Saturday, December 26, 2009

WIndy Day/Eve 2010

Silouette Jump!
Moon and Mountain
Log Walk
Log Sit
Drawing in the Sand
Wind Blown
REALLY Wind Blown
Lean in to the wind
Tea Sipping

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Winds Have Changed

Little hints of Autumn are sneaking up on me. This is the first time in 18 years that the changing of the seasons doesn't lead into school for me. Initially it was a sigh of relief to enter into my "Freshman year of life", but I also feel a little emptiness where I've always had comfort in knowing that I will return to school and to that constant rhythm to my life.

This change has led me to ponder the new ways I can expand and find something else to enjoy and submerse myself in. Working right now is fine, but it's really only to sustain this middle ground. I admit it's nice to come home after a day of work and be able to continue to do what I want and not be tied down to studying the rest of the night or catching up on reading for school.

Time feels different now, and I'm super selfconscious of how I spend it. I'm nervous to see how I'll feel like when school starts for everyone around me. How will I percieve the time that I previously spent in class and in the middle of my academic schedule? I know I will be super jealous of the students that will sit in my cafe on rainy days to read and study for school.

I already miss learning and being surrounded by like-minded students. I enjoy chatting with my professors, diligently taking notes, marking up textbooks, etc. I hate to admit it, but I almost enjoy the frantic feeling that I often experience with college. I strongly believe that the final products were rewarding and made all those moments of hell worth those sleepless nights and times of panic.

Right now I work at a cafe. Making coffee and flipping bacon for those in the center of the universe(Fremont).
I nanny a few hours during the week. These are some of the best hours of my days when I am able to play and giggle with kids and be reminded that these little souls are the people that reassure me that things really are okay. I've discovered that Elmo is my new zen.
I have an interview next week for a position to be a student athlete tutor at UW. I'm glad to be back on campus, helping other students with matierial I am passionate about. This will keep me connected to academia for a little while. Till I can get my butt in gear for graduate school, at least.

Lessons I've Learned Lately:
-Have a spare key to my apartment...and staple it to my forehead.
-Power blasting the soup ladle with water when doing dishes always ends up with a wet shirt.
-Life sucks, then you get a big ass tv.
-Eating in front of the big tv gives you an even bigger ass.
-You can always go up.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Who Says White Girls Can't Jump?

Nothing captures it like a phish eye.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Graduation 2009

It's weird:
-To not be a student anymore (for right now at least)
-To be called a graduate
-To not have school in the fall
-To add all this new and cool information to my resume'
-To apply to serious jobs

Last night was my Sociology graduation ceremony. It was really low key, but I enjoyed that it was more intimate than the big commencement on Saturday. I wanted to get a picture with my favorite professor who sparked my interest to major in Sociology. After I tapped on her shoulder to thank her for being so encouraging, I started to cry. Full on blubber right in front of this woman whom I respect a great deal.

All this stuff makes me all emotional. I cried when I a saw a UW Alumni Mug.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

'Squatch 2009

Beach House
Cleave Tan
Girl Talk
Cool Shades

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Come Sail Away

Enjoying the Spring breeze on Lake Union
Ben's silhouette.
Aye Aye Captain!
" I'll never let go, Jack"
Me, fending our sailboat from the others in the moorage.

It's already been a great Spring, and I can not wait for summer to get here. I live 3 blocks away from Lake Union, a 5 minute walk from Fremont, a stones throw away from 7/11(Slurpees), and the view from my front windows is of the Seattle skyline.

How refreshing.