It takes a lot of courage to share your deepest thoughts and fears and failures on a blog like this. I’ve never really opened myself up to criticism as blatantly as I am here. But I believe that in this world we just don’t get enough connection anymore. We all hide behind the projected perfect life – but humanity has been doing that for a long time. Maybe social media is just making it worse.

We’re going to Seattle today and I guess I’m not really looking forward to it. I like going but I have so many things I need to be working on. But my parents are in their 70s so I want to spend time with them, and I only seem to see them when they come here in the summers or I go to Alabama in the winter.

I *am* looking forward to some good oysters, that’s for sure! And the weather today is beautiful, cool, and gloriously overcast.

We’ll be driving up to Bremerton and walking onto the Ferry. SO much better than driving around, and significantly cheaper, too. I’ll be sure to post some good pics!

Here’s a shot from the Bremerton-Seattle ferry on my way to Seattle a couple weeks ago: