{personal} around the apartment

I've been in San Francisco a little over two weeks now and have yet to take any pictures other than these few around the apartment. I'm not sure what it says about me as a photographer, but sometimes I just don't want to lug a camera around and just want to see things without looking through a lens. I also think I'm psyching myself out, thus taking my time in getting used to things and feeling comfortable. I have yet to take the bus by myself without Sean (something I am definitely doing this week). I have yet to even cross the street and explore the beach that's practically right outside my window! I'm not sure if I've just been scared or lazy and letting all of that get the better of me... but it's something I need to get over. Stat! I need to start thinking of this place as my home rather than this scary new place where everything and everyone is completely different.

So, my goals for this week:

1. Take the bus (by myself) to the DMV to get my California drivers license
2. Take the free shuttle downtown (and go shopping for a pretty scarf or two)
3. Go to the beach and take pictures

On another note: I love our tiny apartment (that we share with two other people). We have lots of big windows that let in the most perfect light. The walls are white and the floors are wood and it's exactly what I hoped for. We're scarce on furniture, though the dressers, night stands and desk that I ordered from IKEA arrived yesterday. I can't wait to finally decorate and organize and start making this place look like home!

PS. Yes, those are LEGO salt and pepper shakers in the bottom photo. Be jealous!

PPS. I also just realized that everything you see in these photos: the pillows, the bedding, the glass bottles and the ceramic jar are all from IKEA. Obsessed much?


Sasha said...

I am jealous if the lego salt and pepper shakers :P lol, their awesome.
I can completely relate to the new surroundings, but just take it a day at a time and you will soon enjoy it and will feel more like a home away from home.
I am happy for you guys and wish you all the best. California is beautiful and about not lugging the camera out all the time...and taking in the sights is something I agree with too sometimes.

Later and take care

Krystal said...

It's looking great miss! I hope you start to love your cam again soon though, I wanna see your new hood!

Amie McCracken said...

Ikea is awesome, it's ok that it's all from Ikea.

Lego shakers! My husband would keel over if I got him those. Where did you get them?

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

it's that limbo adjustment mode after a big change. it's ok to let the dust of upheaval settle.

funny, i have a post in draft stating similar thoughts on lugging a camera around.

Charlotte said...

I love the blue and green bottles! Such a pretty thing for a kitchen.