Good | Bad | Rad #29

A look back at some of the best, hardest and most surprising parts of my week.

The Good

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Book clubs. Yes, plural. I’m such a badass, I now belong to two book clubs. And, while we do fit the stereotype of being all women and consuming a fair amount of wine and chocolate at our get togethers, we also actually discuss the books, pretty thoroughly.

I’m a voracious reader (it’s number 4), and it’s even more fun to have people to talk with about books I’ve read.

Sunshine. I spent the weekend in Los Angeles, and it did not disappoint.

It’s easy to get a touch of SAD here in Portland during the winter, and there’s nothing like a good weekend in the sunshine to help you make it through. 20130222-183209.jpg

My feet were thrilled to be in flip-flops and out of wool socks for the first time in months. I went for a run in Runyon Canyon. I didn’t even bring a jacket with me.

The Bad

Indecision. There are a couple of things I’m feeling the need to make a decision about, but I can’t seem to commit one way or the other.

Usually, I recognize that maybe’s are really no’s with hedging. I also have my, usually 20130222-183235.jpgsuper-effective decision making strategy. Or, my second favorite decision guiding philosophy. So, I’m reminding myself, that since none of these are working right now, that I just don’t have enough information. It’s best to let go of the need to make a decision NOW, and wait until I have enough information to make a clear choice.

The Rad

Ritual. This past weekend I attended a Bat Mitzvah for the first time. It was such a fascinating and joy-filled event. Seeing my college girlfriend’s daughter so poised and beautiful, sharing her Torah portion, what she learned from it, and her service project was amazing. 20130222-183246.jpgWatching her proud family and friends warmed my heart. And being a witness to the whole ritual was so touching. There was something about it that was both personal and communal. It was clearly a combination of thousands of years of history, as well as a contemporary 13-year-old girl’s experience.

And you?

What were the Good | Bad | Rad parts of your week? Share them here, in the comments, or on the Perception Studios Facebook page.

 

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