I’m back! There’s been a lot of good changes going on in my life, and while they’ve been good, they’ve made me extremely busy. After the proposal, I got busy finding (and landing) a job, and looking for our first apartment together (which I someday hope to write about). It’s been a busy, but productive few months as I’ve been settling into my new life, and I highly discourage moving and starting a new job at the same time unless you like living in insanity.
Moving on, today, Daniel and I finally got the chance to check out the Farmers and Christmas market in Smithfield, which is about 30 minutes from our apartment. The drive was scenic enough for a cloudy day, with a few good bridges and waterfront properties to admire. Continue Reading
Last Friday, I went out for what I thought was going to just be a celebratory date night for the end of a crazy summer, and turned out to be my engagment night and celebration! Daniel and I planned on hitting up my favorite happy hour downtown so I could get my raw oyster fix. Afterwards, we headed to the Pagoda (my favorite spot in Norfolk) so that he could play his guitar and record some music. But when he opened the guitar case, there was no guitar, and he pulled out a teddy bear. When he instructed me to squeeze the paw, his voice rang out “Will you marry me?” Continue Reading
Sometimes, after a long week of stress, deadlines, and never ending to-do lists, you need a few days to chill out, eat your feelings, and start over. Well, that’s exactly what I did this weekend with Daniel.
On Saturday, we spent most of the morning waiting for the rain to die out and binging Better Call Saul. When we finally decided to get out of the apartment, we headed to Commune near downtown. I’ve been to the Oceanfront location, but it was my first time eating at the Nofolk location. It was formly Work Release, but it now works as a large, bright, and spacious spot for great farm to table dining.
I’ve finally reached the end of 23! It was a long year with a lot of ups and downs (mostly because of grad school) but I wanted to kick off 24 the right way! Daniel took the day off from work and his internship so that we could do a day trip to Richmond because we had made an appointment for tattoos!
The long, unanticipated hiatus is over! I didn’t want to take break from blogging but life happens and months later, I reached a milestone that had felt like it would never come. I walked at the commemencement for my master’s degree. The day of was a long and tiring one but it’s really hitting me how fast time has flown by in these 2 years. If I said grad school was a breeze, I would certainly be lying to you. Even now, while I work on my thesis and search for a job, I wonder if this was the right choice for me. 2 years ago, I was unsure what paht I was going to take. I didn’t think dental school was going to happen for me at the time, and my job search was coming up empty. I remember waiting that summer to hear back from the only masters program I had applied for, and mid-June, I finally got the ‘yes’ I was hoping for.