Category Archives: thankful


May 13, 2013

ebb & flow :: colorado

I mentioned yesterday that I can’t stop looking at photos from my time in Denver this weekend so I thought I’d extend the browsing to here on the blog as well. For only a couple days in Colorado I managed to take a ton of photos, to the point where I was called the paparazzi by the rest of the travel crew. It’s a title I’ll gladly take because this is a trip I want to remember forever! From the perfectly blue skies to the modern architecture, it was beautiful. I loved seeing Red Rocks, walking by the Museum of Contemporary Art every day and peering out the awesome apartment windows at passing trains. Despite some questionable fashion choices, my travel companions and hostess were pretty marvelous as well. Thanks for making the trip so great, pals. It wouldn’t have been the same without you! Now, when can we go back?

ebb & flow :: colorado sky

ebb & flow :: colorado windows

ebb & flow :: colorado heart

ebb & flow :: coloardo red rocks

ebb & flow :: colorado sky

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Tap Project

March 15, 2012

I love campaigns that make donating easy and get your attention in a visual way. The folks at UNICEF and these posters designed by Droga5 for the Tap Project have done just that (whoa, lots of links). During World Water Week (next week) can opt to pay $1 for the tap water you usually enjoy for free at restaurants and that $1 will provide a child with clean water for 40 days. Good work, UNICEF. If you’re interested, learn more here.

Source: Posters by Droga5 via Communication Arts

Be Thankful: Day Four

November 24, 2011

Well four days of thankful is coming to a close and, like Oprah said, it was actually a pretty refreshing exercise. So far we’ve covered the three F’s (friends, family, fiance), health and art. That brings us to technology. It’s a love hate relationship but I’m thankful for technology most days. I love that I’m able to connect with people allover the globe with a click of a button and the publish of a blog post. I love that, using a laptop, I was able to call my mom after I got engaged in Prague. I love that I can call my friends back home whenever the fancy strikes and that I can Skype with my nephew whenever I miss his adorable face. Technology, in addition to playing a role in my career, has kept me connected more than I ever thought possible.

So that’s it for this week. What are you thankful for?

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Be Thankful: Day Three

November 23, 2011

Today I’m thankful for art. I was taking an inventory the other day and I realized that I take in the arts, in many forms, all day and for that I am so thankful. Just to name a few staples in my day-to-day, I work in a creative field as a graphic designer, listen to music while I work, browse blogs in my down time and read books when I find a spare second. I’m so lucky to have these opportunities to express myself and learn from other creatives locally and around the globe. One of my aunt’s favorite quotes by George Bernard Shaw about sums it up, “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” So thanks for the daily escape, art. I’m lucky to have you.

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Be Thankful: Day Two

November 22, 2011

Day two here we go… Today, as I head off to teach cycling class, I’m thankful for my health. With a family that has had its fair share of health conundrums, we’ll call them, I’ve been very fortunate. I have had the opportunity to play sports relatively injury-free and without any worries of hibernating health issues butting their head. While my organized sports days are long gone I am now able to live an active lifestyle and have really come to enjoy it. I don’t know what I would do without my hour of solitude during my work outs. It’s the perfect way to clear my head after a long day and gives me the chance to grab some ‘me time.’ Through the years it’s come to be one of my favorite ways to unwind and has given me a clearer outlook on body image, healthy eating and exercise, all of which I am very thankful for.

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Be Thankful: Day One

November 21, 2011

I’m not a fan of the 12 Days of Christmas (it might be my last favorite song of all time) so I’ve come up with a holiday alternative that I think I can handle: four days of thankful. For the next four days, ending on Thanksgiving, I’m going to post one thing I’m thankful for each day. Easy enough, right? My aunt keeps a ‘blessings journal,’ mostly because Oprah recommended it, but she says counting her blessings and things she’s grateful for is a wonderful way to end a long day. So, here goes nothing, Oprah.

Today, and everyday, I’m thankful for the 3 F’s: Family, Friends, Fiance. I might already be breaking the rules, because that’s actually three things but I’m the sheriff around here and I’m going with it. I don’t know what I would do without the crazy, exhausting, unique people I keep around me. They keep me grounded, push me to work harder and support me no matter what. I’m not quite sure what I did to be so lucky, but I sure am thankful.

You should play along. It’s only four days and Oprah (and my aunt) guarantee you’ll feel better by Thursday!

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