Happy Thanksgiving Day Vibes

Today is Thanksgiving! I am very thankful and happy to be spending time with my SoCal family this year. We started the day like we have every year for the last four years by running a 4 mile turkey trot-esque race. It is a tradition that I love and hate. I don’t enjoy running for that long, but I love getting a workout in before we hunker down to stuff our faces. I also really enjoy that I have this tradition with my cousins and Rob. I hope we can keep it up for years to come. IMG_5442

I am missing my sister who is on a European adventure right now and I am also missing my aunt, uncle and cousins on the east coast that we celebrated with last year. But I am grateful to be enjoying delicious food (especially the grits ***link***) and catching up with everyone!

Happy Salsa Vibes

When I stumbled upon the largest selection of salsa I've seen in over a year, I literally stopped in my tracks. I was overwhelmed with happiness and felt so glad to be back in CA.     I picked a mild pico de gallo and it did not disappoint. It was a little taste of what living in LA will be like and I got even more excited to move than I already had been! PS- I found this selection at Shopper's Corner in Santa Cruz, CA.

Creating a Meaningful Life- Life's Simple Pleasures

In the last 10 months I have taken classes and done research on activities that have created meaning in my life. What I haven’t touched on are the activities and traditions that I have taken part in for longer than 10 months that bring joy and meaning to my life. Lately I’ve been thinking about my own Halloween traditions. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because of the candy, the costumes, and the fact that it is in fall. To celebrate this year, we carved pumpkins, indulged my sweet tooth and bought $25 worth of candy from a Scandinavian candy store in the West Village Sockerbit, and we will be dressing up for a party at my sister’s house in San Francisco this weekend. Those first two traditions have made me very happy the last few weeks and I know dressing up as characters from a TV show I have recently fallen in love with again (Gilmore Girls) will really make me happy. I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!

Luke and Lorelai