Guess who’s back?!
ME! Excuse the morning-sans-any-makeup-at-all face. I was going to wait and see if anyone noticed in group pictures but my mom and Christie really wanted to see so I just thought I would share.
I did miss my blond hair….as much as I loved being a brunette I sort of felt like I was playing dress up every day and since I am a natural blond, my roots were growing back way lighter than my hair and the upkeep was annoying and expensive. Unfortunately its going to be a process to get back the blond I used to have but hopefully by the end of the summer I will be as light as I once was. Right now it just looks like I have some lowlights from the previous brown. However, I do have the best hair girl on the planet and she puts up with my impulsive shenanigans. 😉
Breakfast was a big bowl of oats since I’m about to go ride for a few hours…needed all the carbs I could get!
1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 banana, almond butter and raspberry preserves. + coffee!
Other random life updates:
Preface: So often I feel like y’all think my life is, errr, perfect or something. Well let me be the first to tell you: it’s NOT. It’s messy and weird and I can be spontaneous, stubborn, impulsive and far fetched sometimes (hehe). Just because I live in a gorgeous place and eat good food and wine doesn’t mean I have it all. There are always struggles and, really, you only see one side of everything on the blog.
That being said it looks like I miscalculated my budget and I won’t be going to Europe this summer anymore. I’ve been super bummed about it. I hate to feel like I let you down because it would have been a really cool story but, alas, we are putting off the trip till maybe the Fall. I can promise you though that will be many adventures this summer….they just won’t be in Paris, unfortunately.
Also, I’ve decided to stay put in Northern California for awhile longer. I miss the South, my family and my friends but I really haven’t given it too much of a chance here. I need to be here for at least a year to give the California lifestyle a fair assessment, methinks. Going back home last week brought a lot of clarity and I was able to have some great in depth conversations with my mom and dad about it all. I feel like I’ve just really started to make some good friends here and have a sense of community…plus, the food and wine are really, really, really good. There’s a lot of California left to explore and I must forge on!
I think that’s enough ground to cover this morning. I’m unpacking and then packing again because I’m going to Sea Ranch with the boy this weekend to paint and write poetry. We know how to have a good time….clearly. 😉