Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Vanilla Sky

Dress: c/o Eshakti; Heels: c/o Rockport; Bracelet: c/o RocksBox*

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I am sometimes struck by how much I feel. On any given day, I run through an entire range of emotion. From awe at natural beauty (like these exquisite blooming trees or the calm Willamette on a sunny day), to sadness (about friends, family, human interest stories, people I see on the streets), to deep love (for my family and Ben), to a frenzy about projects, or a before bed calm. It can feel exhausting to run the emotional gamut on a daily basis, and sometimes I definitely envy people that can go through life at an even pace.

I once told my employer that I'm like a sponge for and of emotion. When the rest of the office is unhappy, I feel unhappy. When they're glad, I feel glad. When a friend is going through something tough, I feel their stress. I get just as anxious as Ben does before an exam. 

Lately, life has been so exceptionally busy and emotionally charged for myself and everyone around me, that I've been exhausted at the end of every single day. Friends have been going through big life changes (both good and bad), I'm on the final wedding planning days, and the calligraphy business has been swamping my afternoons. I've been sleeping so hard that I keep sleeping on my arm and I wake up with it fallen asleep and painful. Last night I slept in such an awkward position for so long that my neck feels all thrown out of whack. I suspect it's far far better to sleep so hard that you don't realize that you're sleeping on your own arm, than to lay awake at night bored or with racing thoughts. I think it means that things are very full.

On a different note - just wanted to mention this Eshakti dress! I've worn their custom and amazingly alterable dresses before on the blog (here and here) and just wanted to bring your attention to them once again! They have tons of dresses, skirts, and tops that you can get changed in many ways (hemline, sleeves, neckline) so that they're always a perfect fit! 


  1. Planning and organizing your own wedding is never
    an easy thing to do and it does bring a lot of stress.
    Take care of yourself and try to make days as easy as
    possible, you still need to remember to enjoy the whole
    process. :)
    Anyway, you look incredibly beautiful in this gorgeous dress!

  2. Love this! You look so elegant and beautiful! I love the location too, perfect photos!

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  3. Amazing photography and overall great post :)

  4. That can be exhausting to reflect everyone else's emotional state, but it also means you're very empathetic—and the world could use more empathy!

  5. Geoffrey F. NormanMarch 4, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Sounds like you have a wonderfully, awesomely overactive empathy gland. The only cure is . . . uh . . . more cowbell? (I dunno.)

  6. I’m in love with your blog! I like your photos and style of writing! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)

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  8. Your dress is so pretty


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  10. I am most excited about the Gift Card.

  11. Thanks for this opportunity! I love trying new, affordable skincare products - the HydroBoost water gel sounds fantastic. My skin's been so dry this winter!

  12. I LOVE that you are getting some hints of spring! I am soooo jealous!

  13. I'm really excited about the Target Gift Card, but the Neutrogena products are excellent.

  14. I bet your really good at reading people since you can kind of feel their vibe and emotions. You look so so so gorgeous in these photos! That dress is amazing! I think I've said it before but I want your eyeballs! Such a pretty color! I've always wished I had striking blue eyes like you :)


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