Thursday, January 29, 2015

the worst/best kind of pang

As crazy as it sounds, I'm actually not totally hating Winter this year. But that didn't stop me from delving into my archives of Summer photos. And about 10 photos in I started to feel some major pangs of missing - which are the worst/best kind of pangs. The pang you feel when you miss something or someone is both a good and a bad feeling. It's bad because it hurts. But it's good because there's something of worth to be taken from the missing in and of itself.

Summer, I miss you. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

a day downtown

A Sunday spent at the Seattle Art Museum and parousing Pike Place is a Sunday well spent. 

Weekend, you go by too fast.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

this is not a list of resolutions

...Ok, so maybe it is. But something odd seems to happen when you slap the title "resolution" on a goal. It's like it loses its merrit. It's suddenly taken less serioulsy. It feels forced.

Last year, my non-resolution resolutions were big and I accomplished them all. I told myself I would graduate college. I told myself I would land a job I loved. I told myself I would find a perfect home for just me (and my cat).  I would manifest my ideas into a small business. I told myself I would be happy.
      disclaimer: I could feel in my bones that 2014 was going to be a good year, so I aimed high.

The year before that I made an actual resolution. My resolution was to shower every day. That did not happen. Not even close.

Looking back, the differences between 2013 and 2014 are comically polarizing. That's some serious stark contrast. 2015 feels like it might fall somewhere in the middle.

This year's non-resolution resolutions:

+  accessorise more
+ spend more time with my girlfriends
+ prioritize physical activity like I would anything else
+ grow financially
+ begin collaging
+ spend more time on Fern and Fostered 

Friday, December 19, 2014

holiday cheer

   You know in that episode of "How I Met Your Mother" when Victoria wants to prolong the time leading up to her and Ted's first kiss because it's almost better than the kiss itself? Well, that's how Christmas is. The time before Christmas almost beats Christmas. Big almost, though. Few things in life top Christmas morning. But the kicker is once the day is here, it's gone in the blink of an eye. It just ends. Ends! All the festivity just wilts away. It's so sad!!
    All that being said, I really try to thrive in the time leading up to Christmas. Driving around with good people to ohh and ahh at lights as often as I can. My itty-bitty Christmas tree is the first thing I turn on when I walk in the door. I love buying gifts!! And depending on who's calling, I even answer the phone with "Buddy Elf, what's your favorite color!?"

I just wish my time with holiday cheer lasted just a little bit longer.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

like poof

November is just flying by. Am I the only one that feels this way?! Like poof, there it went.           
I'm going to a Friendsgiving this weekend. I'm bringing stuffing/dressing a la my mom's recipe and admitadbly nervous about messing it up. More importantly, I'm thankful for two really big things -- the people I get to have friendsgiving with, and a fantastic mom with a handwritten recipe book.

Sidenote: golden fall hues against the crisp blue sky (perfecto hand emoji)