This post has certainly been a long time coming.
It’s been nearly two months since I last wrote about my nerves the night before move-in day. Two months! I can hardly believe how fast time has flown by. A lot has happened in the past few weeks- we moved (obviously), Oliver came home after a month and a half in Amsterdam, we took a few trips, and started planning a few more for the next few months. Overall, it’s been a super busy summer.
I should probably start out by addressing the question I get the most these days- how’s the new apartment?
And to be honest? I’m in love. I had some hesitation before the big move, but as we’ve settled in, I’ve come to love it here. As expected, I’m in love with our deck. The fairy lights make it romantic and I love spending nights outside, drinking wine and taking in the summer. It’s also crazy how much more space we have now. Let me tell you, having two bedrooms instead of a loft makes the apartment feel like a mansion. I can’t wait to finally get everything in its place and really settle in.
Another little something new is a trip Oliver and I have been planning for months…
You guys. I am so excited.
Next week, we will be landing in Los Angeles, staying for a night in Venice Beach, and then driving up to San Francisco for a few days and down to Monterey to see Big Sur and take about a million pictures. Then, we’ll make our way back down to Los Angeles for another day or two, and then it’s home!
Mostly I’m excited to see Big Sur and go whale watching in Monterey. Whale watching has been on my bucket list since I was a 12 year old marine-biologist-wannabee, and I’ve basically been *training my entire life to spot marine life. I’ve also never been out west before, so I am beyond psyched to experience something new. I don’t really know what to expect and I think I’m going to leave it that way. Whenever I travel somewhere new, I prefer to have no expectations. It helps give you perspective and take in all the good of the trip without worrying about standards.
With that, things are good for the moment. I may have been MIA for some time, but I took the break to figure out where my life is going and as of tonight, I’m feeling optimistic.
How are you guys?
*No, really, I’m insanely good at spotting animals. Ask Oliver.*