Happppy Friday party people! This has been such an off and odd week for me so I am definitely glad it’s the weekend! I have been reflecting on a few different things this week and really feel the need to mention them.
From the very beginning, I have always wanted to use this as an outlet to share my thoughts and keep it real with you guys. It always feels so wrong to me when really important real life situations come up and everyone pretends like nothing is happening. Sorry, but the new sweater, lipstick or whatever can wait. Puerto Rico matters, Las Vegas matters, and sexual assault matters.
ONE // Me too. Us too. I hope this conversation never stops. To all the girls out there who aren’t ready to share your story, you don’t owe anyone anything. Just know we are all here for you. My friend Francheska summed it up best, “stop educating women on what to wear and educate men on consent.” YES. We need to teach our daughters to say NO and our sons to RESPECT it. Sending all the girls in the world some virtual hugs. xx
TWO // Being present. Bri from Design Love Fest mentioned something about being more present on her Instagram Stories and I have been thinking about it all week. This is also something my boyfriend tells me ALL THE TIME. He is so good at being present and without knowing it, he is teaching me to be better at it. I lost my uncle to liver cancer this past February and when I found out that he was diagnosed with cancer, I kept thinking about how awful it was going to be without him. What I wasn’t doing was being present. He was alive and living his life to the fullest and instead of thinking about how horrible it was going to be to lose him, I should have been present and spent more time with him. I know this example kind of defeats the purpose of my point, but life’s about living and learning, right? I am trying to be more present and soak in what’s going on now instead of focusing on things I cannot control. (I am wearing my uncle’s flannel in the photos above. 😊)
THREE // Don’t be an asshole. If you ask my boyfriend, he will tell you that I am too nice and I probably am, but I’m proud of it. Sure, I could work on being nice to right people, but I just don’t understand why everyone is such an asshole these days. If you need help with something, ask nicely OR at least ask them how they are doing before asking them for favors. C’mon guys. Be more thoughtful and considerate of people and of their time. You never know what people are going through. So be a little more selfless and less selfish. Be kind to people, it cost nothing to be a nice human being. It’s so sad to me that manners and common sense are diminishing at a rapid rate.
I am off to volunteer with my Walls that Unite family (more on this soon!), pick my boyfriend up from the airport and then we are off to Palm Springs for the weekend with some of our favorite people! Have the most blissful weekend loves! xx
Ps. Darryl and I are shooting next week so if you have any content suggestions, please send them our way!