Sitting there, alone in a foreign country, far from my job and everyone I know, a feeling came over me. It was like remembering something I’d never known before or had always been waiting for, but I didn’t know what. Maybe it was something I’d forgotten or something I’ve been missing all my life.
All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me.
photos courtesy of Create & Cultivate Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending a conference I have been following for a while, Create & Cultivate. I’ve been inspired by this incredible gathering of empowered women for years, and was over-the-moon excited when I found out they were coming to Seattle. I still feel […]
When Beyonce comes on singing about how girls run the world–it’s impossible to not agree with her. The phrase #CommunityOverCompetition is something that is thrown around the blogosphere quite frequently, but is it something that we’re all actually practicing? Community over competition is something we should all be practicing, but is it? It’s so easy […]
What’s that saying about time flying when you’re having a good time? It seems like it’s been a whirlwind of a year since Zach & I said I Do during what ended up being a dream come true of a day (you can read more about how we DIY’ed that here, and everything you need […]
You know what decided to finally show it’s face in Seattle today? THE SUN. I know, I know. I may pass out from surprise as well. As our beloved sunshine has finally decided to show her beautiful face again, that also means one thing is approaching: wedding season (aka one of the best times of […]
Five years ago. It feels wildly surreal to comprehend that my warm-hearted, beautiful, courageous mother has been gone for five years today. Five years ago I was catapulted into adulthood in a way I had never anticipated. Each day in that five years has brought on different waves of heartache. Each moment she hasn’t been […]
Remember when I talked about breaking the rules? Turns out I’m doing that again. But if there’s one place to break the rules for, this is it. This edition of The Coffee Shop Bucket List is straying from my beloved city of Seattle into the charmingly-quirky city of Austin. Turns out lots of cities do […]