Over the last year I have become more and more aware of my impact on the world around me. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to help other people. Growing up whenever anyone would ask why I wanted to do when I grow up I would always say I wanted to be a doctor. When I was asked why, my answer was always that I wanted to help other people. In my very narrow view of the world, I thought the best way to help others was to be a doctor. A profession that I idolized and looked up to.
Figuring out gifts for our wedding party was harder than I could ever imagine. I went back and forth for months and months. Do I do a combination of smaller items that are useful? Do I do one nicer gift? Do I pay for a specific expense of being a bridesmaid? Riley was thinking along the same lines. We really didn’t want something that would be useless or set aside after the wedding.
Earlier this year I posted about my most recent trip to Boston. I talked about all of the things we did, things we ate and where we stayed. All in all, it was such a great trip and one of my favorites to look back on. I had always planned on sharing what I thought would make a fun weekend in Boston, but have been wanting to even more recently. With the increased time at home recently, I have been daydreaming of the day we will get to travel again and all of the wonderful places we will go.
Let’s be real, I don’t think anyone needs a book review of the Harry Potter series. Most people have either read the books or seen the movies at this point and a review would really be a bit pointless. So instead I thought I would just write about why these books have held special spot in my heart for so long.
A few days ago I posted the most personal post I have ever written. In reality it has been a couple of weeks since I finished writing and editing the post and it took me another couple of weeks to finally post it. All in all, it has been a strange few months. Not only because of this news, but because of everything that has been going on.
We have officially been self isolating for close to two months. They have been both the longest and shortest two months of my life. We have done a whole lot of stuff around the house and not much else. I wanted share some of the things that have been keeping me sane throughout this quarantine. Its a weird mix of items, but it is what makes me happy right now.
Seattle. I fell in love with you five years ago and what a journey we have been on these past five years. It is a bit crazy to look back on some of my original posts about Seattle. So much of what I wrote then still rings true, but so much has also changed. My love for Seattle has changed and evolved over the years and gone through many stages.
This is a post I never thought I would be writing. It is not a post I ever wanted to write. However, it is one I feel I need to write. I try to be open and honest on this blog as much as I can be. By holding this back, I feel I am not being completely honest. There are things that are far worst in the world, but for me this is something that has really affected my mental health and overall outlook.
We are have completed month two of our quarantine. I am at the point where I am never sure what day it is and can never remember when things happened. I have been trying to keep my days as consistent as possible, as well as doing things I find productive everyday. This actually result in a fairly good month in terms of my goals.
We have been officially been under stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for over a month now, but have been staying home for close to two. Being home so much has given me a lot of time to think, feel and do. Think about my life and how I am feeling. Feel a lot of feelings and put names to them. Do the things that I have been saying I want to do, but have never had the time to do. It has been a weird, but clarifying time for me. I am not saying that I have everything figured out, but it is certainly a great time to learn about yourself. It has also been an interesting journey.