Are You Still There?

Hi.

It looks like you haven't heard from me in awhile. I've been struggling with some internal things; personal things, work things, friends things, family things, self-love things, inspiration things, freelance things, maybe baby things, existential things...  I could go on about the amount of stress I'm under. A lot has happened this year already and I just needed to take a step back and reflect.

Early April, Mr. Livingston and I took a much needed, week-long break and road-tripped to Seattle. It was really nice to have a change of scenery, to not have to be attached to anything. The drive to Washington was long: 20+ hours! We had a lot of podcasts to listen to (S-Town!). We also listened to each other - reconnected in a way. We both get so caught up in our own worlds and routines that we sometimes just forget to just be Nick & Chinda. 

The weather in the PNW was my kind of weather - rainy, foggy, grey skies and below 70 degrees! Everything was so green and lush. Plus, easy access to seafood<3. Although, we didn't get to spend too long in beautiful Seattle, we made the most of it.

We did celebrate a lot recently:

• Cambodian New Year, Year of the Rooster

• Our first wedding anniversary

• Our 9th anniversary as a couple

• Moving into a bigger apartment (I get my own room!)

• Opportunities at work

I do get caught up in things that bring me down and forget to look on the positive side, but I'm working on it.

Letterpress Love: A Workshop

Last weekend I was scrolling through Instagram and saw that River North Workshop was hosting a letterpress class with Brian Wood (how fitting!) of Dogs & Stars Letterpress. Imagine my excitement when I signed up for it (excitement levels through the roof!!!). I never got the chance to take a class while I was in college and I thought the hubs and I needed a day out together.

We learned a lot and enjoyed every bit. It also got me seriously thinking about getting a letterpress for myself!


January: A Reflection

As today is the 30th of January in the new year, I am amazed at how time flies, how I chose to fill that time with laughter, lame puns and enlightening conversations. I rang in the New Year in our snowy mountains - Estes Park, with my love and good friends. 

Creatively, January was a bit of a struggle for me - I came to the conclusion that I was/am a tad burnt out. I said yes to a lot of projects and adventures (because, why not?!), and am feeling that maybe I should have kindly declined. I'm thank for all the creative endeavors and adventures, but it may be time for a bit of R&R!