August 24, 2011
Ok, so that Earthquake thing was not fun. When you work downtown, in a federal building steps from the white house and the capital and every DC target known to man, it is completely reasonable to freak the hell out. I have to say, it puts things in perspective once I recall everything I thought of as I evacuated the building. Either way, I hope everyone gets back to normal soon and that anyone who had damage to their homes or business will soon be fixed up.
In the mean time, I’m mentally preparing myself to go back to school. I am proud of myself because all summer long I tried to stay in the “design” mindset and I think that will help me transition into the semester. I had a good time creating some personal items, and I plan on keeping it up. I still like making coordinating stationery and invites and other random works. Here is something I was putzing around with last week. I have a lot of putzing get back to!
August 18, 2011
I love creating visual boards. I do it online at Pinterest and Polyvore and I have small ones in my workspace. Although I haven’t organized it in a manner worthy of Apartment Therapy, I still compile different things that I love with what inspire me to work. Postcards, LOTS of books, treats in the mail from friends, figurines, pictures- everything that could remind me why I ventured into this second phase of my life.
August 17, 2011
I’m on a 5 day long awesome streak. Yes, I know, it is rare. Still, I hope it doesn’t stop any time soon. I spent the weekend in an amazing bed and breakfast outside of Chincoteage, VA hanging with my baby and my two little furbabies. Summer doesn’t get much better than drinking on the beach, tipsily spewing mushy goodness to my man, eating a crap ton of sea food, then snuggling up in a cozy bed. If you have never been to Chincoteage and Assateague, I suggest you go! It is beautiful and serene, but there is still plenty to do, and it seems like that is the way a good beach area should be. We stayed at the Garden and the Sea Inn in New Church, which is just over the line from Maryland. It was absolutely wonderful. I think me and William may make it “our spot.”
I came home to a pretty decent day at work, and an email from CBS Local giving me the green light on freelancing for online content. I couldn’t be more excited! If it wasn’t for Sara prodding me to go ahead and grow a sack, I would have never taken the first step at getting back to my passion, so I’m grateful for that.
Anyways, I’ve got a great amount of pics to upload from the trip, and also for some upcoming blog posts, so stay tuned. It gets better!!!
August 11, 2011
If I’ve ever talked to you about my desire to travel, then you know I am a scaredy cat, who is just getting hip to the game. Still, I think I’m doing pretty good since making a resolve a few years ago to explore this world. I started with Mexico, then Italy this past spring, and I’m currently brainstorming about where to go next.
Greece has always been a huuuuuge draw for me. I have always admired Greece for the beauty and history it has (like Italy!) and I have every intention of going. I love the literature, food, historical sites, wine. Having trouble understanding? Watch this video from Greece’s tourism site.
I have also feel a tug in my heart to go to South Africa. AFRICA! Can you visit a more amazing destination? Not to think of visiting the continent as some sort of “going home” trip, but I’d like to see how well the history has blended with the present after so much. Not to mention that the land is beautiful, teeming with its own fare share of wines, art, wildlife, and diverse culture.
I’m currently researching both trips through Gutsy Women Travel, which is run by Trafalgar. I can’t wait to book it next month. Saving for such big trips will be hard, but deciding where to go is even harder!