Summer Mood Board II

I started this post yesterday and I had so much I wanted to say. I'll try to recall ... I'm officially in my last week in Long Beach and I'm feeling a lot of things that can be summed up most easily as nostalgia. This apartment, this job, this city ... were all safe havens after a 'gypsy summer' last year where I didn't really have any stability. It was a beautiful summer, full of self-growth, being super present, spending so much time outside that I got the tannest I've ever been. But I was craving my own space, some peace of mind, and a little more of a routine by the end of it. I've often talked about this apartment as my little nest, even before I ever thought of leaving it. I surprised myself by wanting to leave it, this perfect little haven I'd created for myself. What I've learned: nests are for growth, and growth is for flying away - which I will literally be doing very shortly. I think I needed to prove that I could create a cozy, stress-free life for myself, completely independently. Now that I have, I feel free to create that - or something else - elsewhere. 

cheers to nesting, flying away, and the freedom to do so 


Eu comecei este post ontem e eu tinha tanto que queria dizer. Vou tentar lembrar ... Estou oficialmente na minha última semana em Long Beach e estou sentindo muitas coisas que podem ser resumidas mais facilmente como nostalgia. Este apartamento, este trabalho, esta cidade ... eram todos refúgios seguros depois de um "verão cigano" no ano passado onde eu realmente não tinha nenhuma estabilidade. Foi um verão lindo, cheio de crescimento pessoal, sendo super presente, passando tanto tempo fora que consegui o bronzeado que já estive. Mas eu estava desejando meu próprio espaço, alguma paz de espírito e um pouco mais de uma rotina até o final. Eu sempre falei sobre esse apartamento como meu pequeno ninho, mesmo antes de pensar em deixá-lo. Eu me surpreendi ao querer deixá-lo, este pequeno refúgio perfeito que eu criei para mim mesmo. O que eu aprendi: os ninhos são para o crescimento, e o crescimento é para fugir - o que eu literalmente estarei fazendo em breve. Eu acho que eu precisava provar que eu poderia criar uma vida confortável e livre de estresse para mim, de forma completamente independente. Agora que estou, sinto-me livre para criar isso - ou alguma outra coisa - em outro lugar.

aplausos ao ninho, voando para longe, e a liberdade de fazê-lo



Laguna Beach

Hello there! These photos were taken a couple weeks ago in Laguna Beach with some of my babely San Diego friends. I met Anna, Lauren, and Marina there after my breakfast shift on Saturday (so nice that I'm done by 11:00 or 12:00) and we had a fun and sun-filled afternoon. Afterwards we headed to Urth Cafe and grubbed out. I hadn't been there in so long! Lauren and I split the butternut squash pizza and a salad. So good! Afterwards, Marina and Lauren came back up to Long Beach with me and we got ready for my friend Leo's Halloween party. We took so many silly videos that night but no pictures! The next morning the girls came into my work to have brunch and I joined them when I was done. It was such a nice weekend! It's actually been pretty cold here in Long Beach and I'm missing that heatwave that had me at the beach just a few weeks ago! I'm ready for summer already! I have a very full week coming up and I need to get some stuff in order to make it all go smoothly so have a lovely night and I'll update you soon! 




Summer is magical and I am gulping it down.

I feel really lucky to be in Chico, my hometown #2, at this pivotal moment when the creeks are warming and the college students have left. Us locals get to take over what is rightfully ours ;). The sun is warm on some days, perfect for walks in the park under the epic oaks. And other days it's hot, perfect for whole afternoons spent at swimming holes.

Summer is medicine and I am gulping it down.