Year 30

Even though my posts have become much fewer and much farther between, I haven’t resigned this blog because I know that the moment I do, I will be instantly struck with the urge to write another post.  I am keeping the blog here so that I can return periodically with updates on the life of SF.  So, for my dear readers (if any), here is a brief recap of the last couple of months.

1.  I was stranded in L.A. for Christmas because of the freakish weather in the Pacific Northwest, but happily I got to spend a lovely Christmas Day with friends.  I also discovered that one of the perks of being an only child is that my parents saved our Christmukkah celebration until I got home, so we opened all our presents and had a nice meal with my grandfather on Dec. 27th.  I was so happy to see my family, albeit belatedly.  I also had the good fortune of seeing my best friend who lives in England and was in town.  And the whole week, my wonderful BF was taking all sorts of photos on his camera phone (he was back East with his own family) and texting them to me so that we felt like we were together.  Shmoopy?  Who, us?

2.  Yesterday was my 29th birthday, or as I was reminded by several people, the beginning of my 30th year on this planet.  This is poised to be a very interesting year.  In some ways it will be a scary and uncertain year, with the state of the economy and the general feeling of flux.  But I still (perhaps naively) have high hopes that this will be a fabulous year.  I think it will be a year of change and a year of growth.  And I can’t wait to see where it brings me. 

3.  This year I will be in two wedding parties (so far – you never know what might happen!), attending at least two bachelorette parties, and going on a couple of cool vacations (in just a few days, Vail; at the end of the year, Australia!).  

4.  In sadder news, the girl who has been my best work friend and lifeline since we started as summer associates together in the summer of 2004 is leaving me (what about my needs?!) and moving up north.   I am still in complete denial about my life after she leaves the firm, so I am trying not to think about it.  (SF covers her ears.  La la la la la la!)

5.  My relationship, which is now four months old, is still swimming along perfectly.  I am at a loss for what to say about it that will adequately describe it, but I have been feeling a LOT of warm fuzzies.   I don’t think I ever realized that I could love someone so much, and I know we are just getting started.

6.  My New Year’s resolution is to dust off my elliptical machine and use it for something other than a clothes hanger, and so far so good.   My trick is that I am totally obsessed with renting DVDs of the show “Friday Night Lights” on Netflix (I am at the end of season 1.  It’s so good!!)  So I put on the DVD and watch an episode while I ride.  I know it’s a bit premature to boast about my resolution-keeping on January 12, so hopefully it will continue!

7.  This weekend I am going to try to learn to snowboard.  Again.  Wish me luck, and no severe injuries.

8.  Noodles is doing well, and I only sustained minor scratch wounds when I tried to get him in his cat carrier over the holidays (and two holes in my sweater).

With that, dear readers, I am calling it a day.  If anyone is still reading and you have particular things you are curious about, feel free to comment or email me!

Till next time, happy 2009!




New Year, New Blog

Welcome, dear readers!

I began blogging about 6 months ago under a different blog name, but made the error of sharing the blog’s existence with literally everyone and their mother (most notably, MY mother), which led to much self-censoring. (And, even with the self-censoring, lectures about such topics as my relationship patterns and my drinking habits.) If a girl can’t be honest and up-front in her blog, then where can she?? Because of this, I decided to retire the old blog at the end of 2007.

But, as it turns out, the past 6 months have turned me into something of a blogging junkie, and it took a whopping 2 days for me to experience blogging withdrawal sufficient to motivate me to resuscitate the beloved blog under a new pseudonym. So, here I am!

If you are curious to read all about me and get caught up to present-day, feel free to email me and I will send you a link to the old blog. It would take me till July 2008 to try to play adequate catch-up here! For a short intro, I am a 27 year old lawyer in L.A., am single, and live in a cute apartment in West Hollywood with my beloved cat. (Yes, go ahead and make the jokes – I will often be joking about my crazy cat lady-ness too.) In the past year-and-a-half I have broken off an engagement, dated 2 new guys for a few months each, and gone on a string of hideous dates with online suitors. I love to write, and I harbor notions of leaving my cushy law job, taking my laptop and moving to some hip-but-affordable city, working part time at a bookstore and spending all my other time in coffee shops writing the Great American Novel.

I guess that’s me in a nutshell (help! how do I get out of this nutshell?) If you have any other questions, just ask!

Since it is a new year, it is time to share my goals for this new year. Now, normally I make resolutions that I know I will never stick to — for example, “work out more.” This year, instead, I decided to give myself a goal that I will feel excited about working on. That said, here are my goals for the new year.

1) Write more. Blogging, journaling, short stories, you name it. I just bought a book about novel writing. Maybe I’ll join a writing group, though with my work hours that may be too ambitious right now.
2) Decide what my dream life is. What job do I really want to be doing? What city do I really want to live in? etc.
3) By the beginning of 2009, make changes to make that life a reality. I do believe that I owe my job another solid year. But after that, I feel that I am well within my right to follow my heart (once I figure out in step 2 what my heart wants). I figure that even though leaving stability for the unknown would be scary, when else will I be able to make such a leap? I’m young, single, no kids, no mortgage. I have enough saved to live for a year without working, or at least just working part time.
4) Focus on spirituality. I have never been a very spiritual person, but I’m reading the book Eat Pray Love and it has inspired me. I think that connecting to sprituality will help me with a lot of my personal issues — stress, anxiety, etc — and will help bring a much-needed balance to my life.

And that, dear readers, will keep me plenty busy in 2008, I believe!