I've been spending a lot of time with Garrett and Kalon again lately and it feels really good, especially because I was stupidly convinced that they were actively avoiding me all last year (which turned out to be absolutely false lol). we got brunch at a super retro diner with serious Winchester vibes (pic!
), watched Airplane!
and the Naked Gun
trilogy, and are planning on hitting up the local billiards bar and/or getting In-N-Out either later tonight or sometime this week before Garrett goes back to SD. so all in all, a pretty SPN Aesthetic™ day (because I feel like Dean especially would definitely enjoy the fuck out of those movies).
last year I sort of fell off the deep end, Winchester-style: burgeoning depression, isolation/avoidance of all my problems, burying myself in morbid humor and chugging whiskey at every opportunity. this year my hope is to live up to their better qualities: be a better person, look out for myself and for other people, and appreciate the small things in life. like spending more time with friends and eating huevos rancheros and watching hilarious movies that definitely would not be approved in today's rampant hyper-PC culture.
also, writing and art. it would be great to get back into creating fanworks. I don't want to set too many goals for myself because I tend to crumble under my own pressure, but just.... be more productive than I was last year. I think that's a pretty realistic benchmark to hit.
the one thing I am disappointed about is that I won't be able to travel a lot this year. barring any last-minute trips that are absolutely mandatory, the only travelling I'll be able to wrangle out of my work schedule and bank account is New Orleans. but it will be worth it if I can save up enough money to move out of LA. that's my goal for the first half of 2018 (gotta get my 2017 holiday bonus!), so this year will be the hard grind.
if my 86 logged hours of Stardew Valley
has taught me anything, it's that all this grinding will be worth it in the end... but I also need to invest time in people and stay mindful of my relationships with family and friends. life lessons from a cutesy little 8-bit farming sim!
lastly, here is a particularly SPN-relevant quote from Stephen King's It
that really struck a chord with me, so I wanted to share:
I love you all and wish you a happy and prosperous 2017 <3