July roll call

The weeks before my departure were filled with lots of big life celebrations, which made things hectic but also helped distract from the torture of moving and the heaviness of goodbyes (or “see ya laters”). It kept things in balance. My July looked like this:

An awesome rooftop view (thanks, Dad!) for fireworks over our nation’s capital

BBQs galore, even an oyster roast at “my favorite bar in D.C.” (otherwise known as S & J’s deck. I adore that space and all the memories we’ve made back there.)

A bachelorette weekend with an amazing crew of ladies to celebrate one of my oldest amigas 

(No matter that we were in trashtastic Ocean City, Maryland. We laughed a lot that sun-kissed weekend, and my heart was full.)

Visits with my favorite people in D.C. (including my precious god-daughter)

A lovely Philly wedding for a dear, dear friend.  (Grateful!)

A colliding of worlds in a fantastic and surreal reunion that brought mates all the way from China to share in our stateside celebrations

The MOVE. (While not fun in the slightest, a reminder of just HOW wonderful my friends are. They moved me in 105 degree heat! I’m a lucky, lucky lass. Thank you, guys!! )

It was a whirlwind month, but overall, it was a good month. I hope your July gave you many reasons to be grateful too!

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Bucket list

Hello from sunny (!) Seattle! I am still catching up on old posts from the past month, but a quick intermission, bringing us to the present…

I’d like to go exploring in this. Cross-country trip in September anyone:)?