Hey there! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already…seems like this week has flown by. I’ve gotten to work on some pretty cool new projects at the ol’ day job; things have been moving along swimmingly, and I feel grateful for that. Here are a few other things I’ve been up to this week:
+ One of my pals, Jenn from Scout, started a wonderful new collaborative local food feature (Seattleites unite!) with Seth and Monica Hines (a hubby and wife duo — he cooks, she takes the photos). Jenn is an incredibly talented stylist, which is evident in the photos. Oh, and she asked me to help out with some custom graphics for “Fortunate Feast” too!
+ I made these (Paleo) donuts. They are actually really delicious and I feel satisfied after one. Okay, two.
+ I’ve been enjoying pinning more than blogging lately. Sometimes you just need that instant visual gratification. Hell, I need it every day, which was originally why I started a blog…but then Pinterest made it that much easier for me. I know people have mixed feelings about that. I like the simplicity and ease. A lot of times there isn’t much to say, ya know? Pool pictures have been my jam lately, like the one above. I am so looking forward to Spring and Summer!
+ Thinking about how ready I am for a vacation. Planning to take a week off in May to visit my family. I CANNOT WAIT! It’s been a year since I’ve taken a vacation or have seen them. Sometimes it sucks to live on the opposite coast as your folks. Which leads me to the next thing…
+ I’ve been seriously entertaining the idea of moving back East. It’s been about 3 years that I’ve lived on the West Coast. I absolutely love it here…but it’s tough getting home as often as I’d like (especially when it’s 3,000 miles away). Politically and socially speaking, I identify so much more with the mentality out West. But, there’s something kind of refreshing about the small town warmth and kindness of the South. The easy-going pace…the SUN. I do miss those things quite a bit. I moved out here initially to seek out better job opportunities in the design industry (bigger city = more design firms). Thankfully, that worked out really well for me! But now, I’m seeing more and more boutique agencies springing up all over the place, not to mention the possibility of still going 100% freelance, so living in a big (expensive) city doesn’t seem like such a deciding factor anymore. And I’m babbling. Agh, it’s so hard to know what to do. Obviously, it wouldn’t be an immediate decision. The logistics are insane and I do love the job I’m at. That’s just what’s been bouncing around in my brain lately.
How is your week going so far?
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