Things I’m Loving:

  • Make your own $1.63 MEDIUM size lattes from 7-11. I’m on a two day streak, I may no longer be a Starbuck’s fiend.
  • Seeing a great friend either tonight or tomorrow (oh the joys of non revving as a novice)
  • My short short hair—brush and GO!
  • Commuting without the rain—yesterday it rained and I hydroplaned 3 times…no longer taking the dry streets for granted.
  • My SUNBURN! An hour long walk before yielded the greatest pink glow on my shoulders. It’s officially summer.
  • It’s my Friday! Happy Friday!

The “Weekend”

So this is what having a weekend feels like? Today is my first of two consecutive days off in 21 days and oh. my. goodness. I slept for 11 hours last night. After waking up around my normal time I promptly ate breakfast and slept for two more hours. Those were two very necessary hours, I finally feel rested and might be able to fight off this cold! (The airport is going to help me build an entirely new immune system)!

Breakfast this morning was delicious!

Steel cut oats with canned peaches cooked stove top with vanilla and cinnamon. I added a bit of protein with an egg white and some good fats with a scoop of almond butter. It kept me full for about 5 hours (two of which I slept through…haha).

A breakfast or dinner experiment!

After a beautiful walk in the sun, some iced coffee, and a trip to Target I came home to lay in the sun. By this time it was almost 3:00pm and I couldn’t believe I’d slept through half the day!

For the new hair!
From Target for the new hair!

I snacked on some Nutterbutters, tuna and carrots in a wrap, and Starbucks refresher before heading off to a potluck. I’d played a competitive game of scrabble and was ready for some friendly conversation after such a close match.

A hard fought battle
A hard fought battle

I brought smoked salmon and my friends contributed pasta, homemade chili, and homemade sweet potato fries. All delicious and so filling! We relaxed chatted and bid farewell until our next “weekly” potluck.

A few episodes of How I Met Your Mother later I snacked on a Clif-Z bar over a nearly identical bowl of oats as my breakfast as an after dinner treat. I am now about ready to call it a day with a rested and full belly.

Water Spritzer and tv time from an earlier afternoon.
Water Spritzer and tv time from an earlier afternoon.

Post Grad

Hi Friends,

Oh my! Saying life has been crazy since graduation would be an understatement! I graduated with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Business barely 3 weeks ago and I have been going non-stop since that Sunday.

The day after graduation I started training for my Customer Service (ticket counter) position at Alaska Airlines. I’ve been commuting 2 hours a day and working or training the other eight hours (whoever said work is hard wasn’t lying!) I’ve met great people through my training and at the SeaTac station and will begin my own unsupervised shift on Saturday!

The past three weeks have also been filled with visits to Seattle, house hunting with my roommates, meal planning, minimal workouts, happy hours, and adjusted sleep schedules.

KAO Family
KAO Family

Last week my shift began at 5am and I was off by 1:30 pm and  was home by 2:30 pm to enjoy the sun! Unfortunately, a 5am shift means a 3:15 am wake up call and 9pm bedtime (at the latest), and going to sleep while the sun is still brightly shining makes that early bedtime difficult. Next week I start a permanent night shift and will reverse my schedule (1:00pm-9:30pm) and will no longer be rising before the sun ( and the majority of the city).


No matter the crazy hours I am enjoying having a schedule again! College has been an amazing experience, but I think the bit of structure a job brings is already bringing some needed consistency to my life!

In other news, I recently cut 13 inches off my hair and donated 11 to Locks of Love! This is the second time I have donated, I am loving the ease of short hair.


Here are a few other random pictures, I hope to find time to keep you all updated on my happenings.