Things I Love 9.3

I wrote this article for my friend Sica, over at Bead & Reel. It's about waste in the fashion industry, and it's bad. Not the article, well hopefully not the article, but fashion and waste, and polluting the environment. As I get deeper in, I can't help but feel bad for my frivolous spending days, but grateful to have the opportunity to learn and do better. I really haven't been as hard on myself as usual about my past sins. 

There may be one exception to this rule. I'm cleaning up my old blog posts and IG, and what have you. While doing so, I can't help but mumble to myself, "What was I thinking?" or "Who wrote this?" as I go through. I like to think it's testament to my growth, and willingness to be more and more myself all of the time. But still, some of it is a little regrettable, and... fluffy. I can't help but be slightly annoyed with myself, but also eternally grateful for my willingness to push through the discomfort. I can be both annoyed and grateful at the same time. That's a thing. 

Between the judgement, I work pretty diligently to love the past (and present, and future), and show up from that place. Thinking of all that's come into my life as a result, and sincerely hope that I've been able to inspire others along the way. And I think that's all I can ask for. I think that's all I really want to ask for. 

This is perfect. source: Art Limited

Definitely. source: Healthy Happy Sexy Wealthy

I used to think it was cheesy when people talked about self-love, or how you can't really love another until you love yourself, etc. I was wrong, really wrong. And if you're still thinking something outside of yourself will make you happy, you're wrong too. It's true there is only so much we can control, and one of the biggest things that we can is how we feel. How we receive life, and the simplicity we allow into our daily routine, and how often we allow ourselves to slow for the things we love.  source: Frances Cannon

Oh, Emmylou, how you inspire me so. source: 70rgasm

The world needs more girls with hearts exploding. source: mr(x)dupontneuf

I could stand a few more slow mornings, or afternoons in my life. source: The Girl with the Curl on tumblr

Some day soon my walls will look just like this. source: Hello Ancolie

Oh, Maya, you left us with so much to be grateful for. source: Ella Frances Sanders

Things I Love + 2.14

Happy Valentine's Day! I am no good with holiday posts, but I actually love Valentine's Day, possibly because it's a holiday that revolves around candy and snuggling. I feel like that might just be an average day for me.

I made the exciting decision to start photography school, which also inspires me to take that National Parks vacation I've been meaning to take. I think it'll be Arches. I've been meaning to go there for I don't know 4-5 years (10 years. I'd been like 10 years). Anyways, I've been feeling a bit dissatisfied with my photos as of late. I just feel like there's further to go with it and I'm not getting there on my own. It's kind of an excuse for being lazy, but I feel like learning new things always keeps me motivated. And I haven't been motivated. So, learn some new things.

Needless to say, I'm pretty happy with the way life has been going lately.

I even made a schedule for next week for the blog and for work. Stuff that needs accomplishing. So, I'm feeling pretty productive.

Also, this song has been my favorite thing for a minute now.

I feel this was taken at that Horseshoe in the Colorado River. I've been meaning to go there too.

I've been super into yellow recently. I'd never really considered it as a viable option before, but you know, yellow. source: Simply Casual on tumblr

This has been my uniform. source: Levi's

I just discovered this blog and it's adorable. souce: Headed Somewhere

It's almost the time of year for this to happen. source: Luvo Inc

In my imagination I look adorable in overalls. Still waiting for real life to catch up. source: Riches for Rags on tumblr