About No Post Code EnvyWho am I?

Umm, yeah. Good question!

My name is Andrea. I’m a Midwesterner who is trying to carve out a small space for herself online.

I think it was Anaïs Nin who said “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” I call this blog ‘mostly true’ because I believe we don’t ever see the full truth,  just our own particular version of it. This is mine.

Why ‘No Post Code Envy’?

I’ve started and abandoned several blogs, never having found the right focus. Finally, this morning as I drove to work, it came to me.  I was listening to Lorde’s Royals, my current favorite song. Something clicked. The line about ‘no post code envy’ really stuck with me.

I live in Topeka, KS. I can think of a hundred other places where I could be happy but I am, for now, here. Instead of sneering at what could be considered small town life, I choose to focus on the beauty of where I am currently planted. That means a focus on creativity, food, restaurants, crafting, quilting, knitting and more.

And so… This is about living the best life I can, wherever I am, and looking for happiness and fulfillment wherever I place my feet. No post code envy.

Royals by Lorde

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I’m not proud of my address, in a torn-up town
No post code envy

But every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody’s like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen Bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I we’ve cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows that we’re fine with this
We didn’t come from money

But every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room
We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody’s like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen Bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

Ooh ooh oh
We’re bigger than we ever dreamed, and I’m in love with being queen
Ooh ooh oh
Life is great without a care
We aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen Bee
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

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