Escaping (LA) on the Fire Escape
This morning I drove circles around the neighbourhood, passing all my fav go-tos for writing and they were all crawling with Sunday Bunchers. I knew they’d be too noisy and I felt like everyone (myself included) had the potential to gawk and be gawked at. Normally I can drown out the noise. In some ways it’s a white noise that helps me creatively. I enjoy the occasional people watch when I’m playing with words in my head but today, today I knew I’d get nothing done. It wasn’t just my feeling antsy that I was aware of, it was also the driving in circles. I first set out to go to my favourite spot with an outdoor patio, it’s usually busy but I love it. I drove past and saw the swarm, I knew it would be overly trendy in it’s Sunday best so I compromised the sunshine for an indoor down to earth vibe. I arrived at spot #2- As I was waiting in line I scoped the place for a comfy spot could settle into. There wasn’t any, aside from communal tables. That’s when I remembered they do breakfast and what is normally a coffee/work hub during the week, sounded like a cafeteria. I quietly and quickly snuck out of line and out the door. I went to place #3, super cozy. I’ve done a lot of writing there, with indoor and outdoor options! Great! Nope, their sister restaurant next door is one of the most popular brunch spots and it seemed as though those who didn’t want to wait for a table were spilling into the coffee shop. So I kept on driving. I’ve become more aware and comfortable with the notion that if you have to use force it isn’t meant to be. There is something more suiting and you won’t get it until you let go of the thing you’re pushing. The thing you’re attached to. My therapist and I have spent a lot of time talking about noticing when things are happening gracefully and when they aren’t. Today’s “Sunday Sit and Write” at a coffee shop was NOT happening gracefully. When I became aware of that, I was able to return home to this sweet little nook of a fire escape! It’s perfect! Enjoy your Sunday brunches sweet lovers (LA and beyond), I’ll be up here enjoying a sweet escape. Grace and ease, baby. Go with grace and ease.
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