continuing on from last post because not all the fun of march could be jam packed in!
march was a stark contrast to the rest of life for the last two years. i didn’t start my job until the end of the month, so i had a LOT of time to myself. i mean, i’m pretty good at wasting time, and i had a room to decorate, so it worked out alright. also, utah has great hiking, so i spent a lot of days outside… and driving around in a CAR! i have the crappiest car in the history of cars…. but let me tell you, any transportation after having none to call your own is a luxury i am NOT taking for granted. 1997 toyota corollas with faux wood paneling forever!!
i also was graced with the presence of friends and my sisters to salt lake, which made me feel a little less alone in this new city. i mean, i’ve lived in utah before, but salt lake is a bit different- a great different.
also, guys. i turned 25 in march. i went to dinner with my dear high school friends to celebrate. we tried to copper onion, which was pretty good, but the real highlight was harmon’s gelato. yep, the grocery store. it is everything good in this world. utah’s best kept secret is a grocery store! with couches! on my actual birthday, my family came into town, so we spent the weekend hiking, getting pizza, brunching outside, and just hanging out playing with face swap. it was a great way to begin 25. i’m optimistic for a great year ahead.
at the end of march, some family stuff happened that none of us were expecting. it is amazing how life can change in the blink of an eye. sorry to be vague. anyway, i guess what i am trying to say, is that i am very grateful i had the foresight and opportunity to move closer to them. dc is a fabulous place and i miss it each day, but living close to family is something i will never again take for granted.
anyway! photos! i think you can click on them to see a stupid caption i wrote. it is like a scratch n sniff sticker! but less smelly!