Have you been in a situation when you know something needs to change, but you’re not ready, and then the change comes anyway, but now with way more drama? This has happened to me at several pivotal times in my life. I accepted an unacceptable status quo until finally the universe gave a nudge and pulled the rug out from under me. The results were painful, though it always led me to a better place. And so I ask you, what are you waiting to be ready to do?
(If that happens to be related to work, check out my latest on changing careers.)
Illustration by Lee Crutchley
For an upcoming dinner party, I’ve decided to try my hand at homemade gravlax. I was inspired at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday when I spotted a lavish bunch of dill, and right nearby was a vendor who reportedly sells the best salmon in town. The pairing was serendipitous and I couldn’t resist. As I write this, the fish has been curing for 24 hours. I’m told it takes up to 3 days. So far, there’s no evidence of any curing, but I’m hoping for the best. To miminize my worry, I’m counting on a chocolate cookie recipe to bring the meal to a delicious close.
Neon by Martin Creed
After my favorite Cafe Fanny granola was bought by a new company, the product went downhill. It had been an expensive indulgence at $8 a box, so I started to look to other manufacturers for my morning meal. Nothing satisfied me. And then a friend sent me a recipe, and I never looked back. I make a new batch every couple of weeks, and feel like I’m living the high life.
Playing With Your Food by Adam Hillman
“Honest Meds” enamel pins created by Adam J. Kurtz to raise money for mental health charities.
I have a searing memory of being 15 years old in the shag-carpeted attic bedroom of a school friend, and feeling like the most boring person in the world. My life was so regular. I hated it. All I wanted was adventure. Fast forward 25 years later, as a single woman with an inkling that I might not ever marry, all I wanted was to fit in. Now, I love my life. Perspective is a funny thing.
Art by Wasted Rita
This new sci-fi film (released today in the States) takes place in the near future when single people have 45 days to find a compatible mate, or else be transformed into an animal and released into the wild.
I adore technology, but wouldn’t consider sending an e-card. This is right out of my playbook.