It's always funny to me how different pieces in my closet want to be worn depending on the season. Technically this Dear Creatures dress was from their summer collection a few years back, and it's a pretty thin fabric despite having longer sleeves, but I always like wearing it in the fall rather than summer.
But enough about clothes. I'm so excited for my travels this next year. Right now I have my travel schedule up on my Studio Website, and I can't wait to add more locations to the schedule as I make more plans for 2016. I feel like 2016 is a big year for me. I turn thirty and I'm like, it's time to get this show on the road! Dan and I have been discussing moving into the Winne, living in a friend's yard for a really affordable rent(/parking space?), renting out our house or possibly selling it, and saving our money for travel and savings. It's an idea that we've been throwing around for a long time, and I think we'll make a decision soon-ish, but since I'm taking the Brave on my Wildbride tour, it probably won't happen until at least Spring. I have a feeling that I'll get to Paris and be like, "Why the hell does anyone live in Tacoma!?" Even though I do like Tacoma, I've started, on my bike rides here and there, thinking about how plain Tacoma is in some ways. And not just Tacoma, but the US in general. I mean, there are so many incredible cities and geographically gorgeous areas in the US, but the streets with the houses and lawns and such... I'm ready to experience something else. I like yards and neighborhoods, but I also don't feel like relinquishing to a life of that being my reality.
There are so many different ways to live in community, so many ways community looks so different from what we have here. And honestly my neighborhood doesn't feel like a community, anyway. We all hide behind our doors and fences, keep each other at arms length (which is fine by me because my neighbors are some weird folks, and not in the good way. Like literally as I am typing there are people screaming obscenities and threats at each other in my neighbors' front yard).
I always go back and forth between wanting to live in a big city for a year, and just moving to the country, or back to AK. I love nature and feel like being in a natural setting is so healing, rejuvenating, and inspiring for me. But I also crave the cultural growth and experiences that come from being surrounded by a big city. Dan and I have talked about moving to New York for 6 months to 2 years, or somewhere like that. Maybe after I visit Paris I'll start pushing for an overseas city.