June 19, 2012

Live Lightly- Not A Model Mantra

Lately, there are things that keep me heavy in my mind, heavy in my step and heavy in my heart.

Sometimes, there isn't something major happening to bring the weight and sometimes it can be as simple as a recurring circumstance, negative thought pattern or toxic relationship or friendship. It's not always easy to "lighten up" but I've come to learn that it is a choice. It's a choice to see the lightness and look for the quiet good in the obnoxiously loud bad. If you can't remove yourself from the situation or cycle, try and cherish the moments when suddenly you feel buoyant again.

For me it's been:

*my grandmother cutting me roses from her garden at Sunday lunch
*watching one of the last sunsets from my balcony
*morning runs by the water
*my baby sister graduating
*getting a bad haircut - but taking a photo anyway
*spending my first weekend dog-sitting in the city with Bailey

This week's Not A Model mantra is as follows:

"Best to live lightly, unthinkingly." - Sophocles


  1. Your hair looks great, Amanda! :)

  2. I love this! Don't worry, there are plenty of good things to look forward to this summer ;)

  3. Love the photo of you and B! And congrats Mel!