Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ILY, NYC

I originally wrote this post for Free People, but thought I'd share it here :)

Post image for Guest Post: I Love You, New York

My love for the West Coast always has and always will flow deep through my veins.  However, transplanting myself to Philadelphia after twenty two years in the Pacific Northwest was equally one of the most terrifying and most exhilarating moments in my life. I’ve been missing my old, rainy stomping grounds in Portland and Seattle, but luckily a little bit of home made his way across the country for me this past week.  I hadn’t let myself truly embrace the East Coast yet – distracted by my longing for home – but together my favorite person and I explored everything that makes the East Coast its own world.  After traveling through seven states in less time than it takes to drive through California, I have a greater appreciation for the East Coast.  Philadelphia is where we go to see history at present.  Washington, D.C. is a place to reflect on where we’ve been and who we’ve become.  New York City is a temptress that will test our limits and realize our passions.  It’s funny… I’ve heard time and time again that people come to Manhattan to find love.  I don’t think many realize that there are so many things – not just people – to fall in love with.  Thankfully, that’s what I did this past weekend. I’m already in love with my best friend, so this weekend I fell in love alongside him.  We didn’t fall in love with each other in the city, but we fell in love with the city together.
It isn’t home… But I think it could be.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

September

My summer in Philly is coming to a close in a few hours and it has been nearly impossible to track everything I've discovered and accomplished over the past two months. Ahhh okay okay I was about to get all thoughtful and sensitive but honestly, this is the point of this post: I've gotten really into choosing music for Free People stores and I'd like to share 10 songs that made up my summer. Also I made a pretty picture so APPRECIATE IT. This playlist is unofficially called "GURLS WHO ROCK" (as you'll see, all of the artists are women or female-lead). But, for personal reasons, I'm naming it September. Hopefully, this will force me to follow up with an October playlist. P.S., I'm well aware that it's still August.


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

JD

"there is no way to be truly great in this world. we are all impaled on the crook of conditioning. a fish that is in the water had no choice that he is. genius would have it that we swim in sand. we are fish and we drown."

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ten things tuesday

I'm not really sure how the past two months have escaped me, but they have. I migrated to the East coast after graduation and have been in a whirlwind of new-city-distraction ever since. This summer has been filled with tons of firsts (and probably some lasts), so as it happens to be Tuesday, I'm going to quickly jot down 10 firsts that I've experienced thus far.

1. I ate a Philly Cheesesteak (in Philly!) for the first time.
2. I slept in a house alone for consecutive nights for the first time.
3. I wrote and published my first press release.
4. I saw the White House (amongst other D.C. attractions) for the first time.
5. I had flavored guacamole for the first time.
6. I went through my first (and 2nd, and 3rd...) over-40-hour workweek.
7. I ordered sushi for delivery for the first time.
8. I also had Mexican food delivered to me for the first time.
9. I spent an absurd amount of $$$ getting my hair done for the first (and last) time.
10. I had my first cross-country visitor last week.

Living on the East coast is strange. Living in Philadelphia is stranger. However, I'm okay with it because I'm a stranger to this city. I just need to get used to it.

goodnight.


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