Thursday, August 30, 2012

it's never too late

today i did something i've been wanting to do for a long time.

i signed up for a ballet class. 

back in the day, when i was a little person, i actually did ballet. but it didn't last too long because apparently when i was that little, i wasn't very graceful or flexible. so my parents did what many other parents would have done.
the signed me up for soccer.

soccer was awesome for me, but there has always been something about ballet.
now that i think about it, it's honestly something more along the lines that i need to prove to myself that now that i'm an adult, i am able to be graceful and ladylike and i can make my hands do that fancy position.
yeah, like that...
 and signing up for classes means i can cross one more thing off my bucket list.

Monday, August 27, 2012

two years down

our little getaway was just what we needed this year.
finally finished up collecting the things to go camping.
it's only taken us 2 years to do this...:)
so we packed up and headed to forlorn lakes, wa.

it was a lovely time: 
setting up our tent for the first time
zipping sleeping bags together
flame cooked marinated steak ftw 
sleeping in
meeting friendly birds
and being right next to a lake
with my wonderful husband

 got to look at all the pretty windsurfers in hood river, or
stopped at full sail brewery for lunch
devoured some delicious ice cream at mike's
had a beautiful view of mt adams
and only got lost a few times on all the (very poorly marked) forest roads

and so begins our camping addiction.
 in the last week and half we've gone camping 3 times! 
 a very good anniversary to say the least.
cheers to many more years, my love! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

born and raised

its my last day. 
and i've spent it in pasco, wa.
sleeping in, swimming in white frothy linens and cloud-like pillows.
running a long bath and listening to john mayer.
sitting out by the pool reading one thousand gifts. (thanks kat!)
and reflecting on my time at this job.

as i was reading, i read over this particular sentence a few times and then had to say it out loud:

"to behold one more moment pregnant with wonder"

i think this is really all i want to do: to be so fully engaged in the present that i am able to see all the beauty around me. the book is really making me reflect on my happiness project.
and i'm starting to understand that being happy is more about being thankful.


today i finally purchased john mayer's born and raised.
and as i was listening to the title track, i couldn't help but feeling content knowing that this transition is good for me and the people around me.

"and all at once it gets hard to take
it gets hard to fake what i won't be
cause one of these days i'll be born and raised
and it's such a waste to grow up lonely

  i still have dreams, they're not the same
they don't fly as high as they used to
i saw my friend, he's in my head
and he said, "you don't remember me, do you?"

and i just want to remember

Sunday, August 12, 2012

explorer status

1. roomies picked 30lbs of blueberries
2. little art piece i made
3. fudge covered rice crispy
4. girl date with lauren at the delicious salt & straw
(and we totally saw wentworth miller at petite provence on alberta!) 
5. morning shot of calgary
6. late summer nights chilling with couch surfers
7. ubber feminine outfit
8. a fabulous interactive book
9. got our wedding mosaic picture hung in our room!
also exploring all my options for the next chapter of my life.
contemplating photography/graphic design/dance classes.
we'll see!

p.s. i've been searching for a program to create mosaics for my instagram pics, finally found it here!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

chapters and changes

there's been much on my mind the last month or so. 
lots of sorting and debating and i knew i had a choice to make.

and i chose to close one chapter and open a new one.

so i'm closing the chapter of my life that i was a flight attendant.

it wasn't an easy choice by any means. i have loved being a flight attendant! it's been such a great job for me and quenched my thirst for adventure. 
i have loved traveling and working and having new experiences all over the place every day!
but i have given up a lot with this job too.

and i've written all about that already here and here.
when i first signed up for this job, i signed up to be based in seattle or portland.
and 3 weeks into training i found out i would probably being going to medford, or,
which was a deal breaker.
(plus i'd be gone again for 5 nights a week).
and that happens at the end of august, so i put in my two weeks yesterday.
and it was scary.
scary because i don't have have anything else lined up yet.
but i've been super blessed to have a very supportive husband and family who believe i'm making the right choice. and i believe i am too. as much as i have loved being a flight attendant, i realized that it was not allowing me to be as involved in my family and community, which for me, is a very high priority.

so the fun begins again as i start looking for a new job. 
two potential craigslistings thus far:
1. professional dog runner
2. dance instructor (no experience needed!)

(and i'm kinda serious about the dance instructor) 

so thus far i can cross off:
after school assistant
social worker/youth mentor
flight attendant

i'm actually kinda excited to see how many random awesome jobs i can add to the list,
so any suggestions are very welcome:)