This past weekend was a busy one. So busy that when I woke up on Monday morning, I had a brief moment of pure confusion in which I wasn't sure what day it was.
On Saturday I uploaded my weekly vlog and then hit the grocery store to pick up some goods for a barbecue/pool/birthday party in honor of our friend Sam. (Shoutout to Samwise the Brave!) I grabbed some lemons, ice, and ice cream and headed over to my friend Kelsey’s house. And man, do they know how to throw a party. We had homemade lemonade, kebabs, and a coffee-rubbed pork loin on the grill (I know it sounds weird, but trust me) that were all out of this world. We swam, ate, made bad sumatra puns, and watched The Breakfast Club. Basically, it was my idea of the perfect Saturday night.
On Sunday I was up bright and early to get ready for another day of filming the web series. I got there early to get some shots for the web site, and to get everything set up. But before I knew it everyone had arrived and we got straight to work. We filmed a myriad of things, and were generally more productive than last week. (Our first week.) I think it just took some time for everyone to get used to each other, and for all of us to get into a good rhythm with each other. In any case, I was much more prepared this week, and definitely had a plan of attack. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for spontaneity. I had a much needed Haim dance party when I couldn’t loosen up enough in front of the camera, and we had a spontaneous mini photo-shoot at the end that yielded some pretty awesome promotional pictures.
Essentially, it was a great weekend, and I came away from it feeling happy, but tired. Cut to Monday, where I was feeling worn down, but in a good way. Exhausted from doing too many fun things, and from being too productive and creatively energized. So after a three hour creative meeting, I shut down. I watched Hannibal, I read, I stayed off the Internet and instead watched Gilmore Girls with my sister. But today I am reaping the rewards of that shutdown. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, sometimes it’s just necessary to detox. Even when what you’re detoxing from is GOOD STUFF. Your body simply can’t take all action all the time. No matter what your FOMO tells you.
P.S.- If you want a sneak peak at my web series, head on over to this link: www.overdueseries.squarespace.com
Or click on that second photo to go straight to the Instagram. :)