I want to be softer with myself, and my soul.
Thoughts are soul food, and I need to start learning to eat better.
While it's always sunny in Southern California, nothing makes the day feel a little brighter than an impromptu shoot.
Plus, no better way to christen the new house than with a housewarming party and a photo shoot.
I've been listening to a ton of Otis Redding lately, and truthfully I don't know how I got here. I've always known of him as a artist, but I have finally gotten around to listening to most of his discography, and man oh man he just speaks to the soul. I am currently loving on "Try A Little Tenderness" I could replay this song all night long.
I love how it starts off so soft and "tender," but then builds up to this soulful groove that just makes you want to move , and that's kind of the relationship I have with myself. It changes from day to day, and while some days I wake up feeling myself and grooving from the moment I open my eyes, but other days it takes a little love and build up to get there. Overall I want to be softer on myself, mainly with my thoughts. I think it is import to be cautious of your thoughts and too not be too hard on ourselves. My dad always makes the case to tell me that if someone else was as hard on me as I am on myself I would have cut ties with them ages ago, and it's true, so why can't I break my own bad habit?
All photos by rooms: Emily Boffeli
But I'm working on it, and as silly as it might sound, but the one thing that works best to break those thoughts is putting on a good song, lately being a Redding, and choreographing a dance to it in my head. Dance has always been my absolute euphoria and even the thought of it lets me feel as free and soft as actually breaking out in a good groove.
So here's to more tenderness and some good grooves!
A glimpse into my ever changing life through the words I've typed.