dear universe, thank you for always believing in me. even during the moments i lost my faith in you. and, especially then. #heimaey #vestmannaeyjar #westmanislands #iceland #aroundiceland #epiciceland #everydayiceland #unlimitediceland #visiticeland #visitvestmannaeyjar #wheniniceland #summer #universe #midnightsun #goldenhour #portraitphotography #canonphotography #ootd #dadadianeducasse #instadaily #nofilter
and, sometimes you have to go back to the beginning. to retrace your steps and truly see how far you have come. 📸: @lind1982 #heimaey #vestmannaeyjar #westmanislands #iceland #aroundiceland #epiciceland #everydayiceland #unlimitediceland #visiticeland #wheniniceland #midnightsun #sunset #sunsetlovers #overthevolcano #manubennett #ootd #dadadianeducasse #instadaily #nofilter
“until further notice ... celebrate everything.” - @cleowade (heart talk) 📸: @daniel_petursson
and, here’s to allowing life to surprise you.
and, the flower emerging from the ground is a reminder there is always space to grow.
“after all, i absorb the world around me, and that’s changing all the time. just as all the water that was in my body last time we met has now been replaced with new water, the things that make up me have changed too.” - sayaka murata (convenience store woman) 📸: @gunnlod
reminder: one breath at a time.
dear self, thank you for getting yourself exactly where you are. i know it wasn’t easy. 📸: @deividas_matkevicius
and, then i was left wondering if there's anything more beautiful than seeing nature catch its breath after a long day. 📸: @frankframesthings
reminder: nothing is going to change unless you do the work that’s necessary. the work no one else can do. you have to clear up the soil, take out everything’s that rotten so you can plant new seeds. and, then you have to water yourself. 📸: @gunnlod
“greatness depends on where you are coming from.” - @chimamanda_adichie (half of a yellow sun)
dear self, i hope you always remember how creating memories is always worth more than material possessions. 📸: @oskar.hauks
dear universe, thank you for my heart. thank you for giving me a heart that keeps beating no matter how many times it gets broken. 📸: @gunnlod
and, maybe our pain would hurt a little less if we just dared to be honest about what we’re feeling.
“and if you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” - charles bukowski (love is a dog from hell) 📸: @oskar.hauks
and, then you learn how change is the only constant thing in this world. 📸: @arndisey
i promised myself i would dare to be more honest. about what i’m feeling. and, about the things i’m going through. because sometimes it’s enough to be brave for the shortest of moments and to stop pretending. it can be enough to create a safe space for others to open up. to even talk about the shared pains we all experience differently and individually. today i said goodbye to my nephew for the last time. and, usually i seek refuge in writing and words when i’m feeling something. but, now i can’t find anything that can encompass all of this. but, maybe that’s okay. maybe sometimes we need to live through the wounds before they can start closing up. hlynur loved orange. four and eight were his favourite numbers. that’s why i couldn’t imagine saying our last goodbyes in anything other than his favourite colour with his favourite numbers on it. and, even if the sorrow is almost too immeasurable right now, it has also created space for gratitude for the memories and moments shared together. it has created an even bigger space for the reminder how short life can be sometimes. that it is, and always will be, here. and, now. • takk fyrir allt saman, elsku snúður snærinn minn 🧡