Lately…

I’ve been busy. My life has been very busy lately. In the best ways. 

I have been in Seattle for one month, and it hardly even feels like it has been half that long. Here’s some of what I’ve been up to since September first…

I cried on a boat (for a wonderful reason)…

I knew it would happen. I told everyone before I went on the tour: “I will cry when I see a whale.” Simple fact. It wasn’t blubbering tears (pun absolutely intended there), but I did shed a poetic tear at just how beautiful they are. Aside from the occasional dolphin dorsal fin at the beach, I have never seen a whale in the wild. No one could have prepared me for their size, speed, or that puff of air that would announce their arrival to the surface. 

The last photo shows J26 “Mike” – whose dorsal fin has to be as tall as I am. I would know this, because he swam under our boat and then reappeared only about fifteen feet away. Sadly, it really caught us all off guard and I couldn’t get a photo in time. I’m sure he had a laugh about it. 


I climbed a mountain (a little one)…

My first day here, Steph and I decided to take a hike up Little Mount Si trail. The “little” part of that title is a total misnomer – if you saw the cliff near the summit, you’d agree. The trail is only about 45 minutes away from my apartment downtown and is an awesome, beautiful way to escape. 
I found a home…


I will need to to a whole other post about how much love one person can have for an apartment. Yes, that is my view; an yes, that is my patio. Mine, all mine! I can’t wait to deck out my deck once I have some fun money to spare. Which brings me to…

I became an Amazonian…


I’ve been working quite a bit over the past few weeks, and I doubt that will change much in the future. I love it! My team is fantastic, and I am so excited for all of the ways that I will get to contribute. In addition to some of the really cool, actual-work related things I’ve seen so far, I really can’t complain about some of the perks like the Fish Bowl series. I’ve already seen two roof top concerts during lunch, and am planning on seeing “Walk the Moon” perform next week!

I’ve generally enjoyed my new city…

One thing that I have made sure to do is to take every opportunity that I can to do something new. There are so many things here that I couldn’t do in Austin. Even though there are several people, things, and places that I miss in Austin – I am so excited to make Seattle my home.



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