I was scheduled to do a Coverall post yesterday–for In Cold Blood specifically. I stared at the cover image, waiting for inspiration to come, and it didn’t. It’s yet another stark black and white color, with a bit of red, and I just couldn’t stir up the creativity or energy necessary to come up with a good post. And that’s been happening a good deal lately.
Another thing that occurred to me yesterday is that sometimes I really enjoy reading others’ blogs not only for their images or editorial views or tips, but because I like hearing about their lives. I made the decision to be purposeful about how much I share of my personal life on this blog a long time ago. I enjoy talking about the fun things I do on the weekends, or what I’ve bought recently, and of course what I’m reading or how I feel about certain books and/or writers. But, that means, if you don’t know me personally, you basically only know that I live in Brooklyn, I’m engaged, I like food, I recently bought white pants, I’m buying sunglasses soon, and I like books. That doesn’t really say a whole heck of a lot. Maybe I should say more?
These past couple months have been a little rough on me. And they seem like silly, small reasons on the scale of how awesome my life is–I love my fiance, I love my dog, I love my apartment and neighborhood, I love my friends and family, I am healthy, I have a job. Those are BIG things, and I don’t take them for granted. And yet…I’ve suffered some disappointments in my professional career over the last few months, I haven’t been writing, I’ve been trying to eat healthier foods and work out more intensely but I haven’t seen any results. All of the usual crappy things that can amount to crankiness and a general feeling of blah.
But it’s summer! And there are many, many things to look forward to and feel grateful for. This past weekend, we went to Rhode Island for my sister’s wedding. It was an absolutely fantastic wedding, from start to finish, and I had a great time. Most of all, it was so nice to see my family having such a good time, dancing and singing and just enjoying the celebration. It made me even MORE excited for my own upcoming wedding (if that’s possible!). So, that helped things, and I’m just generally trying to get a grip on other things, telling myself the problems are so small in comparison to how big the good things are.
I wanted to share a few photos from the wedding, courtesy of Jen Leigh, who was a really fantastic photographer!
Melissa and I in the front, Dennis in the back middle with his son and brother
Giving my toast (which went well!)
My Uncle Bill gets down on the dance floor