Monday, February 13, 2017

writing | i'm not me

i'm not the me of yesterday
i've changed a few times since then
and by the time tomorrow comes
i'll have changed another ten

because we're all just like a river
ever changing as we flow
each day we're a little different
as we develop and we grow

so then when tomorrow comes
and we're no longer who we were
i'll look at the me of yesterday
and i'll wave farewell to her

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

project 12 | January

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year as i can. it's fun to look back on the details of our year at the end of it, as well as seeing how we change through the photos each month. :)


my second semester of grad school started on January 3 so i hit the ground running right at the beginning of January. i am normally at my internship on Wednesdays & Thursdays, but this semester started with a block week at our internships, so i was there from Tuesday-Friday. turns out the beginning of the year is super crazy at my internship too, so i interviewed clients back to back all week during block week. it was good experience but so exhausting!

since we were gone a majority of December, we wanted to do some exploring around our new city before classes started back, so we spent some time trying out new places near us. i also had no classes on MLK Jr. day so we had an extended weekend right at the beginning of the semester. i would have preferred to have that long weekend in the middle of the semester, but it was super nice to have a break right at the beginning too. i was not ready to go back when January 3 got here so the break was nice!

we found out there is a National Park in South Carolina so we had to check that out. we also took quite a few day trips to the coast since we are a lot closer right now. it has been pretty warm this winter, so it has been the perfect temperature at the beach. we also took our basset hound to the beach because she had never been. she loved the sand and chasing seagulls, but she wasn't a fan of the ocean. ;) we also are zoo members, so we have enjoyed going to the zoo in the cooler temperatures while there aren't as many people there!

January 1 - day trip to Charleston and Folly Beach
January 2 - day trip to Congaree National Park
January 3-6 - block week for my internship
January 8 - trip to the zoo
January 9 - classes started for the semester
January 14 - day trip with Dixie to Beaufort & Hilton Head Island
January 15 - trip to the zoo
January 16 - day trip to Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms
January 29 - afternoon hiking trip

what have you been up to this month?

Monday, January 23, 2017

a day at the zoo

we became zoo members this year since we are living very close to the zoo around here. if you know me at all you know that i am an animal lover, and so most of our dates end up involving animals. zoo membership is a great way to get outside, have a free date day, and get to interact with animals all in one! 

we have already gone enough times since we got the membership in December to more than make up for the money it cost to buy it. if you live close to a zoo it really does make sense to become a member if you will go more than 2 times a year (which let's face it, we will!). it is nice also because we know that we can come back anytime we want, so we don't feel rushed to get through every exhibit each time we visit. 

animals have so much personality so it is fun to go to exhibits at different times of the day and catch animals when they are most active. it is also nice because we can stay at one exhibit for as long as we like and not feel like we are missing out since we can come back. both times we have been so far this year we have not been there during the times they let you feed the giraffe, so that is on our list next time we go! below are some photos that we caught of these characters on our most recent visit! :)