it's raining outside

Friday, October 30, 2015

I woke up today and it was dark in my bedroom. Normally by 7:45 the sun is up, but not today. Today the sky is covered by a swirling mess of gray gloomy clouds.

It is alternating between small showers and large drops. I had to use windshield wipers on my way to work. Clipping back and forth against the water falling from the sky. People in Texas don't know how to drive in the rain, but on a day like today I can't help but forgive them quickly.

Moody weather makes me feel comfortable. Calm. It makes me feel like moving a little slower. Like staying at home. On days where the rain falls you are allowed to spend a day indoors without the guilt of missing the incredible outdoors.

The rain reminds me of my childhood in the Pacific Northwest. Gray skies were normal and the sun was not. Playing soccer games through the pelting rain. Ponchos and rain jackets and umbrellas, but mostly always just choosing to go without.

Most days after I got home from school I would have to change my jeans because they were soaked up past my calf.

Attending college in Utah I was always surprised by the consecutive days of sun. And now Texas, the land full of Sun. But not today.

Today, blanketed by cloudy skies, Texas feels a little more like home.  

Dallas Eats // Spork

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I have nice coworkers. Not only do they call the radio station everyday when I am trying to win taylor swift tickets, then buy me said tickets when I don't win them, but they also take me to rad places for lunch. This lunch just so happened to be my birthday lunch.

Here's the Sitch:
Place: Spork
Order: I got the Bacon Sandwich, which was amazing. So much bacon and melted cheese.
Price: $9 for the sandwich, $2 for the coke.
Atmosphere: Loved the outdoor seating and the quirk of the place. Overall it is still kind of a new restaurant so they have some kinks to work out, but the people were nice. This building is actually an old sonic that they converted into a restaurant. To see the transformation from fast food to casual dining was interesting. You could still pick out the bones of the old sonic building.
With: Awesome coworkers!
Rating: 4/5


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There are some ages in life that you never think you will reach. For me 26 is one of those numbers. I don’t know why. To me 26 is much more serious than 25. If you are goofing off at 25 that is understandable, but if you at goofing off at 26 then what are you doing with your life? Everyone reading this that is older than 26 is shaking their heads and rolling their eyes. I see you.

I am getting older and it’s strange. I still feel 16.
Except for now I only have to listen to my parents if I want to.

So much has changed over the past year. I've lived in three different apartments. Moved from Illinois to Texas. Changed Jobs. Opened an Etsy Shop. Traveled to Portland, Copenhagen, Sweden, Utah, Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, NYC, North Carolina & Austin, TX. Decided to get honest with myself. Let go of guilt. A brother got married. A sister went to college. I gained some weight.

I am feeling more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t look in the mirror anymore with self hate. I am trying to look at things objectively and decide what I think about them. Trying to form my own opinions. Do gut checks. Say no. Make sure that I am not bandwagon jumping. Or bandwagon jumping sometimes and not feeling bad about it. Letting myself be emotional. Finally getting finances under control.

I feel happy.

Things I love: Diet Coke with Lime. Michael. Taylor Swift. Gilmore Girls. Snapchat. Madewell. Family.
Things I hate: Uncomfortable Clothing. Short jokes (you think I haven’t heard those before?).
Most frequent question: “When are you guys having kids?”
Normal Day: Wake up around 7:30, get to work before 9am, work work, eat, work, go to an exercise class, home, dinner, tv, read, bed.
Everyday Shoes: Birkenstocks.
Fave Outfit: Leggings with an oversized mens t-shirt.

And that is the state of the union as it belongs to Krystle.