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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!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Bainbridge Film 4 Years Later Lol

I have like 5 rolls of film that I have had for the past 6 years. I don't have any idea anymore what's on each roll, so it was fun to pick one at random and find out it was full of pictures from my uncle's wedding on Bainbridge Island, WA 4 years ago! Look how young Jake looks lol. 

Other (digital) pictures from that trip here, here, here, and here.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Wow! People Creeping Around My House, A Fun Surprise!



Wow how have I not blogged about this yet??

So, when we moved to Seattle, we found our place online and signed a lease site unseen. From the map I saw on Trulia, it looked like it was in a safe area. HOWEVER, when you google the neighborhood on Area Vibes it has an F rating... AND on SpotCrime there are like at least 5 misc. reports on my block hahahaha. So... not the safest area. 

So, Jake had to go out of town one night for a work trip and I was sort of nervous, but when the day got closer I was actually feeling pretty good. I was planning on making a fun night of it and I was feeling safe because we hadn't actually had anything happen in our area for a while other than package thefts for neighbors and various reports, but like nothing in our immediate area. We live at the end of a little dead end street with only one neighbor (we love them) so we never have foot traffic or anything sketchy (so far!)

The day came and I dropped Jake off at the airport, came home, ate some chips and salsa, and then opened my garage to leave for work. As the garage opened, I heard "hello?". 

I froze. I thought it might be my neighbor's mom who I had seen walking around on the phone earlier in the day, but when I walked out of the garage I saw a girl with some ratty pamphlet claiming she was selling magazines to gain some "work points" for an employment program??? Like suchhhhh OBVIOUS b.s. So, I told her I had to go but asked if I could get a phone number or email, which she didn't give me (obviously).

It was obviously not legit because:
A.) The website in the pamphlet wasn't real.
B.) She didn't ring my doorbell.
C.) She probably only talked to me because I had caught her outside our garage and since we are at the end of a dead end street, she didn't really have anywhere else to go.

So, naturally I PANIC as I'm about to spend the night on my own. I'm thinking "Was she trying to steal packages??? Was she scouting it out to break in???" 

I call my mom. I call my grandma. I call Jake (who was getting on a plane). I text my uncle. I text my boss. I chat with my coworker. I run the full length of my anxiety, stopping just before crying because I had to go be a therapist. (The chant "you can't cry right now, you have to go be someone's therapist, you can't cry right now, you have to go be someone's therapist" got me thruuuuuu)

In New York there were certain "schemes" that were common and everyone knew about (people coming on the subway with a sob story and asking for change, kids selling candy bars, etc.). So,  I was wondering if it was the same for Seattle. I called the police department to ask them about it. I told the guy what happened and I asked if she really was selling magazines or if that was a common scam/front they heard about. 

He said, "It's hard to say. This time of year there are people selling magazines. But it's hard to say what it was for sure."

I said, "Just for fun, let's pretend she wasn't selling magazines. Let's pretend she was scouting out my house to break in. What do I need to do to be safe?" 

He said, "Just lock your doors and keep your eyes out." 

I said, "Ok, so if I lock my front door then I should be ok?" 

He then has *the nerve* to say, "Well, maybe. But they could also always just kick your door in." 

I said, "Really??? Wouldn't that make a ton of noise though?" 

He said, "Well, yeah. But, you know, people hear loud noises all the time." 

I said, "Ok, well I'm sleeping here alone tonight and I'm a highly anxious person. So, what should I do? Do I need to barricade my front door then?" 

He said, "No, you're probably fine. Most burglaries occur between 10:00am and 2:00pm when people are at work." 

I said, "Oh, so me being home maybe deterred her from breaking in?" And then I can't remember what else he said but I did feel a little bit better knowing burglars don't break in at night, which actually makes a lot of sense since they probably don't want to encounter people. 

A few minutes later, my 5:30pm didn't show and I started wondering if it was a whole conspiracy where someone found out where I lived, booked a session to make sure I was gone, and was now robbing me. LOL. I finished work at 7:30pm but felt like it was too late to get fancy pizza like I was planing, so I just got the impossible burger and went home. (WHICH IS SO GOOD.)

My neighbors were outside, so I chatted with them about the girl (she went to their house too as I was pulling out) and it was actually really helpful! My neighbor is literally in the military and he was like, "We always have our windows open. If you need anything, just yell! I'm low key always hoping something will happen." Lollllll. They are actually moving in a few weeks and I am so bummed. It was so nice and comforting! 

I barricaded the door, and ate dinner while watching Bachelor in Paradise. Then, I went to bed (with the lights on and doors barricaded) and didn't feel too anxious actually! So, I am very proud of myself!

Anyway, I read somewhere that if you getting the urge to run, to remind yourself that you are safe. And I thought that was such a good point! I am always moving all over the place and convinced the somewhere else will be "better". But really, any city type area is going to have crime. And just because there is crime, doesn't mean I am not safe. The worst case scenario is probably that someone is going to steal my package at some point or yell at me. 

But, we really are so close to downtown Seattle which is super fun! And we have a good space for the money (I think), so I am making us stay here and appreciate it until lifestyle circumstances take us somewhere else (not pregnant) or the housing market crashes and we can finally buy something lol


XOXO
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Labor Day Weekend

We went to my grandma's house for Labor Day weekend! I had one client on Friday morning and Jake worked until noon and then we headed out! It was so fun to be able to drive a few hours and be in Spokane! 

I got my bangs trimmed on Thursday and am making a commitment to never cut my own bangs again haha. Don't do it. Just find someone who does free bang trims!

Also, look at these words of inspiration I found in a gas station bathroom lol. 

We ran into some traffic and ended up getting there around 6:00pm. We met my mom at my grandma's house and had a yummy little dinner! It was so funny, we were talking about my grandma's Alexa and she was telling us, "Sometimes I'll ask Alexa... how tall is... Frank Sinatra?" lmao. And then my mom was showing us how Alexa can play a game where it makes noises and you guess the animal and she was like, "Alexa, play the animal game." And Alexa was like, "Ok. Think of an animal and I'll guess what it is in 20 questions or less." And my grandma turned around and under her breath said, "That's what happens when you live alone." hahahahahaha. I am laughing just typing that hahah. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Living My 10th Grade Dream

Last night we got some dessert (!!!) and walked around the lake. It's wild because I remember visiting my uncle in Seattle when I was in 10th grade and thinking, "If I could live anywhere, I would live by Green Lake in Seattle." 

And now, 10 years later, I live 15 minutes away! Like whaaaaa. I am so happy to feel like I have finally found "my place"... and now I'm just hoping it stays "my place" when it gets all gross and rainy lolololol. 


So Blank Space cafe definitely needs to be added to your list! They have v delish ice cream and you can add such fun toppings! And then go walk around the lake for a bit! We saw they have kayaks and want to go back!



It has been a really good summer and I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited for a moody, rainy fall! I just need to get Tucker a little raincoat and then we're all set haha. 

XOXO
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Life Lately / Photo Dump

I got this NASA shirt for like $8 at Marshall's and I wear it every day I swear to you.

 

Sometimes my clients have the cutest style/things, but I feel like it's weird to ask them where they got it hahah. One of my clients had lilac nails and I was in love. So I grabbed the lilac Ella + Mila from Target and I'm in loveeeee.

 

Me and Tucker go to the dog park every day and it's actually so fun. Without a dog I would probably never leave the house let's be honest. 



Jake is cute and made me breakfast


So are these pig tails cute or nah


On the weekdays I'm like, "Let's get a treat to make today more fun" and then on the weekend I'm like, "Let's get a treat to celebrate" and it's just a vicious cycle haha. Turns out we have a Dick's pretty close to us so we got shakes and fries, which were both delish! 


The angle that comes with me laying on the floor and Tucker hovering above me is my favorite.


I put some stuff up in our room! This tapestry from India has come with me everywhere and I love it. And my gallery wall is now sitting on my dresser. I like it!



I waited so long for We Happy Few to come out and so far it has been as good as I thought it would be! Playing as Sally is so hard though. You have a baby to take care of and you have to use syringes to knock people out, which means you have to craft knock out juice and it's just a whole thing. It is fun though!


I have been obsessed with chocolate covered strawberries lately. Also Bachelor in Paradise! I am going to be so sad when it's over and we have to wait like 6 months for it to come out again argh. 


These nails are some of my favorite I've done! I love turning on a show and whipping out my nail kit haha. 


XOXO
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