July 25, 2010

on where I've been and what I've been up to...

Photobooth fun at Renegade Craft Fair!

I've unintentionally taken a bit of a blogging break. And email break. And creative break. It's not that I wanted to, really, but it just sort of happened. I'm one of those people who tends to be easily overwhelmed, and I suppose that it's been a little refreshing to step away.

In any case, I'm determined to get back into the swing of things! You don't realize how important something like a blog is until you haven't really used it for a few weeks.

So, if it isn't obvious enough already, life has kept this girl quite busy for the last month. I enjoyed a quick visit to my homeland (Washington State) for the wedding of Jay's youngest brother, kept incredibly busy with the new job, attended the Renegade Craft Fair in LA (as shown in the above photo), experienced my first Korean body scrub/public nudity experience (as shown in absolutely no photos ever), have been reconnecting with my spiritual side, have made a handful of new friends, am proud to report that my body image has been soaring, and am slowly working through my emotions when it comes to a situation that is simply out of my hands.

It's been interesting to notice how there is always so much to learn about myself and the person I am. Sometimes I feel like I have a handle on exactly who I am, exactly what life means to me, exactly who I want to be. Then I'll experience something that opens my eyes even more. I'm learning a lot about my flaws, my fears, my talents, things I need to change, things I need to fight to keep the same as they've always been.

It's good, though. Life has been good. I'm slightly giddy about making time to share it with each and every one of you once again!

15 comments :

  1. I've missed reading your posts but glad to hear most everything is lovely! : )

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  2. Glad to hear things are going well! Sometimes unplugging is the best thing, and gives you good perspective on how to plug back in responsibly.

    (Um, no sexual innuendos intended...)

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  3. Love the photo booth pics! :)

    Welcome back to blogging! Can't wait to see your newest creative endeavors as you jump back into creativity!

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  4. I am going to the Renegade Fair this Sunday in San Francisco!!! I am very happy to see this photobooth picture because that means they will have it in SF. And I am totally getting one with my friends.

    Miss your posts.
    Glad you are doing well.

    And if you are still up for the Bible study idea, I am so there. :)

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  5. Okay what is a Korean body scrub & exactly how many people do you have to be naked in front of? Regardless of not knowing anything about it, go you for doing it!

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  6. Wow! You got a Korean body scrub?? I wonder if it is the same as here in Korea. Did you sit in a hot tub first with lots of other naked people? And did the woman who scrubbed you wear nothing but perhaps a bra to keep her from jiggling while she scrubbed you? And did your skin come off in little white rolls? Because if that happened, you don't even need to come to Korea for the 찜질방 experience. Well, if you didn't lay on a hot floor afterwards and sip an iced rice drink, maybe you should come on over here anyway. Hehe.

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  7. I am so glad you are back! You are the reason I wanted to start blogging! <3

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  8. Good to hear that life has been treating you well and you've been enjoying yourself. Thats what summer is about!

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  9. Glad to hear you're back and doing well Keri! It's fun making new friends and it's looks like you had a blast at the craft fair.

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  10. I'm happy you're back, happy you are feeling more at peace with the situation that is out of your hands and so jealous of your spa day! I desperately need one!

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  11. Welcome back :)

    I feel as if I need to take a technology break soon. I'm planning on [at the very least] taking a day road trip by myself with just my iPod and my camera. I'm just going to drive north for a few hours and get lost in myself.

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  12. While I miss your words because they make me feel like we're chatting poolside, I'm glad life has been a good sort of busy. I hope things continue going well.

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  13. i love when people take accidental blog breaks because life is just so fantastic. i mean, i miss you... but i'm so happy that life is so wonderful for you right now. :)

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  14. I like when you blog. I always get happy when I find your posts in my reader.

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  15. I like how the rest of you look so adorable and yet for some reason I only managed to keep my mustache monocle lined up properly for one shot... the shot where I wasn't supposed to be holding it up anymore. :)

    Had such a great time and so glad we met! Looking forward to keeping up with your blog (and with you).

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