The other day as I was riding shotgun and starring mindlessly out my window, my eye suddenly fixated on a teen sitting on the side of the road. Even though we were half a block away, I could tell he was full of angst. He was sitting in the middle of the sidewalk on his upside-down skateboard, picking up dry leaves and throwing them down, bitterly. I starred, remembering all the kids I knew from high school who fit his mold. Cynical, awkward, and full of anguish. I sent some silent good vibes, and as we made our way by, I realized it was nothing more than a middle-aged woman, sitting on a tree stump, peeling an orange, waiting for the bus. The moral of the story is: Things aren’t always what they seem and Shay needs glasses.
Held in the arms of the jungle 🌿 this bamboo shala has been calling me home for years now and still there is so much yet to be discovered. 👁
Less than one week until the Bali retreat and I can’t seem to keep the smile off my face! 🌸🧚🏻♀️
Hope everyone had a nice first weekend of fall! 🤗🍁 I’ve officially survived my second summer in the desert 🔥😅 With cooler temps ahead of us, snowbirds are coming back to enjoy our beautiful post-summer weather! 🌞🌵 Today, I’m continuing the #PalmSprings series on stylelullaby.com with an article on my 15 favorite #instaworthy spots in & around my hood 🤩 They are all bucketlist-worthy of your next visit! 🙌🏽 Tap the link in my bio to see the blog post 💋
It feels so good to “art” again. I took a break from photography for a while, but doing these portraits have made me excited to get back into it. And the fact that I edited these from scratch (no presets) has given me even more motivation and confidence. Be ready to see more portraits from this shoot with @calebkoptamusic 🌲🎞🌳
I find myself constantly coming up with new, stupid ideas to unfuck myself up, all the time. Is it just me that can’t break the cycle? On the plus side, holiday in a couple of weeks. Yes, this is needed. Especially right now. I actually have an annoying story about my need for a holiday and my tactless nurse but it’s late now so I’ll share tomorrow. Sweet dreams spoonie fam 💖
i don't know if this is how it is with you, but summer is always a busy time for me. i have learned to [a little bit] strongly dislike it. in the summer it seems as though everyone - myself included - is constantly on the go during the hours of extended daylight. i don't do "always-on-the-go.” eventually, my introverted self gets tired. i get tired of the hot weather- the sweating profusely problem that i may or may not have.. but mostly i get tired of the busyness.
it seems like as fall rolls around, i am done with continual activity. i am so burnt out by filling my schedule while simultaneously attempting to fill my heart, that i simply can't do it anymore. i am trying and trying so hard to be effective & efficient with my numerous summer activities that it gets me. i give up.
fall is letting go of those habits that aren't so becoming. slowly, becoming so ravaged with the clutter, that i let it loose, like the leaves on the trees.
Back to the grind; but here’s some Monday motivation for ya! The color of our Hawaiian shave ice comes from all natural ingredients, so no need to call this a guilty pleasure! 😉✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When your maker friend reminds you that you’ve got this! @thecomptoncompany and I have been reading/listening to @jensincero’s book “You are a Badass”...and she sent me this as a reminder that we can do hard things!!!! 💪 We’ve both had some hurdles to jump lately and keeping each other going is where it’s at right now. Being a maker is hard. It’s really hard. When it’s good, it’s very good and when it’s bad, we’ve got this! 💜 Thanks to @cuffsthatinspire for her mad skills 😘
The calm during the storm. I can’t work if my office is a bomb, (which doesn’t take much to get there) I try and clean up throughout the day or I can’t really focus. Anyone else like me? Or do you prefer a bit of chaos 😜
Stepping into Fall 👟 👟 🍃 This season has never been my favourite, thanks to my usual bout of seasonal bummers, but I’m trying to stay positive. Silver shoes & knowing I have some exciting adventures coming up definitely helps. Anyone else struggle with this season change?