The days have been long, cold, and tiring as of late. The kind of days where all you want is jeans and take out. Days where road salt ruins all your shoes and you just want to nap forever. But today the sun came out and the weather was warm. As the snow melted away so did my winter grumpiness. I popped on my brightest red skirt and my loudest lipstick and headed out for coffee and a trip to the farmer’s market. The brightness of a spring day is pretty powerful stuff.
I’m one of those people who are prone to cabin fever. If I don’t get outside for at least a few minutes a day, I go stir crazy. It’s amazing how just a little time outdoors can clear your head and make you feel human again. Today’s outside time was brief, just long enough to hear the crunch of leaves under my boots, but it did the trick.
Mike and I have been on a reading kick the past few weeks, devouring all sorts of different reading materials. Everything from online articles and tutorials to novels and non-fiction. When our noses aren’t in books (and our eyes not on Netflix!) we try to get in a few outfit snapshots for the blog. Mike took these pictures yesterday on our way to work on a little Christmas project together (more on that soon). It was a cold, grey day, so I bundled up in an over-sized coat, slouchy hat, thick socks, and vintage scarf. My backpack is a recent addition. It’s nice and big and sturdy – perfect for carrying around all those books!
A few weeks ago I saw this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote in passing and it really resonated with me. Earlier this fall I started preparing for post-grad life, taking time to explore the different career options and paths I could pursue after graduation. Inherent in this exploration was a process of deep introspection and reflection, one that sometimes asked more questions than it answered. The process was challenging, but I’m coming out of it with a better understanding of myself, a more defined set of goals, and most importantly, a clearer sense of direction. I wouldn’t say my life is completely starting over again, but I would say it’s more in focus. I’m not sure if that’s what Mr. Fitzgerald had in mind when he wrote those words, but that’s how they apply to me.
Although things have been quiet on the blog recently, mine and Mike’s lives have been anything but. So far in October we’ve been bike-riding, family-visiting, apple-picking, thanks-giving, farmer’s-market-ing, coffee-guzzling, diner-patronizing, midterm-studying, and career-planning. Unfortunately this has all come at the cost of our fridge being a little too empty and our blog being a little bit neglected. We’re not going to stop enjoying ourselves but we will let you in on a few more of our adventures going forward (and we’ll buy ourselves some groceries while we’re at it).
Law school can be pretty dull. Case law, legal principles, and statutes are not always the most interesting subject material. When law school life gets a bit too tedious I like to add a little excitement by experimenting with different vintage clothing and hairstyles. It’s a small escape, but it can make a boring old Wednesday a little more fun.