#213 ATL Ideas
01 August 2019 // Atlanta, Georgia
And now, we trek back into reality!
My time in Atlanta was such a good and necessary one. From landing to takeoff, there wasn’t a single hour that could’ve been better spent. 🍑 Between #atlideas and a handful of meet ups, I got my soul bucket filled with enthusiasm, community, and inspiration.
It was a reminder to do the little things well but not to lose sight of the big picture– the all caps reason WHY I do the things I do.
For me, whether that’s my work with @plantwpurpose, my podcast, nonprofit branding, writing, or even the way I spend time with people and my family, I think it’s all about hope. 🌿 It’s about going into dark places with a sincere belief that efforts to bring light are not done in vain.
And I’ll be honest- after this weekend, this country does feel like a dark place. But of course, that’s just a horrific manifestation of the racism, fear, and tribalism that goes on every day.
A core belief I share with the @plywoodpeople community- the one that keeps me coming to the opposite coast- is that #betterispossible. The future can be so much better, but the time we start preparing for that future is right now.
#214 A Tree L
02 August 2019 // Atlanta, Georgia
I learned some new things about the City of Atlanta this week:
Atlanta loves trees.
The city has almost a 50% forest cover- that beats out cities like Portland, San Francisco, Seattle or Denver by a good margin.
And while I was there they converted another 7 acres to forest space.
03 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Macha is good.
Horchata is good.
Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?
#216 The Backpack Drive
04 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Our church helped bring in over 120 backpacks for kids going back to school who may not have homes. Lots of other school supplies and money for bus vouchers came in too.
#217 3D Ultrasound
05 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Another look at boy boy. This time, we got to see that nose up close.
#218 Grassroots Postcard
06 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Designed a bunch of these to promote the podcast.
I like the way they turned out!
#219 Yerba PB
07 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Discovered a new spot for all things yerba mate related and I can’t wait to take everybody I know.
#220 Rebel Bem
08 August 2019 // San Diego, California
This one has been acting so strange lately. Is the summer heat getting to her? Probs. Also, she probably knows big changes are afoot.
#221 Bye Summer Interns
09 August 2019 // San Diego, California
One of the worst parts of my job is having to say bye to an intern class three times a year. This summer’s crop of interns have been great!
#222 Coronado Corners
10 August 2019 // Coronado, California
Simple Saturday quest of trying to get out of the house.
#223 Liberty Station Art Walk
11 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Owning a great pyrenees remains on my bucket list.
#224 I See You
12 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Congrats to Terrence Lester on this book! It’s a good read!
#225 Stay Classy SD
13 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Had a fantastic meeting with a guy running for City Council. Ended up offering a few publicity pointers I hope pay off.
#226 Shake Shack
14 August 2019 // La Jolla, California
Late night burger run. Finally had some crinkle fries I actually appreciate.
#227 Crisp Crust
15 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Haven’t had much luck making a pizza crust with the crisp I like. This was a huge step in the right direction.
#228 Upside Dog
16 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Didn’t take very long to become a huge fan of this fluff.
#229 Kabayan Spread
17 August 2019 // San Diego, California
Probably the best kind of party spread.