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Summer 2014 Resolutions

S’mores are always on the summer list around here.

1. Get a drivers license. My Connecticut one expired on my birthday in March and because I don’t have a car, I never bothered to get a New York one. I *think* I can take off for a weekend upstate and take a drivers test in rural New York instead of trying to pass a test in NYC traffic – right? In which case, I have a dear friend in Rochester who I’m overdue to visit anyway.

2. Un-stick. I’m in a business slump, and I’m not quite sure how to fix it. Elopement inquiries are down this year, and I’m not working like I used to be. The clients that I have are lovely and amazing, but I wish I was shooting more. I’m also trying to Purple Cow a bit more. I read this book when it came out in 2003 and was so inspired, even though it would be years at that point until I started my business. Thankfully when I did start, I had these brilliant ideas internalized which made me much more fearless and daring that I would have been otherwise (if I get a chance, I’m going to hug Seth Godin so big!), and I’m re-reading it (on Kindle this time; my original copy has long since disintegrated).

3. Take the dogs swimming. We used to go to the lake when we lived in Connecticut, and I have so much guilt that I haven’t taken them since moving. They love it, especially Leeloo. Matty just likes to stand in the water for a little bit up to his “knees”.

4. A friendship bracelet party. I’ve done this two years running and still have loads of string left over, so I’ll be telling everyone to just bring a bottle of wine instead.

5. Go to the beach. There are tons of lovely beaches so close to the City, and I want to go swimming at them. Since moving here, I never have.

6. Stay put! I’m done with travel for now, unless it’s for a gig. I’m already planning an October trip to Palm Springs, though. There’s no Camp Mighty this year, but it just wouldn’t feel like fall without a trip to the Ace Hotel. Do you want to go, too? Email me, and we’ll coordinate. I’m finally going to Joshua Tree, too, and I can’t wait to show Marley where so many inspiring conversations happened for me.

7. Berry picking. My old friend Stu! has blueberry bushes in her backyard in the middle of the Connecticut woods. I’m going to pick them, and then I’m going to make a pie.


  1. Kandise

    25 June 2014 at 5:48 pm

    An excellent list. 🙂

  2. Stu!

    25 June 2014 at 8:27 pm

    If you can find a way to get the dogs up here next month, we should absolutely add a trip to the lake with the dogs. Jack would love to romp through the woods with his old friends again!

  3. Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    26 June 2014 at 4:18 am

    I am from Southern California and so many people would go take their test out in the boonies rather than take it in the heavy traffic of LA or Orange County. I however was not that smart and ended up having to go through the mega traffic circle in Long Beach which I have avoided ever since!

  4. Shaelyn

    2 July 2014 at 10:26 am

    Even better — I don’t think you have to take a driving test at all. When I swapped my CT license for a NY one, I did it upstate while visiting a friend and I would highly recommend that route. The DMV there was EMPTY and everyone who worked there was so nice.

    Here’s info — as long as it’s been expired less than a year, you can still transfer it.

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