#PSA // 🗣 It’s OK to take a break from kindness to remind someone they got you 👏🏾 fucked 👏🏾 up! • It’s the end of the semester and I no longer have anything clever to say so I use words that I find in memes and use them as captions for my photos 🤣. • Last week I think I had a nervous breakdown in the middle of Times Square. I realized that I lost my monthly metro card (it was 11/15 and my metro card wasn’t slated to expire until 12/4 😩) and started to curse at said (lost) metro card for abandoning me when I needed it most and at all the fuck shit that happened to my life that week. I know I looked hella nutty, but I didn’t care. • Go back to school they say. Invest in yourself they say. • What they DON’T say is how much stress, pressure, and sleep deprivation you subject yourself to. Pace yourself and tap into your support system or you TOO will be on the verge of a breakdown over the most insignificant things - Trust me. • The bright side, I think the Almighty himself was like “Yooo, shawty is about to spazz on these people, lemme bless her real quick.” - Within seconds of me crumbling, I felt a tap on my back. I turned around and saw a woman holding my metro card (I knew it was mine because I always write the date of expiration on the back in permanent marker). She told me that she saw me drop it about a half a block up and had been trying to catch me to give it to me. She handed it to me and I balled.... for her gratitude, for my frustrations, for it all. • I walked down the street with a face full of tears towards the A to take my ass back to #TheStuy for a MUCH needed glass of Prosecco and dinner (mussels in a curry coconut sauce w/ lemongrass) at my fave neighborhood resto. • This week is better. The exams are still insane - and I think I am too, but at least I’m not on the verge of tears today 👏🏾! .
📸 Cred: He knows who he is 😏
I froze my ass off for this shot. #nolie
My options are pretty limited when posing with the 120lb giant beauty that is Elliott, you guys, I’m not kidding when I say the struggle is actually real.
I decided to try something new and attempt to capture her as the “lap dog” that she is so I sat criss-cross-apple-sauce on this frozen lake and invited her over for a cuddle and as soon as she settled into my lap she started to fall asleep. It was the cutest moment, I tell ya, and even though I couldn’t feel my sweet cheeks you bet your buns I savored every bit of that moment for as long as I could.
Our first look photos. This is actually the place I wanted our wedding to be at — turns out the national park has restrictions on having weddings in pine forests. Pshhh I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about figuring out a way to do it anyway. 😉😏 But looking back, this place being shared between just him and I was significantly more special and I am so thankful for our hour hike through the woods on our wedding day. Prbly my favorite part of the day to be honest. 📸: @lauren_anna_la_photo
had the most beautiful reset this past weekend up north. no reception. only the peace of mamma nature. new friends and old. family. wine. song. games. laughter. love. heart to heARTs.
making life our own, one day forward at a time, with gratitude. 🖤🌲