Day 47: Colors
Yeah, I’m ready.
I’m ready to change.
Is that right?
No, more like, I’m ready to let go and just live the way I want to live.
And how’s that?
I’m ready to let go and just experiment.
That sounds expensive.
For some things, sure. I’m not going to do it all at once, but looking back at my expenses a year or two from now, I’ll definitely be wondering why I spent all that money. But now? Now I want to have fun.
What the hell are you talking about?
I don’t know, honestly. I have this surge of energy coursing through my body right now. I had a great day today. Work was fantastic, and I learned a lot about a few things that have been bothering me for a few weeks. All I needed to do was just start on this project, and I quickly discovered that there was nothing to worry about.
Are you intentionally being vague?
It’s about iPads. No big deal.
If you say so.
My messenger bag should be coming tomorrow, and you have no idea how excited I am about that. I’m thinking about getting an orange sweater. I don’t think I’ve ever owned orange anything in my life. Actually, that brings me to a topic I wanted to write about, but I guess I can write about it now.
Way to blow your load.
I wanted to write about colors. Last year, when I bought my iPad, I bought a black smart cover for it. A few weeks ago, I decided to change that up by buying a green cover for it. For my new iPhone, I bought the blue silicone cover for it. At work, I’ve been using my iPad a lot for reading research articles and whatnot. I would lay the iPad down flat, the green cover spread out on the desk beside the iPad instead of underneath it. I would then put the blue iPhone over the green cover, and that colorful playfulness awakened something inside of me.
Did it now…
Yes. I’ve been too boring for too long. I want colors in my life. I want playfulness and joy and excitement.
And you think colors will help you achieve all that?
It won’t hurt, and if it brings a smile to my face, then it’s super worth it. I’m tired of intentionally gravitating toward muted colors — blacks, grays, browns, etc. — for everything I own. I thought it’ll look classy, simple, and even stylish. But instead everything looks the same, and it bores me sometimes. My place bores me. Today I wore my Green Lantern shirt, which, obviously, was green and bright, and I loved it.
You know you’re weird right?
Yes! But who cares. Just wait and see. Let me figure this out and let me design my life the way I want to, without barriers or discrimination. Everything and anything is possible. And that’s exciting!