I have a thing about posting here at least once a month. It's because I LOVE that I have this place to process my life by sharing in a deliberate way, and know that if I let it go longer than a month without posting, I will let it go altogether.
Which brings me to eeeking out this post here on the last day of July. Which brings me to looking at what I have done this month that is worth writing about...and realizing that I have a LOT to be thankful for right now.
See?! That's why we write. A momentary pause to be thankful instead of just cruising into August.
My grandparents were in a bad car accident last month in Florida that scared the bejesus out of all of us. We had a family reunion scheduled this month in Dubuque, Iowa (the first in a very long time) and it was a sweet reunion to have them there with us, as well as family from the QC, St.Louis, and Colorado. We also had Matt's family in town in from Oklahoma and were able to get a lot more quality family time in than usual. Yay for flexible jobs.
I celebrated my 1 year anniversary as the Director of Marketing at River Music Experience. A job that challenges and inspires me and is a whole lot of fun. I get to promote some of my favorite bands, build an organization/community, and help the kiddies all at the same time. It also provides me the flexibility to pursue my 'side careers' in digital design and wellness.
Whoa! Truly too many fun things to list here. Beer tastings, float trip, 2 rad music festivals, fireworks, and of course, friends. What more can I ask for?
I also did some yoga, started bellydance classes and attended two art events. I need to remember to do these kinds of things because they bring me a lot of balance and inspiration.
I am up and rolling with my kombucha brewing, learned how to roast a whole chicken, and the garden is poppin off with cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeno, and basil right now. Happiness is homegrown veggies!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer :))
Hello, there! My name is Nikki Jones and this is a place for me to write about my travels, my urban homesteading adventures, and whatever else my little heart desires at a given moment. Like many personal-blog bloggers, there are times I write daily and long streteches I'm not inspired to write at all. And that's ok! At any rate, I'm glad you're here.