1. My weekend consisted of a few things: making lemonade from scratch, eating vegan cupcakes over the new Ty Segall LP I picked up early this week, taking the boyfriend vintage shopping for his birthday, & realizing how clever my boyfriend can be while I’m trying to capture how close my evil cat was willing to sleep next to him.

  2. New heights and new beginnings at home. I’m ready to make the changes that matter the most.

    New heights and new beginnings at home. I’m ready to make the changes that matter the most.

  3. This city is overcrowded. Over the weekend, for the last 3 hours that Deep Eddy was open, I got some cold swimming therapy. It was surreal to be at the pool when hardly anyone was there. 

I admit - I’m getting adjusted to waking up early (or getting to a place just when it’s to close) to enjoy the smallest joys this city brings me. I have to remind myself it’s all worth it. Living here IS worth it because I’m building myself professionally.  Honestly, I don’t think there should be any guilty feelings that come with that.

    This city is overcrowded. Over the weekend, for the last 3 hours that Deep Eddy was open, I got some cold swimming therapy. It was surreal to be at the pool when hardly anyone was there.

    I admit - I’m getting adjusted to waking up early (or getting to a place just when it’s to close) to enjoy the smallest joys this city brings me. I have to remind myself it’s all worth it. Living here IS worth it because I’m building myself professionally. Honestly, I don’t think there should be any guilty feelings that come with that.

  4. I signed my lease officially. I’m still living South Austin and just a block away from where I have been the last 2 years. I will miss the house immensely but I’m ready to find my own happiness in a 420 square foot efficiency. 

I know, in the end, me, my gato, and my boyfriend will be happy. 
All I gotta work on now is getting him to officially move in with me.

I miss West Texas and I miss traveling. I hope to do more sooner than later.

    I signed my lease officially. I’m still living South Austin and just a block away from where I have been the last 2 years. I will miss the house immensely but I’m ready to find my own happiness in a 420 square foot efficiency.

    I know, in the end, me, my gato, and my boyfriend will be happy.
    All I gotta work on now is getting him to officially move in with me.

    I miss West Texas and I miss traveling. I hope to do more sooner than later.

  5. It’s been a fantastic month. 

I got to travel. I saw mountains, clear blue skies, pink and purple sunsets, The Allah-las, swim in the clearest hot AND cold springs (two of them!), a Warhol building size art, and saw my first shooting star AND a glimpse of Saturn.

    It’s been a fantastic month.

    I got to travel. I saw mountains, clear blue skies, pink and purple sunsets, The Allah-las, swim in the clearest hot AND cold springs (two of them!), a Warhol building size art, and saw my first shooting star AND a glimpse of Saturn.

  6. A strange thing happened today. I let go of my fears and worries on to my mother over the phone tonight. She and I were both sleepy and really it was my fault I phoned her so late.

I told her how different it feels to be home here than home there.
I explained to her that rent prices here in Austin, for a single bedroom, is at or around $750++++. 
She told me that her and my father pay that much for mortgage for the house my sister and I grew up in. The same house my parents are enjoying about 35 years of marriage in. 

I expressed my concerns, my worries, and my sadness for it all.
You know what my mom did? She consoled me. 

“Everything is going to be okay, Melissa. I know it’s hard but if you want this you have to keep looking, pray, and something will come up. Just pray, mija.”

I love her so much.

    A strange thing happened today. I let go of my fears and worries on to my mother over the phone tonight. She and I were both sleepy and really it was my fault I phoned her so late.

    I told her how different it feels to be home here than home there.
    I explained to her that rent prices here in Austin, for a single bedroom, is at or around $750++++.
    She told me that her and my father pay that much for mortgage for the house my sister and I grew up in. The same house my parents are enjoying about 35 years of marriage in.

    I expressed my concerns, my worries, and my sadness for it all.
    You know what my mom did? She consoled me. “Everything is going to be okay, Melissa. I know it’s hard but if you want this you have to keep looking, pray, and something will come up. Just pray, mija.”

    I love her so much.

  7. You know what I think? 

I think about traveling.
I think about where my money will go next.
I think about how many memories I have to get drawn out and on my skin.
I think about the vinyl happy hour at Waterloo Records next week and if I can manage to get one LP. Just one.
I think I’m getting browner every time I swim at Deep Eddy and I’m okay with that.
I think about where the fuck I left my $10 nalgene water bottle that I got from Big Bend. Fuck.
I think about my next trip to another observatory. I need to see the stars as much as I can.

    You know what I think?

    I think about traveling.
    I think about where my money will go next.
    I think about how many memories I have to get drawn out and on my skin.
    I think about the vinyl happy hour at Waterloo Records next week and if I can manage to get one LP. Just one.
    I think I’m getting browner every time I swim at Deep Eddy and I’m okay with that.
    I think about where the fuck I left my $10 nalgene water bottle that I got from Big Bend. Fuck.
    I think about my next trip to another observatory. I need to see the stars as much as I can.

  8. I decided to repair some of the holes I had in my life. One by one I’m closing up the spaces of being exposed.

    I decided to repair some of the holes I had in my life. One by one I’m closing up the spaces of being exposed.

  9. "They are the only ones that we’d ever connect with. All that we wanted was to act like someone’s lover"

Holland by The Blacks Angels

    "They are the only ones that we’d ever connect with. All that we wanted was to act like someone’s lover"

    Holland by The Blacks Angels

About me

I live, breathe, love, write, work, play, drink, run, swim, bike, volunteer, and roam in Austin, Tx. Dude, it's getting crowded and expensive here.

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