Kelseys 21st

She is one of the most beautiful souls… and for 21 years we have been through it all together. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing sissy & best friend. I can’t wait for the rest of her beautiful journey to unfold. I love you Kelsey Loraine, happy birthday.

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Celebrating Momma

Today we are celebrating my incredible mother. I am not the best when it comes to describing the love, admiration, and respect I feel for my mum… but photos help showcase those things in a way that words could not. Thank you for everything you do momma, I love you with all my heart. Happy Birthday!

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Fathers who step up

It takes a different kind of man to step up when another has stepped down. To do what one may consider a task and turn it into a joy. To shower me with laughter and walk around the park with me while I ramble n’ rant. I am so very grateful that I have a dad that can say he is that kind of man. Thank you for loving me… I love you so very much.

Happy fathers day papa

Reconstructing: Part 1

After a while she began to think. Maybe she was a defensive woman. Maybe, just maybe, she had let all the pain in the past create a difficult wall. Perhaps the wall was more difficult to climb for those that loved her after all, and maybe it was time to tear it down and begin designing a new one. She realized maybe she didn’t have to act so hard and have so many rose bushes in front of the wall she built. It could be a simple brick wall that she could rely on, but that wasn’t quite as tall and treacherous as the first. If she did it different this time around she could create a wall that made sure every time she fell on her ass the rest of her world didn’t have to come along with her. And then it hit her like the bag of bricks she needed anyway — it was time to simplify. 

Never Touch The Ground

Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.

— Kyoko Escamilla

….and if you can, try to keep beautiful, strong, empowered women by your side along the way. The ride will be bumpy, that is inevitable — but at least you’ll have someone to sing with on the way to all destinations. So here’s to the beautiful women in my life that help me keep on keepin’ on when I’d really rather not. Thank you for calling me on my shit & embracing my flaws. Thank you for showing up on my doorstep with wine & ice cream when I stopped answering the phone. Thank you for getting my ass up bright and early for the gym. I love you, I adore you, and I’m a wee bit more sane because of you. Cheers to the next decade and the rest that shall follow. Nothin’ can stop us, girls… Nothin’.
XOXO

The art of flying within

Sometimes when I’m going really fast on my rollerblades I close my eyes & let the hot air flow through my fingertips. I imagine I’m flying instead of overanalyzing the situation & fearing what everyone watching me thinks. Their judgements do not scare me — forgetting what it feels like to truly be alive does.

Rollerblading with my nephew

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With that said, I encourage you to stop & think about who & what you are living for… and if it isn’t for yourself, then maybe it’s time to purchase some rollerblades & pretend to fly. Trust me, it feels better than it sounds. And it’s always fun to have an excuse to rock some tube socks while you blast your favorite tunes. Call me crazy, but sometimes I simply need to pick a different type of noise to block out all of the nonsense I tend to fill my head with. What are some things you do to get to your “happy place”?

My sissy who is most definitely a MILF

Back to my roots

I have been missing my girlfriends, mum & co-workers a lot lately. My heart aches when I don’t get to see the gems in my life. So I packed the car up & Roman & I made our way to SLC for a few days. I feel like I am on vacation — yet I’m sitting here enjoying a cup of joe at my old desk.

I know I say it a lot, and to some it may be too much, but the blessings in my life never cease to amaze me. All I can say is I genuinely wish I could make sure everyone felt the same about their life. But sometimes, it’s just not that easy.

Happy Monday beautiful, shine on.

In the city