Maybe I should change todays “I Want Wednesdays” to “Wanderlust Wednesdays”? I was in the city today in an office on Little Collins Street, on the 20th floor. I snapped this photo while I was waiting to meet someone and for some reason it made me think of New York.
Perhaps it’s that building in the background (centre) that if you squint your eyes a little and indulged in some imagination it kind of looks like the Empire State Building (ok, maybe just the outline of the spire, but still!). I forget sometimes that I’m living in such a big city (compared to Adelaide)
I’ve been to New York City twice now. Each time I’ve been there I’ve barely scratched the surface. It’s an amazing place to visit and it would be an exciting city to relocate to and live for a while (what a crazy adventure that would be!). The first time I was there I was travelling alone and it was a stop off point on my month long adventure through Canada. The second time it was with the Mr at the end of our 5 week ride across Route 66 on a Harley (I might tell that story another time!?).
I have fond memories of the city that never sleeps and really would love to go back someday. I would stay longer. Sublet an apartment for a few weeks (sites like airbnb.com have a multitude of privately owned accommodation options) and just live it up. Immerse myself in the art culture. Shop till my feet gave out from under me. Meet the people and make connections. It would be unreal.
Oh to dream a little dream!
Haven’t been keeping up my Music Monday of late. Yesterday I was busy wasting away the hours catching up with a friend for brunch. We talked for hours (literally!) and the lunchtime rush at the cafe came and went and we were still talking. It was such a good day! I had a GOOD day! Feeling positive and refreshed and just happy. It’s always lovely feeling like this.
Sometimes it’s great to have those little moments in your day. Where you can walk away with a smile and just generally feel like you had a good day, a happy day. I really appreciate that I have friends that can do that for me. Thank You!
I couldn’t miss the opportunity to share some feel good happy days vibes. So Sister Act 2 it is with ‘Oh Happy Day’! You can’t tell me this song doesn’t make you smile (at least to remember your childhood and how good Whoopi Goldberg used to be!).
Enjoy. You’re Welcome.
So from my previous I Want Wednesday post I was talking about trying to find your passion. One of my derby girls suggested (in jest) (I think?) I remake famous You Tube videos. Because, you know, that’s what I should TOTALLY do as my passion in life!
Then as I thought about it some more… I thought: Yes! I should remake the “Shit Derby Girls Say” video, using ALL the Northside Rollers sayings that I’ve grown to love, laugh at, and cringe at. The list of sayings we already have, mixed with a bucket load of “derby general” sayings could make for a laugh-and-a-half of comedic gold!
Here are a few that have already been made. They crack me up, every time I watch them. I love Raw Heidi in this first one from London Roller Girls, especially when she says “High Five” – cause that’s what Pulp VIxens do!
via: London Roller Girls
via: Angel CIty Derby Girls
via: DC Roller Girls
I want to know my passion.
source: The Wanderlust Project
I want to find that one thing that inspires me to bounce out of bed every morning and high five the day from start to finish.
I feel a little lost right now. Though, to be honest, I think I’ve been a little lost most my life. I flit from one experiment to the next, plod along in my life on auto-cruise without really taking the time to figure out what I want out of my time here on Earth.
How do people decide what their passion is? I could write a list of things that might make me happy, or I enjoy doing, but can I make it a passion of mine? Can I make money out of it to support myself? Can I feel like I have a purpose?
I don’t really think it’s an easy process. I know I need to start somewhere. Pin point a direction to follow and start following it. What is the very first step though? Is it to try new things? Get acquainted with old things? Go see a life coach? Have someone kick my butt in to overdrive? Brainstorm? Go back to study? I. Just. Don’t. Know!
I have to work it out… you know, like Beyonce says…