself. I'd been wanting to dress as her for a long time. Too bad only a handful of people at the office knew who I was. Honestly, I'm more sorry for them because Wreck It Ralph is a phenomenal movie.

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I watched Supergirl on Netflix. It's much less sappy than I thought it was going to be, but a very far cry from the whole "dark, gritty superhero" that has honestly oversaturated pop culture superheroes of late. I really liked it and I think I'll try to get caught all the way up.

Speaking of Netflix: Black Mirror. I watched Season 3 and god, did I love it. I've always been a fan of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror has consistently impressed me with its ruminations on the state of humanity as told through self-contained sci-fi thought experiments. Every episode has impressed me. But of course, my absolute favorite is San Junipero. Even if you don't watch that show, please watch that episode. For those who have seen it, please enjoy reliving that roller coaster of 80s stylized emotion with this video (spoilers!). San Junipero is everything to me.

I bought some more candles at TJ Maxx. A good candle makes a space much cozier. Their symbolism is also really nice to have around. I find that symbols are incredible important to me, which is what draws me to both my career in media and my interest in witchcraft.

I am getting so excited for the Holidays. As someone who loves "occasions" because I am both emotional and ostentatious by nature, I am absolutely thrilled for the holidays. This is also the first year I live in a space that is spacious enough for actual decorating. Between decorating, cards, and gifts, I'm absolutely thrilled for both crafting and shopping.

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