Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Los Angeles Kind of Summer: Living in the Present

During this time of year, its easy to long for far away places. Wish for distance, away from my problems. But this summer, I want to keep my mind here. Los Angeles, you sunny weird place. You have so much to offer, and I often forget that. I have a vidid imagination that always find itself in exotic locations, wanting always to be so far from home. What happens when I just stay present in this golden state of mine? 
This is the first summer in a long time, where I don't have one big trip to look forward to. My mind wanted to trick me. That my summer was automatically mediocre. This time of year is what I cherish most. I feel most like myself, when the sun is hot on my skin, and adventure is constantly calling. So yes, I was disappointed I wasn't jetting out of the country. But when I muted the negativity, it made me realize the gift that was right in front of me. It was a season to focus on building my home. A time to work on my growth as an actor and freelancer. No fancy trip to distract me, but a reminder to stay present. To save money for those big goal purchases. I think it is scarier for me to stay put than runaway. It forces me to slow down, and look critically at what is and what isn't working in my life. So underneath a palm tree, or sipping coffee on my roof, or walking my dog around our park, I want to embrace my city. Growing even more in my work, and reigniting why I live here in the first place.  
Photos shot by me on my Canon 6D. 
JED Button Down, Zara Faux Leather Skirt, Nike Cortez Sneakers, Raen Sunglasses, Vintage basket bag, Family heirloom necklaces, Fancy Gray LA ring. 

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  1. I can really relate to this post right now! While I'm planning a road trip later on in the season, I am staying put for the majority of the summer, and I'm trying to embrace time spent in my own city of Toronto. It can be easy to feel slightly envious of people travelling all over the world, but I've realized that sometimes the best days are the simple ones spent enjoying the places and people close to you! This summer I'm focusing on rediscovering my city, whether that means exploring a new neighbourhood, sitting out at a cafe with a book, or trying out a new restaurant! Thanks so much for sharing these thoughts and inspiring me to be intentional about enjoying the season in my own city :)
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