Thursday, March 13, 2014

cheers to four years, santa barbara + big changes

for my 30th birthday a few weeks ago David gave me some pretty amazing gifts (including a surprise birthday party). one of those gifts included tickets to An Evening with David Sedaris in Santa Barbara two weekends ago. since the weekend was so close to our 4th anniversary (which is today!), we decided to make a weekend of it and stay in the area for a few days. we ended up getting there right before a big storm hit southern california (which we desperately needed, so i can't complain) and as such we trekked the flooded streets and stopped in for shelter at various fun spots. we visited the Santa Barbara Museum of Art where they had this really cool exhibition on space (i LOVE outer space!), went wine tasting and bar crawling, and did some shopping and pier walking. it was a very low key, relaxed weekend and we really needed it. Sedaris was amazing and hilarious (duh) and it was the perfect little birthday/anniversary celebration.

that weekend also marked the end of my beloved job at Anthropologie in Torrance. a couple months ago i decided to take an interview at BHLDN in Beverly Hills (Anthro's bridal pop up shop), and i was offered a position as a stylist there! though it was a really tough decision to leave the Anthro that i call home and all of my friends there (i miss them terribly), it's been so exciting to start a new chapter at BHLDN ("beholden") and begin making new friends there. it's definitely been a bittersweet transition and the commute is not fun (thank you Dominic for the books on tape!!!), but i'm looking forward to what this incredible opportunity will bring in the future and where it will take me. 

lots of changes happening around here, but i know that it's all a part of adulthood, and i am so thankful for all the blessing and opportunities i've been given thus far. i'm really trying to live in the moment and enjoy the blessings while being thankful for the difficulties, knowing that through them i am growing and being molded and refined into the woman i was created to be.
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