Bawldimore

When I got back from Seattle, I had a plan.  I was going to embark on a 100 days of creativity type project, taking a photograph a day, while also writing my feelings in a journal and finding great quotes that would lift me up and beyond my current situation.  I think I made about 5 photos, most taken from my friend’s balcony while I crashed at her place for a few weeks.  Instead of my 100 days of creative distraction and growth, I mostly wallowed, watched 30 Rock on a loop, and showed up to parties to save face, but slipped out as early as possible.

However, time passed, I found my own place (more on that later), settled back into a routine, and gave into L’s gentle nudging back towards this blog.  So thank you, readers, for your patience as well.  Here’s your first glimpse into Bawldimore living.

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Downtown

Fall foliage

Franklin First Hidden Garden Hidden yard Orioles Way

 

Dear Readers,

So, as you can tell, both M and I have been trying to deal with some things – AKA: Life. Things have changed for both of us, the good and the bad and the fun and the hungover and all of the other things. But, she will share with you what she feels comfortable with so I will share what I can.

You all (btw: thank you so much for being here!) saw my wonderful Florida pictures and looking back, taking that little vacation was exactly what I needed to deal with the rest of this school year. It has finally slowed down a bit and indeed, finals are only 3 weeks away! Oh how wonderful it will be when my life does not fully revolve around school….

To wrap all of these random thoughts all together, this past month has been a lesson in patience and focus. When things feel like too much, sit down and read a chapter in a new book. Work out. Watch a television show for 43 minutes. All of these things have helped me to restore my patience and re-focus on what has to get done.

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Have a great Saturday everyone 🙂

L

Time.

There is a high chance this post will make no sense.  But its long over due (and thank you, L, for the gentle promptings to write even though I blatantly ignored them).

I moved back to Baltimore and I have no idea what state my relationship is in.

Since being back, I have lived a month that has felt timeless, and not necessarily in the good way.  I have learned small things (don’t buy a cordless drill at Target on sale; it will only work on cardboard walls and even then, it will probably tear out a chunk of the wall) and let go of big things (expectations of others).  I have reinforced my beliefs on things (refusal to lower your standards and expectations for yourself) and evaluated my feelings on others (just what a relationship should entail).  And, guys, I have cried way more than I care to admit.

But I have also laughed uproariously with old friends, played with a gleeful child that reminds me there are pure souls in the world, and felt truly loved by friends, family, and mentors.  I am also reading voraciously, thinking as much as possible, and talking to as many individuals as I can.

And finally, after a timeless month, I am ready.  “Today is the beginning of the rest of your life.” “When one door closes, another opens.” “You raze the old to raise the new.” and all the other cliches about living your life, making each day count. Insert them all here.

Now is the time.