SNOWED IN

I’m from a tropical country in South America, so I would say by nature I am programmed to abhor the snow and cold weather.

I have spent countless hours complaining about the weather. And I don’t know, it just kind of becomes something to talk about. This year, however, I’ve made it a point to be real with myself and with others and cut-the-crap. I’ve been thinking about what a waste of time it is to complain about something as uncontrollable as the weather.

The other night it started to snow and my natural reaction would be to get annoyed and complain about how cold it is and how I’ll have to clean off my car; two very true things. Instead, I decided to bundle up and go outside.

I realized that when it snows at night it’s incredibly peaceful. I realized that the sky gets a glowy-gray hue. I realized how satisfying it is to be the first to leave a footprint in the snow. I realized that this is where I live and I should start enjoying it – as it will snow whether I want it or not.

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We truly forget how fragile and short life is. We lose ourselves and forget how amazing the processes of physics and science happening around us are. I believe it’s important to ignite that child-like curiosity in order to give ourselves a sense of wonder and adventure.

To being more adventurous,
Olivia

// photography by Olivia //

LETTING GO

This is such a reflective point in the year for me. Here we are at T-minus 2+ days left in 2014 – can you believe that?! A lot has happened this year and it’s hard to fathom 2015 is almost here.

Someone I follow on twitter asked their followers what they learned in 2014 and I loved the responses. It really got me thinking about what this past year had in store. I’ve learned through the years that growth only happens when you’re aware of it. Being conscious of your growth, and learning, is really what activates it.

More than anything, I’m learning to let go and be okay.

I struggle with being too hard on myself and am realizing that when I let go of things in my life, it makes way for new ones to enter. Whether it’s feelings, work, or people, letting go is a part of moving forward. And besides, life moves on whether we’re ready or not.

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Wishing you the best,

xo,

Olivia