Nights become restless in the heat of the just beginning summer. It's only June and the weeks have been filled with 90+ degree days and we cannot find rest. Ian tosses and turns next to me and I can't stand it, so I'm up and reading a book. I text an old friend and don't get a reply and start to wonder what I'm holding onto. I get caught up in my head and my eyes are just dancing across the pages but I'm not reading anymore.
After around 3 days of 90+ degree weather, I'm craving the early spring days of sweaters and light breeze. A few months back, my sweet friend Charlie, Ian and I went for a short hike around Red Rocks and took some portraits.
I'm standing on the shore of an island off of Spain with 6 of my most loved friends. The rainclouds overhead create a dark shadow over us, and the ocean spray mists my face. I am here. Sand between my toes, face tilted toward the sky, I really am here. I look over to the rocks and the guys are all stripping naked and running into the water. They crash against the ocean, laughing, flailing, screaming. I'm smiling as I put my camera toward my face and start snapping. I haven't felt this present in a long time. "Get in here!!" the guys scream at us girls on the shore.
Back in November, two of our very best friends moved to Berlin. At the beginning of this year, Ian, our friends Sean and Monique and I all sat down and bought tickets to go visit them. Right before our trip, the 6 of us bought tickets to head over to Spain to visit our friend Simeon, and then the 7 of us headed down for a day in Porto. Two whole weeks with some of our favorite people in the world, seeing the cities they've been living in.
Here's the thing: I work as a Brands Specialist by day for a company called VSCO. It's a beautiful, wonderful job where I thrive everyday - but I was feeling the big need for a creative outlet. I need a place to share photos, write words, and have a place to record the bits of life I want to remember. So that brings us here- a little piece of the internet that I can call my own. Welcome to my space: a place where I'll be sharing whatever I want, whenever I want.