September & October

We’re nearing the end of October, and I haven’t posted in a bit, and A LOT has happened since August...SOOoooOOOooOooOo MUCH! Autumn brings change, and there’s been tons. My last day at my old job was August 31st, and…


Literally kicked off the month by hopping on a plane straight for the east coast. It’s been a minute. Traveling back east is always trek. Spending half your day at the airport/in the air to be smacked with a four hour time change, grueling. On top of that, $$$ we flew into another airport - hello two hour drive. Anyway, east coast recap is coming!


After a week back in humidity and quality time with both sets of grandparents, I scurried around Seattle for the next few days catching up with friends, enjoying the last bonfire of summer, making charcuterie boards, and spending quality time with roommates.


Time home was needed, but I was back in the air heading across the Pacific Ocean for Japan. Trust and believe that there are few posts on the way, but in the meantime, enjoy this little video I made that sums up the adventure in a few one second clips. To travel the world with some of your best friends is incredible - to call it a trip of a lifetime is an understatement.


Back in Seatown, I got wrecked by jetlag, enjoyed the nice weather at Gas Works, ate the Frankie & Jo’s seasonal flavors, attended the Miguel concert, bounced around Seattle with my Mom, bought a new car, and did a little photoshoot with the Ballard Farmers Market.



Without missing a beat, I started a new job, sold my old car, flew to LA (yeah, once again, another post is coming, I’m backlogged at the moment), met LANY (DREAMS. DO. COME. TRUE!!!!), went to UW vs. UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl, celebrated Sea Day for the second year in a row (read here for how this tradition was started), spent quality time with family, and came back to Seattle.


I’ve tried to fill the rest of the month with visiting coffee shops, searching for the best fall foliage around town (Green Lake and Discovery Park are the frontrunners), trouncing around a pumpkin patch, laughing with Jonathan Van Ness, running around Green Lake, developing old film, admiring foggy mornings, working from home, tailgating, cheering on UW as they beat CU in football, taking fall photos, and catching every gorgeous sunset.


That's all for this brief little update.

The weather is supposed to turn a bit sour this week and the year is almost over, but the last month and a half has been a whirlwind. I’m very grateful for these new prospects and opportunities. More importantly, I’ve learned that you have to do what’s best for yourself and put yourself first. Doing what you want and doing it for yourself will bring great things. Let’s not forget, there’s still so much fun to be had in the remaining days of October! Ciao ciao!!

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