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Monday, August 15, 2011

It has been far too long!

Sorry for my absence everyone! This summer has been a blissful blurr. So much has happened over the course of the past couple of months. Eric and I got engaged in June, I started a 2nd job, Eric started a new job. . . and now graduate school in two weeks. I am beyond excited to embark on this new journey; but I have serious butterflies in my stomach. Even though I have worked long hours for most of the summer, damn it has been an incredible one. There is always something fun to do in the city and beautiful flowers and rivers to sit by! Eric and I just came back from a wonderful getaway in Burlington, Vermont. That town is so peaceful and beautiful. We also stumbled upon a barn for our wedding in Richmond, Vt. As our plans begin to unfold I will keep everyone updated, and please give suggestions! And I promise to write more!

Friday, May 13, 2011

an Emily Dickinson favorite

Just wanted to share one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson:

There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields -
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;
Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

spring in my step

With the weather getting nicer I am noticing that I have a little spring in my step. I feel happier and energized since I no longer have to deal with trudging through the horrible Boston snow. I often find myself walking to work humming a tune, or even dancing while doing the dishes. Music for me is always tied to time, places and the seasons. Since I was a little kid I can always remember the music that played at important events, or even what my dad I listening to while spending quality time together. Over the years music has given me a sense of comfort and joy. I wanted to share what I have been listening to lately. . .  Enjoy!

Springtime Playlist:
1.     Feist-Honey Honey
2.     The Beatles-Here Comes the Sun
3.     Patty Griffin-Useless Desires
4.     Joni Mitchell-Carey
5.     Florence + The Machine- Rabbit Heart (Raise it up)
6.     The Wailin’ Jennys-Mona Louise
7.     Feist-Mushaboom
8.     Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins-You are what you love
9.     Bob Marley-Sun is Shining
   10.  Paul Simon-Graceland
     11.The Faint-Southern Belles in London Sing
12.  Heather Masse-High Heeled Woman
13. Lay Low-By and By

Monday, May 9, 2011


Had such a wonderful, yet hectic weekend with the family; so this won’t be all-that exciting of an entry. Now that I am finally home, tonight is all about relaxing! There is nothing like climbing into bed on a rainy spring evening; lighting a candle and putting on the softest sweat pants. The scent of Baies transports me to another place. Isn’t it interesting how the smell of something can bring you to another place and or time?  When I close my eyes and breathe in the aroma of the mixture of black-currant and garden roses, I can’t help but get lost in dreams of traveling to a far off destination.  Imagining being free in a field of flowers with the sun beaming down and the breeze wrapping itself around me. The fragrance of sumptuous Parisian flowers and sweet fruit lingers in my nostrils. Until next time!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


For those of you who know me, you know that I graduated from college two years ago-and instantaneously began working at a homeless shelter. I never paused to really think about my life and what I wanted for it. I was interested in human behavior and thought that working at a wet shelter would present as an excellent learning opportunity. But really, I just plunged right in, into a very stressful career. It has been a heart-wrenching experience at times. Working at a shelter can take it's toll out of you physically and emotionally. Truthfully, I still don't think I know how to handle all the negativity. Sometimes a day can be so stressful that a pint of cookie dough ice-cream seems like the best course of action. It only seems like yesterday that this journey began, but in other ways it seems like a decade.

But like I said-NO MORE COMPLAINING. I am going to graduate school in the fall, and making other life changes. Now I must have an open heart and open mind so other things can fall into place. I wanted to start this blog to take some of the monotony out of everyday life; and get back into things that interest me as well as spark a light inside of me.

Today I watched a little girl at work. She was so curious about everything around her and her happiness and laugher were seriously contagious. What would it it like to be five years old again? To really have no idea what would lay ahead of me in life? What I realized today is that I am still just like that five year old; I just have lost some of that zest and curiosity. I won't take that.

After the work day was over I took a long walk home and really enjoyed spring's arrival! All the colors are so bright and invigorating this time of year. How lucky am I to live in such a beautiful city? Until next time! Ciao!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

starting fresh

So I am going to attempt to blog. I have never understood the whole idea of blogging. People commenting on what they do? Doesn't that seem a bit too much like twitter? In my attempt to understand the purpose behind this whole phenomenon, I want to try myself. The idea of doing this was sparked by how melancholoy I have felt lately. I don't mean this to be "oh poor me".....but I am 24 and life is a bit lackluster right now. I am challenging myself to stop complaining, and look all around me for the beauty in the world. I am going to attempt to write about all the beauty that surrounds me. So is there anyone else out there that wants to join my complain less, open your eyes more challenge? Saddle up baby!