Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sunday Postcard #19

Sunday Postcard 19
Siem Reap, Cambodia July 2018
Eric’s birthday was yesterday! The first one we celebrated together was in Ann Arbor at Prickly Pear, and yesterday’s was the first in Boston. This photo is during week 10 of Eric avoiding a haircut this summer.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sunday Postcard #18

Sunday Postcard 18
Boston Harbor August 2018
Friday night at the end of a full week, which included highlights such as this sunset, meeting new people, and a strategic approach to dodgeball followed by victory.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday Postcard #17

Sunday Postcard 17
Boston, August 2018
I grew up in Massachusetts and this week I’ve gotten to feel like I’m learning somewhere new and reconnecting with my past at the same time. For example, I know the lyrics to Charlie on the MTA by heart but never knew the song’s history. And yes, I will likely sing it if it so much as comes up in conversation.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Postcard #16

Sunday Postcard 16
Boston, August 2018
I took this photo after seeing a tourist snap the same shot. I’ve only lived in Boston for a week and feel more like a tourist than not. Every time I move I wonder how long it will take for somewhere to feel like home. It’s never one moment, but gradual accumulation of knowing what grocery aisle to go to for lemon juice, leaving the apartment without checking a map, and having an opinion on where to get good Thai noodles. Eventually, I’ll look up and feel different.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday Postcard #15

Sunday Postcard 15
Dubai, UAE August 2018
Eric and I have a photo from the last day of the first trip we took together in 2010. We look tired and happy. I made sure to take one on our last day of our three months in Southeast Asia, though maybe I should have done it before the eight hour overnight layover.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Postcard #14

Sunday Postcard #14
Outside Siem Reap, Cambodia July 2018
This is our last Sunday in Southeast Asia before we head back to the states. This summer has been a lesson in time for me. Events that happened a few days ago feel like they happened weeks before, living in Ann Arbor feels like a year ago, and yet the entire three months we've been away feels like a blink. Earlier this week, our friend Laura - our neighbor in Ann Arbor - was in town. She and I took a four hour round trip tuk-tuk ride to see Beng Mealea, an overgrown and remarkable temple. We could hear thunder approaching during the two hours we walked through the temple complex, but luckily the rain held off until we started the ride back. After a stormy ride to Siem Reap, we could see a full arc of a rainbow behind us.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Postcard #13

Sunday Postcard #13
Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2018
Eric and I got engaged when we were traveling for most of 2012. We started planning the wedding and I became obsessed with lights. I took pictures of every pretty light fixture we saw, so many of my travel photos from that year are of lanterns, bulbs, and string lights. (Honestly, I was trying to recreate look from the Mumford & Sons "Little Lion Man" video.) When we got married in 2014, we decorated with dozens of carnival lights. We keep finding beautiful lights this summer, too, and places like this outdoor mall in Chiang Mai let me celebrate our wedding again and again.