Today is my birthday.
I’m 29 in human years (ancient in dog years).
While I might have written a post about the fear that comes with aging, or about all that I’ve learned in the past year, I’ve decided to keep it simple and real. Real simple.
I’m grateful. I’m blessed. And I’m ready for anything.
So here’s to the magical, terrifying, and eye opening events that are surely in store for me during year 29. May I come out stronger, wiser, happier, and just a little older.
Thanks for joining along on the ride. It truly means the world to me.
The future looks bright.
Since shows like Survivor Man and Man vs. Wild have been on the air, I’ve been daydreaming of living out similar adventurous scenarios (obviously much more tame). In my version of “adventure,” I get to bring along some amazing gear into the treacherous wilderness. A vintage plaid vest and tin mug are essential to my survival!
So in honor of our outdoorsy theme this week, I’ve rounded up just a few of my favorite camping items.
dog coat / tin cup / BBQ / travel bowl / pup tent / flannel vest / tea pot / roll-up sleeping bag
Summer is quickly approaching and I have camping on the brain. (Full disclosure: I’ve never been legitimate camping before.)
Yes, I’ve spent my time in backyard tents roasting marshmallows over the BBQ, but I’ve never ventured into the great outdoors, to sleep under the stars and pee in the woods. It sounds like magic!
I truly hope I get the chance/make the time to pack up my gear, my pup and some friends for a rugged camping experience. Whether it’s on the beach, in the dessert, or on a mountain top, I just need to soak up some nature this summer.
And if you can’t tell by these pictures, I think Mr. Harvey is ready for some adventure of his own!
Side note: I’d been looking for a rugged travel backpack for a good long while, but could only find ones I liked for the big bucks (my wallet won’t allow for such luxury at this time). And then, BOOM, an impromptu trip to TJ Maxx landed me with this $50 beauty. Don’t you love when that happens?
Over the past few months, I’ve jumped into several projects (both for clients and myself) that have challenged me on a mental level. I’ve had to stretch my creative muscles much further than I ever had before, and while frustrating at times, I’ve been so grateful for both the opportunities and the faith others have put in me.
In the past, I may have steered clear of such challenges in fear that I may fail or disappoint. But as these opportunities have come around, I’ve decided to embrace these blessings, work beyond my limitations, and strive for the best.
I’m still in the midst of many of these projects (so no reports on success of failure yet), but I can’t tell you the personal satisfaction I’ve felt by overcoming my fears and accepting the good graces that have been bestowed upon me. And I’ve learned so much! I’m a master at the online tutorial and a pro at the advanced search on Google. The world wide web is an amazing abyss of information.
You should never stop learning.
I hope it’s a thought full weekend for everyone. Get outside and breathe some fresh air. It’s good for your lungs…and your soul.
As I’ve shifted the scope of content on this blog in recent weeks, there is one column that I’m not quite ready to let go…Breed Love. I love hearing from you all asking for certain breeds to be featured and thanking me for already showcasing your favorite ones. So I’ve decided to post a new Breed Love every other week, and today we’ve got the ever charismatic Jack Russell Terrier.
Is there a breed you’d love to see featured? Leave me a comment and I’ll add them to the list!
above photo / print / pattern / dog tag / mug / stamp