It’s now day 162 of my life here in the USA. I am a 3 hour flight away from my sister instead of 24 hours and Seattle is only place I want to live out of all the places in the US.
People say how about Portland? But I don’t want to be, you know………PORTLANDIA!
LIFESTYLE: I love Seattle’s hauntingly beautiful light, morning, evening or dusk. I love the trees whether in bloom or not, the mountains, the state’s stand on all things eco and on recycling, it’s hikes and trails, it’s BUSES (yea! shout out @King County Metro transport) and for being bicycle and pedestrian friendly. The schizophrenic weather, not so much. Is it raining. No it’s sunny. Oh no sorry I lied its windy and drizzling now. Oh no, wait, it’s now raining & sunny. WTF ? Do I run outside or not Weather ?
No. I had to opt for my ‘climate controlled’ gym instead (shaking fist at sky).
DREAMS: My dream came true. Most people look kinda disappointed when I tell them my dream. Disappointed in me, that is. My dream forever was to be able to walk to my yoga class! AND YES YES YES I can finally do it. I walk to Bala Yoga for my classes.
Proximity also saved me from spiralling into S.A.D depression when I got here in Nov. 4.30 pm and it was pitch dark! It really fked with my mind and my heart. Thank God for yoga and thank God for being able to walk there. I even go for classes that end at 9pm
FASHION: Maybe this is just a problem where I live, I don’t know. But I don’t care if Kate Hudson is modeling it, please wear leggings only if you are in the gym or at a yoga class, or getting to or coming from one. Other times it’s just lazy dressing. Like crocs and sweats.
Now, don’t be lazy. Swap them for a pair of jeans and soon you will pair those jeans with nice shoes. Maybe even high heels ? Who knows ?
The only way is…..Up!
ASPIRATIONAL WOMEN: Again maybe this a Seattle thing I don’t know. But I LOVE the fact that I see ladies like me, everywhere. On TV, as models, as news anchors, on the boards of associations, giving speeches at gala dinners, lawyers, bus drivers, USPS postal service, in Sephora or ringing up the till at Macys.
I mean matured women. And often a lot of the women are proudly grey, roots and all. I love that !
I personally spent a lot of years competing in a world where the women got younger, the higher they went. And the first step in conquering that feeling of being invisible was to feverishly touch up my roots. Not any more. I am slack and sloppy with my root touch-ups, do it when I feel like. But mostly I am purple ombre-d with grey roots and my sisterhood surrounds me.
POLICE: Never have I seen police cruisers, cruising, with such frequency. At least once a day, I will see one somewhere, silently moving…… like a submarine……..but on the road.
Of course I got very excited. It’s like living in a detective novel.
Basically my steady diet of Forensic Files, Dateline, 48 Hours and Joe Kenda was now coming to life. Where are they going ? What are they doing ? Did they make an arrest ? Who did they catch ? Why can’t they tell me ? I really really really want to know.
I looked at their Facebook thinking I would get a steady update of all the crimes they were chasing and solving. Alas not. Their Facebook is just a pleasant update from schools and citizens thanking them for a great school trip or a safety training class.
So back to YouTube and Netflix for me.
Things which have improved since my last post about Living in America are
- We found bread without added sugar
- I have figured out the doors in America and can open them right at most times (push)
- Pretty good with the light switches now
- And I don’t step onto incoming traffic because now I know which side of the road to stay on!
Onwards and Upwards
PS: did I say how MUCH I bloody love PBS ??? LOVE LOVE LOVE.