Tickets have been bought for 16 days from now, and I'm so ready to be back to Seattle! Over the past two years, I've probably spent a total of 5 weeks at there, the majority of them for my winter break. I've lost my sense of humor and I can't remember what a pine tree smells like. Here's a list of things I've been wanting to do in good ol' Seattle that I've been waiting (basically) two years to do:
Go paddleboarding – Maybe it’s just a Seattle (thing because we are literally surrounded by bodies of water) but apparently propelling yourself forwards using a large using a large stick while standing on what resembles a surfboard has become ridiculously popular and I want to see what if it’s worth the hype.
Take a yoga class – I’ve been meaning to do this for years.
Sign up for a 10k run – Last summer I was training for a run that never happened, so this summer I’d like to commit to an event.
Go to more art museums – The Frye, S.A.M., Chihuly Glass Garden, EMP, Henrey Art Gallery, Bellevue Art Museum, etc.
Freeway Park – In my architecture history courses a few iconic pieces of Seattle architecture have made guest appearances, mostly the Seattle public library (which I must admit, is a feat of architectural grandeur). However, one that I have not been to which keeps appearing is this park.
Eat more international food – Every time I leave the northwest I also leave amazing, authentic international food. New York definitely has a lot of this, but at an unreasonably high price to pay. This time while I’m home I plan on going to a few of these restaurants and getting my fill of great food.
Visit the University of Washington School of Architecture – Since I still plan on going to grad school at some point, I’d like to get a feel for what programs have to offer. What better place to start than in my own backyard!
Attend networking events – Since I’ll actually be at home this summer, and have an architectural experience, I feel confident in engaging in the architectural community of the Pacific Northwest. There’s a great local magazine called ARCADE that holds events, and PRI alumni throw sporadic gatherings as well. No time like the present!
Learn a new creative skill – Since my internship is a 9 to 5 type of deal that gives me evenings and weekends to do little bit of self-improvement. I’ve wanted to learn how to “make” in the broadest sense, and there is a tutorial for everything nowadays.
Learn how to ride a motorcycle – I guess it’s a thing that runs on the male side of my family. I kid you not; every male relative on my dad’s side has owned a motorcycle at some point.
Travel to Vancouver with my sister – This is something that I personally have been wanting to do for a while, and since my sister and I rarely see each other it seems like one of those sibling bonding trips. I trust the city guides that Design Sponge puts together, and I also want to see a Frank & Oak store in person.
Walkin’ in a Portland Wonderland – For our third annual meetup I am so excited to spend time in the hippest part of the Pacific Northwest with the amazing group of individuals I call my blogger family. Kaylie is doing an awesome job planning the whole thing and honestly I’m glad that Natalie is finally 21. Portland is such a fun, youthful, and creative city where us bloggers (especially Nicola) will go crazy for.