Bad Blogger Syndrome
Ohhhhhhh guys. I haven’t blogged in literally weeks. I keep thinking about it and sometimes I even take some pictures of a day trip with the intention of blogging it later, and then I think to myself, ‘Nahhhhhhh.’ Honestly, I do not even really have a good excuse. I’ve been busy, but mostly just adjusting to a new schedule and not feeling motivated to blog.
So what have I been doing lately instead of blogging?
My boyfriend found a park in the town next to ours where they have paths throughout the Meadowlands to walk around. There are beautiful views of the city, plenty of park benches to lounge on, and a great deal of adorable folks who take their bird watching very seriously. The park has been a great reminder to get outdoors more and enjoy the simple things.
I also checked out the Rutgers University Botanical Gardens. The property is smaller than anticipated but still beautiful. The crowned jewel of the garden is most definitely the bamboo forest that is tucked away on one end. It’s actually the largest bamboo forest in New Jersey, and the bamboo is so thick looming above you that it creates a dark, almost cavernous feeling inside.
I bought floor seats to see CHER! I have spent an abnormal amount of money on concert tickets this year, but when I got an email alert that Cher would be in town late next year I just could not pass it up! The concert is many moons from now but my friends and I decided to celebrate our ticketmaster victory anyway with a mini-Cher-athon movie weekend.
I’ve been longing for travel. For some reason I cannot get Paris out of my head. Along with California, it is the only destination that I have been that I still long for.
Lastly I got promoted to a full time position at work! Which has been both exciting and challenging. I am definitely going through some kind of growth period, trying to figure out how to navigate myself in these new adult waters! Let this be the most entitled thing I have ever said on my blog, but working in a cubicle from 9-5 everyday is not my most favorite thing. I am so very grateful to have gotten a full time job out of college. I searched for only a few short months for jobs so I completely understand how trying that process can be. I am just starting to wonder if I am really cut out to work as an assistant in an office, or if perhaps there may be more grand plans out there for me, ones that don’t leave me feeling quite so…tethered…
“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.”
Have a Marvelous Monday!