Just a gentle reminder. Happy Monday.
Year after year, twenty-something women come to New York City in search of the two L’s: labels and love. – Carrie Bradshaw
One who has finally learned that it is in the nature of objects to come and go without ceasing, rests in detachment and is no longer subject to suffering. —Ashtavakra Gita
I have a problem: I think I’ve grown attached.
Recently, I found myself lamenting to a friend about being alone. I cried about not having anyone. Yes, I have a few friends, but they have husbands and wives and boyfriends and girlfriends and kids and dogs. That’s the sucky part about growing older. Everyone starts pairing up and you’re just crouched in a corner ripping the crust off of stale bread. Or whatever. Maybe you want what they have, maybe you don’t. All that matters is that you’ve become painfully aware of your aloneness as you mature.
So naturally, you try to find someone or something to attach to. You become attached and you want to do everything with that person. That’s not always possible or logical. So what do you do? You smack yourself in the face and say, “Self, get a grip and grow up.” People are not possessions and situations are not permanent.
Over the weekend, I planned a photo shoot but I cancelled it prematurely because it was supposed to rain. On the day, there was not a cloud in the sky. I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed to see sunshine.
Also, I got a new iPhone (finally). Captured some great photos. I was so excited! When I got home and backed up my phone, they all got deleted.
Polar vortex, we bid you adieu. Spring has finally come to reclaim its proper place. My limbs, mental state and the entire United States are forever grateful.
I don’t know about you but I pretty much want to be naked already. But since that’s not necessarily acceptable yet, there are a few items I’m looking forward to this season. I thinking I’ll go girly-glam. Sheers, pastels, neons and slingbacks. Whether that will happen or not, only time will tell.
Here are some Spring styles I’m thirsting after.
I spent my Saturday with my delightful god-daughter. Those of us without children know how every opportunity to spend time with someone else’s child is either practice or prevention. Luckily, my little princess is not that bad, lol. She’s actually very intelligent. Little did I know, I would leave her a little wiser.
It’s been an interesting week for me, health-wise. I pride myself on being transparent on this blog but as of late (and as a friend of mine pointed out), I’ve been “holding back”. Even on here, I feel like some things just aren’t meant to be shared. It’s always a difficult call to make but yours all the same.
I’m grateful to be alive and to still have my sanity and the functioning of all of my limbs. Sometimes you forget how integral each and every part of your body is.
Anyway, all of that to say, despite whatever it is you’re going through, find a way to stay inspired. Continue to use your talents to create the beautiful things you want to see in the world.
Earlier this week, I did a fun Solange-inspired shoot. Can’t wait to share the photos with you all. Who knows, maybe she’ll see them. You never know. I didn’t expect to be on Zappos’ Instagram. If I end up on Solange’s IG, I’ll split my wig!
Have a marvelous weekend!
A friend suggested I watch this documentary and I’m glad he did. Side note: if you come across a doc you’d think I’d love to watch, shoot me an email! Anyway, although I was hoping it would be longer and a bit more in-depth, I really enjoyed it. Using psychologic research and real life interviews from people across the world, ‘Happy‘ examines the importance of happiness.
“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin
Lessons from the weekend.
Last week, I had lunch with a friend to discuss my involvement in his new project. I love hearing the excitement in someone’s voice when they speak on their passions. I truly believe that whatever you want is right there waiting for you, so long as you put in the effort to attain it.
After lunch, he was presented with a work opportunity in my presence. I’m thinking, “Shoot, I’ve been unemployed 37 days now. Let me find a way in this.” So…I said I’d do the work. And that was that.