(huge) life update

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hi there.

It's been so long since I've written here, and so long since I've shared a life update that it seems almost humorous how many bullet points there will have to be. I've thought about this blank box a lot the past few months, but I never really had the right words to sum up all the things happening in my life. I still don't. But I do know how to make a list, so I guess I can start there.

>Steele & I were married on June 11, 2016. I have many more photos (and maybe some words) to share in a future post, but for now I will leave you with just one:

>We then took a 10 day trip to Iceland for our honeymoon. Iceland was amazing and I have so many photos that I haven't even looked through yet, so again, I will leave you with just one:

>I moved out of my YU studio space for the month of August (which was a welcome break.) I'm now moved back in and will be here until next August at least. I'm a bit of a loose cannon right now when it comes to art. I'm not working on any projects and don't have any shows coming up. Zine club is almost done with it's first year and I'll reevaluate the future of it in the next few weeks. Truthfully I don't have any direction right now, just a bunch of stuff I was doing that I'm pretty bored by, and not a clue where to go. We'll see.

>Steele & I moved out of our shared house in North Portland to a little one bedroom house in far SE. We are having such a good time setting it up and settling in. Even though it's a little further away from both our jobs, it's been amazing having our own place again and having a yard and a garage! So many possibilities. We're hoping to stay put for a few years.

>My best friend Julia has moved back to L.A. for the next year. It was an emotional few weeks while we were both packing up and getting ready to move out of the house right around the same time (I moved out a little bit before her.) I got to drive down with her and see where she grew up, which was so fun and emotional. I'm already missing her so hard and can't wait until she gets back to Portland.

>Still loving my day job as a florist. I've been with the company now for almost a year and a half, which is quite a long time for me. I still don't know what I want to do with the rest of my life, but I'm enjoying this for right now. When I'm outside processing flowers in the early morning (especially if it's misty) I feel pretty lucky.

There have been so many other changes. Some small and silly like finishing Grey's Anatomy, listening to Watsky on repeat, becoming obsessed with cake decorating. And some other big changes like my little brother moving back to Colorado, my Grandpa Herb passing away, and the loss of a really great friend.

I'll share more photos from Iceland and the wedding soon. I don't know what the future of this blog should be, honestly. The older I get the less I feel like sharing on the internet here. I used to come to this place as a journal, and I don't know if that's the right thing to do anymore. But I do love having the archives and having a documentation of my life, so I'm also not sure if I want to give that up. Who knows. If you guys have thoughts, feel free to share them. This is public, after all.

1 comment :

  1. Congratulations! Indeed those are many changes. Very nice that you are updating your blog again. What kind of house were you living before?

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