On Friday night, I sat across from my husband in sweat pants, greasy hair, and flip flops. In public. It had been a long(ggg) week + the thought of getting dressed pained me. 🤦🏽♀️ So we went to a dark pizza parlor + I hid in a corner eating a cauliflower-crust pizza (yes, it exists, welcome to California). 🍕 Let's play a game, I said. Let's pretend you're single and you are gonna go out tonight. Where do you go? 🚘 Why did I make up this game? NO IDEA. Maybe I worried JD wondered where his life went wrong sitting across from a girl who looked like she rolled out of bed. 🙈 A very messy bed. 🛌 We scribbled our answers on napkins and exchanged them. Lo and behold, we wrote the same three places in Newport Beach, in the same order. 🎎 The pizza arrived and we chatted about our results. Then we fell silent until JD said, I guess that means no matter what, we'd always find each other. 💑 He dashed red pepper flakes on his pizza and smiled. In that moment, I felt like the luckiest messy-bun-sweatpant-wearing girl of all time. 💃🏽 Yes, we'd still find each other. @jdstar was destined to walk this life with me. In flip-flops. Obviously. ✨ Today I got dressed (ahem, and SHOWERED, amen) because we're going to watch an outdoor art show tonight. 👩🏽🎨 Under the stars in Laguna Beach, we'll get inspired, be present, and know we were always meant to be. 💫 What did you do this weekend, friend?
I just feel so uncreative...I feel stuck. That's what I told her when she called to chat about our projects. 🙈 We had a list of photo shoots to produce, but couldn't find the creative flow. 🌬 I knew I wasn't alone, so I suggested putting together a project to INSPIRE creativity. When the imagination is sleeping, we must wake it up with ingenuity. 😴 We collected photos, read vintage books, made collages, watched indie movies...we gave ourselves space to imagine what we wanted to create. 📚 When the time came to produce a massive photo shoot for #socialcurator yesterday, creativity led the way. 👉🏼 By the time @jdstar @tamipaige and I finished, we were dripping sweat, covered in confetti, and moved 37 boxes of props. 🎉 And we were utterly happy, filled, and satisfied. 🙌🏼 Sometimes creativity visits and sits a while. We laugh, we create. Other times creativity hides and requires us to call her from the darkness. Please, come play. 🎡 Yesterday we called, and she came. For this, we are thankful. 💫 But I'm interested...how do you get inspired?
Validations are for parking, she said. Be bright, colorful + unapologetically YOU ❌⭕️❌⭕️
I couldn’t stop talking. Words flew from me like in such rapid succession I felt like I was spitting bullets. 🔫 As I taught a live class, I was so caught up in rant I didn’t breathe for 17 minutes straight. 🤪 Slight exaggeration, but still. 💁🏽♀️ I was so entrenched in my thoughts that my words became a webbed mess, but I spoke my truth. 💫 It doesn’t matter if you’re underqualified. It doesn’t matter if you’re undereducated. It doesn’t matter if you’re underconnected. It doesn’t matter if you’re the underdog. 🐶 The only thing that’ll determine your success if your ability to believe your dream into existence, even if others do not. 👊🏼 To remain undaunted in the face of fear and opposition, is to earn your rightful place amongst the unicorns. 🦄 You are special, unique, and ready. So, go and DO. And never forget sweet friend, you are enough.