Amy’s Monthly Recap: August 2014

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Amy's Monthly Recap: August 2014

Let’s recap. August 2014

The past few months have been less traveling and more…everything else (sadly) so I figured a monthly recap might give my readers some insight on what’s been happening besides the lack of travel!

It’s been two weeks since August has ended but the past month has been a whirlwind and while I usually thrive on change, it’s been a little too chaotic. I’ve been trying to find (or make) order from it and it just makes me more stressed.

Without further ado, I will talk about the highs, the lows, and the stuff that made me L.O.L or cry

+ Moonrise Festival: is not exactly EZOO or EDC but it was still fun and I met some new party animals while catching up with old ones. Kaskade headlined and I know he’s more trance but that’s for us old school classic kids. My next festival has to be big though – thinking Tomorrowland or Burning Man?

+Had a wonderful winery day with my gals at Sunset Hills Winery. It was cloudy + rainy but that just made the day feel a tad more romantic in the countryside of Virginia. I LOVED that creamy brie below drizzled in honey. Scrumptious.

sunset hills winery

+ Leaving old coworkers. It was SO sad + bittersweet. My team was (and still are) an amazing bunch of people. Intelligent, funny and all around sharp professionals that most people would be happy to work with everyday. When they send you off blasting songs like Boyz II Men’s “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday” and Sarah Mclachlan’s “I will remember you” – it’s a pretty damn good send off. 😀

+ Working with new people + projects. Did I mention it’s in the music industry. 🙂 It’s been fun, challenging and I can’t wait to get settled in. The best part? My team is internationally world-wide. We have people working from all over the globe! Love it.

+ I’ve cleaned out most of my life and shipped what I could to my parents in northern California. I cleared out 20 boxes + bags of my life and that wasn’t including the things I was able to sell at much of a loss. I have MORE stuff to sell, ship or pack in my suitcases when I go.

+  Got out of my lease and moved into a smaller 2-bedroom apartment. I’ve been living like a college kid becauseeeee in less than a month, I am moving to the WEST COAST for a few months. I will be spending time with my family and it will be nice to be on the side of the country where the sun shines just a little brighter.

+ So I can feel a little bit brighter. I’ve been struggling with bouts of depression lately and I always find writing pretty calming and cathartic. I’ve been slowly finding ways to open up about me & my life in my writings on this blog. Some moments are easier to share than others but it’s an incredibly scary thing to really open up on blogs and other forms of social media.

How much is too much? Especially in a day when readers want to connect to the writer as well but there’s also fears of over-sharing and “too much information.” I’ve been striking a pretty good balance though so let me know if you’re ever curious for more…or want less. 🙂

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  • Congrats on the new job … seems like you had a wonderful time at Sunset Hills! Love a tall glass of quality vino!

  • Brie drizzled with honey sounds amazing – not two things I would have thought to put together, but next time we have some brie kicking around I am definitely going to be trying this!

    When it comes to how much is too much I don’t think there’s ever going to be a definitive answer, but I would suggest you need to change the focus from how much the readers want to see to how much you want to tell us. If it makes you feel better to talk about the harder times go for it, but if you want to keep it to yourself that’s cool too.

    Hope the change in location does leave you feeling a little brighter though 🙂

    • Thank you for your kind words Catherine. It’s always so nice to hear (or read) some encouragement and light when days are not so bright. 🙂

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