The transition thing is still happening, and while It’s far from July, I think I finally got over the hump this past week.
In July, I traveled three weekends out of the four. Crazy time! First I went home so my mom could stock me up on
cheese groceries, and I could catch up with with a good friend from high school. I love being so close to home again, it’s definitely been missed over the past seven or so years! The next weekend I was able to visit William, which was very needed. We both drove around seven hours to meet in the middle, between Cleveland and Savannah, to spend the weekend in a little town in Virginia. We found a farm on Airbnb that had a furnished apartment underneath the main living area. We were able to hike, cook, and explore around the area, and the weather held up wonderfully for our little excursions. There was a little sprinkle on one of our hikes, but who doesn’t love that when you’re getting a work out in? I certainly did. The second night we were there we drove to the nearest town to grab some dinner. When we got downtown, there was a festival going on throughout the main street. We parked and decided to do a little exploring—weekend trips are made for this, right? So as soon as we walk in, there is a giant roasted pig that had been set out onto a table in the middle of the street. Then we see someone handing out rubber gloves, and one by one everyone starts digging in to this pig. William was all “oh! Pig picking!” Hah. I’ve never heard of this, have you? I decided to dig in, and it was undeniably the best pulled pork I have ever tasted. When in…Virginia.
The next weekend I headed West to Chicago for my Grandpa’s 80th birthday. I was only there for one night, but it was great to see him, and the rest of my family that came in town to celebrate. Being with family is something that I find myself cherishing more and more as I get older. I’m so grateful to have such a supportive one that I’m able to see as much as I do, despite the distances. This move is bringing me a lot closer to my family in a lot of ways, which was unexpected but really nice.
In other news: I got a light table at work! I’ve been eyeing them ever since I laid my hands on a calligraphy pen, and I’m getting used to all the new work I’m able to create by having actual lines and guides to keep things aligned. Can’t wait to keep practicing! Other than that, July was spent exploring new places in Cleveland, joining my mom at the hospital as she recovered from a leg surgery, and generally trying to get my life a little settled. Does anyone think that settling is a myth? I’m beginning to think that.
Happy mid-way through August AND Friday! Although I’m spending infrequent time around these parts, you can always catch me on instagram. xo