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.