Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I am a stick-it-out kind of girl. I put everything I have into my work, my relationships. That was probably ingrained in me at an early age, when I wanted to quit piano lessons or girl scouts, and I wasn't allowed to. Even though I did eventually quit- it taught me that quitting shouldn't ever be easy.
I think that's why I have felt stretched so thin lately. I have a lot of things pulling me in different directions, and if I'm not careful- I start to lose a little bit of "me." I get tired and weepy and whiny. Because quitting isn't an option, but draining myself dry... is.
But, in the past 24 hours, I've felt the sting of heartache all over again. I've taken a long walk with my co-workers and laughed a lot, and I cried over dinner with one of my best friends.
These are the moments that remind me who I am. What I stand for. These moments of testing and truth remind me what's important no matter how many directions I'm pulled in.
These moments rejuvinate me and remind me that many of the things that are stretching me thin are things I care about, things that are worth my time, things that make me happy, things that fill me up. Things I should make a priority, not just another item on my to-do list.
And these moments also remind me of the things- and yes, even people- I need to let go of. The things that hurt and dissapoint, the things that drain me dry. I find myself wanting to write a disclaimer to this statement- because, after all, i'm the stick it out girl- but sometimes, the best favor you do for yourself is forgiving and letting go.
I think it's a very good thing.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
My fair city. Remember that project I'm working on? It's all taking place at the VFW in downtown Tulsa. This is the view from the building. Love it.
Amy Grant concert! Sister & I got mom tickets for her birthday. We had a great girls night- dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Bistro to start, then the concert at the Broken Arrow PAC. Very beautiful building, even better concert!
Mom & Pookie.
And here's my sister wife, Leah. I just moved down the street from Leah & her husband, so we now share him. :) We watched the Sooner game Saturday night, which you all know was brutal, so of course beer and rice krispy treats were necessary.
So, that's that! House pictures soon. :)
Have a great week!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
This inspiration wall can be found over at Ashley Ann Photography. I loved how she grouped together pictures, prints, mirrors, etc. for her daughter's nursery.
I also love this inspiration wall found via Made By Girl. Again, a mix of prints and pictures, and of course the monogram. I'm a sucker for monograms.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Hello, Canada! You like me! You really like me!
Something about my blog resonates with you. So, thanks for reading. And Happy Thanksgiving!
To me, “emo” is… emotional. A bit dark, intense, or slightly uncomfortable/awkward/unsettling.
Let me say that this definition of emo is NOT Webster approved. In fact, the “Lindsay” definition of emo is somewhat broad. Example: I consider heavy metal and non-Starbucks coffee emo.
Anyway, the point of this post is… something clicks for you all when I write from my heart. Real, meaty topics that might be a bit uncomfortable or intense.
Fluff… a “Lindsay” definition for another day.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I close on the house tomorrow! :) From Saturday afternoon on, I will be in pack-ville. So much to do, so little time. SO worth it. My dad will be here for the closing, and thank goodness my mom will be here to help me pack. She is an organizational PRO. (Hey, I got my skills from someone!)
On Saturday morning, I will be in Norman for Brittany's baby shower! I can't wait to celebrate Baby Girl Lee!
Tonight, I attended my first Tulsa blogger meet-up. So much fun! I hope to find some time this weekend (in between packing boxes) to read some new blogs!
And in the coming weeks, look for...
*a look inside my Toby photo album (it turned out amazing!)
*pictures and fun details from Brittany's baby shower (click the VIP Lounge button!)
*an announcement about a big project I'm working on here in Tulsa!
WHEW. October... off to a crazy start!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Obviously, since I love all things bird-related and have a couple of bird cages... I adore this branch side table.
I love these gray-striped sheets. And how cute would they look with a solid purple duvet cover in my bedroom?
... and, yes it's not gray, but I adore this little bar cart for my backyard.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I moved here four years ago last month. I remember the day I moved in so well. I accepted a job I wasn't sure I'd like just two weeks before. I came down with my mom, decided to live in the third apartment I looked at, and before I knew it, we were loading up a Uhaul and making the Highway 75 trek from Plano to Tulsa.
This has been a good home for me. I know the trail nearby like the back of my hand. I fall asleep to the sounds of busy sirens on Memorial. My cabinets are "baby-proofed" due to an overly curious cat who once lived here. I said "I love you" here to someone really special for the first time.
I've had parties, game nights, celebrations and lots of laughter here. And I've had heartache and tears and sleepless nights here, too.
I'm trying not to tie up all of those memories to this place. I can take them with me, after all. They don't have to be packed up with the pictures and candles and books.
But some of those memories are being put away, whether I like it or not. Some things will be left here, in this apartment, the day I turn in my key.
Change is hard. But the unpacking in a new home, the new memories to be made... that makes it all worth it.