Even though I finally have access to public transportation again, I rarely use it. More frequently, I like to utilize the murals on the el’s concrete supports. Every once in a while, an artist will come along, paint over an old one, and start afresh. This particular one has been around for a couple of years, and I hope it doesn’t go anywhere, because I love it! A reworking of the city’s flag, how wonderful.
I’ve been really into bright colors lately, which I fear is a bit too late. Now that fall is starting to pick up steam, I know–know–I’ll be gravitating more toward muted colors. And my favorite cold weather combo of burgundy and forest green will become so much more prominent. Oh well. I’m going to hold on to these punchy reds and lemon yellows as long as I can.
As for the hair, well, it’s a long story. A few weeks ago, a coworker of mine told me he ran into my ex-boyfriend at an arcade. I guess the guy has starting doing a gentleman’s topknot, so as a little bit of an homage, I did up my hair like that.
Now, this particular ex-boyfriend is someone I’ve had an especially hard time getting over. He was sweet, energetic, clever, affectionate, and deliriously good-looking. Since things ended with him, I’ve become a bit of a serial dater, trying to find someone who would make me forget about him.
Which is probably not the best way to do things. Last year, a dear friend of mine introduced me to the concept of “deep single,” which is when you stop dating and focus on yourself, your friendships, your family, and your pets. You work on those relationships, get yourself to where you want to be, and then you’ll be ready to date again.
So that’s what I’m going to do. It’s time for a change, and it’s really time for me to get to know myself again. I need to be in a little bit of a cocoon for a while.
Shorts: old, ModCloth
Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear
Bag: Jump From Paper