According to Facebook, on this day last year I created and posted my first blog.
One year ago.
I started this blog sitting in the living room of my apartment in Dallas, Texas. As I write this, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Florence, Oregon. It is August and I am chilly. Such a strange thing for a Texan to say.
In the last year, I have experienced more clarity than I believe I have ever had in my entire life. I am opening my own salon and gallery, The Studio. I have designed the logo to look like a travel stamp because my intention is to create a life balanced with the two things I adore the most. The art of hair dressing and exploring the world.
I have arranged my work schedule so that I am in Texas working in the salon for 3 busy weeks and then I take off for 10 days to travel with The Drifter. I then come back and repeat. I have become the master of finding cheap airfare. (Tip: Get a Southwest Airlines credit card so you can earn free flights and download the Kayak app: Traveled to Belize for $68 round trip. Boston $11 round trip. Denver $99 round trip. It's crazy right?!)
When I created this blog it was because I wanted to document and share all the interesting sychronicities that I can't help but notice. I have a fascination with mermaids and I had pink hair at the time. Life on Land: Tales of a Mermaid. Made sense. I have enjoyed sharing my experiences and travel stories as well.
It has been a lovely trip around the sun inspired by the places I have been and the people I have encountered.
I never would have imagined that this would be my life. I am beyond grateful for my friends, my family, my clients and the opportunities that have presented themselves along the way.