I’m starting to feel like a real, traveling gypsy. Give me a tambourine and a pet goat and I will officially fit the bill.
I’ve been ping-ponging between College Station, Tishomingo and OKC for the last few weeks. Cory is traveling all over for safety trainings while I am taking the time to see friends and continuing to juggle freelance meetings, deadlines and design projects. I’m living out of a duffle bag and kind of all over the place but it’s fun and exciting and breath a fresh air. I get to live a little, write a little, design a little and learn a lot in the process.
The blog, thereby, has fallen to the wayside a little. And, man, I hate that. I want to spill my guts to you guys about all the “big life things” that are in the works for us right now, but I’ve learned over the years that really great things – like sunrises and sunsets and all the miracles – have to unfold quietly and in their own time. And I only need to be still and watch the magic happen…not everything in this world is dependent on my actions or interventions. In fact, hardly anything is.
So, in the meantime, I’m taking stock of what I’m up and what’s on my mind.
Making: Oatmeal, topped with brown sugar, blueberries & raisins
Cooking: Does oatmeal count as cooking?
Drinking: Beer – the perfect beverage for summer activities
Reading: The One and Only by Emily Giffin
Wanting: Another sunny afternoon by the pool
Looking: Through design books. My favorite is the Letterhead & Logo Design series
Deciding: What book to read next
Wishing: I owned all the Warby sunnies
Enjoying: Honestly, just taking the time to create and learn new things and starting my summer masters courses
Waiting: For news…
Liking: Khloe Kardashian’s indian headdress at Kidchella
Wondering: How Iggy Azalea has such a tiny waist and bumpin’ booty. Some girls are just lucky, I guess
Loving: Seeing and unexpectedly running in to old friends
Pondering: Grabbing some watercolors and giving a shot at digitizing some illustrations
Considering: Starting Orange Is The New Black on Netflix. I’m behind, I know.
Watching: Netflix. Always Netflix.
Hoping: To get out of life limbo, the sooner the better
Marvelling: At how tolerable the summer temps have been. I remember much hotter days.
Needing: Caffeine. Always caffeine.
Smelling: Honeysuckle, my favorite summer scent
Wearing: Second-hand, ripped up jeans and a SOSU shirt circa ‘78
Following: This Instagram account. WANTING ALL THE THINGS.
Noticing: When people demonstrate patience
Knowing: Better things are coming
Thinking: About taglines, call to actions, etc. Designer-y things. Oh, and feature story intros, transitions. Writer-y things.
Admiring: The people who never change – in that really great, deep-down-in-the-soul kinda way.
Sorting: Clothes into piles for packing up or giving away.
Buying: Typefaces and lipstick
Getting: What I need, and luckily, what I want most days
Bookmarking: New blogs and type foundry sites
Disliking: Impatient people…Take a deep breath, chill out and wait your turn, yo.
Opening: Thank you notes
Giggling: Over texts from Cory