I have passions, things that are at the top of my "must". Music and style and the constant presence of the two. I love to watch the movement, the ideas, and the performance they make together. This month I've got orchestra concerts on my list and plans to get onto the style scene, but aside from these areas of interest, there are other details and things that make up my life. I love to spend most of my time immersed in what I crave, but when the high begins to fall and a change of scenery is needed, I enjoy some simple and often quite different things.
Not every waking moment of mine can be spent in the concert hall or scrolling through the latest style presentations. I'll wear out, even if that's my full-time job. Contrasts and day-to-day norms are necessarily part of life and this creative cycle. There must be sun, food must be eaten, and other work must be done. It sounds obvious, but it's in these moments that the passion rests; it's a time to recharge and get filled again, ready to be had and explode into creation once again.
This post represents two little pleasures that Lucas and I enjoy together. These two in particular are equally as much a part of my creative work moments as they are in our moments to unwind, it's just the intentional shift in perception that changes.
It's shot in our dinning/living room on the only table we currently have in our house and I love it because it's modern, sleek, and intentionally covered in things that make me happy. It took a while to bring this post to the blog because I felt it didn't quite fit with my vision, but it's here and it's every bit a part of our lives.
Lucas loves espresso and chocolate as much as I do, or maybe I should say, I learned to love dark espresso because of him, and he dark chocolate, because of me. We often talk about how these moments shared together over a little bar of chocolate, some espresso, or a bottle of wine can be so indulgent and special.
Amma is one of the few organic chocolates we have found and is our favorite! We're always pairing it with Nepresso and this day I snuck in a fresh croissant that I had picked up as a surprise treat for Lucas earlier that morning.
Talking about the contrast: spending much time with people of differing interests, going to a city completely different and most possibly stuck several decades in the past, and watching vlogs that are nothing at all like I'd personally film are ways that make me recharge.
Vlogging-wise, over the past couple of years I've been drawn to bloggers that are most different from me, vlogs and episodes that initially seemed like something one of my sisters would choose (Sarah, that's you and your hulu days:)). This difference and contrast brings diversity and balance, and also makes me realize different interests that exist in myself as well.
That being said, it's officially the weekend and I'd love to hear what it is that sets your heart on fire and what you enjoy to unwind and recharge!