April & May: letting things happen

Respectively “The art of conversation” (1963), René Magritte.

Would you say you’ re an optimist or a pessimist, generally? Do you think things happen to you, or that you are making them happen? And are you OK with thinking that way? Or are you constantly second-guessing and overthinking?

April & May were solid months of lockdown. A time of trying to normalise the absurd — and weirdly enough succeeding too. I feel like in April and May I just let it all happen. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing, I don’t know. But it did help with coping. While the world was on fire, my own life seemingly got a bit better. Getting a promotion, finding a new apartment, finally getting to around to finalising a design project that dragged on for too long. I’m still a bit worried about celebrating these (tiny) victories, self limiting beliefs are a bummer.

Things I am grateful for:

  1. Sunny days.
  2. My family and their impeccable taste in food.
  3. Animal Crossing, still.
  4. My flatmates (also, still!), we probably see too much of each other but we’re making it work and I think it deserves more praise.
  5. Second-hand shops opening again, just in time to squeeze in some bargain-hunting for the move in July.
  6. 90s classics ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘You’ve Got Mail’.
  7. Marie. For keeping me sane.

Take care, x