so here’s a little nugget of wisdom i’ve learned: a place/location/patch-of-earth is entirely what you make of it.
when i had previously considered moving to LA i imagined a giant tasteless city rife with traffic and smog. and then on every visit, we’d have such a good time connecting with friends, finding amazing spots to eat and frolicking in the sunshine, that i kept feeling like i was being tricked. this was not the LA i was expecting. i’d get surprised that i could see the mountains, and that after driving just 10 minutes we’d be tucked away in a canyon and experiencing the most beautiful sunsets.
and now it’s become our home and i’m making the most of it. lately, this means getting outside – going on short hikes or even just walking around the silverlake reservoir with ash. it feels so good to be outside and next to the earth. it refuels me and centers me almost instantly. i’ve decided to put more intention towards doing this. stepping away from this screen and going on adventures to new patches of this planet. of course, one of my camera’s will always come along to document the travels :)