this morning I went surfing with my best friend before I started my work day. a year ago I would’ve NEVER considered taking a morning off during a busy week like that. but I’m learning more and more about priorities, time management, productive work hours vs busy work hours, and REST. that last one is by far the hardest for me. x anyways. more on all of that later. today’s story is that @landonmcleod__ bought me a new surfboard as an early birthday present so this morning we went surfing to test it out. there was a summer surf camp going on. yes, I nearly took out a couple kids while I was surfing. Landon just laughed his head off when I dove off my board to avoid running over a panicked-looking 8 year old. 😬🤣 x I’m a little sunburnt, got a pile of messy beach hair on top of my head, and I’m wrapping up a full day of work - in SPITE of the morning off. (woah) I live 2 minutes from the beach, own TWO surfboards now (😍) have the best surf buddy/coach around, and 3 pints of ice cream in the freezer. 🤣 I’m grateful. life can be a wild ride sometimes, but one thing I ALWAYS practice, every single day: finding at least 4-5 things I can be grateful for. it’s changed my life. x so... what are you grateful for today?? 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 name a couple things below and see how you feel. promise, it’s the best. 😉 (p.s. shirt by @blonde.robin 💛 I LOVEEE this message + style!!! it’s such a fun reminder of exactly what I just shared: “STAY GRATEFUL” 🥰)
I used to want to be an olympic gymnast. x it’s true. I did gymnastics for 9 years growing up, and I used to watch the olympics RELIGIOUSLY and think to myself “by year ____ that’ll be me!” but oh hey LOOK I’M NOT AN OLYMPIC GYMNAST. (shocker, I know… 😉) and guess what: I’M SO HAPPY WITH THAT. x I just wanted to hop on here today to remind you that it’s A-OKAY to switch paths. just because you started walking down one path doesn’t mean you’re boxed into that forever. x so right here, right now: if you’re feeling scared to make a decision because you’re afraid it’ll trap you forever or make you a failure if you do something else later… stop. make that decision. move to that city/house. accept or decline that job offer. say yes to a date with that person. x TAKE RISKS. CHASE THOSE DREAMS THAT LIGHT A FIRE IN YOUR SOUL. and then, in a few months or a few years, if you feel it’s time for you to either move forward or switch directions completely… DO IT. x stop being afraid of what people think. stop being afraid of failure. if you’re not making mistakes/learning lessons/ “FAILING” every now and then… that usually means you’re not doing anything innovative. you’re not dreaming big enough. And you’re playing it way too safe. x give yourself permission to change. change means growth. and growth is really freaking healthy. NOW GO OUT THERE AND KICK SOME BUTT THIS WEEK! love ya friends!
Gino + Madison ⋖⋗ we became best friends after the first email. they told me they loved Frank Sinatra, wine, and puppies. They had my heart from then on out. ⋖⋗ this day was a fairytale from beginning to end. it included a ferry over to our own secluded, wild, private island, an untamed, coastal jungle, macrame hammocks hung over the ocean, dozens of paths + stone staircases wound their way around the island (I may or may not have gotten slightly lost a few times…) and a bridal suite/boho HEAVEN with a jacuzzi jungle out back and a spa house next door. ⋖⋗ I can’t wait to share more of this day, these two, and their story. but I’ll tell you this: these two know how to live life. And I love them more than words. ⋖⋗ who wants to see this destination wedding on the blog?!??! 🤤😍👇🏼
TODAY’S THE DAY!!!! x I’m on my way right now to our venue in LA for the first ever Evelyn Grace meet-up! it’s gonna be a full evening of laughter, hugs, education, food, dance parties, and new friends. I’m seriously stoked out of my minnnddddd. 😍🔥🙌🏼✨❤️ x for those of you who have said you want to come to one eventually, where should I take it next???? lemme know below!! 👇🏼💛