Hi, y’all! Long time, no chat—last week, I spent the week at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina with my two sisters and two of our cousins, and we had the best time. I’m going to pull together a full travel guide for that wonderful seaside town (that hopefully will be on the blog within the next week or so!) and am excited to share one of my favorite places with you. One thing I will note is that while we were there, it almost felt like there wasn’t a pandemic going on—we were sometimes the only group wearing masks at restaurants to talk to the hosts/bartenders, mask wearing wasn’t enforced at the grocery store, and we were often the only ones hand sanitizing like crazy. At some restaurants, the servers weren’t even wearing masks (which I didn’t know was allowed?!?!). Compared to DC where things are very, very strict, this was a huge culture shock. While I understand wearing a mask can be annoying, it also is a tool that I wish more people would embrace—if we all wear masks, it’s a small way we can keep each other safe and stop the spread, thus allowing us to have the opportunity to go out and do things like enjoy a patio margarita. That being said, we did find it easy to socially distance on the beach—most people set up their umbrellas at least six feet apart anyway and everyone was respectful of each other’s space.
I honestly can’t believe that next week is July—while I really felt like March and April dragged on, May and June seem to have flown by. I’m still working from home, but it’s gotten easier now that I’m in a routine and we’ve built processes at work to enable better communication since we don’t have the benefit of overhearing each other in the office. Said simply, it’s gotten a lot easier! (Which is good, because I think we will be working from home for a looooong time.) I am still leaning towards moving back to Arlington when my lease is up as I would love a little more space to spread out—and fit a proper kitchen table and desk! I’ll likely have to give notice at the end of July, so I’ve still got some time to think about it—and I will definitely keep y’all posted!
I have a smorgasbord of things I wanted to share, so I thought it’d be fun to do a life lately post today—hope everyone is hanging in there and having a great week! x