Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Messing up breakfast



True friends rock. 
They don't even care when you make waffles wrong..twice (while you are sober)..and they'll help you clean out a waffle maker with a fork (unplugged, of course.)

People that stick around since you looked like this 


they're in it for the long haul.  

Thanks, D - love you! 


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Happy Sunday


What a week - here's a recap. 

1. \\ Check out the huge report my work just launched on inequality [it's a big deal].
The New York Times called it "a deeply serious document - one of the best overviews of income stagnation and inequality."  

Also - check that unruly blonde bob live tweeting away - you guessed it - my first CSPAN appearance


3. \\ This hysterical insta post curtesy of @alexlaughs

4. \\ This laptop case that is everything I could ever want.  

5. \\ Leading ladies _ ancient world edition 


have a lovely weekend ! 

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Back in Action




 After about a 2 month hiatus - I'm back.  
I've been waiting for most of my adult life to write this story - but more importantly, to live this life.  I'm not sure why it's taken me this long to put it down on "paper" - but here it is.

In the last two months I've started a new job and picked up everything to move to Washington, DC. It was what I thought I always would do post graduation - but when the time came, I didn't have the courage to do it.  I settled for a job and carriage house in a town I knew and loved.  It was easy and it was comfortable.  I was surrounded by people that loved me, knew me, believed in me and my capabilities and it was good.  But something was eating at me during that 4 month stint.  I felt too still, too comfortable, too settled.  I spent evenings looking up plane tickets, figuring out my next steps, itching for a new experience to the point of constant  anxious moments, sleepless nights, and a general unhappiness with my mental well being.   The weirdest part was the terror I felt living alone in a sleepy small town in the middle of a corn field - a feeling I had never felt living completely alone in a city of 1 million 4,000 miles away from anyone I knew.  I tried it all - running, reading, writing, tea instead of coffee, detoxing, more water - there was something that unsettled me about being in this small town.

Then one day, the universe sent an email asking if I would be interested in an open position.

The 24 hours of deciding to respond and accepting that I had, were filled with more anxiety, pain, and discomfort than I've felt, maybe ever.  I couldn't stop thinking of what could come from that email, the chances I would have to take, the risks, the money, the people that I would hurt, leaving the love and comfort of my friends to go chase a dream.  A great friend reminded me that I was forgetting the most important thing in this equation - myself.   Once the process began I have never been more excited and sure of my capabilities, my skills, and my direction.  Within 2 weeks, I had a new job, a new apartment, drove a U-Haul for the first time, and moved to the big city with my new craigslist roomie (who rocks.)

I feel like I'm finally pursuing my passion - really chasing the dream.  I'm finally back in the political world in DC and I love every minute of it.

I'm really liking being uncomfortable here - I know I'm growing.  I like the pace of the city, the walks to and from work that I use to clear my head and listen to music, metro rides - all of it.  I like that there is so much still to uncover around the corner or downtown.  I'm here and it rocks.  It's a challenge every single day but it's usually a good one.

Cheers to my new life in DC - excited to share more of it with you! 
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Monday, November 3, 2014

How To: Coffee Cart



I heart my coffee cart

I found this little guy at Ikea for $49.99 and while the price was steep, it was totally worth it.  I was proud that I put it together myself with only a few grunts.  You'll probably notice a few other Ikea pieces from my wishlist that I've used to decorate it.  I am loving my French Press 'd coffee (the Upphetta in Swedish).  The strong coffee is necessary for a long day in the office. 





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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sundays in Annapolis

Annapolis. 
The loveliest nautical town in all of the world. 

We started off with brunch at Metropolitan.




And then I bought this groovy hat. 










Successful day. 


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chestertown Farmers Market


I'm so lucky to live where I live.  
Chestertown has an amazing Famers Market on Saturdays downtown.  For me, it's about a 1 minute walk from my door.  You'll find everything there from fresh veggies & fruits, homemade wine, lavender farm products, just plucked flowers, puppies, amish treats, etc.  A latte from Evergrain & a stroll through the Farmers Market is the perfect way to kick off the weekend.  




Have you ever just searched Famers Market in Pinterest? Veggies on Veggies.
Do you have a favorite Farmers Market near your home town?

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