I am a person who always has and, I can only hope, always will be eager to experience love. I am a creature of emotion, and I feel things harder than most people I know. Please don’t interpret this statement as self-glorifying because, as a result, my life is a fucking roller coaster…chaotic, but a fun ride, nonetheless.
I fall in love with people, places and experiences every single day – anything capable of setting off that fluttery feeling, really. It is almost like a drug to me. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, hence the tattoo. <3
When I shot these photos, I fell in love with Paris. I have only been here a short time but the city really is magic. Traveling has opened my heart and mind even more than I thought possible. It has made me realize that I am capable of being on my own without actually being alone. Something I have spent many years struggling with. I feel stronger and more independent now than ever.
Truth be told, I am as vulnerable as they come and have had this little heart of mine broken a couple of times. I have had my soul crushed, and moments where I felt like giving up. However, as a result I have instead learned to keep my expectations low and my head held high. To see the world through rose colored glasses. To see glasses as half full (unless it is a wine glass, which could always use a top-off). Or maybe just to see the world, I suppose. See the world, and keep on falling in love with whatever it is that makes my heart flutter without questioning it too much.
I may be an “over-thinker”, but at the end of the day, very few things actually wind up making sense to me from a literal perspective. And spending too much time making plans, in my opinion, has always been a mistake. When I’ve done so in the past, my plans don’t roll out how I expect them to. So what is the point? “Go with the flow” is no longer a hippie shit phrase for me. It is my lifestyle. I can go with the flow, bust my ass, make a living and earn the freedom to experience. The privilege to keep on stumbling upon those things that make my heart flutter.
Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes I fall in love and later realize that it’s not a fit or “the vibe is wrong”. But for me that is no reason to ignore the endless possibilities that are ever-present no matter what the scenario. It is no reason to hold back from experiencing all of the beauty that surrounds us, wherever we are or whoever we are there with.
So here’s to love, in every shape and form. And here’s to living in the moment, and appreciating the fact that you are still capable of feeling, even when all you really feel like doing is going numb. There is way too much out there to let go now…I promise.
*head to toe: makeup (and photos) by Alisha, Rag & Bone floppy brim fedora, Reformation cropped top, Mossée coat, 3×1 seam skinny jeans, KDB tote (similar style here), Mondaine mesh bracelet watch via WatchCo.com, LMN Versailles Slippers (my new OBSESSION)