Hello from New England!

Whirlwind. Waterworks. What the hell? Wistful feelings. Wonders. Where am I? Where is my purse? Why not? Wow.

These are just a few things that have characterized the past month for me. 2014 has been a year of travel, thus far, along with great experiential growth, thrilling possibilities, and a little bit of sadness. Such things tend to show up together, it seems.

I’m writing to you from beautiful Vermont—or New Hampshire. Or somewhere in between. The dried-out trees, budding greenery, blue-tinged ice sheets and bright-white, patchy blankets of snow are melting together into a blur of color and place, and it’s beautiful. I’ve always found a decent bit of comfort in the in-between, and in the act of revisiting. It feels very good to be back in New England.

As of this week, I’ve officially begun a new professional undertaking—working for Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream! Saying farewell to Century Interactive in Dallas was tough, and not at all a simple decision to make. However, as my former boss used to preach, “when life offers you a seat on a rocket ship, you don’t ask where it’s headed, or what your seat looks like—you just get on and enjoy the ride.” Life in your 20s only comes around once, and I have to remind myself every day not to turn opportunity away out of fear. So, for the rest of 2014 (for now, at least) I’ll be working as the content manager for Ben & Jerry’s summer tour. Follow us over at Benjerry.com to see what I’m up to!

I’ve got big plans for Vermont—the kind of plans that can only be fulfilled by dicey risks, new frontiers, and a lot of alone time. Lots of writing, professional growth, new friendships, good food, and amazing travel will hopefully come out of this year, and here’s hoping you’ll join me on the ride and keep up with my blog. 🙂

Now, here’s a recap of everywhere I’ve been in 2014. Every single place deserves its own post, but for now, this’ll have to do.

2014 in snapshots:

Tulsa, OK

Dallas, TX

Oklahoma City, OK

Seattle, WA

Austin, TX

Chicago, IL

Wewoka, OK

Detroit, MI

Burlington, VT

Manchester, NH

Up next? New Orleans, LA. I got bit by the travel bug, and he isn’t letting go.

This is the only place for me.

One day, I’ll be able to say that. Until then, the adventure continues.

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