Water Baby

After many years of politely saying yes to most everything I’ve asked my sweet husband to shoot for my blog, he finally asked to style and direct one shoot himself. And today, I present the outcome.

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Some things to know about him include: he loves swimwear, he loves nature, he loves water, and he loves the color green. I think that sums up the shoot, doesn’t it?

I had a lot of fun being a model; it’s a role I accept rather infrequently. I really love blogging, and to that end, I feel more comfortable driving the shoot than being directed. Modeling comes with so much added pressure to correctly interpret and sufficiently express someone else’s artistic vision. Yikes.

However, I’m also up to give pretty much anything a try (except skydiving. No way, no how) so when Sergio asked if I would model for a shoot concept, truthfully, it wasn’t too intimidating.

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If I may say one thing about the behind the scenes vibe of this shoot, it is that it was freezing, not warm, and those little pebbles all over the beach are much sharper than they appear. I am covered in cuts and bruises as a result of this shoot. I guess that was two things (or three). We had a lot of fun working on this project together and I’m ready for his next idea.

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Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day.

Angels and Science

I had a friend from college who married a girl he loved, and then years later, divorced her. “What happened?” I asked, when he came over for dinner one evening to break the news. “She’s angels and I’m science,” he told me. “It wasn’t going to last forever.”

Is it true, like, really true? Can angels people and science people find a way to be together forever? Or is it a fundamental difference that no amount of mutual respect can suffice to smooth over?

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When I was younger, I thought the answer was no—angels people and science people are too fundamentally different to make it work. However, the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve come to embrace angels and science as part of a pretty flexible spectrum. I myself was staunchly down at the science end for the first couple decades of my life. However, ten years into marriage with a Catholic I adore and two out of three kids baptized, I think my answer has changed.

Life is a delicious buffet, and there actually aren’t any rules about how you decide what to put on your plate. Furthermore, you aren’t going to be in the mood for the same meal every day. My internal compass is governed by curiosity and compassion, and the more I have learned to act in accordance with those guiding principles, the more delightful and varied the companions along my journey have become.

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Enjoy the sunshine! Happy Sunday, and thanks for reading.


Anthropologie pants (previous season) and sweater (similar) // Clarks shoes // Hair by Beauty Lounge