Happy New Year! It’s been awhile. Mind if I sneak back in here and start blogging again? A lot has happened in my little life during the last 6+ months. I been tinkering with some really cool projects, writing for some new companies and other beloved brands — but mostly I’ve just been jumping at the chance to try out new things. When it comes to work, I pretty much want to do it all. If you’re a follower, you know I’ve been blogging sporadically and then sometimes not at all. I’ve written blog post after blog post that I’ve sadly abandoned to my drafts in the final moments before hitting the post button. For the most part, I think I’ve been hesitant to blog because the topics I was once interested in no longer had the same weight that they previously did. And I’ve come to the realization that that too is OK. After all, blogs are places where we individually or collectively come to observe or express documentations of our experiences. And all of us, like blogs, are and should be forever evolving. …
I’ve been silent on the blogosphere lately. After working an intense job for 10 months and then spending the next six months recovering and working on my own projects, (Confession: I think I’m addicted to start-ups) I’ve taken full advantage of my flexible schedule and spent a lot of time in nature, relaxing and gettin’ my read on. I’ve been pondering big things like: how do I want to live my life and whom do I want in it? And the most pressing: why is being solo so necessary to my own personal growth? And how (seriously, how?!) does one find time to explore solitude when in a relationship? How have you been? Read anything great lately? Hit me up with a new blog, I’m in need of a refresher! S.
I’m so, so excited for 2014! 2013 was a great year for me (which I’ll be recapping shortly) but I just have a gut feeling that 2014 is going to be absolutely fabulous. I gained a lot of strength and confidence last year while I carefully laid down the foundation for my new life. In 2014, I’m going to continue to trust in the process and allow for that momentum to spill on over into this brand new year. Some great advice for you to carry into the new year (I wrote this gem out and tucked it into my purse)…. “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” — Marvin J. Ashton Have you made any new year’s resolutions? I have a big long list of things that I want to tackle, like working on my personal writing, reading 31 books and becoming a juicing goddess! Ha Ha. Whether you …
Imagine you and your best (cute) guy friend are single at the same time and the two of you want to try dating (just to see). Then imagine putting a time limit on your dating life (40 days only) while you both separately blog about your relationship — for all the world to read! Do you think the two of you would walk away as lovers, haters or brokenhearted? Good friends, Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh’s artificial dating experiment is the wildly addictive blog, 40 Days of Dating. To say that I’m in love with this blog is putting it lightly. It had my co-workers and I on the edge of our seats! The blog officially wrapped up last week, but if you haven’t yet had a chance to check it out, be sure to do so! I will warn you though, once you hit day 7 or so, all of your previous priorities go flyin’ out the window. Enjoy! PS: I love Jessie. I feel like if we ever met in real life, we’d be great friends. …
While I was taking a blogging break, I came across so many wonderful things that I wanted to share with you! Some gave me goosebumps, some made me laugh, while others got me thinking. This man’s confession on YouTube gave me chills. (Please don’t drink and drive!) This article on pasta made by “MaMa” had me giggling. (That last line of the article just kills me) This article on Gen Y, had me crossing my hopeful fingers. An abandoned Walmart has been turned into a public library! Cool, right? These Japanese bread beds look like fun. If only I was 10 years old again. Animals jumping on trampolines! What could be more fun? This photo series entitled, Double Life, had me thinking about the private relationships we have with ourselves. Know of someone who is pregnant? This woman is rewriting the rules of pregnancy! Oh, and I fell in love with this song. Ah, it sure is good to be back! I missed you (truly), S.
Back to blogging! I hope you all are well. The last three weeks have been wonderfully refreshing! The Gentleman of the Road’s Simcoe Stopover was fantastic! There is something about listening to your favourite bands in the company of 35,000 people that makes the experience surreal and emotionally charged, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re interested, check out Gold.Faced.Betty‘s recap post of our trip (there is an incriminating photo of me dollin’ myself up in our tent) and of course, my Instagram has a few gems. I will fully admit that during my blissful time off there were moments where I was desperate to sneak back here to blog my little heart out, which only confirms just how much I enjoy spending my time here with you. I can’t wait to catch up! S.
A Solo Affair is taking a vacay from blogging! I have a friend visiting me in Toronto for a few days and then I’m going camping with Gold.Faced.Betty (wish us luck). Have yourself a wonderful week. I’ll be seeing you, Xo. S.
The Tumblr blog, Life of a stranger who stole my phone isn’t just good, it’s brilliant! The thief, who has been identified as a man named Hafid, stole a woman’s iPhone but didn’t disable the dropbox feature, so she turned his terrible (and hilarious) photos into a Tumblr blog. Get ready to laugh and laugh and laugh…. This blog started on July 28th and already has 12,000 followers! Hafid still has no idea that the world is watching him — ha ha ha. I just love his selfies. Enjoy and don’t forget to pass it along! S.
I always get asked about the photos on my blog. I gather them from all over the internet, but many of them come from Certainly Whimsical‘s fantastic photo blog. I have thousands of pictures on my computer and I’m in the process of transferring them all over to my Tumblr account for both space and sanity reasons. Feel free to check it out. I like to think of them as mini, silent stories. Also, If you know of any awesome photo blogs, send them this way. S.
Have you heard of the, “We Think Alone” email project by Miranda July? This fascinating writing project, set to launch on July 1, explores how we privately communicate with our nearest and dearest on the web. For 20 weeks, participants will receive 20 privately written emails from well known celebs such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lena Dunham and Kirsten Dunstand in an effort to examine how we project ourselves in the online space. “In a “Look at me! Look at me!” social media age where we can pick and choose the details we present online, what do we reveal in the most private space on the web: our inboxes? how those conversations can then be further examined to unravel just a small piece of who we really are.” ( via paste magazine) So what do you think? I think it’s completely fascinating and you better believe that I’m all signed up! I can’t wait to read Lena Dunham‘s emails. If the writing project is fab, I promise to share some snidbits with you on the blog. S.