It's been more than two months since I've updated this space, and I just recently started to miss it. So what I'm saying is: I needed the break.
In my absence, good things happened. There are actually things to share, and changes were made.
But let's back up and recap on the things and stuff:
I colored my hair differenly again, as seen here. Our friends Katie (who snapped this photo of the Ginge and I in front of our place) and Dan, along with his bandmates, stayed with us for two days. We hung out with them in and around the shows they played here. Look, there they are below:
This was taken during their second performance in the area, and that night my obsession with their music was solidified. I fancy all different types of music, but prior to listening to them live, I was sort of stuck on a specific genre. Nope, not any more. For me, Paper Lights' music is something you can write to, it's a bit dreamy, and tends to make me feel thoughtful. It's definitely got a Sigur Ros vibe, if you're into them. Plus, Melanie and I ended up being fast lady friends, which is not typical for me, and I'm so happy to have met her. It's so refreshing to converse with people (Dan & Katie, Melanie, and the rest of the Paper Lights fellas and their tour mate Adam Sams) who live in a way which seems so impossible from my view, in this small town. I wasn't jealous, though. That's how I would've felt before, but I felt relieved to find humans thriving in a creative way. ANYWAYS, I implore you to listen to their music.
This next bit is straight from my instagram, where I've been sharing most of my thoughts this season, so if you follow me there you can skip this next bit:
Later in the summer, I worked at a summer camp for seven days, along with my normal gig. It taught me a lot about saying yes to things that don't necessarily strike my fancy. I met new people, found myself surrounded by ideas I don't subscribe to, and all of this was good. I was uncomfortable at times, pleasantly surprised by others, and I learned new things. What I've gathered these past few weeks, in general: be open
Which leads me to changes - I plan on taking this blog in a new direction. Will I continue to share personal things, despite my better judgement, yes that will still happen. However, a more focused, narrow content will replace my former attempts at discussing a variety of topics. A name change might also happen, but mostly I'm just excited to start fresh.
Summer was never my season before, but I think it was this year. I hope you found a surprise or two, as well