Taking Time

27 May 2016

In my time off from volunteering I've been doing little projects here and there. Most recently it's been school/organization related tasks, but also some house ones scattered in between. Today is a Friday though and Noah only has one week left of classes before he's off for the summer, so my plan is to do a thorough cleaning process on our house. There are more exciting projects (like painting!), but I need to get this little jobs out of the way first.

After we finish with our house we plan to spend the weekend at the lake. Noah and I spend more time at the lake house than anyone else in the family and we want to contribute to the homey feel. We're prepared to clean out all the boats, powerwash the deck, and get the campfire pit all cleaned out. It will be an "unplugged" weekend. We'll have phones with us for safety purposes, but I don't plan on checking in with technology while we stay at the lake. I'm ready to clean and be present with my family and nature. It's been a long time.


24 May 2016

I'm starting to think this may be the beginning of the end for this blog of mine. I suspect it will be around for a long time to come, but that updates will be more sporadic and with a longer time period in between posts. With school and friends posting just doesn't seem as important any more. I tend to get out my phone camera more than my DSLR anyways. Maybe I'll update our trip to Maine or the beach and share. I'm not sad, it's a little bittersweet for me but I feel it's come to a natural close. 

For now, I'll give a (very) brief overview of what's been happening lately: I turned 27. Noah and I went to Kings Dominion as chaperones for his jazz festival. I took photographs for the P4 formal. The border in the bathroom is officially, finally down. I started volunteering at the Free Medical Clinic. We visited Valerie Hill. Sam had her baby shower (omg!). I'm biking more and more and will have my first tour on June 5. I've raised $250 for the American Diabetes Association. Odin and I are getting out to the lake more and more despite it raining for literally the entire month of May. 


04 May 2016


Oh me? Yeah, I'm still alive.

It was a rough couple of months, but somehow I made it out to the other side. 

Something about having exams every five days or less for four months straight just takes it out of a girl, you know? Even after an intense finals week the battle wasn't over, we had capstones Monday and Tuesday of this week too. I have a feeling I'll look back at this space in a few years time and wish I would have written more. You only get to experience each day once and it's probably worth recording, but I swear my personal life flew out the window sometime back in mid-January. So... let's play catch up. I'll try to think back on some big points from this semester.
  • Noah and I flew to Des Moines
  • I visited Richmond
  • My GPA came up (whoop whoop)
  • I rediscovered my love of biking after getting fed up with how not bike-friendly this city is
  • I got a Little
I seriously feel like that is almost all of what has happened. I've barely been able to see my friends, which has been especially hard with Sam being pregnant because I am so excited for Malakai to arrive in July. For right now I'm trying to stomp down baby fever myself because of graduate school and content myself with my fur babies. 

Hopefully a summer progresses I'll be checking in a bit more. I have some goals for my career over this summer, but mostly it's going to be about me. It's the last time I'll have off like this in my life and I want to set myself up for success by being refreshed when I go back. 

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