Friday, March 19, 2010

Freeze Frame Time

Forgot to post this...

I honestly have no idea where to start, but I HAVE to document how amazing my first week back in Austin has been.

Thursday: Austin sendoff with my Dallas bffs! Thanks guys...I miss you and had a great time! :)

Friday: Last day of work at Lennox. Finished my last project. Said my goodbyes. Was pretty sad to leave and drive away for the last time. (We'll pretend that I finished packing everything up by Saturday and am well prepared to move my furniture in a month.)

Saturday: Packed up my closet and headed South. Went apartment hunting and went with the older two story townhome in Barton Hills. Move there in a month.
Walked town lake. Ate at Austin Java...delic. Went bowling...killed it.

Sunday: Kite fest.

Monday: Mt Bonnell. Went from eating a chili-dog on the side of 6th street to an exclusive MacGruber premier party put on by

Tuesday: Took Raechel kayaking for the first time. Met strangers. Had a 2 hour conversation while we shared our picnic and played frisby with Turtle.

Wednesday: St Patty's Day. First day of work. Pin the shamrock on the naked-butted leprechaun. View of the beautiful hills in southwest Austin and town lake from my desk. Free lunch and dinner. 4th street. Fados. Awesome.

Thursday: Megan came into town to see me!

Friday: It's finally hitting me...this is where I live now. I'm back. Wishing I could freeze frame time because I'm in love with this city and everything that is going on right NOW. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


When I begin to look at where my life is now and where it was a year ago, the amount of changes are impressive. What's more impressive are the similarities between 2006 Whitney and 2010 Whitney. Somewhere along the way (and this is not meant to hurt others) I lost perspective. I went from not knowing what "Seven" jeans were to not buying any other brand. Wanting a Toyota 4-Runner to buying a Lexus. Worrying about the children at Helping Hands Home for Children and hoping to save the abused children of the world to worrying about what time I needed to get my hair highlighted. I wanted acceptance. I wanted approval. I wanted to be loved. I let other influences affect me and take me over. I gave up on adventure and travel. The possibility of backpacking across Europe, ministry trips in Africa or scuba diving in Costa Rica. I let suburbia in and I couldn't get out...until it kicked me out.

I stand here today...changed. Not by choice, but none the less for my own good.

I'm so excited about the new possibilities that lie ahead! I just got an offer with Whole Foods in Austin and I couldn't be more thrilled! Back to my favorite city with a job that I’m lucky to have! I'll be a full-fledge hippie in no time! :)

I hope to write about my journeys as I seek out my dreams, because Austin is just the beginning! :)