A bit of a somber mood today. Hope you’re enjoying the day! It’s a bit gloomy today in DC, but hopefully, a crazy thunderstorm will shake things up a bit. Also, the world has gone absolutely nuts, which helps me put my own issues into perspective.
This time last year, I was camping with my family in high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. I’m sad I haven’t had a chance to head back home to hang with the family, but I’ll never forget the small town Fourth of July celebration I got to experience last summer.
Not to say DC’s will be lacking. The nation’s capital generally hosts the best July Fourth celebration there is.
So bring on the beer, the burgers, and the red, white, and blue. Hope you have a fabulous holiday! USA!
It’s crazy to think that just over a month ago, we got a pretty good layer of snow here in DC. I won’t say that I miss it (I mean, I did get caught in a mini snowstorm when I landed from Miami, wearing jorts and flip flops) – but I stumbled upon these snow photos in my Flickr account.
Cheers to spring — and to my last 10 days of being 26. Hope y’all enjoy the music that I’ve been clinging to in the past 4 to 5 weeks of insane travel, interviewing, and of New York toying with my heart.
This is one of my favorite music videos — more often than not, I find myself feeling just like the little boy in the orange sweatshirt.
For example, in second or third grade, one of our lessons was on comparisons and voting. So, our teacher brought in a whole bunch of red delicious and macintosh apples, sliced ‘em up, and told use to decide which ones we liked better. Rather than raise our hands or silently vote, she told everyone who liked the green apples to go to one side of the classroom, and everyone who liked the red apples to go to the other.
Guess who was the single, solitary person who chose the red apples? Yep. It was me. I remember very decidedly walking to one side of the room, while the other kids either did the same, or struggled somewhere in the middle. In the end, every. single. kid. chose the other side of the room. I struggled to hide this weird, awkward form of humiliation with a smile. Haha, not sorry, question mark?
As if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, my parents had a weekly ritual of peeking into my classroom every Sunday, after Mass — just to see if I had any artwork up, or to hear whatever stories I had from school for them. Sure enough, the apple tally was up on the bulletin board, something like “Macintosh: 32 students, Red Delicious: 1 student.”
My dad looked at me, and I’m sure my face gave it away, because he said “that was you, wasn’t it?” And I’m pretty sure that was the first time I ever experienced a tidbit of social anxiety. Or perhaps it was just a little social experiment on cliques and outcasts. As embarrassed as I was that no one else liked the red apples (or wanted to stand on the other side of the room alone, or wanted me to stand on the other side of the room alone) I’m pretty sure I haven’t changed much. Not sorry.
Anyway, happy Friday! I’m off to New York (yet again) for one last weekend away before I will hopefully spend the rest of my spring weekends outside and at the gym. Xo!
Hi friends — it’s been a while since I’ve been able to really sit down and write something to put up here. Hell, even this post is kind of rushed! I’ve been jet setting and driving all over the place — for job interviews in New York, for weekends in Florida, and I have a few more trips coming up… so the schedule is a little crazy for me.
In the meantime, this playlist has kept me alive for the past few weeks. I hope it helps get you through these last days of winter.
Also, I chopped off all of my hair. Hoping you’re able to enjoy some nice weather!
Good news, everyone. February is almost over. Are you dreaming about warmer weather?
We’re having a warm spell (60 degrees all weekend, hooray!) before next week’s mini polar vortex. I’m crossing my fingers that it will be our last. In the meantime, here’s a playlist for your weekend — cook to it, jam to it, or sit in the park and soak up some sunlight. That’s what I’ll be doing!
Soo… I failed at November posts. I can’t say what exactly has been getting to me lately, but I’ve just been so lazy. And not just with blogging. Perhaps it’s how I’ve been dragging my feet with freelance, or perhaps it’s that socializing is just… exhausting.
These are the songs I’ve been obsessed with for months now, and most of them reflect the mood I’ve been in — the winter brings out a somberness that I do, in fact, love. Slightly emo, but then again, many of these songs I’ve heard in some of the many TV shows I’m addicted to, or in yoga class.
That’s the other thing, reader. I joined the luxury gym in DC (Vida) and I am a woman obsessed. I love that place more than my own bed… which is really saying something.
Anyway, check out my music obsessions. Add them to a yoga or a slow run playlist. Or, bake something on your snow day tomorrow — fingers crossed I get one! And check it out on Spotify here.