Monday, September 7, 2015

An Ode to SUMMER 2015

You will need green juice and sunsets and spontaneous road trips. 

Tequila and passports and old songs with new meanings. 


You'll need to laugh until you cry while streaking under the moon in Mexico. 


Goddess cards and flash tats and late night conversations that reveal your purpose in life. 


You'll need to dance til the sun comes up and embrace the awkwardness of turning from a girl into a woman. 


Above all, you will need your people. YOUR TRIBE. 

You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else. 


A living, breathing, screaming invitation to see the beauty in yourself and to believe in better things.



valle de guadalupe, mexico ~ memorial day 2015 

As I watched the sun set just now on Labor Day - September 7th 2015, I'm reflecting on what a truly growth-filled summer it has been. From this wild moment back in May gallivanting around Baja Wine Country with our mascot Faviana the Falmingo to watching the famous California green flash susnet at home in La Jolla, soooo much has happened. I've taken big risks professionally and personally -- pushing myself to achieve goals I never thought possible. But none of this would have been possible without these girls by my side. 

Summer 2015 reminded me of the power of sisterhood and surrounding yourself with people who see the light in you. Who encourage you to live the life of your dreams and (I'm starting to think this is the most important part) -- who clap when you win. 

One of the hardest things in life, I think, is to be truly happy when good things happen to other people. To view their success from the outside and not have an ounce of envy or view it as a reflection of what you don't have. To wish nothing but the best for others and MEAN IT. I feel so lucky to have found girlfriends that embody this. Kathryn, Kristy, Leslie, Jenny (and so many more that aren't pictured above) keep me grounded in love and encourage me to fly. 

Summer 2015 -- thank you. 

// the poem above is my zen-girl-remix of Jamie Tworkowski's famous "to write love on her arms" //

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