The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

I have been having a very hard time with my writing lately. Every time I sit down to write this week, I either lacked the motivation and focus to bang out a post, or I’d just straight up hit a wall of horrible writers block. I have a master list of blog ideas that I usually look at and can’t choose where to start because I have too much to say about each topic! However, this week I couldn’t decide what to choose because I felt like I have absolutely nothing to say. It’s been frustrating the hell out of me and I’ve been trying not to beat myself up about it by practicing self care (which has been expensive ?? but don’t tell my boyfriend).  So I decided instead of not posting anything at all this week and continuing to let the writers block control me, I figured I would just sit down this morning and write everything down that’s been on my mind. I said I wanted to be more open and honest, and I meant it. This blog is meant for me to share my life – my real life – and that includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. So here goes.

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My Six Month Anniversary Weekend in Photos

This past weekend was my 6 month anniversary with Dylan. I know most people don’t celebrate six month anniversaries, but this is my first relationship! All the “small” milestones are magnified to me. So, we celebrated by going to Smith Tower and Seafair.

Due to current general busy-ness in my real life, I decided to take a break from writing this week. However, I still want to share my anniversary weekend activities with you, my followers, so I can maintain that balance of staying connected both on line and in the present moment. What better way to do so than by sharing photos from the weekend because, after all, photos are worth a thousand words, and those that aren’t have a caption.

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“Micro-studios”: A Review

   As I stated in my Back in Seattle post, I live in a “micro-studio.” What’s a micro-studio? It’s a studio apartment, but way smaller than the studio you just visualized. Way, way smaller.  They’re also sometimes known as “apodments” in Seattle, after one of the realty brands (not the one I rent from) that exclusively rent out micro-studios.  I call my place “The Pod” so I can say Dylan and I are two D’s in a Pod (*ba dum tsss*). Essentially, I live in a 180 square foot room equipped with a bed, a closet, a desk, a sink, a separated bathroom with a toilet and standing shower, and a communal kitchen.  Remember when you were in college and lived in a dorm? Yeah, same.

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Life Has Been Real

Since the last time I posted, January 13th, it feels like I’ve lived a lot of my life. In my opinion, I have a good excuse for not posting in over six months. Funny enough, on January 14th I met my soulmate and since then I have enjoyed all my free time with him. We are coming up on our six month anniversary this August 4th, and I couldn’t be more happy!  I fell in love and took a break, but now I’m ready to get back into blogging.

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Back in Seattle

I have officially been back in Seattle for a week and Monet and I are all settled into my “microstudio” and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Excited to chronicle this new chapter of my life, I am starting by reflecting on this past seven days and the four years I lived in Seattle before.

Let me start this off with a bit about how I experienced Seattle before moving back to LA two years ago. I want to admit the things that were hard for me, as most of my friends and family heard me go on and on about them. Few worry about my return due to some of these factors; but, I just see things differently now so I’m not anticipating the same “Debbie Downer” feelings I had before.

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Nothing in Particular

Over the last few years I’ve attempted several times to start a blog. More specifically, a food blog. I love eating, I’m an amazing cook, and I know how to talk about food beyond “omg this tastes so good.” However, restricting myself to only write about food, in hindsight, was not the best idea.

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