Ryley is happy in his new home. Dee is coping with jealousy and growls. Ryley is happy in his new home. Dee is coping with jealousy and growls.

Ryley is happy in his new home. Dee is coping with jealousy and growls.

-hellllloooooo Colorado
-snuggling with Dee all the time
-house hunting all the time
-grateful for M and my family for taking us in during house hunt
-finish the thesis!

Life in bullet points: 

  • We are absolutely living it up in Berkeley. I’ve had a lot of moments lately where it has hit me how truly lucky I am for the state of things.  Sometimes, life is just about surviving and sometimes it’s filled with food and love and friends and sights and sounds and I’m really grateful now is one of those times.
  • I went to see a personal trainer this morning. Mostly I’m really sick of my back being a mess and she had a lot of tips on form and stuff and things and I think it will help a lot.
  • Tonight: SAISON. My first Michelin star-rated restaurant, (one of) our last dinners with friends in California, plus my friend has been consulting for them so we get ~special treatment~ or something like that. 
  • Tomorrow: Paul McCartney with M because M loves the Beatles and everything related probably even more than I love chocolate.
  • Weekend: put all of our stuff into pods and ship them off to colorado; say goodbye to everyone at my yoga studio/teach my last class; goodbyes goodbyes goodbyes.
  • Monday-Thursday: road trip to Denver (!!!!!!!!!) pass through sequoias, Vegas, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, the Rockies and then home with my parents while we hunt hunt hunt for houses.

Things are changing, in such big and crazy ways, but towards such good things. I’m really sad to leave California, and I take that as an indication of how incredible the last two years have been. The people I’ve met (hi, M), the things I’ve learned about beer and food and what I really like, the yoga family that took me in and let me grow as a teacher and as a student and who was there for me when things got really shitty. Taking a chance to move away from my family and home was the best thing I ever did, and I’m so excited to return to Colorado, this time with an extra human. <3

  1. Camera: iPhone 5s
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/391th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

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nymphetgarden:

Namaste means “my soul recognizes yours” not “I tripped really hard at a festival once and now I’m filled with the wisdom of the Earth”

My thesis is open. 30 Rock is on. M is doing focusy stuff. All I need to do is write write write and then it will be done.

I think I’ll grab a beer, first. Sometimes you need beer to write beer. And chocolate.

It blows my mind that the Bay Area is actually cold this time of year.

(Source: waveofawand)

Actually the best breakfast I have ever experienced.
(Thanks, M)

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Jet lag, you mean jerk.
I don’t want to nap right now
I have…to…work….*sleeps*

Behold the highest quality photo of all the photos because I am an artist. We are living in Berkeley for the next few weeks a la Airbnb and our friend is also living with us and I don’t think I have ever been more excited to share a tiny space with two other people. I missed this like crazy. M was waiting for me at the airport and I was struggling with all of my bags because packing light is so uncool and my heart just exploded when I saw him because LOVE AND blah blah blah but really. 

I’m struggling a little today because thesis is still a thing (just a thing that I need to just do. Is there a book or something amazing that will change my life on how productive I perceive myself to be? I really need it.) and I keep getting lost all the time and I spent 3 hours on the phone this morning because my phone wouldn’t work after coming back BUT at the end of the day I get to eat the polar opposite of dorm food and listen to M play guitar and look at houses and get all sweaty in yoga classes and explore. 

  1. Camera: iPhone 5s
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/15th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

-11 hours is a lot of hours on a plane.
-my professor is also on this plane. I told him I would work on my thesis to sound impressive but he said there’s no way he’s getting any work done so here I am, Tumblring and listening to A Clash of Kings.
-just a million percent full of gratitude for the last month. My heart hurts for the people I don’t get to see every day anymore but I’m so happy to have met them and gotten to explore the UK together.
-2 weeks til Colorado, until then shacked up in Berkeley with M. I said goodbye to my apartment in Davis before I left, major kudos to M for succeeding in moving everything out.
-this has been a pointless update.
-last thing: I have many small packets of Nutella and they are keeping me sane. Sorry, guy next to me, for the gruesome show I put on every time I feast on one.