I haven't done a "weekender" post in a long while. I think it's easy to Instagram away your life and forget that there's more to the story. And the story is the thing. At least for me. My passion is documenting how I see the world...I don't know that Social Media tells enough of the story. How do I subsist on bite sized morsels? Anyway, these are my personal musings. Here's a bit more:
on books: I am still reading non fiction true crime novels which are both terrifying and intriguing. I can not get into contemporary fiction no matter how hard I try. "Girl on the Train" was a bust. I didn't even finish so I will refrain from giving a review.
on social media: I have abandoned Twitter...not technically, and perhaps not forever, but for now. I have joined a few Facebook groups that are wonderful but clog my feed a bit. I don't spend much time there but the communities seem to be thriving. While I appreciate Instagram for its quickness, I find myself wanting to know more, see more. Perhaps I'm beginning to reject this abbreviated life that Social Media seems to foster. One in which everything is squeezed and compressed into a single image and a quick caption. I miss blogs. My favorites aren't terribly active anymore. As for Pinterest...I still need to figure that out and Periscope...not sold...yet.
on process videos: i am obsessed. full stop. I think I love watching someone narrate their creative process. It's fascinating and sometimes funny and I want to make a few myself. Throw my hat into a ring that's already filled with hats. Why not?
on moving: in exactly 13 days the three of us will get back into our car and drive over 2000 thousand miles back home...not to the home of my birth but to the home of my choosing. It will hopefully be our last city...unless Paris comes calling:) I have a bit more to share on this topic, but will do so in another post.
on making more: I have been more openly creative in the last year than at any other time in the last 20 years. I am doing more mixed media, scrapbooking, list making...you name it. It has brought me so many wonderful opportunities. I certainly don't share everything, but I do indeed like to share. The increased productivity has been really good.
on food and wellness: i think this needs its own blog post, but let's just say...i'm a work in progress. moving back to Seattle is step one:)
Have a lovely weekend friends. I want to try and share more stories here. I have enjoyed going back to 2007 and reading some of my older ones.