Friday, May 10, 2013

Counting my blessings

Back in the fall I interviewed a man who started a nonprofit dedicated to saving a piece of grasslands in San Diego’s east county. We spent the day bird watching. It was the first time I viewed bald eagles in their natural habitat. He said something that day that stuck with me. When I mentioned how blessed he was to do what he loves he shrugged and said with a laugh, “This was my dream but at that same time I say, be careful what you wish for.”

I remember thinking how odd his comment was. Right now I am doing what I love. I have always been enamored with writing, always. Even before I knew the alphabet I sat in my bedroom with my stuffed animals and had them act out elaborate plays. Eight months ago I didn’t comprehend his statement. I am starting to get it. It’s an odd thing when a love becomes your job. uddenly writing is work and it’s losing some of its charm. During the winter I went through a serious writers block. It was relentless. Whenever I am feeling incredibly depressed I have had an outlet in my writing. This time, I didn’t have that. Those two months were the loneliest months I’ve had in a long time. But…I got through it. Now I am trying to find the balance of doing what I love without turning it into a chore. I refuse to be one of those people that later in life says, “Be careful what you wish for.”

Monday, February 18, 2013


Andrew's baskeball team won first place in their tornament this weekend! Way to go raiders!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boulevard, Ca

Today I spent the afternoon in Boulevard, Ca for an upcoming article I am working on. It's a beautiful community that is in the process of being ravaged by green energy companies. It breaks my heart.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

What I bought

Friday is payday. This month was filled with irate cosplayers and enraged real estate agents thanks to the following articles:

I felt i deserved a little bit of retail therapy. I bought these:

Already I feel better. Perhaps tonight I will have peaceful dreams

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Winter Blues

This morning I woke up and it felt like my hands were not connected to my body. It was the result of a bizarre dream. Yesterday Aaron shook me awake and told me to stop shouting. At night I await sleep to shut my brain off. Instead, when I dream everything is so much more stressful. there are car chases and missing teeth and wild animals.

In the daytime hours I feel an overwhelming sense of stress over the mundane. I get this way sometimes. It will pass. I feel like my life has no direction--as if I am floating. My family, Aaron and the kids, are great. That part of my life is good. I am lucky that way. It’s everything else that makes me feel disjointed. It seems as if I should be making more out of my life.

I don’t know. A change is definitely in order.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Little Fashionista

I have been doing street style articles for the San Diego Reader. From time to time Amelia is in attendence while I snap photos ofwell dressed strangers. Today she asked if I would take her photo and interview her. She is the cutest.

Name: Amelia

Age: 8

Favorite Wardrobe item: A gold heart necklace passed on from her great grandmother and her cowboy boots

Favorite store: Target

Fashion Icon: Taylor Swift. Most people can't come up with an answer when I aske this question. Amelia didn't hesitat.

Amelia is a jeans, t-shirt, and boots kind of girl. Her favorite subject at school is Math and she is as super talented hula hooper.

Everything Amelia is wearing is from Target.