Diversion & Photography

In focusing on myself and getting to a place where I am comfortable with my own mental health and in taking care of myself–sometimes a break is needed. So I’ve been working on that and trying to make myself a happier person in general. Something I promised myself I would do almost 8 years ago […]

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Snow Blessings

This morning I woke up to the roads covered in ice. Making it impossible for me to get my car out of the apartment complex and onto the roads. Which is not a fun way to start the day, let’s be honest. I was rather hoping to just drive into work and work the day […]

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Zoo Lights: A Tradition

Every year we go to Zoo Lights. Zoo Lights is the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Christmas event every year. They light up tons of really pretty displays across the zoo and you can walk around while seeing all the bright lights, shining colors and very impressive displays. Some people like Woodland Park’s Christmas lights […]

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Reindeer

This is what I did 2 weeks ago for my weekend away from real life! I went to a Reindeer Farm in Leavenworth, WA. I mean, Leavenworth itself is super fun–tiny Bavarian-inspired village. What’s not to like? So my mom, aunt and I went for a weekend getaway; had fun shopping, wandering and just enjoying […]

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What Summer Should Be

Earlier this summer (back before all the smoke & wildfires), back at the beginning of July, I took a trip down to Des Moines. It’s south of Seattle and has a little marina and some nice breezes in the evening. It’s beautiful and has some great views if you catch the right time of day […]

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Centering on Self

Sometimes life hits you really hard, and then you realize you’re pushing too hard and need to take a break. That’s what happened to me over the last 2 weeks. It’s been hellaciously stressful at work, and that paired with just general pushing myself too far (which is pretty common for me) led to a […]

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Kitty Birthday

Thorin Oakenkitten is 1 year old today! April Fools Day, and it’s his birthday. So, of course, he’s getting extra treats and lots of extra love (as though he weren’t 100% spoiled all the rest of the time, too). And he’s just the cutest kitty-cat that I’ve ever had for the moment. All in all, […]

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