love thursdays + self portrait challenge (blue)

Feb 28, 2008 | Life in Progress

do you ever feel like you’re settling into a newer version of yourself? it feels vague and a bit awkward at first, like the beginnings of a new habit, but then you sort of fall into it gradually. eventually, you wake up one day and feel a bit different, a bit new, a bit more solid in your everyday skin. it’s a very hard thing to describe except to say it sort of feels a bit like growing up…but in the best of ways.

it’s been insanely beautiful around here. california is teaching me to love what it has to offer. and what it has to offer is perfect weather and some pretty amazing people, too. after 1.5 years of living here (and only 9 more months to go), it feels like i’m falling into my friendships a bit more, much like i’m falling into myself. feels good really, really good.

more soon….
more love thursdays here and more self portraits here.

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (19 comments)
  1. dfh
  2. letter9

    That newer self thing… yes, I know what you mean except usually I only first notice it when I’m already different. I’ll read something of mine or see a project I’m working on or have a conversation over a glass of wine and realize, “Wow. I’ve changed. I’ve grown up.”

  3. bleeding espresso

    Lovely photo, and congratulations on the newer version of yourself 🙂

  4. pERiWinKle

    One of the best feelings is to feel enough and happy! xx

  5. Alex aka Gypsy Girl

    It really has been so beautiful around here… And I am looking forward to sharing some sunshine & California warmth with you tomorrow 🙂

  6. Javacurls

    Great shot! Happy Love Thursday!

  7. Herwings

    Wow, I envy your weather. It’s so bleek here. ENJOY!!!!!

  8. maría jesús

    nice picture! I like your heart pictures very much!

  9. tracey

    i know exactly what you are describing here and it’s such a great place to be!

    love the photo too! xo

  10. Anonymous

    Hi Kelly Rae,

    Thanks for this beautiful post today. It really resonated with me. I can certainly identify.

    It’s a beautiful day here, too. The sun is out, and I’ve sincerely missed it!



  11. liz elayne

    really, really beautiful…

  12. Deirdre

    I’ve had so many new versions of myself I’ve lost track. And every time I get comfortable something new presents itself. Sometimes it’s difficult and other times it’s really, really good and easy.

    We were just talking about the weather this morning, about how gorgeous and warm it is right now. We get these glorious days scattered through the winter months and they’re always a nice surprise. I’m glad you’re enjoying them.

  13. wonton

    so very creative!

  14. FireMom

    Oh, so beautiful! Great snap!

    Happy Love Thursday!

  15. alison

    happy love thursday! i am feeling all high and happy too right now. 🙂

  16. Bonggamom

    Happy LT! How funny, my photo is very similar!

  17. kt40

    I hear ya! It does feel good to understand yourself better, that is the beauty of growing. Happy Love Thursday!! katy


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