Coast to Coast

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F:  Where would you like to visit in the US (that you never have) and why?

L:  I’d really like to take one of those quintessential trips cross country.  I’d like to go to New Mexico and Arizona.  I’d like to check out Nashville.  I’d like to stop for a few weeks in Montana or Wyoming.  Why?  Mostly because they are places I think I know about but have never been.  Might as well take a look and check them out myself.

F:  What is your favorite snack to make for yourself?

L:  Though I’ve only made it once, I love chia seed pudding.  It is SO easy to make and I really like its simplicity and texture.  I’ve been holding on to this recipe to make it again for myself.

F:  How is your painting class going? Is it fun?

L:  I love it!  I really enjoy mixing colors and the class itself is super relaxed.  I’ve started doing some painting at home too.  It’s a new activity I find I can spend hours on and that is coming in super handy lately.  I want to add a few finishing touches to my first painting, then I’m going to post it.  If you’d like, you can take a sneak peak here.

F:  What is something that made an impression on you this week?

L:  I was with some people I don’t really know when we all learned about Robin William’s death.  One of the women commented, “What did he have to be depressed about?!”  I don’t mean to come off righteous but I find this type of thinking to be super ignorant.  People are people.  Rich or poor.  Successful or not.  Everyone struggles and making assumptions or judgments about those struggles is shortsighted.  I’ve been trying to check myself when it comes to making comparisons lately.  There is no value that comes from thinking someone else has it easier than you do.

F:  What is your favorite thing you did this summer in NYC?

L:  Relaxing in Hammock Grove on Governor’s Island is the first thing that comes to mind.  It was more secluded, smaller and with fewer people there than I expected; that almost never happens in NYC.

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