SANTA FE, SO FAR

I've been in Santa Fe for six days. It's been pretty great.
  1. I've written a bunch of words
    I came here to work on a book that has nothing to do with my job-job. One of the things that has been motivating me is the thought of how pissed future me will be at present me if I don't get anything done.
  2. I've cooked a lot...
    I've been making variations on a cauliflower fried rice dish that at first was really giving me the farts but that seems to have subsided, thank god. Also making a lot of date smoothies.
  3. ...but also have eaten good New Mexican food.
    Pasqual's is as good as people said it was.
  4. I've gone to yoga twice.
    One vinyasa class, one yin class. That's been the extent of my exercise and I feel good about it.
  5. I had dinner with a friend from high school.
    She worked in reality TV in LA for 9 years and lives here now and is a massage therapist. She's doing it right, I think. It was great to see her.
  6. I went to 10,000 Waves.
    This is a Japanese spa that happens to be up the street from where I'm staying. It's wonderful. I got a private tub and soaked naked for an hour, then he a hot stone massage and a facial. Highly recommend.
  7. I finished "Down the Rabbit Hole."
    This is Holly Madison's book about living in the Playboy Mansion. My takeaway: Hugh Hefner is a monster!
  8. I started reading "A Little Life."
    I can already tell Hanya Yanagihara's book is going to DESTROY me.
  9. I went to a chamber music concert.
    In an attempt to do something ~cultural~. It was... fine? I was going to leave at intermission and then there wasn't an intermission.
  10. I've been sleeping exactly 9 hours a night.
    This has been cool and slightly eerie - I decided not to set an alarm and every morning I've been waking up literally exactly 9 hours after I go to sleep. I guess my body is trying to tell me something? Which might have something to do with the fact that...
  11. I've stopped drinking coffee.
    I don't know if this will last, or if I even want it to, but I've been drinking tea exclusively and I haven't died. Which for an ex-4-to-5 cups a day person is pretty spectacular.
  12. While I write I've been listening almost exclusively to this one playlist on Spotify
    Called "electronic study music." I like listening to music while I work but it CANNOT have words so this is perfect. It's chill without trying to put me to sleep.
  13. I miss my boo.
    I love being alone but I still miss him! He was gone for a week before I left and I'm not coming home for 5 more days so this is the longest we've ever been apart. So missing him is hard but feels good because what if I didn't miss him??!?!?