City sightings. 

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 
(1) About Time, starring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 
(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 
(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 
(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 
(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…
(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…
(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…
(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

This goes out to those do-gooder, happy-go-lucky, quirky, loner, dysfunctional, endearing, and lovable individuals that make up these wonderfully crafted, beautifully original films. These are the movies I go back to again and again. I love them dearly, think about them often, and apply them or try to relate them, maybe too much, to my own crazy life. 

(1) About Timestarring Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson…this movie is not at all what you would expect. When I first saw the poster, I thought it was another poorly done time-travel, love-story movie starring Rachel McAdams. “Come on Rachel. I thought better of you.” And indeed she did do better. Also starring Bill Nighy, this movie is a humourous, lovely, and emotional portrayal of one man’s ability to go back in time in order to change or “fix” his future. It is a love story, but not one of those corny, predictable types. It is a love story between a father and a son, a brother and sister, and a husband and wife. It is about gratitude for the time we have. 

(2) Amélie, starring Audrey Tautou & Mathieu Kassovitz…well, I don’t even know where to begin with this film. Amélie has probably meant more to me than any other film (besides the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and that’s not a joke, but I don’t need to go into that now). You will instantly fall in love with this girl. Her little acts of kindness, path of self-discovery, and quirky love story enamour, and the cinematography, music, and supporting actors mesmerize. This is an unforgettable story. 

(3) Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling & Emily Mortimer…talk about a quirky, socially inept Gosling. Not how you would usually picture him, which makes this one of my favorite Gosling roles (along with his pot belly husband role in Blue Valentine). Basically, Gosling’s character begins a romantic relationship with a “Real Doll” named Bianca while he is still living under his brother and sister-in-law’s roof. The family and community try to cope for Lars’ sake, and the result is poignant, humorous, and lovely all in one. 

(4) Sidewalls, starring Javier Drolas & Pilar Lopez de Ayala…this was a more recent watch, and I was immediately hooked within the first two minutes. It is the story of two, lonely and odd individuals who happen to be perfect for each other and happen to be neighbors, but have never met. It takes place in Buenos Aires and covers a year in their lives and leaves you breathless with their almost encounters. 

(5) Stranger Than Fiction, starring Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson…

(6) Stuck in Love, starring Greg Kinnear & Jennifer Connelly…

(7) Happy-Go-Lucky, starring Sally Hawkins & Alexis Zegerman…

(8) Sunshine Cleaning, starring Emily Blunt & Amy Adams…

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
— Charles R. Swindoll

Not Sorry | #ShineStrong Pantene commercial. When is it right to say you’re sorry, and when are are you saying you’re sorry because you feel in the way or inadequate?

Dove Real Beauty Sketches. “You are more beautiful than you think.”

Treating myself to a delicious slice of carrot cake at the delectable Flour Bakery + Cafe in the ever beautiful South End. Treating myself to a delicious slice of carrot cake at the delectable Flour Bakery + Cafe in the ever beautiful South End.

Treating myself to a delicious slice of carrot cake at the delectable Flour Bakery + Cafe in the ever beautiful South End.

The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End.  The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End.  The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End.  The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End.  The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End.  The Next Step
My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.
Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 
The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…
I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 
The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End. 

The Next Step

My college residency on the North Shore officially ended last week. Leah, my college roommate of three years, and I had an sentimental last pillow talk together in the basement of the oldest, darkest, and dankest dorm on campus where we temporarily lived for the month right after graduation. We couldn’t help but laugh at our current predicament and think back to all of the adventures and memories we shared together over the past four years…reflecting back on how we changed (or didn’t), what we learned, and who we met.

Leah had a week left of student teaching and then was driving home. I was moving into Boston. 

The next morning, I drove my loaded car out of the Gordon College parking lot and away from what had been my home for the past four years…naturally bits of sentimentality flitted in and out of my mind, but over all, I couldn’t help but feel excitement for what was ahead - a summer internship at an art magazine and part time work at Anthropologie. And who knew what would come after that…

I am living in South Boston (Southie) for the remainder of the summer, and it is wonderful. “Wonderful” doesn’t even do justice to summer in the city. Balmy evening walks down Newbury Street with a stop at the Thinking Cup for a Honey Cinnamon Latte, hot yoga in Cambridge and dinner in Beacon Hill. Meandering the North End and getting Italian food while people watching at the wharf, Sunday SoWa markets with food trucks, art galleries, and local goodies, and paddle boarding on the Charles river. Southie, which was once a very seedy part of the city, is now the rejuvenated “hotspot” for young professionals and families. The beach is two blocks away from my apartment, there’s a pub on one corner, and a bus stop on the other. The situation could not be better - great roommates, great location, great apartment. 

The bottom picture is the Boston skyline, and I took that on a morning run in my neighborhood. The next picture up is me standing in a little alcove I found at my internship one day, and I’m looking down onto the parking lot where the SoWa market sets up every Sunday. The next three pictures are from SoWa, and the very top picture was on a walk to the North End. 

In Austin with the family for the weekend | top photo: my brother, David in front of a popular photo op wall on South Congress St. | bottom photo: my family together for breakfast In Austin with the family for the weekend | top photo: my brother, David in front of a popular photo op wall on South Congress St. | bottom photo: my family together for breakfast

In Austin with the family for the weekend | top photo: my brother, David in front of a popular photo op wall on South Congress St. | bottom photo: my family together for breakfast

A rainy commute through the South End today, so naturally I stop for coffee at the South End Buttery.  A rainy commute through the South End today, so naturally I stop for coffee at the South End Buttery. 

A rainy commute through the South End today, so naturally I stop for coffee at the South End Buttery. 

| waiting for the subway |

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Detail of Rochefort’s Escape, by Édouard Manet.

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