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Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Since my last blog post I’ve been all over Iceland, spent a long weekend in New York City, returned to Los Angeles for a few days, and took a trip back home to Tucson, AZ. Once I’m back in Los Angeles I’ll have to find a new place to live, move, say goodbye to my sister who’s leaving LA, and find a job. Regardless of the major changes coming my way, I’m still putting off the stress of thinking too much about everything until I can’t avoid it any longer.

Beyond the logistics of moving and looking for work, there’s a lot in my life that’s currently up in the air. Graduate school was wonderfully rich and life changing – but exhausting – so I’m glad that’s over now. Aside from personal issues, drumpf and his people are wreaking havoc on this country and our world. I can’t help but feel that Americans are on the brink of a collective meltdown, and we’re all just holding on by a thread. But while all of this has been getting me down, as someone with immense privilege I am trying my best to stay strong and self-aware, doing all that I can to support those who aren’t as fortunate as I am.

These past two months, but particularly this last month, I’ve been able to slow down and remind myself of what’s truly important. I’ve re-evaluated my priorities and how I view myself within the world. I’m doing my best in order to lead a happy, healthy, and productive life not only for myself, but for others. I’m always striving to be a good partner, sister, daughter, friend, and community member, but of course I fail (and fail often). It’s my recovery time after each failure that I’m currently working on.

Ending my break means getting back to blogging. In the next few months I’ll be posting about living without Facebook, 30 feminists to follow on Twitter, and some of my favorite media studies texts. I’ll be sharing more favorites, including the 80’s movies that I adore, my go-to vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, and what to do if you have the chance to explore downtown LA. I’ll also be posting photos from my travels in Iceland and my weekend in NYC, and writing about the love/hate relationship I have with my hometown. And I’m hoping to start a monthly women in media post, but that may take me some time to get off the ground!

If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@jvvblog) where I post more often, and check back weekly for new posts on Catch-all.

🙂 ❤

UNTIL NEXT TIME,

Julia

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