I haven’t freestyled a blog post in some time, which isn’t to say that 99% of my writing isn’t off the cuff or unplanned (it typically is), but every now and then it’s nice to sit a minute and let the words flow.
I have felt a bit off lately, and I’m not sure if It’s a mild case of seasonal depression (which tends to hit end of summer for me) or if It’s the never-ending shitstorm of terrible weather we’ve had these past few weeks (months?). We’ve alternated between hot and sticky and rainy with a chance of sweaty balls for so long I can’t remember my last good hair day (sometime in May, I believe. RIP curls).
Our house is starting to feel like a home. This weekend I pestered Bryan until he finally got the hint that we needed to hang paintings on the walls. Those few hangings made a world of difference. Maybe not for him (on the list of priorities, decorations doesn’t really rank in the top three) but it mattered to me.
I’ve been receiving updates from my brother and his girlfriend as they make their way around familiar small villages in Germany where many of my family members still reside. I miss them and I miss traveling in general and I hope that we can squeeze in at least one trip in 2018. Who knew that buying a house would be such a huge financial burden? Answer: everyone.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I know I say it all the time, but it’s worth repeating—the smallest gesture can go the longest way for someone in need. When was the last time you complimented a stranger, bought someone a cup of coffee, or picked up flowers for a loved one, just because? I went out to eat some time ago and I complimented a woman on her earrings. She looked taken aback but genuinely touched as she gently rubbed her ear, and I vowed that day to drop compliments liberally and as often as possible. We’ll never know someone else’s struggles so why not play a role in their happiness, even if only for a fleeting moment?
Have a look at this video, and tell me what’s on your mind in the comments. Take care of yourselves, and each other <3