All posts tagged: favorite things

29 Things That Have Influenced or Inspired Me

I’ve made it a bit of a tradition to post a list on Catch-all for my birthday — which is odd since birthdays don’t matter to me much. But now that I’ve been doing it a few years, I’ve let sneaking feelings of superstition get the best of me and I’m almost worried that if I don’t post one year, something will go awry! So I felt compelled to do this. I started this blog when I was 22 and today I’m turning 29! Time is wild, ain’t it? Let me start by getting the obvious out of the way and mentioning that my family and friends are truly my number one inspiration and influence — but here are the rest: Sunsets — anywhere and everywhere, though Arizona sunsets are the most beautiful I’ve seen The desert — especially the Sonoran Desert…this might as well be a travel blog for Southern Arizona, but it really is a stunning place and I don’t just say that because I’m from there Tucson — Visit Tucson should pay …

A Few of My Favorite Things

the sound of a diesel engine warm towels laying on the living room floor at my parents’ home waking up early before traveling eating vegan banh mi’s when the sun’s setting – anywhere, but especially in the desert the feeling on your skin when you get into a hot car the joy of discovery that travel brings the sense of anonymity when you’re walking down a street in a crowded city the smell after it rains in the desert eating popcorn listening to a song I love, but haven’t heard in years the smell of an old dog’s breath a good cup of coffee in the morning being moved to tears by a movie doodling when an idea just “clicks” the early stages of planning something fun the smell of gasoline when a plane finally lands & you’re safely on the ground again finding a cool object at a secondhand store when it’s chilly enough to wear a long sleeved shirt, but not so cold that you can’t still wear shorts driving in LA with …

25 Things

Last year I shared 24 things I’ve learned in 24 years. Now, exactly one year later, I’m turning 25, and I’d like to do something just a little different! Below are 25 things – feelings, thoughts, moments, and emotions – that I love. Enjoy, and let me know about a few of your favorite things! Rediscovering a forgotten song When my mom calls (Hi Mom!) Walking in the desert Discovering a place that’s new to me When an idea just *clicks* Sharing a moment with a stranger When I get to be lazy Getting to the end of a beautiful film and thinking “wow, I’m so lucky to have had the experience of watching that” Walking on the beach; watching kids playing with their parents and siblings; feeling the ocean breeze; and listening to the rhythm of the waves When hard work pays off Connecting with an animal Knowing that I’m free to be me Watching kids just be kids Learning something new about a person I’ve known forever Sharing space, love, and my hopes and dreams with my …