Sunday, June 14, 2015

what's in your bag?

I'm an over-packer. I like being prepared, even if it means being impractical. Every time I travel, I think about every "worst case scenario" and try to prepare--just in case.

Which is what leads to the anxiety of trying to figure out how to put an umbrella, five different types of shoes, three books, and three purses into one carry-on, along with the other basics I actually need and will use.

I'm going to Southern California at the end of the month for a week and a half--not a long time, but long enough to need more than my PJs and a towel. But I'm also challenging myself to only bring two carry-ons on the plane with me: a backpack and my ukulele. The backpack--a regular, old school pack--will have to carry everything I'll need. It's partially out of necessity (I'm planning to hit several cities in a short period of time), but it's also a good exercise I started in January to stay focused on the important things in life.

I'm already having anxiety about this, to be honest. I need to challenge myself, though. Wish me luck.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

old diaries.

I was about to write a blog about nostalgia, but it's 11 o'clock at night and I have an early morning ahead. And, by coincidence, Dodie just uploaded this vlog and she says quite a bit of what's been rumbling around in my brain. TK.

Monday, June 1, 2015

leftovers: May.

May was a tough month, filled with some of the best and worst moments so far of 2015. Highlights range from covering the first-ever White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in DC to visiting Boston for the first time with Minerva. The low points...well, those are other stories for other times--perhaps over a drink or two.

Now, we're officially in a new season, and I really do think there's a lot to look forward to (even with all this rain!)... Onward!