this is my newest obsession. i'm a wee bitter that it wasn't my own concept, but i'm getting over that.
speaking of envy, allow me to introduce a most covetable wrist.
this wrist inspired me to switch up my own usual suspects this weekend for a few events. i snatched back a very cool watch that uncle sugar pretends he bought for me, and brought out some kukui bracelets which turned out to be a huge success. babes tried to eat them, littles asked if they could touch them, and there was even one grandly awkward moment involving the phrase i love brown nuts!
this month marks the twentieth year my dad's been gone. did i ever tell you the one dream i had about him after he died? it was so real, i still feel it. he was sitting in a booth at a restaurant, looking exactly like the marlboro man that he was with his tan face and strong hands and just chill attitude. i couldn't believe he was back. it was both the happiest and most painful moment all at once.
i was floundering at the time. working at a ridiculous job in chicago while trying to finish an impossible thesis, and i was honestly directionless.
you know, he told me, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do.
and with that, i woke up.
i'm learning more and more that some projects and proposals are getting in the way of you. and this worries me to no end. because between you and me? i'm thinking it's not as much the proposals and projects, and much more that i'm outgrowing this space.
some days, i think i've used up all my words that will fit here. today is one of those days.
so i'm thinking of a little hiatus. there are a few things i want to do before my birthday - the third of july...mark your calendars! - and a lot of things i want to do outside of mackin ink.
take care, you. i'll be back soon. and xoxo.