I went to the Big Island for my brother's wedding in Kona two weeks ago. It was truly an eye-opening experience, so I've decided to move there for about a year after I get my undergrad. I would love nothing more than to be immersed into such a humbling culture. Life there would be so much simpler - the way it should be. I loved surfing. It was one of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had with nature. There were a million colorful fish swimming in the reef below me and the occasional sea turtle popping it's head up for air. Finally understanding the ride of the wave was more than merely being able to keep my balance and steer the board - I finally accomplished learning something that I've wanted to do my entire life. I yearn for the day that I will be able to do that at my leisure. Thankfully, my parents are in full support of my decision. Supposedly, Mark Twain lived there for a while as well. He surfed, wrote for the paper, and eventually wrote his first book. He began his career. I think being there will do the same for me. I have far too many interests to narrow it down, and perhaps I'll end up doing a lot of different things. I can only hope that Hawai'i will help inspire me to find what it is that I'll spend the rest of my life doing. It's risky, but I couldn't be more excited.
Alexander Wang never fails to impress, but holy hell, this collection literally blew my, as of late, anti-consumerist mind. I've spent a good while now trying to simplify and fight my lust for expensive clothing, but I'm considering adding a little Wang to my Christmas list.
J and I had a photoshoot today in the early hours of the morning. I finally got pictures legit enough to post to LOOKBOOK.nu. It's been about seven months since I last posted a look - pretty ridiculous! I hope to get a little better about it. I've simply been far too apathetic about the interweb lately. Eh. That's probably not so bad.
P.S. Still not completely in love with the new blog header. Any thoughts? I'll probably do an entire blog revamp soon - if I find the time and willpower that is.
I would never say that I have everything figured out because 1) that's not at all something I'd want to boast and 2) it's highly improbable. I do, however, finally feel as though I'm living the way I'm supposed to be. I can't remember the last time I felt this kind of joy - I'm incredibly thankful for the way my life is going right now. I still have much to accomplish (in the foreseeable future and in life in general), but fulfillment is a possibility for me now and I feel confident enough to say that. Not only can I see it but I've found the motivation I've been needing (and might I add, it's been a long while since my search for this motivation began). It's been quite a while since I've blogged about my personal life, but this seemed to be something worth sharing.
Well, summer's almost over! I am actually pretty anxious about school this semester. I'm ready to do things right. I hope everyone's summer has been fantastic - and that the rest will be even better!