A Welcomed Change

After tirelessly applying for jobs since graduating with my Bachelors six months ago, I have finally and thankfully been offered a life changing career change that I have been waiting for. I have to thank Jamie, a mutual friend of ours for recommending me to apply for the job over a month ago after reading my last job search related post . Without her I...

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Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey This quote is resonating very strongly for me this Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for so many things in my life, but I do not say it enough. Jade and I have so much. There is so much for us...

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In Search of that Something Special

Jade and I both have been looking for new opportunities in our careers. In the past six months I have applied for about two hundred jobs. Seriously, I really have. In this time period I have received numerous rejection emails, several rejection phone calls, and countless no replies at all. It's a bit disheartening putting yourself out there so much just to have metaphorical door...

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This was one of those weeks where we started out with some plans and then had to put some of those plans on hold for other things that came up. You know the kind of week. Like, we should go here or we should do this home project, but then you find out you need to go to an interview, or one day you feel...

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So, we have made it through the first of this wonderful seasons' holidays. Even though I didn't get to go out trick-or-treating (believe me I would have if Jade would let me) and I had to work last night and miss out on the festivities, we still had A LOT of fun last weekend dressing up and doing our annual Halloween festivities. This is one...

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Laduree and the Difficulties of Writing

Writing can be difficult, whether you write often or from time to time. Reporting dry information about a location in the world, a relatively well known business, or a person with accolade-a-plenty can be as simple as a three and a half minute Google search and some half decent regurgitation. Writing sincerely and from the heart is much, much harder. Producing something original, poignant and...

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Early Morning

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! We went to the wedding of two of our dearest friends. I was actually one of the bridesmaids. Of course we have plenty of photographs from that special day to share, but I'm going to wait till the bride has a chance to share hers first. It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding and being able to meet...

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We have been preparing for a lot of things coming our way in September this week. To start off we just got a new couch yesterday from my parents. Thank you Mom and Dad! Been doing a lot of painting to our apartment too. But for the next few weekends we'll be attending weddings of dear friends (well, I get to attend and Jade is a bridesmaid),...

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This is a unique edition to our 52 weeks project. All these photos were taken in the forest of my grandma's 88 acre farm near the coast in northwest Oregon where I grew. My parents moved my brother and I around for a while when we were kids after they decided to leave the extremely small, logging town in the far west hills of Portland....

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June, July, August

I created a 26 before 27 list in celebration of my birthday and the year ahead. One of my favorite items on the list has been going out with Cory and getting a photo booth strip taken together (and sometimes separately). The ones we have taken this summer have been especially meaningful to me. I think it will be a tradition we continue even after this year is...

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