[Spring Always Brings New Things]


You know how I met Mr. Sullivan’s family last weekend? Well, the reason it’s taken me almost a full week to update you isn’t because it didn’t go well; work has been a little nuts this week with some unexpected surprises. But back to The Sullivans.

For starters, I’m practically a midget compared to all of them. Peter’s mom is the shortest at 5’10”, so, yeah. I think I have a big enough personality to make up in the height department, though. Obviously I was a little nervous, I mean, it’s not everyday that you meet your boyfriend’s family, and there are a lot of them: 4 brothers and a sister, plus his parents. I’ve got all the names down and general descriptions of what they do, so I think I’m in a pretty good spot.

Anyway, dinner was lovely and I had so much fun getting to know his family. Their dynamic is kind of amazing, and it’s not something that you run into often. I was definitely reminded of the way that I am with my family, and somehow that made me feel more comfortable and actually less like I wasn’t in on an inside joke. When it was time to go I didn’t really want to leave. I’m excited to get to know them all better, and let them see who I am.

Work, however, was not as easy this week. Without getting into too many details, I’ve been splitting my time between two totally different projects. Project A has been a consistent thing since October, but it’s not really what I had in mind for my future work aspirations. Project B is an up and coming thing that revved up only a month or two ago, but it’s something I would love to do more with. Sorta vague, I know. Sorry. But the good news is that my wish came true, albeit rather abruptly, and I’ll no longer be working on Project A, as of today, at all!

Also, I took an Intro to Yoga workshop last Saturday which inspired me to give yoga the good ‘ol college try. So, I’m taking my very first, actual, hot yoga class tomorrow morning. It helps that someone from work is doing it too; forces me to be a touch more accountable. (I’m currently pounding a Nalgene bottle of water so I don’t die.)

And on that note, I’m off to bed. Here’s a little something I found and felt like sharing: It’s a song, listen to it.


– S


ALSO, my trip to Dubai is in 3 weeks O_O ohmygod am I excited.


[305] I’m a Big Girl Now


This girl has a bed, and it is the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever owned, and it’s aaaaaaaaall mine. I can sleep in the middle of it or sideways or up-side-down or curled up in a ball and there ain’t NOBODY who can stop me.


– Stephanie


[064] Time Spent with Myself is Always Time Well Spent


So for those of you who don’t know me that well, or those of you who think you know me, I’m going to tell you something about myself: I love my alone time.

I’m super comfortable being by myself, and sometimes I actually prefer it. You might be thinking, “Dang, this girl must get lonely,” but you would be wrong. Just because I enjoy being by myself on a regular basis doesn’t even remotely mean that I’m lonely, or antisocial. At times I get lonely, but that isn’t on a regular basis and as of late it’s usually because I miss my family. I socialize with people at work all day, which isn’t real life human interaction because it’s at work, but I do go out and hang with other people. I like to think that I’m very independent so if the world ends and I’m the last person alive, I could totally make it on my own physically and mentally, as long as grocery stores and memory foam mattresses didn’t all vanish when the world ended.

Not at all related to what I said above, but today I bought a TON of stuff for making linoleum prints. I’m really excited to get back into it, and make some pretty stuff. I was even thinking about opening up an Etsy shop, but I don’t even know if people would buy it, and I just bought my supplies soooo I guess I have some time to think about it.

– Stephanie

P.S. When I have a good hair day, like I did today, I take A LOT of pictures of myself.