Yes I’m still alive. 🙈I know it’s been a hot minute since I posted. Keep reading if you want to know where I’ve been....😜⠀ ⠀ This is a self portrait I did almost 2 years ago. Lately I have been spending some much needed time with family. I am still taking sessions like crazy and loving every bit of it but not being glued to social media has been therapeutic. I go through a lot of ups and downs when it comes to social media. I have periods when I am consistent with posting and then I get burnt out and take breaks. Anyone else have this?⠀ ⠀ I guess I just need to have times when I create just for me and have moments that are not documented anywhere else but my memories. Moments that are mine. ⠀ ⠀ I have felt so fortunate to have a lot of those lately. I am blessed with such wonderful people in my life. I felt this self portrait was appropriate with how I have been feeling. Besides the obvious freedom of flight shown and the connection of freedom with a social media fast, I feel like it goes deeper than that. ⠀ ⠀ I have truly been trying to be present and live in the moment. Take in every bit, and not take anything or anyone for granted. There has been some negativity surrounding areas of my mind lately and I am literally trying to set it all free. The bitterness is toxic and heavy and I decided I just don’t have room for it. I am making room for new ideas, thoughts, moments, people, places, dreams, goals, and ways of living. There is no room for drama, self hatred, anger, guilt of not doing enough, or bitterness. I am setting it free.
Getting freckles by the dozen= summer 🙌🏻🌞🍉⛱
Happy 4th! I started the day with the hardest 5k (mentally) I have ran. Then I spent the day with family and friends. Ended with our amazing small town fireworks and some sparklers. The hubby didn’t have to work this year which was a special treat for me and the kiddos. It was one for the books. So grateful for so much today. 🇺🇸💥🍧🍔
Downtown Portland today was nostalgic. I just took in all the groovy vibes. The @oregonleather company was a heap of inspiration. Can’t wait to debut the new camera strap my FIL is going to help me make! Scroll right for a glimpse of downtown goodness:) ⭐️✨🕺🏻
Movement makes me happy. I feel so blessed to be given the chance to photograph dancers often. Taking two dance classes here in Portland this week made me realize how much I miss it. It’s hard to explain but it makes me feel alive, whole, and free all at the same time. 💃🏻
Our time at the beach was just what we needed. Yesterday we caught fresh crab, and it turned me into a believer. I never knew I could like crab 🤷🏻♀️ 📷: @nick.conley #firsttimeforeverything #crab #oceanlife