Home Again.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

So much has happened since I left this space the last week of July. I celebrated five years in New York. I traveled upstate, where I swam in a lake under a full moon, and to Vermont, where I drank cider that tasted like champagne and slept in a vegetable patch, and to Montreal, where I ate bagels all day long and sometimes in the middle of the night, too. I also got full-sleeve Tattly-ed, wrote on my rooftop, and turned twenty-nine (thank you for all of your birthday well wishes).

As was probably made clear by my longer-than-planned absence, I've been swept away by what's been a dream of a summer.


I've also done a lot of thinking over the past few weeks about where I'd like to go with this site, and have decided that I'll be moving forward in stages — I figure all leaps start with small steps. I'll still post art, design, and photography as usual, but plan to incorporate more personal and original content, as well: a guide to my favorite places in Brooklyn, for instance. Reading recommendations. Interviews with fellow creatives about living nontraditional lives. Ideas for finding adventure in the everyday. And POVs, too, of course.

I'm looking forward to what's ahead, and I'm so happy to be back — it feels like coming home. Thank you so much for your patience, and for reading, as always.

See you tomorrow.

PS: A few recent appearances elsewhere:
-Sharing Williamsburg travel tips on Hither & Thither.
-Talking freelance, golden eggs, and imaginary dinner parties at Freja Daily.
-Listing top ten songs for road trips with Morgan West at Panda Head. Happy listening.

24 comments:

sw said...

Such lovely photos- evidence of a summer full of life! Also, this post is the perfect end to my unexpectedly great day. See you tomorrow, shoko :)

Heather said...

Welcome back, Shoko! Love the new site design!

suzanne van waerebeke said...

I'm happy that you're back! Missed your post!

kiko said...

Yay you are back! Your summer sounds fabulous. Can't wait to read more!

auste said...

So happy to have you back! Though your trips, adventures and bagel noshing seem like the perfect way to step away from this space for bit. Wishing you a very happy (belated) birthday, and a big cheers for September and renewed inspiration!

Kathy said...

Welcome back! I love the new look (and your road trip playlist)!

Amanda said...

i just hit 6 years in nyc. so weird, i came here thinking i'd be here for 6 weeks! looks you had a hell of a summer. well done!

tara said...

Ooh love your new site! Sorry if I missed the transition one. Happy belated birthday, Shoko! So glad to have you back :)

New nest said...

Yay!

girlseeksplace said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I've got my nose to the school grindstone. My freelance work is super stable right now. The day gig is awesome - it's so nice to have a job I love going to everyday.

Anonymous said...

welcome back!

Shoko said...

Thank you so much! I'm so thrilled to be back — I missed you all!

Lisa said...

Shoko, it's so nice to have you back! Your summer looks and sounds dreamy. I can't wait to follow along as you plan your next adventures, both for life and your blog. Always love reading your posts!

FT in Singapore said...

That sounds like a magical summer. I'm so looking forward to reading your upcoming posts!

Diana said...

welcome back shoko! you were truly missed. can't wait to see all the new stuff coming to this space!

rusty {rambles} said...

Sounds like a magical summer. Welcome back to autumn!

burntfeather said...

Welcome back - love hearing about your adventures and that tattly pic is awesome! Good luck with all your steps ahead :)

Shoko said...

Thank you, thank you! It's so nice to "see" you all again :)

NicoleD said...

I completely understand. It's so easy to get swept up in summer and it sounds like you had a great one! Looking forward to all of the new features!!

L▲UR▲TJ said...

my blog posts have changed a lot too and i post a lot less than i used to now that i feel it's due for a new refresh! loving your new layout shoko!

stateandoccupation.com said...

I am finally back from my blog reading hiatus (like you, swept up and clinging to the last bits of summer) and I finally have a second to stop by and tell you I love your new site design. The about me is so great and I am really really looking forward to the original content you're brewing up for us.

And as always, you inspire me.

xo! Dakota

Shoko said...

Thank you all so, so much!

fai o. said...

Yay you are back! Hope you enjoyed your summer and Montreal bagel is just the best :)

joeycake said...

Love these pics so much. That picnic! The water! Happy Birthday:) And looking forward to see your blog morph and evolve…………xo

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