Lately, when I look in the mirror, I almost don’t recognize myself. I’m getting older, yet I feel so young and alive on the inside. It’s tricky to not believe what I see (tired, worn out, heavier = not so lovely) yet take it as a clue to make some changes. New mamahood has brought so much transition, both spiritually but also physically. I’d like to lose those last 15 pounds. I’d like for my hair to go back to soft. I’d like for my eyes to awaken the way my heart feels awake. I’d like to have more energy.
And so, when my friends capture me in my essence, I’m reminded that I’m right where I should be for what I’m doing, who I am, and where I’m at in my journey: I’m 36 years young. I had a beautiful baby boy 10 months ago, walked through trauma, and came out the other side with a wide open heart. I am navigating the world of balancing being a new mom while managing a really busy and inspiring creative life + business while trying to hold on tight to all the things I don’t want to lose (myself, my friends, my perspective).
|Photo by Tracey Clark
Big thanks to Andrea and Tracey for these photos that capture at a most incredible time in my life – so grateful.