Long time, no see! I took the summer off from this here blog and well, a lot of my freelance to regroup. It was a good summer! We got new jobs, new commutes and lots of patio time around the city with friends.¬†I just got back from Spain and Morocco (like two days ago) so I have so much to share, plus pictures from the summer and my Seattle trip back in March.¬†I also have a layout change coming to the blog to make it a bit more mobile friendly and a few new sections.
Fall is here, or at least I hope so. Fall in Atlanta is a magical time. I have a few projects I want to work on in the next few weeks plus so many of my friends are getting married next month! I’m so happy to be back home. I’ll share more this weekend.
So, tell me, what have you been up to? Any travels coming up?
This blog post comes at a funny time when I’m so overwhelmed with work and I haven’t been able to update this blog of mine. I still need to finish my Seattle post + update on our upcoming travels! It’s a quick reminder of how things can get out of control and fall through the cracks. I’m over at Ashley’s blog talking about balancing blogging with a 9-5 job with a few other awesome gals. It’s hard, but totally doable. It’s all about priorities, just like traveling. Check it out!
Thanks Ashley from having me! She just came back from Jordan and I was drooling at her beautiful Instagram pictures. Check out her blog, Ashley Abroad + her badass Au Pair website with tips on how to get + maintain an Au Pair job abroad.
Wow, it’s been so quiet around these parts. March has come and gone. This month was such a big month around here. A month of decisions, beginnings and endings. I’ve been waiting for this month to get here for so long. We’ve been ‚ÄĒ well, I’ve been ‚ÄĒ stuck in limbo since about January. Mostly, I’ve been trying to decide what the next step in my career is, while I wait for Alex to finish school and figure out his next step. Decisions are being made though! It’s so nice to plan and move forward.
My patience has been tried so much these past few months. Watching airfare deals pass me by (Peru is still on my mind!), trying not to make plans, and not knowing what’s ahead has made me increasingly frustrated. And as if the universe wanted to teach me a lesson for being impatient, I fell and injured my tailbone at the beginning of the month. So, I’ve been out of commission for a couple of weeks, unable to sit down, write or do anything. Tailbone injuries are one of the slowest injuries to heal. You can’t really speed up the healing process, you just have to wait and let your body do the work. I slowed down, stopped driving, and took some deep breaths as I watched my work pile up around me. The medicine I was on was making me useless and having to be dependent on others was driving me insane. But I learned to be patient, at least for the time being, so I could get better. Things are looking up this week as I catch up on work and I’m hoping for better days ahead as spring comes.
In other news, I went to Seattle two weeks ago and oh man, the city stole my heart. It was my first time in the Emerald City and it did not disappoint. I limped around the city with my BFF Emily and we had the best time! I have a post coming up on Friday on my girls’ trip and a weekend guide on what to do while you’re there. I can’t wait to go back!
Hope you’re having a great week! I’m definitely enjoying the rainy days of spring, the colorful blooms and slightly warmer weather around ATL. It’s almost patio weather!
P.S. The photo above is part of the Nectar Collective’s Instagram Challenge: #TNCLovesSpring. Join me and a ton of cool ladies over at Instagram. Follow me here.
I often spend my week looking through other travel blogs and thinking about far away places.
Friday Daydreaming shows what I‚Äôve been daydreaming about this week.
This week has been a whirlwind. Between our almost snowmaggedon (no snow!) and being sick, I felt so overwhelmed. However, with yesterday’s amazing llama chase, I got inspired and started planning our Peru trip. While we don’t have any concrete dates yet, I can’t stop thinking about Machu Picchu and hiking the Inca Trail. I started looking at G Adventures for their all-inclusive tours, has anyone traveled with them before? I wouldn’t mind traveling in a group tour in Peru. I’m particularly excited about cooking classes! Maybe crossing the river via a basket? I’m definitely putting the Planetarium on my list.
The salt terraces are a must for me. They are unbelievably gorgeous.
Coca tea! It helps with the altitude sickness and it’s delicious! I can’t wait to try the iced coca tea with lime. I’ve never had it!
And of course, Machu Picchu. The ruins have been on my mind for a while and I would love to get there early in the morning and have some quiet time before the tourists arrive. Hoping to spot a llama or two!
Check out my Peru Pinterest Board for more inspiration!