Our Memory Keeping guest designer for November was the oh-so-talented Erica Webster. We have loved getting to know her better this month through both her work and her answers to our questions. If you haven’t had a chance to meet Erica, read on, you won’t be sorry!
When is the best thing that’s happened to you in the last year?
After putting it off and constantly making excuses (i.e. I can’t leave my cat) I finally decided to enlist in the Air Force and landed my dream job as a photo and broadcast journalist.
How would you describe your life aesthetic?
My life aesthetic is to surround myself with things that make me happy, balanced and at ease. For me it’s a witchy/gothic meshed with a California beach vibe… odd but it works. Think lots of black with deep vibrant colors or shades of blue, spiritual stuff, plants, astrology, skulls, shells, water, books, and a closet full of doc martens and vans.
If you were in a circus, what would your job be?
What does your ideal day look like?
Waking up late, sharing a coffee with my fiancé, working out while listening to the loudest music possible, do some journaling/art, cooking dinner, and maybe finishing out the day with some video games or a movie.
If your life were a song, what band/artist/composer would best capture it?
This is a hard one, but I’d have to say a combination of Foo Fighters, Gorillaz or Incubus. Guitars and drums with good lyrics are a requirement so all three would do an excellent job at capturing my life.
Where do you feel most at home?
Somewhere near a beach with a lot of blankets, pillows, my cat and fiancé, and high-speed internet.
If your life were a novel, what would the title be?
The Notorious Erica
Where have you traveled that stayed with you?
I did a homestay with a family in Mexico for 3 weeks and it was the first time I got to truly see how others outside of America live. I learned a lot and it was phenomenal to be immersed in another culture for a bit.
Share three of your bucket list items with us.
I just checked one off (see number 1), I also want to travel to at least 4 continents in my life, get my pilots license, and learn to play the guitar.
If you were a superhero, what would your name be and what superpower would you have?
Gaia, my power would be controlling the elements and nature
I have been wanting to do a travelers notebook for a long time so I was thrilled to get this kit. At first, I was stuck about how to use some of it because while it’s fall, I haven’t had a chance to do any of the things I’d normally do this time of the year. So I went about it a little differently since the theme surrounding Acorn Lane and November is gratitude and thanks, I decided to document my journey thus far in my military career because I am thankful for the opportunity to serve AND do something I love, photography. I ordered photos I’ve taken over the past five months here and started writing about some of my fun experiences and observations I’ve had. As hectic as things have been for this year, I finally had the chance to sit back, reflect, and document what’s happened.