Sunday, June 12, 2011

sun shakedown


My apologies for the long absence, I've been itching to get out and take some pichas for you but I have literally been going nonstop since June 1st! Being a real adult kind of blows I have to say. Well not that I didn't already know this, but 9 to 5 trying to battle DC area traffic with an hour and a half commute, well you can imagine. I was talking to one of my fav girls about this and she said, "Well it will make you stronger... or angry." hahah we've yet to see which one of the two it will be, but it's definitely going to be one or the other.

The work itself is extremely rewarding though, I'm really enjoying it. I'm interning with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and my momma died of lymphoma so it's empowering to do something about it. Cancer really is the least discriminating disease. It doesn't matter whether you are 2 years old or 90, male or female, black, white, brown, affluent or struggling. Cancer doesn't care. But in a way I think that is what makes it strangely beautiful, it is able to reach across the divisions we create among ourselves and set people ablaze with a common passion. Have you or someone you know been affected by cancer? I think at one point or another it touches us all.



I'm also taking a GRE prep course, taking the exam in July. It's an exhausting combo-work & school- and a really long day when I have class. I wake up at 5:30 am and don't get home until 10:30 at the earliest. But hey, these two things are both really great opportunities. I have nothing to complain about, plus I think my body is getting more accustomed to the new schedule. How is your summer going? I would love to hear about that too! I can live vicariously through you and pretend that the highlight of my day is not getting to go to bed early hehe :)



So I've been dying to wear this dress for a long time and finally got the chance today. It's from an adorable etsy shop, Qs Daydreams. Aren't the buttons darling?



Dress: Q's Daydream Vintage
Striped socks: Gap
Heels: ModCloth
Chambray Shirt: Madewell

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