25. Living Like a Texan

So life in Texas can be summed up with three words: hot, dry and busy.

I’ve started school, have been working full time as a receptionist (a position I have a newfound respect for), and I am volunteering for the local domestic violence shelter. There are times where I feel like I’m completely in over my head and then there are times where I feel on top of the world.

Jackson has been adapting to Texas quite well.  I think he feels like a bigger dog here. The complex we live in has a ton of dogs living in it and he’s made a lot of little (and some really big) friends.

It probably helps his ego that all the windows are his height.

14. BLAs and Blizzards

So, among my many weird food dislikes are tomatoes. I hate them when they’re cooked and I can sometimes tolerate them when they’re raw as long as they are properly ripe. Recently, I decided to create a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich that I would actually enjoy. I decided that instead of tomatoes, I would use avocados instead and so the BLA was born. Now, because I goofed, I forgot to buy lettuce and so what I actually consumed was a BA… but I’m assuming you’ll look past that minor detail in the face of my genius.

Behold:

I know, I won’t be starting a career in food photography anytime soon.

And because I can’t resist commenting on SNOWPOCALYPSE 2011!!

As you probably know (as I’m assuming the only people that read this right now are people I talk to on a regular basis), I will be moving to Texas in a few months. This is how Michigan decided to react to the news:

2. Things that inspire me

I’ve been going through somewhat of a creativity drought lately. I’ve recently been able to get back into the place where I can appreciate other people’s expressions of creativity, but I haven’t completely gotten to the place where I can make my own. I’ve been able to randomly stumble upon moments of inspiration, but it has been a long time since I’ve had one of those I’ve-gotta-get-it-done type of visions. You know, the projects that pop into your head and rattle around until they’re fully formed and you can spit them out in one or two sittings?

Lately my head has been filled mostly of numbers and facts and maps and worry. I’ve been arguing both sides of the To Move To Texas or Not debate and quite frankly it has been exhausting. I’m torn between two things that I love and there’s no easy decision on this. Add going to school and constantly looking for a job on top of that inner turmoil and you’ve got an overworked brain and sucked-dry soul. That’s why I started this blog… I need something that will force me to focus on things that I love to do: create things, decorate, fashion, and so much more. I don’t want to lose that part of me like I have so many times before when life has become overwhelming.

So what do I find inspiring?

Strong women and men, bright colors, pictures of things I don’t want to forget, movies that make me happy or sad (or both), books that have characters that I fall in love with, flowers, and the things and people that make me feel like home.

I did make some earrings the other night. They weren’t much, and I’m not totally in love with any of them, but it is a start.

1. A New Beginning…

I started this blog because my life has become a little too chaotic lately. I need structure and I need a simple project that can be a motivator for me to complete other projects. This blog gives me something to be accountable to because writing things down always helps.

So who am I?

My name is Edith. I’m 25 years old. I live in Michigan and am currently taking classes to prepare for entry into a Masters of Public Administration program. I’m in the early stages of a long distance relationship with the man of my dreams. I have a wide range of interests and so I’m hoping I can have enough interesting content to at least make this something I would want to reread someday down the road.