Friday, February 8, 2019

Lounging Giants in a Lush Lobby

It has been weeks, maybe months since I've commuted into the city. 

Yesterday I had a job on Howard Street for a bank. It's cool to get the chance to go inside a building I've never been in before and see what's going on in there!

Inside the lobby, there was a lush orchid wall and two giant lounging sculptures. The wall took me by surprise because the plants were real and thriving. The sculptures made me feel relaxed - good chill lobby vibe.

When the security guard wouldn't let me pass right away, I snapped these pictures and admired the room, feeling more calm.


My work day was short and free of stress. I used a piece of equipment I never used before and I didn't die. Everything went smoothly.

I will probably never have a day like this again. Never enter this lobby, work with the union guy they sent to help me or the staff at this office. I guess this is why I want to document it. I feel it's easy to overlook the smooth days.

Yesterday I accomplished much. That there were no problems means I did well. I gave myself a mental pat on the back and then was free to enjoy the day how I saw fit.

The city feels less intimidating. Standing in the large lobby of this building situated across the street from the immense Salesforce structure, I know where I am.

The experience feels familiar but new. I hope future visits in the city give me this same sense of discovery supported by the muscle memory of comfort I've acquired over years of time spent there.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Big Surf Blue

This weekend I finally painted my bathroom.

It is a room that I use every day. I get prepared, clean up, and groom in there. I often think about how my environments affect my mood.
The walls in the bathroom were drab. The tile and cabinets are so so, but I do love the beautiful stained glass on the mirror.

I wanted to feel brighter in that room. I wanted it to inspire me a little bit, since it's often the first room I spend waking time in.

At the paint shop, I gravitated towards lavenders and turquoise. Something kept moving me towards bluer tones, so I ended up with a bright turquoise blue.

Now done with painting, I have an emptier bathroom with a new, fresh tone.

I am enjoying how bare the bathroom is! I think maybe the bathroom should be a little bare. Gives me more space to really take a look at myself... I am the focus of this room. The large mirror reflects me back

For now, I will receive the vibes this color has to offer before I decide what to do next. The bathroom isn't finished, but painting the walls achieved what I was seeking.  I wanted the change to inspire a new perspective.