checking in || february

feeling | so very thankful that January is over. The closer spring gets, the happier I am. It's supposed to be in the 40s here all week, so excuse me while I celebrate by getting ready each morning with my window open.

watching | Hi, my name is Alissa and I can't sit through one 45 minute episode of Parenthood.

listening to | Noah and the Whale. A while back my friend Kate made me a mix tape (long live mix tapes, honestly) (okay, so it was actually a CD, but whatever) of her favorite Noah songs and I was instantly hooked. The band has since broken up (insert 1,000 cry face emojis here), but as Kate just said in an email: the albums live on.

reading | Big Magic by Liz Gilbert, who also wrote Eat, Pray, Love. I am enjoying it (I'm about halfway through) and I would definitely recommend reading it if you're someone trying to better understand your own creative process.

But, like, Liz will always be #2 in my heart behind Cheryl Strayed, and there I said it.

getting excited about | February plans! This weekend = a Shakey Graves concert and a Super Bowl Party. Next week I get to see Bruce Springsteen for the first time (!!). And next weekend Kelsey and I are traveling to NYC to see Mike Birbiglia and to meet up with a fellow Avett fan who (whom?) (guys, I need an editor. Want the job? I'll pay you in Bagel Bites) we've never met IRL before.

PLANS, YOU GUYS. PLANS MAKE ME HAPPY.

making | monthly playlists on Spotify, fitness goals, not enough tacos, plans for the next vlog. Stay tuned!