Monday, March 1, 2010

la boheme


we moved all the way out here {manhattan kansas} so that my husband could follow his dream- which led him to school. 
and will lead him to another school after this. 
but i'm not wasting my time here, either- i found a job i love, opened my etsy and am pursuing my suzuki certifications {teaching the violin is my passion}

we didn't exchange christmas gifts this year {we were just happy to be surrounded by friends and family} and we won't do birthday gifts, either.
life is more simple this way. we're taking less for granted and making the most of our time here. in a strange way,  we're living this crazy-poor-artistic lifestyle- doing what we must to get by, but pursuing our dreams non-stop and full-force.
it's kind of romantic.
and i kind of love it. a lot.
in fact, if we were only {only!} living in paris, i think we would be the quintessential starving artists. a scholar and an etsian.
 it's got a nice ring to it, no?
photos here, here, here

31 comments:

  1. i love living life, passionately pursuing dreams! if only the pursuit of our ideals kept our little families closer.

    so glad you are back to blogging. missed you way too much last week. phone talks soon, please!

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  2. That sounds absolutely lovely. Perfect, in fact.

    I love the word etsian.

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  3. Your life sounds kind of divine! I am jealous in fact. Lovely blog by the way :)!

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  4. "an etsian" sounds quite dazzling to me. i love this post, it says so much and i admire you and your husband for following your dreams. my S and i are similar in *some* ways. my recent job might seem -pft- to some but for me, it's what i love and where i'm happy and have so many bigger goals that it all makes sense in my head. my S is the same, finishing school in may, then starting school again in fall. happy to have you back angelina la dawn tomato! (god is it strange i HAVE to use your full title when i write your name? )

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  5. love it. and the more power to you both!!

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  6. I love it! It's my life to a T. And after 20 years I am more than content starving as long as I can stay and artist. :)

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  7. I love it! It's my life to a T. And after 20 years I am more than content starving as long as I can stay and artist. :)

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  9. i love you two. this post is just awesome. and i love that you and your husband don't do gifts. just so sweet. what i got my boyfriend for his birthday a few weeks ago was me -- i bought myself a plane ticket back east so i could spend the weekend with him. i'm so happy you've made the most of your time - that is, after all, what life is all about.

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  10. That's just awesome! Good for you!
    It always impresses me how people are just capable of staying so focused on what they want and on getting it and following their dreams with absolute and unwavering determination :)
    keep it up <3

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  11. You're in Manhattan, haha...weird, I'm in Salina! We aren't that far apart from each other. Hello fellow Kansan :)

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  12. An artist and etsian. Sounds like you've already arrived. I've enjoyed reading your blog and will be adding you to my feed. I wish you and your family all the best!

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  13. love love the no-gift-giving, it really helps stay focused on loving life and each other =) holidays are so commercialized!

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  14. I kind of relate to your artist lifestyle. I'm an artist and my hubby's a chef. My sis is a violinist(teaches public school and her own suzuki program-she's very happy:)

    Best of Luck! Follow your dreams!!

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  15. Sounds like you're enjoying life in the Little Apple...I grew up in Wichita, so I've been there a few times!

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  16. I'm stopping in today from SITS (congrats on being the featured blogger!) and am so happy that I did. I love this bohemian lifestyle, it illustrates what truly is important in life. I think to celebrate and each other is the greatest gift. I admire your ability to follow your dream and am trying to follow this example in my life as well.

    Best wishes to you, I will follow! :)

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  17. I can relate to the starving artist lifestyle! I wish you well and hope you reach your dreams soon.

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  18. i agree that a simple life of love is a beautiful life.

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  19. sounds amazing! good luck to you two!

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  20. A scholar and an etsian. I love it! Sounds wonderful!

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  21. Loving the blog, the post and your writing. Stopping by from SITS to say HI!

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  22. Sounds like a lovely life. Enjoy your sweet days together. One day, you will look back and know that even if you didn't have a lot, you had everything.

    Happy SITS day.

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  23. I'm glad you're enjoying your bohemian-ness :).

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  24. What a sweet post! So awesome you are following your dreams. Who needs gifts anyways!:)

    Happy SITS day!

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  25. As long as the lights stay on and you guys get fed, enjoy it! Best of luck!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  26. What a wonderful way to live life! : ) So happy for you!

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  27. What a lovely post! I am envious. It does sound very romantic.

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  28. Wouldn't it be fun to live in Paris? It's great that you are pursuing your dreams!

    Happy SITS Feature Day!

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  29. Pursue your passions! I love it! I am an artist also, if I didn't have children at home still I would love to be a 'starving artist' and live simple. It does sound romantic (sigh).

    Happy SITS day a day late :-)

    Blessings,
    Lucie

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