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How to know what’s right for you

October 5, 2015

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Coffee Donut & Paper Sunday

There I was, eating an entire mini sheet cake, a jar of kimchi and there were weeks where I didn’t even think about coffee. Oh, I must be pregnant again…

Oh…HI!!! I’ve been nesting in our new home and adjusting to moving back to San Diego. I was a totally different person when I lived here last! It has been interesting reacquanting myself with my most favorite place on earth.

When I lived here before I was a busy acupuncturist, social butterfly and adventurer. Now I’m married with a 16 month old and I’m tired. HA! 

In the past couple of months we’ve had houseguests, family gatherings, unpacking, San Diego-ing (zoo, hikes, burritos) and baby raising. The biggest source of stress for me has been whether or not to reopen my acupuncture practice. Many very nice patients and fellow colleagues have asked me and encouraged me to do so and I miss it very much. 

The mental energy going toward contemplating this decision was actually very consuming. Then when I thought I may be pregnant a few weeks ago (I’m not- BTW) I got super excited about the idea of spending my days savoring mommy hood and preparing for growing the family. 

There was my answer.

So, if you’re looking for a magic 8 ball type of answer to your burning questions, take some time to really daydream your most happiest outcome of a situation, no matter how impractical it may seem. Then GO for it! Please tell me what your contemplating!

So, I’m a full-time mom and a part-time photographer. I also hope to get back to regular weekly blog posts and Instagram is my new BFF.

A Tomato

August 17, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

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Finally, the baby takes his afternoon nap and I lie down for the nap (later than normal) I had promised myself all day. The house is a gazillion degrees but that’s not why my eyes are wide open. The next thing I know, I hear Grant waking.

I am SO happy to be living in San Diego again and with that comes some unsureness (is that a word??) of how I will re-enter a world I have been away from for a little while. I. Have. Changed. Of course there have been changes here too…my favorite donut shop is WAY too popular and now there’s a line around the block. LOL. This donut line fascination made me lose my nap. 😉

I’m moving in, cooking, trying to see friends, working photography jobs and maintaining my acupuncture license with continuing education coursework. There are birthday parties, family events… Everyone is busy! I remind myself of that when I get the guilts about falling behind in keeping up with my family and friends. 

There are a few little vegetable plants barely holding on here and what kid doesn’t love to pick a pretty red thing? 

San Diegooooo

August 13, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

IMG_9203The past few weeks have been filled with packing, moving, a photo shoot, yada yada yada… I LOVE my blogging community and I’ve missed it here so much!!! We moved from Orange County to San Diegoooo!!! We had been talking about it for years and all of the sudden, within a matter of weeks, it happened. 

The new place is so awesome. It’s smaller than our last place yet laid out so well so it seems larger. There is a nice open plan in the family room and cute little bedrooms. The light is so beautiful! The backyard is super private and we’re excited to have friends and family over.

I made like a thousand enchiladas (rice, beans, cheese, ground turkey, green salsa) and we eat them each night on paper plates. 

I know, we have moved SO MANY TIMES in the past 3 years! HA! 

Have you ever done something impulsive and a bit scary that turned out to be so crazily awesome? Hopefully every day. lol

 

Something New

April 20, 2015

Photography / Uncategorized

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Hello!! I have been busy creating a photography business and it has been so rewarding! It is SO exhilarating to get home from a shoot, photos marinating on that SD card and then splayed out on my computer. 

At first, I am terrified. Then I find a few photos to cling to and THEN I find GOLD!!!! AHHHH! What do you think?

Design Love Fest Workshops

April 6, 2015

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The thing I’ve been really resisting is committing to a style in my photography and a lot of things we learned about in the workshop reminded me that it is critical to developing a brand. AHH! I can be very disciplined when I want to be so I can do this! 

What is your artistic/blog/motherhood/etc style in a few words? What is your “brand?” 

P.S. The photo of me was taken by my new friend, Jessica Alexander. Um, she is so delicately sweet and beautiful with a lovely English accent! 

When Do YOU Disappear?

March 30, 2015

HAPPINESS / Uncategorized

Avarcas USABlueberry Date ShakeColorful ChairsAm I the only one who completely goes into another world sometimes? Ok, surely not but when I get into “picture taking mode” as my husband calls it, I disappear. It kinds makes him crazy. AH! Sorry!

I get this glazed over look and I go into “A Beautiful Mind” in my head. The world becomes head shot backgrounds and geometric blocks of color. 

It is totally my happy place!!!! I took these on a smoothie/window shopping/location scouting walk this weekend. OOOHHH that blueberry date shake was good.

Where are other people escaping to?????