[ 5 ] portland…?
OR bust. ;) toying with the idea.
[ 4 ] this. recipe.
soak beef in red wine for 24 hours? KAY.
[ 3 ] hershey’s cherry cordial creme
the one holiday chocolate I allow myself to binge eat, aside from truffles, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves now.
[ 2 ] new orleans!
beignets, QT with the best friend, and 13.1 miles to offset the food tour. ;D
[ 1 ] running half marathon #2 with this guy <3
rock ‘n’ roll pasadena, here we come (with this feeling conquered, ^5 hun)!
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Tagged 13.1, beignets, cafe du monde, cherry cordial creme, Daube Provençale, half marathon, hershey kisses, new orleans, NOLA, PDX, rnrnola, rnrpas, running
“Try to learn to breathe deeply,
really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might,
and when you laugh, laugh like hell.
And when you get angry, get good and angry.
Try to be alive.
You will be dead soon enough.
[ 5 ] the chaos
oh there was plenty. they don’t tell you how hard it is to push when you’re up against a brick wall and you’ve given your all and need to keep drawing from that bank. it’s hard to have an infinite supply. it’s hard to admit you need a break to recharge. that’s what i needed. i needed time to myself. typically writing helps when i’m enduring a hardship, but i was so uninspired the words wouldn’t form. it was hard putting things down in writing. maybe i didn’t want to remember.
[ 4 ] the changes
i’ve bounced around quite a bit in the last 9 months. newport beach to orlando to new york to boston to long beach. i’ve felt like quite the human ping pong ball. couple that with a 2500+ mile transcontinental commute and any time off felt like it was running away from me. packing and unpacking never gets any easier.
[ 3 ] marathon training
“if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you”
my first 26.2! i wanted to do so many more races in 2012 but knew i had to take it easy. it felt so good to come back strong after my injuries. more on that later.
[ 2 ] traveling abraod
here we go, pochacco!
puerto rico [kinda counts], philippines (manila & boracay), and japan (tokyo & izu), among many random days waking up and falling asleep in different states.
sunrise to sunset in boracay
[ 1 ] picking up the pieces
2009 was the last time i truly felt like myself. i had my creative routine down and was so happy with what i was doing, and then it crumbled when i fell into a job with management that just wasn’t good for the soul. i stayed with it much longer than i should have, but i don’t regret a thing. the past 9 months have allowed me to get back into my old habits and it feels good to get back into the things that make me me. i want to write. i need to write. and so here i am, ending the hiatus.
[ 5 ] Downsizing my Life
because i believe in mobility & clutter free living
[ 4 ] Coming off the Busy Season @ Work
[ 3 ] Netflix-ing aka “Creative Research & Inspiration”
Finally found a show that could fill the void "Lost" left behind. Amazing suspense.
[ 2 ] Halloween Costume Making
Part 1 - Mad Hatter
Part 2 - R2D2 - Best Individual Contest Winner! : )
[ 1 ] Half-Marathon Training & Conquering
NWM 2011 | SF | 10.16.11
on course with paul & thao!
Rock n' Roll Los Angeles | 10.30.11
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