Ride the Wave

Lately I’ve been feeling more and more at peace with the things I cannot control. Two of my very favorite pastimes, yoga and riding my bike, have been completely elusive. My free time feels nonexistent, and my busy time is filled with plenty of obligations that frankly, I would rather not spend my time and energy on. And yet, it’s true that I feel more accepting of life as it is than I ever have before. And no, haha, I’m not about to invite you to join my cult.

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I can’t say exactly what has shifted internally to bring about this peacefulness, but I do feel that it is something from within. I can’t point to any special milestone or event as bringing it about. Maybe this is just the deliciousness of getting older that makes the process of aging feel like a gift rather than a burden. Like finally, I get how to just enjoy my life and not sweat the small stuff, or really, even the big stuff.

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I don’t feel like I’ve given up on anything; there isn’t any apathy at play. I still look forward to things a lot, and hope and intend to do them. I just feel quite at peace with whatever comes. Let’s ride this wave and see where it takes us.

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Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading.


Sweater and skirt from Anthropologie (sold out) // Stuart Weitzman sandals (old season)

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.