and those damn pink cords!via pinterest, tendances de mode, slufoot, fashion me now
loving . . .
my skincare routine
citizens of humanity liya jeans (on sale at shopbop!)
a gentleman in moscow
truman capote selected writings
craving . . .
a long swim in the ocean
a good show that is kind of scary but not too much
wishing . . .
for warmer days
for winter to go quickly
to find my dream job
to get a response to my job applications
for someone to notice me and say hey you are amazing i want to hire you!
waiting . . .
for my boss to send me my last paycheck
for a sunny day to take blog photos
for the next step…
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my image, please credit.
southern california is one of the greatest loves of my life. i’ve mentioned it before but lately it’s all that has been on my mind. my father is from california, my parents met and fell in love in california, my grandparents lived almost their entire lives in california. some of my favorite, happiest memories are in/of california. and i’ve set my sights on california.
i’ve threatened it for years – packing my bags and heading to the west, never to return. amid cries from my parents that it is too far away, that i won’t be happy, that it is too shallow, that it isn’t what it used to be, i have put my dreams on the back burner. but now i’m at the precipice of change in my life. i’m at the edge of the rest of my life. i’m ready to make a decision and really let myself be free, doing and seeing what i want, being who i want. not that i’m not already but you know what i mean…
so i’ve made a decision. at this time next year, i will be there. maybe it’s la, san diego, laguna, the side of the road, i’m not sure. but i will be there. and for now, here’s what’s inspiring me to keep working towards my dreams.
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couldn’t resist throwing in a little stevie 😉
images from pinterest (check me out @babybohemian) and free people
via pinterest, tumblr
via slufoot, pinterest, fp, madewell instagram
sitting on the den floor, drinking gatorade, and keeping track of three dogs appears to be my new year’s eve plan. yep, i’m sick. i tearfully and reluctantly watched my family leave me a little bit earlier – truth be told i thought they were being mean to me, hence the tears. except for that trusted oldest sister, who’s always on my side (also the only one who reads my blog!). but i quickly settled in for a sex and the city marathon and the aforementioned gatorade and now here we are.
if i’m honest, i’m not huge into new year’s – it never ends up being very fun or different than any other night – but i do find it’s kind of impossible not to reflect on the previous year as it comes to a close. so really, what happened to me this year?
// i continued working on handling my anxiety, and i think i’ve made great strides
// i went through all of my belongings and got rid of most of the crap i was holding on to and that was holding me back (part of the above process)
// i graduated college
// i spent the summer with my favorite people in my favorite place, working hard, making new friends and getting closer to old ones, and truly having the time of my life
// i got a big girl job!
// i strove to worry less and enjoy myself more
// i feel like i became one year closer to “finding myself” and i know myself a little bit better than i did last year
// i kept working on this blog and have become really proud of it. it’s a really relaxing and enjoyable project for me and i’m so happy that you all seem to enjoy the fruits of my labor
well, that’s pretty much it. of course, there have been some downers this year as well as all these pretty cool accomplishments, but that’s life and i will gladly take the lows if i can get some highs along with them. i hope you all have a fun, safe, and not-so-typical new year’s eve and are feeling better than i am! catch ya in the new year.
sometimes you sit up late at night, with your sleeping mommy by your side, listening to beautiful music by gregory alan isakov, looking at beautiful images, and all is right with the world. because at the end of the day, and in the middle of the night, all i could ever wish for is here with me. and even if i’m missing people and there are things i want to accomplish and places i want to see and more more more, it is all here with me in my soul.