May 16, 2008

on who I am at the moment...


I am...

...ten pounds lighter than I was at the beginning of the year, which is hard to believe.

...the person who hears The Spice Girls in the grocery store and has to try very, very hard not to dance down the aisles with her shopping cart.

...secretly (or not so secretly) hoping for a career in photography or graphic design; one where I won't need a four year degree.

...craving the Northwest now more than ever.

...discovering the ability to run on a treadmill for more than two minutes, which is shocking yet gratifying.

...realizing that whenever I've actually taken a step to truly challenge myself, I have never failed - which makes me wonder why I don't do it more often.

...pretty sure that once I get my new camera, it will be attached to my hip. thankful that I am married to the man who's my perfect fit, complete with all the ups, the downs and everything in-between.

...wishing I could have a huge group of friends that I could turn to on a daily basis (I think I've been watching too many episodes of Friends lately)...

...feeling slightly stuck at my job, unsure of what to do, and too comfortable to make any grand leap of faith without being sure of that the consequence will be.

...deciding that bagels have entirely too many calories, despite their yumminess.

...thinking I could quite possibly spend all our money at Anthropologie, on decorating our duplex, and on this whole new world of camera lenses and accessories I've recently discovered (but won't).

...genuinely trying my hardest to become a more joyful person, no matter what my circumstance.


  1. You are just too GD cute! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. Great list! I love the shots of you at the top of the post-- you look beautiful!

  3. You are just too lovely. I love how positive you are -- it's refreshing! I hope you and your perfect-fit hubby have a great weekend. :)

  4. i love your lists. I think it's always a good idea to take an inventory of ourselves every once in a while. Maybe it's time for me to do one... hmm..

  5. what a beautiful post...literally and figuratively.

    happy weekend!

  6. You're so damned adorable. Love these photos.

    Congrats on everything. It looks like things just work out, don't they? (And maybe you should look into wedding photography??)

  7. i LOVE this post! you are beautiful too! thanks for the inspiration today. :)

  8. oh my god! those photos of you at the top!!!! wow. perfect and beautiful!

    i love this post. you always have the best post and I don't know what to comment and say other than.. yea! i love this girl.

  9. So tell me what you want what you really really want...I'll tell you what I want what I really really want.

    I want to shop at your grocery store. I'll totally dance in the aisle with you.

  10. ...really freaking gorgeous in those pics!

    Are those self-portaits, and how do you make them look so good?

  11. Um, yeah to second everyone else you forgot gorgeous! Those photos are amazing! Keep up the good work and you can acheive anything! I have been away from teh computer for awhile so i just got caugh up on your blog, and i totally feel you about the figuring out who i am, and what i want to be phase! I am still in that and i have kids! Life is so scary, and exciting at the same time, everything keeps changing and evolving, I am thinking that never stops. You have such a wonderful soul that I am sure you will go far and accomplish much!

    P.S. I feel you too on the call from the great NW. I NEED to get up there with all of my being!

  12. You should add "I am db's new favorite blog" to your list.

  13. Those pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL. Especially that one on the left. Geez, girl!!

    This is kind of inspirational. And makes me feel bad about my negativity.

    I'm 23. I'll only be young once, so I might as well push myself to the limit. TRY lots of new things and work hard.

    I'm with you on the Friends. I'm so jealous of people who have big groups of friends. We have a few around us. Just a few. And they aren't the closest friends...(I'm getting negative again.)

  14. i love this post. and the pictures of you are stunning.
    too many episodes of friends always leaves me dreaming of having THAT close of a group of friends, living across the hall from one another, and meeting downstairs in the coffee shop daily.. i don't think living in a basement suite in a residential neighbour isn't helping me achieve this dream..

    ooh. and i'm in the middle of doing my version of this post on my blog.. i've included a little shout out to you at the bottom for the inspiration. <3

  15. geez, you are way too pretty.


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