Bookish Journal #2: February Frenzy

, by Zoë Gulliksen

Hello all!

It's a cold and windy day here in Manhattan, the temperature this morning was 19 °F ! This cold  weather really threw me off in January and turned my daily run into a thing of the past. However, I'm determined to restart my focus and boost my motivation in the month of February. I greatly dislike running in the cold but I can't justify spending money on a gym membership right now, so it's time to just suck it and keep working towards my fitness goals!

I have other goals that lost their focus in January, such as learning French, so I'm going to keep working on those as well. I spent much of last month curled up under the covers watching movies and working on my blog, which was fine but I could have been more productive. My apartment has also turned into a "Lily Apartment", for those you who have watched the earlier seasons of How I Met Your Mother. As much as I loved that, it made me not want to ever leave- So here's to getting back on track!

Here you can see the pink,
but usually hidden under my other hair
There's also a lot of exciting things going on February such as movie screenings, Toy Fair, and getting matching Lord of the Rings tattoos with my best friend Angela! I'm so excited about all of this, and in general I'm a much happier person that I was at the end of last year. I'm doing things I have always wanted to do, but was either too scared to do them or was afraid of what people might think. Such as bleaching a strip of my hair and dying it hot pink. I love this little bit of spark in my hair, and I'm so glad I did it.

Last year I promised myself that 2013 was going to be my year of Happiness. That I would go after the things that I thought would make me a happier individual, such as better friendships, a healthier lifestyle, and a job that I enjoy. Already I feel better with the relationships in my life and I enjoy my freelance jobs very much. They pay enough for my apartment and food, and is considerably less than my previous salary job- but I was miserable then. I am willing to sacrifice money for a happier state of mind.

Tom Hanks
And so, life goes on in New York City. Things are always crazy here, for example Pietro went to a party while I was working and got to meet Tom Hanks! I was incredible jealous but he was able to have Hanks sign a moleskin for me. It's now one of the coolest things I own, along with water bottles that Spielberg, Colin Firth, and Frank Oz drank out of, but that's a different story.

Right now I'm going to go work on mailing out thank cards and letters to those who have already contributed to the Tattoo Fund, and watch Season Six of Gossip Girl that I got in to review. (Shush, it's my greatest guilty pleasure)

1 comment:

  1. Reading this motivates me to keep up with all my goals and hobbies... you're very inspiring! And I absolutely love the pink in your hair!