After exactly five months traveling through Europe (and 44 days back stateside), I’m here. Writing this blog post I’ve been meaning to write for weeks. From the lounge at LAX airport. Having just spent 13 days in Santa Fe, Taos and Los Angeles. Because apparently, I just can’t stay in one place for too long.
I have a lot of things jumbled in my spastic, monkey mind of a brain at the moment, but ya know what? LIFE IS COOL. Since completing a week-long silent meditation retreat in Scotland (which I will write about soon!), I’ve felt more peace than I have in a long time. Life is not perfect, and it certainly hasn’t existed without having had to do hard things or feel hard things (like sadness / anxiety / heartbreak and all those pesky unwanted emotions). A large swath of gray area still looms overhead as I figure out what’s next for me, but I’m okay.
I *know* I’m okay.
And man, that’s a nice feeling.
Currently, I’m doing a job I love (DESIGN) while accepting that I don’t know exactly know where things will go from here. I may decide to move back to Minneapolis. Or Madison. Or Portland. Or a far-flung city halfway across the globe. Venture back out for more remote work + travel. Get a job. Keep freelancing. Work on a banana farm in Australia (that’s a real thing). Or become a hip hop yoga instructor in Brazil.
Until the universe gives me the thumbs up on the next thing (*crossing my fingers for that Brazilian yoga job*), I’ll be here enjoying summer. Because when you only get a few months of it in the Midwest, it’s imperative to take advantage. That means lots of awkward sandal suntan lines, farmer’s market visits, lazy afternoons at the lake, bowls of grilled peaches + vanilla ice cream, sweating profusely, weekend camping trips and sunset happy hours are in my future.
Enjoy a few of my latest favorite links from around the web, and these sweet, sweet summer days, my friends.
“We need much less than we think.” Maya Angelou
Artifact Uprising launched their wedding invite collection, and it’s all sorts of lovely.
Finished reading this book, and it was SO GOOD.
This book of poetry is next.
Do you consider yourself good with money? Bad with money? Here’s the difference.
How to make yourself work when you don’t feel like it. Number three is so good.
The False First Step. The mistake we make towards meaningful progress.
I may need to book a last-minute trip to San Francisco next month for THIS.