Musings

11/08/16

A few days ago, I sent in my vote for the President of the United States for the first time. It was an honor and a privilege to not only vote, but vote for a woman-- something I've been dreaming about since I was a little girl. Granted, a good amount of what Hillary has done and said I do not agree with, but politics is nothing without compromise.

It's easy today to think of escape: "which country can I legally move to?" "what's the process for secession?" "is it possible to sleep for four years?" The reality is, though, that none of these are solutions. Altogether, our generation voted 504 - 23 for a candidate who could be a champion for so many-- women, people of color, LGBTQ+, refugees, low income families, and much more. This is promising! But it's meaningless if we don't put in the work. Lots of work.

Don't let this election deter you from that work. We have a long road ahead of us! We have a lot to fight for! We have much to fix! Let's do it together.

Flowers This Week

I'm going to valiantly pretend that the last time I posted here wasn't June. 

Anyway.

I'm back at school again, and this time it's senior year! I cannot believe life in college has passed by this quickly, but then again, I guess I can. It doesn't make sense and it does all at once. (Can you tell I'm taking a philosophy class this semester?) I thought the most perfect way to ease back into school, and blogging, would be to get a bunch of flowers and shoot them. BUT, my roommate's boyfriend beat me to the punch, and brought her a bouquet just 'cause. (EW, right? But also, cute.) They're very photogenic, so I hope you enjoy!

Old flower posts can be found here. Have a great Wednesday, everyone! I'll be back soon :)

The Real Northern California

As a girl born and bred in the Bay Area, I consider myself a Northern Californian, at least compared to those in SoCal! But recently I took a road trip to Eureka and beyond with my parents, and I realized... I'm not as far north as I thought.

The towns up there have an interesting flair; they're filled with lots of vegan eating options, organic coffee and great amounts of greenery. Where in the Bay Area the trendiness is carefully calculated and perfectly placed, in the "true North" the vibes are unintentionally and almost accidentally on point.

As is always the case on Welingkar Family road trips, we bring too many snacks, try to accomplish too many things, and end up eating, invariably, at the only Chinese restaurant in every small town we visit. This time around was no exception. Hope you enjoy! (There are a lot of pictures, bear with it please, haha.) Any q's about what you see, ask away!

Some mood music (the only song I was listening to when editing):

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