How was everyone’s Halloween? I’m kind of the scrooge of Halloween and don’t ever really celebrate it (plus we’re almost always on our annual Airstream roadtrip, like this year so we’re never around). Maybe next year with a baby it will be different. Anyway only one review this past week—finally put some initial thoughts down about the Dyson Airwrap. Other than that, internet access has been sporadic so the writing has been too (but that’s actually been a good thing, finally getting some much needed digital detox sessions). Also with this road trip, I’ve finally visited all the National Parks within California. I’m thinking of writing up which ones were my favorite in a post soon.
There’s some big changes coming soon to our lives again (though nothing has been officially kicked off) and I’ll let you know when it all starts. But I’m both excited but quite anxious about it all. I know rolling with the changes is the best way to go through life so I’m just trying to view this as a great opportunity and not another upheaval of everything I know and am comfortable with. (And yes it has partially to do with the baby coming, but there’s more).
Anyway a post that I enjoyed this week was this one about not using fabric softener (I’ve never actually purchased or used fabric softener in my life. But yes to buying less chemicals that corporations try to tell you that you need). Also I really liked this post from Talia though I am one of those bloggers she speaks about that did get a gifted blazer from Everlane (after being a bit pushy and asking for it though—I learned from my Form bag lesson that ask and you might receive, lol). But I get Talia’s sentiments too because I’ve been "toiling” (ok I exaggerate, this blog is actually a joy) over this blog for 4+ years and am finally partnering with Everlane. While some peeps who spun up Instagram accounts this year are also getting free gifts (how did they get it so easy?!). This reminds me of a saying my mom likes (in Japanese): ue ni mo ue ga aru which translates to even the top have a top (meaning no matter how good you are there’s always someone better—lol depressing? maybe that’s why she also adds shita ni mo shita meaning even if you’re at the bottom, there’s always someone worse than you). Basically the lesson is the pointlessness of comparison. I just try to remember to do me and do what I enjoy. And gifts have less meaning compared to the real joy of being able to share my sentiments with you guys who come to my blog and actually care about what I have to say. So thank you if you’re reading this because you guys add meaning to my life! I truly appreciate it!