State of the Union

November 10, 2014

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Casually art directing my bedroom. Like the strategically planned red?

So, as promised, here’s a little update on the going-ons in my life:

+ 1. I’m looking for a job.
+ 2. I’ve been working on the bedroom of my dreams.
+ 3. I need a job in order to finish the bedroom of my dreams.
+ 4. I have amorphously possessed two cats.
+ 5. Curly hair has made a temporary return. (Curly or straight, it’s 1000x better up here!)
+ 6. Blog redesign is finally happening. It’s kinda a slow process…everything needs to feel right.
+ 7. I sell prints of my artwork! It’s been a while actually. Find them here: http://www.melanie-patterson.com/shop/ (More to come!)
+ 8. Drawing feels 100% good for the first time in almost 10 years. Surreal.

There’s some more but a lot of personal things are obviously building up. I think one thing that astounds me is that I’m here, in my own apartment, with things that I purchased myself, and have assembled everything I need to function on a basic level. Like, I have enough oatmeal to last me weeks. I’m never running out haha. I’ve lived here in Prov on my own before, and even in another country having had no friends and starting from scratch, but this is different since it’s all me. Things are certainly going to get a little tough financially but I think for now, I’m in the happiest, most perfect state I’ve ever been in. Regardless of imminent struggle.

Thank you for being along for the ride. If you’re reading these words, you’re more important to me than you’ll ever know.



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Jenmarie November 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I love this photo! It looks like something I’d find in a magazine. I am so glad you are happy and perfectly content in your own place. It really does feel good! I hope you find a job real soon and that the process of redesigning your blog goes smoothly :) Always a pleasure to read your posts, friend <3

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Ria November 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

Congrats on your space!!! Doing big things! So proud of you. This cracked me up:

+ 2. I’ve been working on the bedroom of my dreams.
+ 3. I need a job in order to finish the bedroom of my dreams.

So damn real and true.

xx

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Kailey November 12, 2014 at 6:46 am

I loveee this photo! <3

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Nnenna November 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Love this- I’m just catching up on your blog! Congrats on your new place- it’s so nice to have your own space. Also, best of luck with the job hunt!

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