30 June 2012

Overdrive

Its like I've been running in overdrive for days (maybe weeks) now. Constantly on the move, and the moment I stop is when the wheels start spinning in my head and I can't shut down to even sleep for more than an hour or two. It could be because of the 10-14 hours a day spent in front of the glowing light of a computer, the stress I'm beginning to feel over projects at work creeping into my life outside the office and because Rich lives 100 miles away. Add on top of that the millions of ideas I have when my mind is buzzing as I lie in bed unable to sleep, but then the let down of not even having enough energy to start them.
This past week my evenings after work have been spent miles away from a computer screen going out for dinner and drinks with friends. I didn't realize how badly I'd needed to get out after work. I didn't even realize it until I woke up Thursday morning and realized that I slept for the entire night and woke up before my alarm clock.
As I lay in bed looking at the light coming in my window I felt rested for the first time in weeks. That led to an entire hour of yoga videos and a nice long cup of tea. No rushing around like an exhausted maniac who hit the snooze button four or five times for me today.
It wasn't a big deal or anything, just dinner or a drink but the unwinding was the perfect cure for what was turning into insomnia.
This might seem completely obvious if I didn't live alone in NYC. Back when I was at home I would just pop over to my boyfriends house, or hang out with my mom in the kitchen or call up a friend to go grab a tea. Now its a bit harder than that but I'm trying.
Also, I'm leaving for Paris in a few hours!! So, I've also been busy getting ready for that.
Here are a few snaps of what I've been up to this past week.
At the Grand Cafe in Queens with Lindsay.
Cafe Frida in Manhattan with Court.
Brick Cafe in Astoria with Rich.

6 comments

  1. I'm glad you're attending to your needs.  That's important.  Have fun in Europe!

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  2. Glad you're learning what you need. Enjoy Paris!! So jealous, of course.

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  3. Ashley/ MILK TEETHSJuly 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    It's good to read that you're feeling all rested up! AND doubly good to read that you're heading off to Paris (lucky girl!) Can't wait for the photos :)

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  4. Sandra RodriguezJuly 5, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    Wow, Paris have fun. I've always wanted to try Brick in Astoria since it's so close to my apt, the fish looks amazing. Really like your pictures

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  5. I'm glad you were able to unwind! I had a similar experience last week. It was so nice to get off the computer, set work aside, and just draw, paint, and read, without stressing out about anything. I felt so rested by the end of the week! I'm new to your blog, and I'm excited to read more!

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