This past week was a pretty quiet one. I settled into life with my two (temporary) dogs, who I fell hard for. I am already dreading the day of my departure because I adore these two so much! My daily routine includes a daily run in the park, reading the NYT with a cup of coffee before opening my laptop, cooking up a yummy lunch. I realize though that I can’t just sit still, and I have to leave the house at least once a day to move my legs – be it with a walk down to the waterfront to watch the sunset or a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge, or simply a walk through the park. And with bright blue skies and lots of sun, the weather in New York has been very good to me, allowing me to run, walk and cycle around town!
It’s been nice to finally take some time for myself, much needed after months of non-stop traveling and never being alone. I’ve not only been catching up on work, but also started to reflect on the past 12 months, now that the year is coming to an end. I still socialize every day – dinners, drinks, movie dates and meeting friends, but I am slowing down and try to not overdo it. I even make time to finally use my new Kindle and read books again, and it feels glorious. Now all that’s missing are some Christmas cookies for a lazy Sunday evening with a bubble bath and a movie, so I better start baking!