Yesterday, as I was walking Pip, I saw a homeless man sleeping under a tree. And I found myself overcome with jealousy. Not that he was homeless, obviously. More that there he was, smack dab in the middle of the day, doing exactly what I wanted to be doing. I pushed past those feelings in about a microsecond, as they were clearly those of a madwoman, but they struck a chord with me. Why, for even the briefest of moments, did I want to change places with this fellow? And the answer was simple. I wanted a break. I had woken up at 5 am, taught three Pilates classes, then gone straight into the office, after which I had to look at a house and then meet a friend to workout. Oh yeah. And then I had to go home and write. I was exhausted. And thus, irrational. So today, I’m giving myself a break. I’m checking out of the office at noon and checking into a hotel. Not a full vacation. Just an overnight staycation. Because sometimes you need to give yourself that. But, like the crazy person I am, it won’t be all R & R. I’ve booked a photo shoot tomorrow because Heaven forbid I just relax. But I am still at the point where I consider most blog-related work to be fun, so that’s okay. I just need to change it up every once in a while so that I don’t burn out. Moral of the story? I didn’t want his life. I just wanted his nap.
Ralph Lauren coat, Topshop overalls, COS long-sleeve shirt, Steve Madden booties, Michelle Mason cashmere beanie, Cristina Ramella “World” cuff, XIV Karats necklace (similar $$$$), Seoul Little “Los Angeles” necklace, Catbird, XIV Karats and ginette_ny rings (similar), MAC lipstick in Lady Danger
Photos by Michele LoBosco