One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups and downs of travel. But sometimes, I also just want to remember and share the little things that brought me day-to-day joy. Every Friday, I’ll give you a peek into the book I currently can’t put down, a great restaurant discovery, a fun new product or an inspiring quote: a few things that I think you might enjoy before we all take off into the glory that is the weekend! San Francisco, California

One of the things I’ve been struggling with this week (despite being constantly sucked into a negative vortex of terrible energy and current events on Twitter) is balancing priorities and getting stuff done. I’ve always thrived on having a little too much to do: if I don’t have a long to-do list, I never get anything done! Lately, though, I’ve been feeling like I’m falling behind on blogging, not doing enough proactive outreach in my day job (which is a huge part of success), slacking on decorating our apartment (I am paralyzed when it comes to making a decision on throw pillows) and forgetting to respond to text messages (I pride myself on being super responsive when it comes to keeping in touch, so this is the worst for me). I think part of it is from feeling overwhelmed by all of the things, but I think part of it is also from having so much more time in my day: without a commute and a lot of social commitments, I have more time to waste! My “back-to-school” goal over the next couple of weeks is set up a more structured schedule for myself that I can stick to: any tips?

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A visit to the San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is probably (definitely?) the most popular tourist destination in San Diego, so as new residents of America’s Finest City: we had to check it out! It’s located in the heart of Balboa Park: we live a short walk from the northeast corner of the park, so we decided to ride our […]

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Of the moment // 8.11.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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A few early faves from life in San Diego

Although we’ve been spending a lot of time, mental energy and money getting settled into our new apartment (currently taking recommendations on affordable sources for extra-large prints, throw pillows and pretty planters), we’ve still been trying to get out and explore a bit more of America’s finest city. Mostly: I am so, so, so happy […]

August 8, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 8.4.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

August 4, 2017 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 7.28.17

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

July 28, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on making friends as an adult

To be honest, I don’t have too much exciting news to report from my first few days in San Diego. David and I are totally in love with our apartment and our neighborhood: it seems like we have more excellent restaurants, cafes, bars and shops within walking distance than we did back in Brooklyn! But […]

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