If you were to ask me right now, “Grace, what is your dream job?” I would probably respond by saying I want to be a costume designer. Not only does putting together a costume require a lot of creativity (and oftentimes craftiness!), but there’s also something SO satisfying about recreating an iconic look. Today I present to you: David Bowie’s album cover of “Aladdin Sane.” Ok so, full disclosure, of the six people who have see this costume so far…none of them have known who I am. Am I the only one who recognizes this famous Ziggy Stardust look? My boyfriend saw the lighting bolt and thought I was Lightning McQueen, which honestly, I’ll take. Continue reading “David Bowie Halloween Costume”
After attending my final wedding for 2019 two weekends ago *sheds silent tear*, I have completely run out of ideas for wedding-related blog content. (If you missed it, you can see my summer wedding outfit from the first round of nuptials in June and read about the fun wedding bingo I played at the second wedding in August.) So instead of sticking with the theme of weddings, I decided to go with the theme of this dress instead and share perhaps the funniest story of my whole life: A night that involved 2 girls, 1 fringe dress, and a cheesecake dream. It goes a little something like this… Continue reading “The Funniest Story of My Life”
When I first felt this itch inside to walk El Camino de Santiago, one of the biggest reasons I wanted to embark on the journey was for the people. All the pilgrims I knew who had come before me told me that the friends you make and the deep bonds you create with the walkers around you—from all walks of life—were incredible. Surprise surprise, they were right. I didn’t know what exactly the social landscape would look like, but I knew I was starved to learn from and be influenced by other cultures. What would my fellow pilgrims and I talk about? Would they speak English? What if I say something wildly inappropriate for their culture? Like I learned to do many times over on the Camino, I hung up my fears and left them behind, along with extra clothing items—they were just too heavy to carry.
In today’s post, I outline some of the relationships I made and share what it means to be part of the pilgrim community, the Camino Family. I hope you enjoy it! If you missed the first post in this series, where I explain exactly what El Camino de Santiago is and why I walked it, you can click here. Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: The People”