Disclaimer: These are not intended to be worn together.
Head: Leonard II Sunglasses in Safari by Illesteva on My Chameleon
Shoulders: Sierra Printed Silk Scarf by Las Coleccionistas
Knees: Cafe Capri in Gilded Brocade by J.Crew
Toes: Vintage Polka Dot Oxfords by Tiny Vintage Wardrobe on Etsy
It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Let me say, it’s not easy to keep up when one’s computer decides to hibernate for weeks on end and then randomly, one morning, return to its former working self. You’d think I would have just given up after a few days of the black screen of death and accepted that maybe, just maybe, six years is a good life for a computer and it’s time to move on but I knew it’d return to me. Just like the Notebook. Hey, it’s not easy to give up on a relationship of six years and yes, we’re still talking about my computer. Maybe it was intentional, my computer declaring that its time to disconnect a bit and take time outside of cyberspace. It had a point – although it probably didn’t factor in that our “we’re on a break” period would just increase my love affair with Instagram. Nevertheless, I’m truly trying my best to eliminate my sporadic “let me just summarize everything that has happened in a months time within one blog post” but up until this moment, that’s where my life has been at.
So, what have I been up to? Eating a whole lot of Pho, Instagramming my feet everyday for the #365Underfoot project, completely shifting my mindset surrounding food and healthy living by attempting (and loving!) a gluten-free vegan diet, eliminating coffee completely, hanging with my cuddly cow cat, and trying to take in everything this place I currently call home has to offer. It’s my intention to get back up and running with daily posts and regular features but we’ll see if my MacBook thinks otherwise. We know who wears the pants in this relationship. I rarely do.
With each day that comes in 2013, I find myself most distinctively reflecting back onto 2012. I’ve always been susceptible to a raging case of nostalgia in my life, but for some reason, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of 2012 ending previous of the New Year. 2012 was the year of one life lesson I wholeheartedly did not want to accept: No matter how confident I feel in the moment, no matter how stubbornly insistent I am that I know, I have no idea what is to come or how i’ll develop as an individual. Within just a years time, I left two jobs I had loved for almost two years, went from intern to manager at a company that introduced me to coworkers that truly made a huge impact on my life, fell out of love with a city that held my heart for three years, moved back to the state I swore I would never re-inhabit, and a countless other events.
I have no idea where i’m going, where i’ll live next, or how i’ll change but unlike the last year me – I welcome the uncertainty. Which is precisely why when my dearest friend Kelly of Shortstack Photography invited me to join in on her #365Underfoot photo project, I knew I had join in. A daily documentation of where I am now, what is underfoot. I have a feeling come 2014, there will be a whole lot to look back on through looking down. Follow the project here!
Christmas In The Room by Sufjan Stevens | Your Heart by Andy Shauf | Just A Boy by Angus & Julia Stone
Where Are You Now by Mumford & Sons | Danse Caribe by Andrew Bird | Blood by The Middle East
I love winter the same way others love summer. It’s a kinship of sorts.
There is nothing quite like that feeling that first announces winter’s arrival -
that initial moment where a sweater is not necessarily needed, but welcomed.
We resort to hot beverages, blankets, and others to make up for the lack of heat previously felt.
It’s not about making the most of the day hours
anticipating and dreading the sun’s decent as summer often feels.
It’s about the middle moments, the quiet moments. It’s about you, me, and us.
Winter, this is my love letter to you.
We’ve got a long way to go, but you’re starting to feel like home.
“I realize how unique my path has been. And i’m thankful for that.”
I am thankful for my sisters who are my best friends. I am thankful for my parents who have supported my decisions no matter how crazy they may have seemed – trusting my gut on moving to New York and then three years later the need to return to California again on a feeling and faith alone. I am thankful for the new community i’ve been blessed with since moving to the Bay Area. I am thankful for the community of friendships I have and forever will maintain no matter distance or time who have been my rock. I am thankful for the beautiful apartment I have. I am thankful for my job. I am thankful for every trial and tribulation i’ve gone through that have got me here. I am thankful that I can wake up every morning and truly say I am happy. I am thankful.
How do I even begin to update on what has been going on lately?
I’ve been drinking far too much coffee,
meeting my best friend’s puppy…
taking a trip to LA to spend time with said best friend,
welcoming a new roommate…
meeting someone at orientation that lives in the building directly across (!!!)
exploring and enjoying Oakland…
seriously too much coffee,
settling into the new job…
and drinking far too much celebratory wine and mimosas.
It’s been a whirlwind to say the least. And, I know you were expecting this, it’s almost DECEMBER. What is going on?
*And please excuse the craziness that is my layout currently. Something went wrong in the past two weeks and i’m working on fixing it.