For eleven years, I only worked Mon/Tues, and even that "workend" (as my friends called my work "week") was mostly optional. If I hung out w someone for a while and it wasn't transcendent but we were friends and liked similar things, it was okay with me that after a month or two or three or six I wasn't head over heels...because I always had MORE TIME.
Then I fired my distributor. To the day I die, I will be in awe of myself for moving through the unprecedented levels of terror I experienced in making such a ginormous shift. I didn't know I had it in me. Discovering that I DO have it in me has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life...
However it left me with no free time at all, for over a year, and somewhere along the way, every minute became precious...and I became more inclined to treat them as such- to fill them only with people and things and activities that truly satiate, fulfill and make me happy. There wasn't time anymore for fast food AND gourmet encounters. I had to choose.
Not to say that casual hookups lack meaning and don't make people happy, because we are all different and love different things, and if that is your authentic pathway to bliss then follow it, enjoy! I'm just saying that for me, Right Now, I'm in a place where I.............still want the friendship and liking similar things bit, but I also want to fall in love. It's been a while and I'm in a really positive happy place in my life.
I just finished 100 Days Raw Vegan that I did with my cousin to heal his advanced diabetes this spring (blind, body parts being amputated bc of infections the drs couldn't heal, etc) and Mission Accomplished! Even his vision returned, and the "dead" nerves that drs say cannot regenerate, regenerated so fast that in less than a month he regained full use of his hands which had been numb and useless for years. (We didn't grow the foot back but as we're starting another 100 days next week, I'm not ruling it out.)
He agreed to do this because I did the same thing with his mother two years ago. It turns out I love feeding people the most delicious nutritious elevating high vibration happy healing lovefood on the planet and seeing them HEAL THEMSELVES. I also love stealing our abominable health industry's best customers away from them. My aunt was spending $1200/month on insulin and consequently "couldn't afford to eat expensive healthy food". But after only 18 days raw vegan she was 100% off the meds and wow! Now she has $1200/month to spend on way more fun things than overpriced pharmaceuticals that don't even work...even after you subtract the dollars she now gives to her local health food market instead of her national drugs-that-don't-work-and-have-disastrous-side-effects company!
I'm considering transitioning into doing this for a living I love it so much.
People always think I'm high, even on the many occasions when I'm not. I hear it's a common side effect of living a raw vegan lifestyle ... But lest you be one of those vegans who writes things like "YOU SHOULD DIE" to the vegans on youtube or IG when you see them wearing leather, I must warn you that sometimes I wear leather. I also go on and off cheese (right now off). I wish I was one of those vegans who is disgusted by cheese, but sadly, even though I am aware of the cruelty and torture that produces it, and the detrimental effects of eating animals and animal by-products on the environment/planet, not to mention the body I myself inhabit, my addicted taste buds persist in craving cheese. I'm doing the best I can guys. Every time I do a cleanse it takes me longer to go back to cheese. It's been four months now...maybe this will be the time I won't go back? I probably shouldn't even call myself "vegan" until I am as perfect as the militant activist vegans ha.
Love sexy literary fiction a la Nicholas Baker, Anne Rice. Channeled books are fun (Bashar, Barbara Marciniak). Non-sexy literary fiction is good too (and sexy in its own way, to literary nerds like myself), like early Douglas Coupland and Martin Amis. The Beat Poets did it for me for a long time- Kerouac, Burroughs etc. In the fantasy fiction realm The Amber Chronicles are number one for me, though the first time I read Tolkien I had the sensation that I was reading the true secret history of the planet. Octavia Butler is brilliant.
Last movie I saw and loved was Wonder Woman which made me cry at the thought of all the little girls today getting to grow up with a badass Gal Gadot role model. Love 3-D movies. Avatar was spectacular. Saw the last Star Wars in 4-D which blew my mind. I do prefer the more unique creative approaches of European movies to Hollywood blockbusters in general, tho reading subtitles after 11pm can put me to sleep, so if it's later in the evening, best if I only attempt movies in languages I speak.
I watched all of Breaking Bad twice.
Currently obsessed with Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell, and Planetarium. Been re-discovering Buena Vista Social Club and Manu Chao. Bjork from back in the day. Current favorite Spotify stations: Kalya Scintilla, The Human Experience, Tipper, Stereo Express, The Polish Ambassador, Bach Inventions & Sinfonias, Violin Partitas...I enjoy a vast range of sonic experiences. I am hardpressed to think of a more peak experience than doing aerial pole to dubstep.
Last place I ate out was Sage in Echo Park, before that Cafe Gratitude, before that Farmer & Cook (Ojai)...this was ALL yesterday lol. We started a juice cleanse today (6/22/17) so yesterday we prefaced it just the way you're not supposed to: by eating all the solid foods we imagine we're going to miss the most. Sage happened only because Au Lac DTLA and SunCafe were closed- but that being said, Sage's vegan chilaquiles and Spicy Avocado Mac & Cheese are TO DIE FOR, AND they finally offer wine yay!
Speaking of wine, my favorite places to have it: Black Cat, Semi Tropic, Figaro Cafe, Stella Cafe.
My awesome rent-controlled situation in Silverlake
How I'm going to steal the remaining 30 million diabetics in this country away from the horrific health anti-care business that profits off suffering and the continuance of disease.
The female upper body vs. the male upper body and how much more comfortable and nice it feels to be topless as opposed to being strapped into a bra/bikini top- male chests are just as sexy and attractive as female chests so it is ridiculous that only men are "allowed" to be topless in public and on social media etc...I am counting on millenials to #freethefemalenipple !