2016, what’s good

So, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged here. I’m not sure what to say about this, but I feel I need to apologize – I’m not sure who to (myself?) and I’m not sure what to say (I’m a lazy ass?), but I thought I’d throw that out there. Acknowledge it, and bulldoze forward.

I flew home from China about a week ago, and my jet lag’s just about all taken care of. I’ve caught up with friends, spent some quality time with my cats, and rejoiced in the salads available at every restaurant. Since it’s a new year and all, I wanted to take some time to think about 2016, and what I want out of it. And, of course, yell my thoughts into the void we call ‘this blog’.

For starters, I’ll be going to college in September, and I’ll be moving cities and countries and goddamn continents to do so. I’m excited and terrified, and at any given moment in time one outweighs the other by a hair, so I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. Right now I’m excited; the prospect of exploring a new city, learning the public transportation system there, and settling into a new routine that signals the start of my ‘college life’ is everything I want to be doing, and everything I can’t be doing right now.

Which brings me to, well, right now. I’ll be (stuck?) in my sleepy ol’ Northern California city until I move to Edinburgh, so I’ll have to fill up my time here. I want to get a job – my first job, so we’ll see how that goes and who wants to hire me aka a girl with no marketable job skills or experience – and learn new things and tackle all the recipes and DIY projects I’ve been pinning for the past, god, five years. And with this blog, I’ll document my attempts at building a garment rack, figuring out how a beautyblender works, and otherwise just muddling through the aisles of Home Depot. I’ll be traveling as well, of course, because if someone gives me the opportunity to travel, I’ll always seize it, so memories of places I go, whether they’re a couple hours or a couple days away, will be stashed here, too.

All in all, it’s going to be a wild year, dudes – I can feel it. We’ve got big things lying ahead of us, and I’m hyped to meet it all headfirst. It’s been a really long time since I’ve felt this way, and I’m very excited to just be feeling excited about the new year at all. So – 2016, let’s do this!


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