Been living on the go lately, so much so, that I've not realized how much time's gone by. Actually, that's not the entire truth. I'm always mindful of the time. Sometimes, though, all I can think of is living in the exact moment I'm confronted with and remembering to journal my feelings - or disappointments -at a later time. Sometimes, all a girl needs is to forget the rest, get settled on a rooftop, bake under the sun, Tanqueray in one hand, today's news in the other. Something about looking inward to move forward, taking time to appreciate what is really happening around you, and for once, just once, stop imagining what could be or once was. Be here now. Way easier said than done. Way more worth it than otherwise.
whenever I'm feeling a little 'everyday'
or uninspired, I
keep in mind all the times I've felt this way and hold tight to the knowing that every single Summer since I'm thirteen,
I've become ridden with 'what if's' about the future. And one hundred times over, everything falls into place, just as it's meant to.
It's true, slowing down isn't something I'm really used to - not by any means. But, this tough girl, has been resolute about shedding the resistance and letting all the love in.
All of it.
Hey, what's a Summer for, if not to keep you tanned and on your toes?
Photos by Lauren Gould