weekly scenes & a little reflection


As we get older, we all have to learn: life is not always going to be easy. 

You won't always get to spend as much time together as you wish. 
You'll work too late.
Your phone will break.
You car insurance will be overdue.
You'll get frustrated with yourself.
You'll feel all alone.
You'll have to put up with unhappy situations.
You're schedules won't line up.
You. Just. Won't. Know. What. To. Do.

At some point, I don't care who you are, you're going to feel all of these things. Myself, I'm not immune to it. Last week I found myself bawling because life just felt too overwhelming. I didn't feel like myself, I felt so silly for being upset. And the worst part was that I couldn't figure out how to make myself feel better. I had no action plan for happiness, and so I dove even deeper into sadness.

The only thing I knew to do was to go to every yoga class I possibly could. After the first class, I felt a tiny lift in emotion, but still, life was walking through a haze, going through the motions, unclear of a vision. With each practice I felt a little more optimistic, and then I found myself in a class where the teacher prompted with exactly what I needed.

"Today, use your practice to rid your body of all the emotions and memories that are no longer serving you. Wring them out, and leave them behind on the mat."

I felt a fire.

I sweat and pushed more than ever. I felt strong, balanced, flexible....I felt confident for the first time in a week. This sadness, it wasn't serving me. I decided right then and there to grow up.

And I'm not saying that I'll never get down about life ever again. Life is a pendulum. But I think that part of becoming an adult is accepting that it won't always be easy. We want someone to hold our hand and make it all ok, but only we can do that for ourselves now. Let go of what isn't serving you, and embrace what will.

And now, to focus on the positive, some weekly scenes of all the GOOD things that have happened lately...
A visit to Kinfolk in Brooklyn.
My first Rockaway taco
Custom Power Ride shredin it up at Connie's Ric Rac and a good night with new friends.
Hanging with Free People's Open Call winners in Brooklyn & shooting behind the scenes.
Working with Adam to write a review on our favorite new brunch spot
Hanging around Greensgrow way too much.
A tasty recipe post I had the opportunity to write for the fine blog over at Everyday Minerals
Learning about Aromatherapy and connecting with inspiring women in my own community.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear you've been down in the dumps! It sounds like you found a really healthy way to regain your energy and brighten your spirits, and you're photography is looking absolutely amazing, which always helps =)
    Loved this post as always -- glad things are looking up for you!


  2. Naomi, thank you for being so honest. I really felt this post. I too find healing through yoga. And your pictures are so stunning! Much love.

  3. So glad to hear that your spirit is lifting. I know that feeling - one small thing after another and it suddenly becomes a chore to feel like yourself again. On top of yoga to reflect and let go, I find that a little journaling and self-reflection and making phone calls to some of the best people in your life always seems to help. You are a star, girl..... your commitment to doing things for yourself is so inspiring. xo

  4. Aw, thank you all! You guys cheer me up. =)

  5. Numes, that was beautiful, and all too true. It always seems like you just know how to move through life without letting the negatives affect you, but it's really refreshing to know that you get this way too. And really inspiring to see you get yourself right back out of it so elegantly. I love you bbgirl. Miss you like crazy.