Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm Baaaack

Where have I been for the past two months or so?

Man, I've been wondering the same thing. It seems like this time has just flown by! I guess I'm just at that stage in my life where big choices come by the dozen. And that's just fine. Sometimes you gotta just roll with the punches.

We did finally finish the dolls for Haiti - a whopping 6 were completed! Every single one was made with love. Rachel took them (and about 70 others made by wonderful women around CT) and handed them to some very VERY excited children she was working with. I saw the pictures and my heart almost exploded with happiness and sympathy. When she posts her pictures I'll make sure to post a link. Seriously, it was an eye opening experience.

April was filled with a lot of soul searching. I don't want to bore you with all the details, but let's just say that improvement and moving forward and two concepts I am super jazzed about! I was lucky enough to spend some time in New York City taking aptitude exams and learned a lot about my natural abilities (if anyone ever gets the chance to do something like this, I HIGHLY suggest it). The whole process was extremely self-reflective. I learned a lot about myself, and I also realized that my talents are highly connected to the talents of my ancestors. I specifically felt connected to my great-grandfather Avard Fairbanks - a well known American sculptor. Learning about (or more like acknowledging) my talents made me reflect on my goals and how I can improve them to do something... bigger. Which in essence led to my decision to move back west. I'm not exactly sure what will come next, but I have a lot of options on the table, and I'm excited to look into all of them.

But a midst all the decision making (and working 4 jobs - yipes!) I've still managed to have some fun. I always enjoy bopping around NYC, and I even convinced some of my friends to go up to Boston with me. Note - if you ever get a chance to ride the Swans at Boston Commons - DO IT!! Those swans changed my life :) Actually they just made me feel like a kid again, and it was worth every penny of the $2.75.

I also managed to turn 25!! I have gloriously enjoyed a quarter of a century. And my reward? Lower insurance and no more fees on renting cars. Thank's universe :)

Now can you just lead me to my froggy prince? You know I'll cherish him forever!


  1. This reminds me of the pic of the frog statues in Milton-freewater from my mission! lol I hope you get that froggy prince! Sorry for the belated birthday wishes but happy B-day!

    1. Haha, well thanks Paul! I remember those pictures. Although your froggy gal had some pretty awesome swagger. I don't know if that can be beat ;) We need to catch up soon!

  2. Those dolls are so cute and creative! I'm going to make some for my kids someday :)
    I'm excited for your new path and all the new adventures....mostly for you to move back out here so we can hang out again! YAY!
    We will work on getting that froggy prince ;)