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We drove down Highway 1 to Big Sur, then came back up through Monterey and Santa Cruz.
MYERS: A interesting quantum phenomena has been occurring since we moved here to San Francisco. Life everywhere else seems to be progressing forward, while ours is slowing down.
I should have known this would happen. The only way that San Francisco is anything like George Bush is the fact that people here do live in a bubble. The morning news is mostly about traffic and weather; what’s the best bridge to take into the city today and which days this week will be flip-flop weather or just a “no jacket” day? Sure, there was the occasional school closing, gang violence and remnants of a tsunami (it is 2011, afterall). But Taylor still reads the NY Post every morning to get what he calls “the interesting news”. News is just not as dramatic here, I think.
And while I say everyone else’s life is progressing and ours is not, that’s not entirely true. Ours is just progressing in a different way. Remember that list you may have written long ago, on paper or in your head, of all the things you wanted to accomplish if you just had enough time? Well, I put that list down when I lived in New York. And now, I’ve been looking at that list again, and slowly making each thing happen.
First on the list was finding a more fulfilling job. I found a great position as a film editor in this economy…unheard of! Next on the list was becoming more creative, which led to me committing to edit my good friend Willo’s awesome video series (more to come on that later!). Then, there was our need to become more active. A few weeks ago, Taylor and I signed up for a gym and a personal trainer, and bought bikes. Another item on the list was starting a line of small batch food products, which is in the works (this was originally an idea to start a food truck business, and then we realized we don’t want to work in a food truck all day, lol). And finally, I am thinking about writing a book. A non-fiction book! Which is hilarious coming from someone who can’t even keep up with her blog. But, the idea is marinating in my mind. And it feels right. Which is probably the biggest thing I wanted to complete on my list…go with what feels right, and forget about what I’m “supposed” to be doing.
After losing his Aunt in November, Taylor has been relishing in just being happy. Working out, going to a job where people are nice and he can do good work and actually be rewarded for that, instead of just being handed more work. And after just two weeks of working out, he’s already gettin’s some guns! Sigh. Men always get better fitness results!
So, we’re good.