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A summer concert

4 Sep

We recently went to a Matt Nathanson, Train and Maroon 5 concert. It was awesome.


Matt Nathanson


Maroon 5

It really was a fun night. And of course I had “Moves like Jagger” in my head for days after. But, it was totally worth it :)


Road trip!

1 Sep

I had a pretty awesome weekend with some great people. I’ve been looking into  graduate schools and Florida State is pretty high on the list. I was invited to their Lit open house, so I thought it was a good time to hit the road and see what’s what. It’s hard to believe that it’s a almost a 7 hour drive up to Tallahassee (Florida is a crazy huge state!) But with a short stop in Tampa to visit my lovely college roommate, ( and a visit to my favorite tea store) I was ready to roll.

Tallahassee is a really fun city with a lot to do. I got to channel my creative side with Painting with a Twist. It’s a painting studio with great instructors that dole out a lot of helpful instruction and much needed moral support. After 2 hours I was able to make this:

I’m no artist. But it’s a good time.

And you can drink wine! It’s encouraged actually.

Now, that’s my kind of art :)

I also went to Maclay Gardens. Unfortunately, it’s August in Florida so naturally it’s hotter than the 7th circle of hell. But on the bright side I was the only one there and it was really beautiful.

Anna and I ventured a short way off to Wakulla Springs.

We went on a boat ride through the spring. I’ve always lived near the ocean, so it was pretty neat to see a different body of water. (It’s absolutely freezing!) Here are just a couple things we saw.

Kinda looks like my painting, huh?


Enjoying the view


Poor "Old Joe"

It was a fabulous weekend adventure and I hope to get back up to N. Florida again soon.

Claiming My Happy #11-20

17 Aug

11) A great sunrise

12) Family love

13) Reading a great book that you just can’t put down

14) Sunflowers

15) Tea can solve everything :)

16) Kitty Kisses

17) Adventure!

18)  A surprise compliment

19) Changing seasons

20)  Having really crazy friends that know you better than you know yourself

(All images courtesy of weheartit.com)

A sweet escape

10 Aug

After all the hubbub of late, I was invited to a wonderful get together in D.C. It was gorgeous and just what I needed.

It was filled with a lot of laughs:

lovely friends:

a few drinks: I promise, the other drink is for someone else! :)

And really beautiful scenery:

And not long after that, I got to catch up with some pretty awesome people

At a free outside concert for Michelle Branch and the Goo Goo Dolls

With great music and friends all that was missing was the food.

Oh wait, just kidding. Boxed wine and pretzels! What can I say? We’re that awesome :)

It is hard being away from great friends, but it’s these types of get togethers that remind you why you’re such great friends in the first place. No matter how long you’ve been apart, you can pick up where you left off.

11 months 24 days and 10 hours…but who’s counting?

18 May

So it’s been less than a year since I’ve graduated from college, but it honestly feels like forever.

Graduation is always bittersweet

I recently visited my alma mater. It was both lovely and slightly anxiety inducing. I was able to visit with some old friends, but I inevitably had to answer the same question I dodged when I graduated last year, “so what are doing now?” I am lucky to have work, but in a way it seemed like I had romanticized graduation. I saw it as a finish line, but it was really just the start of the race and I seemed to have tripped on my shoelaces just as the starter gun was going off. I do have to remind myself that that many people feel the same way, full time work is very hard to come by right now. Unfortunately that does not ease the sting of job rejection, no matter how many times it happens.

I was reminded that its a numbers game, I just have to keep applying and will be rewarded. I hope that proves true for many reasons. One of which because I found myself asking my younger friends the very question I hated so much last year and seeing the same panic that had framed my face. I would like to be able to tell them that their perseverance pays off. Which I’m sure it will, sooner or later.