5/22/12

Solar Flare

Hello all! My gracious, it's been a long time. As I previously announced (almost a month ago) I've had a lot of big changes in my life lately. Nothing too crazy, but life-altering, nonetheless. About two and a half months ago I finally gave up a job that could easily be viewed as a dream job. It was practically everything I could want... manager, buyer, graphic design, web editing, adorable boutique, creative freedom, etc. The only problem is that I was SO unhappy and couldn't shake it. I finally knew that I had to quit. There was absolutely no other option, so I did just that and I got hired as a waitress two days later! I work almost every day, and never have time for anything like Etsy, blogging or wearing cute outfits, but this weekend was a fantastic exception! This Sunday, here in Southern Oregon, was abuzz with the news of a solar eclipse! It was my day off and I'd been looking forward to it all week :) My best gal, Kala, and I set out to make the perfect day of it. We ate delicious food, played hours of arcade games (I won that awesome slap bracelet with my tickets), bowling, basically just had loads of fun, then went to the greatest park around to see the action. We went in completely unprepared, but saw a couple of folks who'd come down from Eugene and Washington with absolutely the perfect equipment for viewing. They let us borrow these little viewers so we could take in the entire eclipse! Once it was in totality it was viewable to the naked eye, but it was so fun to experience the whole thing. The colors were majestic! Kala and I also determined that eclipse lighting is, without a doubt, the best lighting for photographs. They all look like stills from a movie!
I was so excited to wear this adorable 50s dress I got on eBay just a bit ago. The down side of being a waitress is that I never get to wear my lovely vintage clothing any more. I've got a few select things I like wearing, but I'd hate to ruin one of my dresses for the sake of looking nice on the job :/ In any case, I'm so glad to join up with all of you again and I'd really love to make this AT LEAST a weekly thing. I'm going to try my darnedest, that's for sure :) How are you all doing?! What activities have been occupying you lately??
xo, Bruklyn

3 comments:

ashley brooke toussant said...

Good for you quitting your job because you were unhappy! I did the same thing (though my job was not anywhere near dream-like) but I quit to concentrate on music more..now trying to figure out how to do this right! It's scary but I have no regrets!! All the best to you!!
-abt

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Melissa Righero said...

I'm in love with the whole look! I would wear everything you have just exact. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!