Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday's Letters

I'm not usually the traditional type, but there's something undeniably romantic about a dozen roses being delivered to you at work. 

Dear Mom, I'm so glad you're here! Here's hoping this visit holds us over until Christmas. Dear Snow, You were gorgeous this morning. I'll be perfectly fine if we continue to get snow just like that all year. Dear BC, You're sassy, and the roses were embarrassing. It's a good thing you're nice. Dear Grad School, The light at the end of the tunnel seems to be shrinking. Just keep swimming... Dear Self, The fact that you stop at least once a day and think "I can't believe I get to live here!" speaks volumes about how right this decision was. There's beauty and lightness in this season of your life- embrace it. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday's Letters: Denver Edition

 BIG thank you to the Blackstock/Carlisle family for helping 
me explore the amazing scenery Colorado has to offer.

Dear Denver, There may have been a bit of a flood issue when I first arrived, but I can't help how at home I feel. Dear Friends & Family, I miss you all so, so, so much. I'm all settled into my apartment now. Feel free to start visiting! Also, a major thank you for all of the support. The last three weeks haven't always been easy, but having such fantastic people to support me has been a real blessing. Dear Heather & Gemma (The Cat), Thanks for being such welcoming roommates! Apartment 27 is an amazing little home, and I'm so glad to share it with you. Dear Avalanche, That was a rocking season opener & an amazing first NHL experience! Dear both jobs, You all rock. Thank you for helping me get acquainted with my job, with the organizations, with the people. I feel so good about both positions I have and am grateful for all that I'm learning.  Dear Thursday Night Dinner, It felt so ridiculously good to really belly laugh and smile...for 8 straight hours. Thanks to PaleOMG for the get in my belly/he had two full plates honey ginger apple shredded pork recipe. I like finding recipes that make me look like a good cook! Dear Self, I am so proud. Three weeks in and never once have I thought about picking up and going back home. I'm living my dream, and I am finding my stride. I can do this.