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Hi! Welcome to my corner of the internet. I'm a 26 year old therapist, feminist, photographer, and shop owner currently living in Seattle, Washington. My shop, Dealign with Feelings, is geared toward destigmatizing and normalizing mental health. I'm biased, but I think we have some pretty cute stuff :) Click the "shop" tab to see what we've got! I mainly post about my travel and daily life on here. With other random musings thrown in. I post more frequently (and about more feminism) on my Instagram @emmycoletti, so make sure you're following me there. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

graduation things

Alright. Graduation things, here we go. 

I made my mom promise me we wouldn't have a "thing" for my graduation because I'm not really a "thing" person. So, she just got me this cake and we ate it during Sunday dinner. 

Trixie was there being cute, per usual. 

This was my last day of school. (Or more importantly my last day at BYU.) The rainbow roses Jake ordered me came in the morning and they were just as wonderful as I always dreamt they would be. I've waited a long time for these suckers, kids. WORTH IT. I then enjoyed an açaí bowl and stared at my roses the whole time. It was the perfect morning. 

My v nice brother-in-law tipped me off that Kneaders was giving away free cake to BYU graduates! So, natually we went there. The guy working was super nice and gave me two pieces. A car picnic ensued. 

I can't even get over these rainbow roses. I'm definitely drying these chesters and keeping them forever. 

We took a few pictures just for memory's sake. I had to take some "normal" ones for my mother (you know how it is) but this one is my favorite and will be the one I display and show to my children.

In closing, I'm mainly just really glad I completed my goal of graduating college in 2 1/2 years! It wasn't the easiest thing, but it wasn't the hardest either.

I also feel the need to thank people. So, thanks to my bb bacon for working so I could just focus on school and take 18 credit semesters. I couldn't have done it without him! Thanks to my mother for helping me out with my first year and for letting us live in her house for my last. A very special thanks to my grandma for listening to all of my BYU rants and validating my emotions. And thanks to the rest of family for being nice, supportive, and caring about my life and education goals. Thanks to everyone who gave me a graduation gift. And lastly, thanks to BYU for admitting me and letting me receive a college education! 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

a happy list: 63

Ok, so I'm going to leave out all San Francisco things, because I feel like that would take up all of this happy list. But, just know that San Francisco things were a huge happy thing themselves! / Graduating from college. / Jake getting me rainbow roses. / My morning routine now involving açaí. / Seeing and chatting with my grandma and grandpa! / Preparing the trunk of my car for spontaneus road trips. And finally cleaning it out. / Being able to apply to what we like to call "real adult jobs" since I now have a degree. / The conversation two girls had in a different language on my Instagram photo. I tried to use Google translate, but it didn't work haha. / When I texted my mom at 11:00 p.m. and jokingly said "Where's my picture of Trixie" and she actually got up out of bed, located Trixie in the house, woke her up, took a picture, and sent it to me. Ha! Whoops... at least I know she is a v nice mom though. / Petting Chows in real life. 

Some funny things that were said this week.

Leah: "I get emotional about math." 

Jake: (We were going to eat at a place called Ramen Yamadaya.) "Yama-bb."

Me: "I'm emotional right now!"
Jake: "Let me be your emotional pillow. *hugs me* Squeeze me."

That's all folks! I feel like a lot of things happened this week. So, hopefully I can catch this little journal up with everything eventually. I'm just way too pumped about having so much time to clean and organize. Not to mention I have 3 shoots this week. No idea how that happened, but hey! I've got the time!

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P.S. I did not proof read this, so sorry for any erros lol. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

a happy list: 62

Finding a parking spot (a car was pulling out) right after I pulled into the BYU parking lot, in the closest row no less. / Finishing my recipe book. / Watching Pitch Perfect again. It was so better the second time around for some reason. / My niece on Sunday. She was out of control! / Getting the gold jelly soap bar from Lush. / Fixing the string lights I spray painted, after fiddling around with each individual light for an hour haha. Worth it. / OUR NEW ROOM SET-UP. It screams ambiance. / Jake's Sunday breakfast traditions. / Seeing a guy on BYU campus trying to hand feed some ducks that were by his table. / Açaí bowls forever and always. I'm getting so close to perfecting the recipe.

Here are some internet things to make you happy.
I have followed Alexis Ren on Instagram ever since I saw her first shoot with Bryant. Well, she's now dating some guy and their relationship/life just keeps getting cooler. I thought it was so funny to open Bloglovin' and see them on Bored Panda! Anyway, follow them for life envy. I am sort of getting tired of reading blogs, because I always end up feeling like I need to have tons of money, or live in a really cool place to have fun. I love this couple, because they don't wear super expensive clothes, or post about all the fancy restaurants they are eating at. They just post about their adventures exploring the world around them. And in Utah, we can DEFINITELY explore haha! So, there is some great inspiration there that breaks away from the materialism that so often plagues social media. / Lol these dog toys. / Street art will forever be one of my very, very favorite things. / Lykke Li does it again. Not to mention this song by Drake is one of my favorites. 

I'm almost done with school! People keep asking me if I'm excited and I don't know what to say back. It's not like I hate school or anything. Plus, it's just hard to conceptualize not being in school. I mean, I have literally been in school for 16 years! I can't remember ever not going to school in the fall and winter. Then, when I started high school and college I did classes in the summer, for a while here I've been doing school around the year. So, it's just weird because I honestly don't know what it's like to not be in school because it's never happened! Ha!

It is nice to know that I still have to go back and get my Master's degree. I honestly love school and learning, and I think it's one of the most important things we can do in this life! Learn! So many people don't have the opportunity to get an education, and lots of times we just take it for granted. It really is a bummer, because it's one of the few things we get to take with us after this life. So learn, learn, learn! 

Anyway, in the mean time I am going to clean my house (for once) and try to find a decent job somewhere! If any of you know of anywhere super cool to work, let me know haha. 

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