I know. It's been months.
Honestly, I just haven't had much to say. Life has been full, and lovely, and sometimes I like to enjoy it and let it pass without stopping to write about it. It's for that very reason that I feel an update is in order.
I am working! Finally! It was seriously such a long, expensive process to get my license in Oregon. There are so many hoops to jump through. You'd think because I was already licensed in NM, it would be quick and painless. Well you (and I) thought wrong. But it is finished and I will never have to do it again - hallelujah! I'm working at a salon downtown (the very salon I had my eye on before moving to Bend, which is pretty awesome!). I apprenticed for a month, which was really nice. I got to learn the ins and outs of the salon and get to know the girls a bit before jumping in and taking clients. It's a great atmosphere, a gorgeous space, and I'm stoked to be there. The salon is called Tangerine Hair and Essentials. Call and make an appointment with me - it'll be fun!
I am training to run a 10k in August. I know, I know. I am a self proclaimed hater of all things cardio - running being the most hated of them all. My friend Whitney talked me into it, and I gotta say it's a lot easier running with a friend and hating life together, than doing it by yourself. Last week we ran over 4 miles. I didn't even think I was capable of such a thing. There's a weird pride that comes with training, and running far. Maybe it's because running has been my enemy all these years, that I feel a sick satisfaction from kicking its stupid butt.
A few other things that have been going on around here: happy hour, live music, fire pit, scooter riding, movies at Mcmenamins, date nights, and reading in the park.
There's my summer. I gotta say, if the rest of it is as lovely as it has been so far, I will be one happy camper!