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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Just say no. Let it go.

Today my friend introduced me to this Beautiful piece by Reverend Safire Rose today. The message behind it definitely impacted me because quite frankly I have a shit ton of things I could (and probably should!) let go of. Work. Silly goals. Poisonous friendships. Pointless and redundant chores. Time, or more specifically our lack of. I'll admit those weren't the best examples (and I don't admit to my mistakes very often so, please, take note), but what I'm trying to get at is we need to get over the little things. How important is it really that you do the dishes, water the 5 plants you have perfectly positioned around your apartment, come up with a 5 year plan AND complete a chapter in the biography you're working on all in one night? Probably not very. I mean, don't get me wrong... all of those things matter and are probably incredibly beneficial for you to do in the long run (who doesn't love a healthy flowerbed of hydrangeas and a collection of your kookiest stories forever engrained in the heads and hearts of those with the ability to read, right?! Seriously... RIGHT?), but will the world end when at the end of the day when none of these tasks are completed? NO. That's right, you heard me. A big fat stinking no. NO, Ashton! 

It's time to cut the negative things out of our life and focus on what TRULY matters... time to let go. This piece helped allowed me come to this conclusion (as well as many others, in fact! like, do I need a pair of orange pointed toe ballet flats? I saw them on a blogger today and sort of fell in love with the way they contrasted her navy peacoat. Jimmy Choo is currently having a sale and I just got paid... okay wait, I'm supposed to be inspiring you people and here I am rambling... alrighty, let's see, where was I? Oh that's right!... ) and I hope it does the same for you ;).

"Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.She let go of the committee of indecision within her.She let go of all the 'right' reasons.Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn't ask anyone for advice. She didn't read a book on how to let go. She didn't search the scriptures.She just let go.She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.She didn't promise to let go. She didn't journal about it.She didn't write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn't check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.She didn't analyze whether she should let go. She didn't call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn't do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.She didn't call the prayer line.She didn't utter one word. She just let go.No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations.No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing.Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort.There was no struggle.It wasn't good and it wasn't bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore..." 

~ Reverend Safire Rose

Hope you enjoyed, lovelies xo

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Alcohol. Wilderness. Ping Pong. Pizza. That pretty much sums up my weekend! My friend decided to be adventurous and move to Mammoth Lakes for the month of January (wahhh...), and I decided the long weekend was perfect for visiting. Thankfully it's a large house because there were 14 of us! SUCH FUN. While the boys boarded, my best bud (of foreverrrr) and I decided to go on an adventure of our own. What more do you need than your best friend, a flask and a little mother nature at your disposal, after all? Climbing rocks. Drinking a yummy concoction out of my super bad ass "WW(wouldn't)JD flask. Tons of pictures. We had a fabulous time, but a short time later came to the very sound conclusion that it was time for some more pizza. We took the cue quickly and boogied our way home :).

Overall: Fun times were had by all -- another Mammoth Lakes adventure soon to come!

What are we wearing? NORDSTROM all over - at least on me. I picked up this cozy snow leopard sweater at Nordys the other day and let me tell you, regrets? None to be found. It will probably be my new go-to sweater because it basically feels as if I've draped myself in a life sized teddy bear... which I'm never opposed to. Obviously. The leggings are LuLu Lemon, my socks Free People and the boots are my all time favorite Sorels. You like?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

First post COMING SOON! Stay tuned for a big fat welcome kiss from me to you.