How’s your week been? Since returning from two weeks of vacation (with two action-packed Blogcademy dates in the mix) I’ve been having a serious bout of the post-vacation blues. Though I travel a lot, this time it’s hit like a ton of bricks. I think it comes down to the realization that it’s always easy to have a great time when reality is suspended and put on hold. Since returning, I’ve been trying to dig in and be professional, pay bills, answer emails in a semi-timely manner, put together new blog posts and run errands but coming down off that vacation high is harder than I thought.
I’m trying to fight the feeling of feeling completely disheveled and out of sorts in little ways. Over the weekend, I stopped in Trader Joe’s and picked up two big bouquets of flowers that, while frivolous, immediately made me feel better. On a whim, I grabbed a bundle of gladiolas, knowing we didn’t have anything at home that could hold them. Joey likes a good challenge and by the afternoon, he’d found a massive square vase for only ten dollars!
I always say that vintage and thrift shopping is the best in Portland, hands down. I took Kat and Gala on a tour of my favorite places and neither cold get over the abundance of well-priced treasures! This teapot is my new favorite find.
After so much time away from home, I’m feeling the need to stay in, make our house a home and striving feel comfortable with where I’m at. I made a huge to-do list and spent the entire weekend in my office and to be frank, it sucked. I was checking into everyone elses’ instragrams and seeing all the fun things they were out doing — never a good idea! Do you do that, too? I’ll stop if you stop. 😉
Samples just arrived from Paper Chase for a client project and I love their bold labeling. I’ve also been taking some time out to pick up some magazines for inspiration since most of my summer is going to be dedicated to two big editorial projects. They’re by far the most time consuming of the projects I do but also a little way of living out my teenage dream of doing editorial design. It’s important to find small ways to stay connected to those dreams — as an adult, not everything has to be about efficiency or moneymaking. Make sure you have those interests and hobbies you stay connected to out of love.
This pitcher makes me smile. When we were at Kennedy School a few weeks ago dining and drinking with my family, Kat and Gala convinced me that this was a must-have. So weird and charming!
While I’m making progress, I’ve been putting off so many little things with all this traveling. I need a haircut (like six months ago!) and to get to work fleshing out a new column for the blog. I’m also itching to pick up building supplies to turn the half-finished gazebo in our back yard into a bar (and then have a party)! Have a great weekend, friends. And my heart goes out to you, Boston. Big hugs.