I finished my book. For everyone around me, that means absolutely nothing. I’ve been saying I was finishing my book for three months now. But this time it’s really true! I submitted all my texts, all my illustrations, all my photos. The layout is almost ready.
I feel like I’m going to explode with joy! And on top of it all, it’s springtime.
Ok, I promise. I won’t talk to you about the book any more until it comes out!
(We’re organizing a super cool book tour! Ok, I’ll shut up)
Yeah! 100% full time back on the blog!!!!
I’m on my way to Costa Rica. Hehe. Yes, yes, again. I knew I had to submit my book by March 20th, so my boyfriend and I (wooops, sort of discreet-ish official announcement!!!)(if you follow me on Instagram, you might have figured it out already)(some people in the comments played detective and got it months ago)(#InstagramVsRealLife) so him and I are in the plane on our way to Costa Rica right now.
This time, I brought my computer, and I plan to work from there, because I told myself that if I manage to get lots done while I’m there, I can let myself go there more often!
I’ve been taken over by an unprecedented shopping frenzy. I think spending all winter dressed like an extreme explorer (my Canada Goose coat is called “Expedition” and let me tell you, it’s a very appropriate name considering how this winter, even going out to get the newspaper felt like an expedition) really made me excited to live again. And to dress like a girl.
By the way, we were talking about that at a social gathering the other day (bahaha, “social gathering”) and we were wondering if going through a horrible winter makes you even happier in the spring? Like, are you so depressed that by the time spring arrives, it’s a double explosion of happiness?
I was actually one of the people who didn’t think so. If I have to spend another winter that bad, I’m moving back to Corsica.
The official reason for my trip to Costa Rica: to keep learning how to surf, because if I’m away from it for too long, I’ll never be able to keep it up.
The unofficial reason?
Well, to celebrate finishing my book!
And escape the unending New York winter.
And think about where I’m at in my life (I won’t even tell you how many books on the meaning of life recommended by Oprah I downloaded—I should be embarrassed, but Oprah says we should be who we are and not be ashamed, so I’m admitting it, there you go.)
And learn how to surf.
Ok, the other unofficial reason: I want to lose a few pounds. And get more toned.
Nothing makes you feel more like a whale than having a book to write (sitting on your couch), during a super violent winter (that makes you want to do nothing of your free time but sit on your couch watching shows and eating potatoes). So I decided to start doing Pilates and never snack again in my life.
Eating chips in the plane doesn’t count, right?
Plus, if you consider the time difference, it’s actually lunchtime in New York anyway.
Oh yeah, speaking of tv shows, who won the (unofficial) contest for watching all of House of Cards? Probably me. I watched the whole thing in three days. One weekend! After that, I felt like I’d accomplished some great feat—I was strangely proud of myself. You know, the kind of pride you can’t really tell anyone about?
(Because the truth is, it’s totally No Life to spend all weekend watching a tv show)
(The only thing that reassures me is that I know I’m not the only one)
So now I’ve started watching Bloodlines, obviously. And Bates Motel. And Game of Thrones is about to start up again!!!
Did you totally give up on Scandal too, since last season was so completely cheesy?
I really really want a dog right now, so here’s a mission for you, if you choose to accept it: Please talk me out of it.
Yeah, but just a little one that I can take on trips with me? No, not even a little one? are you sure?
What about one that doesn’t bark? That must exist, right?
Or one that goes out all by itself!? Are there any dogs like that? Or dogs that don’t smell like a dog?
Ok I think I actually just talked myself out of it.
So there you go, that’s all my news for now. Next time, I’ll tell you about my quest for the perfect jeans. And it will be full of secret clues, for all you budding detectives out there ;)
Translated by Andrea Perdue