I feel like a made a million new friends this week. Which is far more than an introvert can really handle.
I don’t know how I held up while engaging with so many new people. I guess because so many of them were epic, awesome individuals?
Photo lesson of the week: focus the darn camera. Ooops.
Amen. My mustache-loving couchsurfing host had a few t-shirt quilts, and this gem really hit home. If travel has done me any favors, it has been the development of the courage it takes to make a life.
La La Land (movie) at an Austin institution – the Alamo Drafthouse. Movies aren’t my thing, but this place is a restaurant-movie theater combo. Fun! And I really needed this film that day.
I met all these amazing individuals thanks to work-exchanging! The tallest and the shortest were staying with the same host in Austin. And the other is a friend of a friend who I met at another work exchange in Tucson. Love it! Also love: 80 degrees and swimming in January. Thank you, universe.
“Learn to Weld” has been on my bucket list for years. At my birthday I discovered these shared garages and tool sheds popping up across the nation and offering classes to anyone wanted to upskill in any number of departments. Thanks to Mobius and ATX Hackerspace, I finally got my wish. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice.
A woman after my own heart. We packed so many great conversations into so few days. See you this summer, Noemie!
I can’t believe I almost left Austin without cracking into some BBQ. Fascinating – they slice the meat to order… sort of like Katz’s in New York. And the whole place was a massive sausage fest… in more ways than one. As a bonus, I got to share the experience with a fellow over-sharing, deep-thinking introvert. Awesome.
Landed in Tucson and twelve hours later I’m picking up a freezer-full of meal-making meat from a local ranch. With the help of my nephew, of course. #buylocal #knowyourfarmer