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Baby’s breath

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Sister dear

My sister is visiting. She’s doing her masters at NYU right now and I am loving that, for a while at least, we’re in the same country for a change. Even if she does live on the other side of it. I’m so proud of her. She’s super smart and determined and strategic. Not to mention gorgeous.

More coming soon about an exciting addition to our offerings! Yay, 2011!! And what an auspicious day to announce it on, right?

oh yeah, and I moved the blog

We used to be there. But now we’re here.

Told you this year’s word was move! Ha!

It’s been rainy and cold here but luckily I love the rain, and although I prefer heat to cold, I can deal with it. Especially when I get to see such drama in the sky:

As you’ll see if you click on the above links, some of the blog is still in progress. I haven’t blogged this way in a while so it’s taking some getting used to. Excuse me while I work out the kinks. And if you have any tips, resources, recommendations or advice, feel free to share. I’ll take all the help I can get!

My word for 2011: Move

That’s my word for this year. Move. Last year, it was Courage. It’s been a year full of high highs and low lows. I am ready for what lies ahead. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. What a year it’s been.

Chésaweh had his first birthday! My baby. A boy already. Takes my breath away, every day. What an amazing creature he is. So bold, fearless, beautiful, determined, energetic, persistent, methodical, cheerful, soulful, musical, unbridled, uninhibited, wild, thoughtful, gentle, joyful, quiet, mellow, intense little being he is. And growing, growing… always in the moment.

I won a camera! OMG, yes. The sheer craziness. At a moment when I was thinking that perhaps it was too much for me right now. I won a 1D. As if the universe was saying, yeah, keep doing this. For a while. And I love it. What a thrill to get more that looks like what I see. It’s just wonderful. And oddly, it inspires me to work with other cameras as well. It’s lovely.

We moved. Just fifteen minutes down the highway from where we lived before. And yet, it does seem like a whole world away. Our neighbourhood is way cool. We’ve seen most of them out and about, tending to their homes, being with their families and I dig it. Hope to get to know them better. I’m still covering the entire Bay Area and still visit Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley and Oakland just about every week for one errand or another. I’m still in love with the Kensington and sometimes drive around it loving on the homes there. It’s gorgeous. I’m in the city a lot less but always happy to have a reason to come to San Francisco proper.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome returned in full effect. Joy. Not. That was my sarcastic voice. It sucks. Don’t have much more to say about it right now.

I applied for SOAR again! Oh yes. Why not, right? And bonus is I’m totally motivated to get my house in order just in case Me Ra winds up coming over like she did with the last winners. Ha!

I did my first mini-sessions. Awesome.
I second shot a bouquet of weddings. Stupendous.
I shot more portraits. Heart warming and just plain thrilling.  Is that an odd way to describe it? Do you get what I mean? It was so thoroughly enjoyable. When I’m shooting, I just relax into seeing and going zen. Connecting and opening. Love it.

Wow. This is a long post for me. And I haven’t even added photographs yet!

Doesn’t this disco ball ornament and blue tree just make you want to dance? You know you do… shake your body!! Ha.

I envision moving my body. Exercising every day. I’ll be dancing. Walking. Playing catch. Jumping rope.

I envision moving away from the junk food I’ve been settling for on far too many occasions and creating even more of the healthy, delicious, pretty food that actually nourishes our bodies.

I envision moving forward in my life and in my business. Leaving behind bad habits and the excuses that I’ve let in my own way. No more. I’m just going to do.

I envision being moved by the universe more, by allowing myself to be present and conscious and open more. When I’m awake and aware, so much more in life evokes all those glorious feelings of connection, purpose and zen. I want more of that.

What’s your word for 2011?

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