Happy List! {by Allie}

Friday, August 21, 2015


Happy (almost) weekend, friends! Do you have any plans? Today's my last day at my current job and I'm looking forward to celebrating with sushi tonight. I'll spend the rest of the weekend crossing things off the wedding checklist, I hope.

Here's a happy list from my favorite, free-spirited nomad, Allie. Allie's my sister's BFF and essentially part of our family. She has done almost as many big moves since graduating college as I have in my life, and she graduated last year. Everywhere she goes people fall in love with her, and my sister always has a good Allie story to share. On top of everything, she's incredibly smart and savvy.

10 things that are making Allie smile as of late:

1. New places and new people. If I've learned anything about myself in the past four years it's that I can mobilize pretty quickly. Learning the rhythm of a new city, meeting new people and making a life in a new place will always be exciting to me.
2. Forever friends that span the country and world, and the technology that makes the distance feel like nothing.
3. To completely contradict #1, landing in Seattle and seeing it as a place I could stick around is pretty awesome.
4. Sunday night phone calls with my momma.
5. The varying, goofy exchanges with my dad. Especially the selfies.
6. Watching my family and friends who were babies with me turn into teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs and artists.
7. Having an arsenal of embarrassing memories of the above accomplished people and knowing that they'll never really grow up.
8. Being a hot second from the mountains. And an even hotter second from the best coffee and beer.
9. Everything that comes out of Tig Notaro's mouth, but especially this.
10. Making my tiny studio apartment a home. And trying ambitious recipes in my comically small, poorly equipped kitchen.

Thank you for sharing, Allie!

Check out more happy lists here and email your list to ladan.nikravan{at}gmail.com if you'd like to participate. Have a great weekend! xo

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