Emma took this photo of me on my first ever trip to San Francisco back in December of 2012, before which I had never even been in the state of California. I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into, but that is not a let's-look-cute-for-the-picture smile, that's a real-life-cheeks-bulging-holy-cow-what's-happening smile.
I'll be on my way to New York City in less than a week to see my family (some of which I haven't seen in five months) and some very close friends for a wedding! Did I mention I've never been outside of the airport in NYC? I'm so excited that I'm already dreading it coming to an end. I need to re-read this post.
I'm realizing that communication is an amazing, terrifying and beautiful thing. I hope to improve on it and use it in all of my relationships (romantic and otherwise) more often.
I finished "The Phantom Tollbooth" the other day on my lunch break, and this quote stuck out to me for some reason.
"...many of the things which can never be, often are. You see it's very much like your trying to reach Infinity. You know that it's there, but you just don't know where--but just because you can never reach it doesn't mean that it's not worth looking for."
This one, too:
"But it's only a big pencil," the Humbug objected, tapping at it with his cane.
"True enough," agreed the Mathemagician, "but once you learn to use it, there's no end to what you can do."
I wish I had found this website sooner. Thanks, Brooke, for sharing awesome things always. Who wants a love letter? Because I'm ready to start writing them. If you are, too, watch this and then click here.
Also, I'm in need of a mixtape. Or a mix CD to be more precise. I don't own a tape player, otherwise I'd love to have a mixtape. So if anyone wants to send me a love letter, please do so in the form of a mix CD--high school style with a decorated cover and everything. That would make me smile. Spotify playlists certainly won't be turned down either, but I especially like the decorated covers..
I signed up for my very first obstacle course race! It's called the Mud Factor in Sacramento, and I'm pretty pumped. Any of you Bay Area bloggers participating? I'm always down for a muddy blate.
I've been staying up past my bedtime lately. I just want a couple more hours for blogging each day. How do you nine (but actually eight) to fivers stay up on your blogging game? I'd love some advice.
And lastly, not a day has gone by since downloading the Emojis app that the smiley poo has not been in my recently used section and I hope the day that it's no longer there never comes.
Happy Wednesday, friends.