(no importa si las horas) bajan
Hello, 2023! It's been a nice start to the year for me. Using my free time to try and focus on enjoying what is happening around me, living day by day. Taking advantage of the momentum of a new year starting, I'm developing a habit of keeping a daily diary inspired by Austin Kleon's logbook where I write down every little thing I did in the day. It's a really gratifying experience. I get to record so much mundane but endearing stuff that I would forget otherwise, and I also have my daily moment of winding down and revisiting my entire day. To me, it's so weirdly amazing how something so simple (I spend less than 30 minutes a day writing in it!) can be so rewarding. I definitely recommend it.
I love January. It's the Saturday of the year (or at least that's how it feels when you're a student in the Southern Hemisphere) A full month of only doing fun stuff just for the sake of it. I believe it's the only month of the year when I truly let myself get full of energy and joy. February is very Sunday-esque in this sense because you still have free time but being so self-indulgent just doesn't feel quite right anymore. It's that month when you have to bite the bullet and take care of your responsibilities, but alas. January's that girl.
By the time I post this edition of glimpses I don't think the project will be up yet, but I want to let you know that I'm working a lot behind the scenes on a new version of the site. The plan is to put it online before March gets around, but since I'd like to add a lot of new content and not just cosmetic changes, I don't want to be too tough on myself and self-impose a tight deadline. I'm extremely proud and excited with how it's all coming together, it's the first time in a while I'm this obsessed with one of my creations. On top of that, I've noticed I'm getting more efficient and confident when it comes to technical aspects, so that's cool too. I hope you like it just as much as I do! Please look forward to it :)
My 2023 media "challenge" is off to a great start! This month I finished 2 books + I'm almost done with Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (an amazing book btw!!!!) On the musical side, I listened to 6 records! 2 full albums at that! I'd forgotten the joy of discovering new songs to listen to on loop. 1915's Fuera de Lugar is one masterpiece of an album and TOMORROW X TOGETHER's Devil By The Window is changing my entire brain chemistry, for better or for worse. It's not the sort of song I'd recommend to a friend, but the truth is that I'm completely obsessed with it. Jesus.
One of the items in my to-do list is to create a separate page to log these things, so glimpses is not becoming My Monthly Media Review just yet. It'll probably take a while, but it's coming!
The Last of Us is such an amazing show I'm HOOKED. We're in January and I already think it's the show of the year. It's that serious. I'm viciously avoiding looking up absolutely anything about it online because I know myself and I don't want to get spoiled by the game and experience the story in all its glory, so it's merely sitting in the back of my brain for now. The moment I start looking for fanart and stuff it's over for me.
And that's it for January! Hopefully by the time the next edition comes around you'll be reading it on the new version of the site!!!
- the pilgrim
Seulgi - Anywhere But Home
Chuu, Yves - Girl's Talk
SZA - Kill Bill
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - Devil By The Window
Seulgi - Los Angeles
1915 - Solo por hoy
LustSickPuppy - RIDE IT
Pescado Rabioso - Bajan
1915 - Haiku
Harry Styles - As It Was
SZA - Low
La La Land Cast - City of Stars
Taylor Swift - Lavender Haze
Chloe x Halle - Do It
Nathy Peluso - VIVIR ASÍ ES MORIR DE AMOR
Kali Uchis - quiero sentirme bien