free fallin'

the St. John's weather is being sneaky. it's trying to trick us into thinking spring is on its way with mild weather and melting snow. we know better, St. John's. spring isn't till june around these parts.

this feels like the perfect time to buy a VW van with tacky curtains in the windows and start driving across north america. shop in thrift stores, take pictures at all the state lines, eat apple pie for dinner. the combination of joblessness, wanderlust, and sunshine has got me feeling like a bohemian or a nomad.

when you ask people about their hopes & dreams they tend to tell you about what they want to accomplish or obtain. people want a good job, or a well-paying job, or a job they love, or they want a nice house and a nice car and a nice tv. my dream job is one that allows for the most free time possible without having to sacrifice heat or internet. that's it. 

I just want to go places. I'm not sure I have a dream job or a life goal or real "plans." I don't want to be a person who lives in a haze of mediocrity from day to day, waiting for the weekend so they can muster up the energy to have some fun. I want to make silly stories and have adventures and see everything.

is there a job for that?

shirt- american apparel // hat + skirt- topshop // shoes- jeffrey campbell

if I could be anything I wanted I'd be one of those tv stock characters of the "free spirit" who travels the globe, easily finding laid-back short-term employment anywhere and making fabulous friends and sleeping in wheat fields. 
is that a legitimate profession?
maybe not. but maybe I'll get lucky and turn out to be another stock character, the girl who stumbles upon her perfect career path and lives contentedly in a converted loft.

forgive my random hippie ramblings. I've been fruitlessly job hunting for a long time, and turning into an arts major cliche is looking pretty good right now; and not the working-at-a-starbucks cliche. although even that has its appeal at this point. 

I'm getting tired of trying to convince people I'm good enough for jobs I don't even want. 

maybe I can be a pirate. they also get to wear fun hats. 

playing: feeling good- the sheepdogs

living in the beautiful wild

so, my new year's resolutions are going well!

since my last post a month has gone by, post-less, and I have used the extra time to neither play guitar nor travel nor read excessively. instead I used my internetless existence to re-watch eight seasons of Friends and take naps.
I am so productive!

but seriously, I was without internet access for all of february. Brando and I officially moved back to St. John's and into a snazzy new apartment. moving into a new place is always super stressful, but we're settling in nicely and I've been spending a lot of time with my friends. so things are going pretty well!

my wardrobe the past few weeks has consisted mainly of pyjama pants, sweaters, and cozy socks; alternating unpacking and lying on the couch doesn't really call for fancy dresses. 
yesterday Brando and I went on a little park outing to visit the ducks, and I didn't stray very far from my lazy wear! stretchy jeans and flannel, please. 

if you're going to leave your house in "loungewear" it's better to be more lumberjack than la senza. 

shirt- joe fresh // jeans- american apparel // boots- new look

I tried to fake-out the swan into getting a picture with me by pretending I had food in my hand. it kinda worked. except then I got a little nervous he was going to bite my fingers... swans are vicious, guys. 

but look, so pretty!

like tigers, or flying unicorns...

(hee hee, this duck has snow on his nose!)

some of these pictures look pretty snowy, but almost all the snow here is gone! we've had like two snowstorms a week since Christmas. it's almost all melted, but march always pumps out a blizzard or two. spring, pish-posh! 

it's still too cold to be walking around without a jacket. people in the park probably thought I was crazy. and I had to thaw my hands with a coffee after this. 

the things bloggers do for the sake of blogging...

thanks for sticking with me, guys! I hope to be a more frequent and fun part of your blogosphere from now on. 
enjoy the ducks. 
peace. ♥

playing: the beautiful wild- jenn grant