What I did in May.
I still have trouble with balance. Even more so now that I’m home. I have work, my blog, the gym, an apartment to keep clean and to furnish. I have a million other things I want to be doing, a million other things I should be doing. Even in my most productive weeks I’ll only check off a third of my to-do list only to add more for the next week.
I keep telling myself that soon one thing will be finished and I’ll have more free time. But then I make up some new project and am back at the start.
Sometimes I look at my other friends and think, “why are they so carefree?” And then I realize that they don’t make projects for themselves like I do. They have work and they have play and there’s no in between.
There’s no blog, there’s no grand schemes, there’s just free time.
Since launching my new design earlier this month I’ve spent most of my free time working on the “little things” that still aren’t done: editing old posts, resizing old photos, making the coding consistent. I estimate for it to take about three years to finish at which time I’m sure I’ll be ready to start all over with something new.
I’m only slightly kidding.
I have a million posts waiting to be written. But I also have furniture to buy and festivals to attend and restaurants to eat at and, yes, work to do.
Someday, hopefully, this will all balance out.
Maybe in three more years…
Anyways, here’s what I’ve been up to over the past month (outside of updating this site) and a couple of sneak peeks into content to come…
I helped throw a baby shower. At a bar. Because, yeah. More about that to come.
After the Baby Shower I went to Lost Lake, an awesome tiki bar in Logan Square. And here I will impart some life advice for you: when faced with the option of getting a drink that comes in a parrot or getting a drink that doesn’t come in a parrot always get the drink that comes in a parrot.
Some dude named Matt wrote some book about travel and was in town his book tour. Still not convinced he knows what he’s talking about.
I went to a barbecue out in the burbs. (And yes, yes I did smother my sausage in ketchup…)
I had the greatest French Toast ever (a sweet onion brioche filled with creamy eggs and topped with crispy chicken and bbq maple syrup) at Little Goat Diner.
I saw Sense and Sensibility the musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I mean, it’s Jane Austen the musical! But it was so good. And I was singing the songs all week.
Over the weekend there were two big festivals in Chicago: Maifest and Do Division Fest. Unfortunately it was a cold, rainy weekend, not the best start to summer festival season. But they still were fun! I’ll be back with more photos from both festivals soon!
And I ate all the Taco in a Bag. All of it. (I’ll probably blog more about them later too….)