i dont talk about it too much but as of a few months ago, I severed my relationship with my biological father. The emotional abuse was too much for me, and I decided to walk away. I am soooooo thankful to have my step-dad Kevin in my life. He's been around since I was 3 or 4, and him and I have become so close in my adult years. He truly is one of the most amazing men I know. I was talking to my mom the other night and I hadn't even thought about it but i said " I want kevin to be my dad". I think im still confused about how to refer to Randy..he's not my parent, or my dad, or father..i mean, what do i call him when talking about the situation with someone? It's a giant switch but going forward when I refer to my dad I'm talking about Kevin. I'm an honorary Haggard. Lana Cory Haggard. I wear it proud. I love you Kevin. You will never see this because you don't read blogs but I hope you have some fraction of an idea about how much i love you and love our relationship and look forward to seeing you every year and admire you and look up to you and hope we only grow closer as we get older. You're the best. Thanks for being so supportive and loving and accepting of me. For treating me as though I was your flesh and blood. It's meant more than I could even express. I love you dad!
Well making that list certainly helped me on my way to an awesome summer! This weekend has been amazing and isn't even over..the best is yet to come! Alyssa came to town for a few days to interview at home office, and so I deemed myself her tour guide to make sure if (when) she gets the job she actually wants to move to this fine city. This resulted in a completely spontaneous adventure night. Margaritas, bull dogs, bowling in bed jackets, a cosmic doorway, charlie st cloud, abbaye, the projects, bartram's gardens at midnight, a bonfire on the river with complete strangers and a good nights sleep.
yes, that's a turkey you see.
Then Saturday consisted of a honey's date, walking around center city, kylee is in town, and a roof deck engagement party. also shirtless hugs. oh i mean thugs.
Coming up on 6 months of single life, and what i started out to do last year is actually happening this year. I'm not saying its easy..but I definitely wasn't in the right place for that 1 year challenge last year. Being my own person is so gratifying. It gives me more confidence and makes me feel like a stronger woman. Sometimes if I stop long enough and think about the past year I actually get mind blown. I left Philly but my heart did not. It's unreal some days to realize I am ACTUALLY back here.
I like keeping busy. Mostly because I enjoy being active, but sub consciously I think i like being distracted. I could use some quiet time. alone time. i don't want to, but i think it would be good for me. I really want to get up to NY and the beach this weekend. Maybe I will just go for it solo. Do my own thing. Adventure life.
I cannot stop thinking about fall and boots and sweaters. even though it was 100 degrees today.
If you hang out with me even just occasionally you probably know that I love my job. Recently I headed down to the Home Office and helped out with a little shoot for all the Free People stores to post on their individual Facebook pages. It was really fun, and I'll be going back here and there to do it again! Here are some of the shots. Make sure you like our store's page so you can see all the pictures!
this is kind of hilarious since my last post was about summer, but i am totally already in fall shopping mode. I'm dreaming of boots and thermals and muted rusty colors. I have about 10,000 things on my wishlist, but these are some of my favs..
That striped top is a boxy thermal. THANK GOODNESS.
How many boxy tunics can a girl own? never too many. never too many.
I've gone about 5 years with my same pair of 3 tier fringe minnetonkas. I think it's time for a new pair. I'm loving these JC's.
Colleen made a list of things to accomplish this summer, and I like the idea so I'm going to make one too. Dang I freaking love that girl.
1. go to the beach. way more. 2. go camping!!!!!!!!!! 3. go to new york more 4. have BBQ's 5. attain an average of 140+ in bowling league. 6. continue working out consistently 7. finish unpacking. haaa 8. go on dates. 9. get a new tattoo 10. do at least one spontaneous thing a week.
i live in philadelphia with the all the best friends a girl could hope for. im constantly thinking about what's next. my life is truly an adventure. the smallest things make me happy. literally. i have a permanent smile. I wish I was a hippie.