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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

[Rainbow flatties on a road trip.]

Loving my job. Never did I think there'd be a time in my life where I'd wake up and go to an office where I would sit in front of a Mac with a pencil and a sketchbook to design mobile apps. But that's what I'm doing, and I couldn't be happier or feel more proud. I wear heels every day and I have a few really cool bosses and some awesome new friends, too. That's like the cherry on top of an awesome professional ice cream sundae.

Reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Still. It's really long. But it's beautiful and I intend to stick with it. I took a break to read Megan Mayhew Bergman's collection of stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, recently, and I'll be writing a review of it for Drawl Magazine really soon.

Watching nothing, really. I recently caught up with Game of Thrones, and I was watching a lot of the Olympics, but that's all over now. I have quite a few episodes of True Blood to catch up on and I hope to do that soon.

Thinking about how bizarre it is to be done with my thesis. And still thinking about how awesome you all were when I wrote about it here. Love and support is awesome, especially when you've spent a year pouring your heart and mind into something that matters so much to you.

Anticipating Rob's move to Northern Virginia this weekend. I know it sounds weird, but I kind of want to just get it over with already so that we can figure out what our routine is going to be. I don't know when we're going to talk on the phone or what time he's going to wake up, and it makes me kind of anxious. We've been two hours apart for a year before, but this is four hours and we're both going to be busy. I think I'll feel better once we've just jumped into it and can start planning fun weekends together.

Wishing that my best friend Emma were currently living in Roanoke. She's in town for a few days and she came over last night to do a CrossFit WOD with me and it was so wonderful. I miss being in the same city! She's wonderful and I love the way we just pick back up as if there's been no time lost between us. It's a blessing to have a friend like that.

Making me happy that another dear friend of mine, Amanda, had a sweet baby boy over the weekend, and while he initially had some complications, he seems to be doing just fine now and will hopefully be going home soon! Amanda and I were best friends in high school and somehow lost touch with each other over the years. I feel so honored to be part of her life again and have the opportunity to watch her beautiful little family grow. She's a wonderful woman and mother and she and her husband give me so much hope.

So what about you? What are you up to currently?

--Thanks to Danielle for the post inspiration.--


  1. I miss being in the same city as my best friend too! Love the shoes! Hope you have a great week.

  2. I love your shoes :) I bought a pair of pretty glittery shoes like these recently but I can't wear them, they are way too sore :( at least I can look at them!

    Rachael xx.


  3. ugh I know how you feel about the long distance. My boyfriend and I have been 2.5 hours away for over 2 years, but now it's changed to 5 hours...at least it's only for a year, and then we're planning on finally moving in together :)

    also, re: your job. That sounds so fun! I'm glad you have a job you like. It's so rare these days, unfortunately.

  4. Freckles, you have such an awesome grown-up life! Good work! Second, the shoes are super cute. Third, as for what I've been up to...I just redecorated my bedroom and it feels like I live in a hotel. Loving it!

  5. let me start by saying, you're missing NOTHING by being behind on True Blood. the show has officially jumped the shark. like, i'm still watching it, but mostly to laugh and be angry at it. anyway, i wish i could see you this weekend, but it sounds like you'll be making plenty of trips to NoVa for a while, so you'll have to keep me posted!!!

    and welcome to the "high heels to work every day" club.


  6. Les Miserables is my favorite! Definitely stick with it! It's so good! (& just in time for the movie! )

  7. Your job sounds awesome! Isn't is so funny that we send time studying english....to work on something totally different? :)

  8. I'd love to read more about your job/typical day at work/etc... It sounds amazing! Congrats!

  9. Also, I know how the long distance goes-- my (now husband) and I were long distance for two years during college-- a whole 7 hours apart. It sucked, but also made us a lot stronger. You definitely get more creative with your outlets for keeping in touch and showing each other love. Good luck!

  10. Ms. Flynn, I could not be more excited to read about your new job. I've had fun following along with your adventures in business-casual on instagram and I've been wondering what it was that you've gotten up to professionally.

    Isn't it wonderful the way the world surprises us? not only do we end up somewhere we never expected, but we find happiness.

  11. Hi Megan, I followed you from Sometimes Sweet.
    I'm going to check out your paleo posts now. Hope you'll stop by and visit my website. : )

  12. Great post ... I really like this idea. Glad you are loving your job - it sounds amazing! I just started a new job (I'm in week 3) and also having to wear high heels every day ... which I loathe, but it's amazing how quickly you get into it!

    Power to you for powering through Les Miserables. It's such a classic, but one I am really daunted by.

    Have a good rest of your week!



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