On my 23rd birthday my boyfriend and I drove up to Malibu to explore a new area, and ended up hiking for a few hours at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve. There's nothing better than being outside for a few hours, and the birds-eye view of so many people, sea gulls, and seals made it perfect. It was by far my favorite birthday so far.
Ben and I have decided that before we settle in too much we're going to explore LA like the tourists we'll never be. Here's some photos from us revisiting the Getty Museum, one of our favorite LA landmarks.
If you use the internet daily (as most of us do) you're constantly bombarded with click bait- or the links that you know will invariably waste your time but you click on anyway.
It's only seven days until we're moving from Portland to LA! It only hit me this morning that the move was REAL and our lives are going to be radically different there. It's been five years since I've lived in Southern California and I'm so insanely excited to get back to my sun-filled roots.
I tried to convince myself to love minimalism for a long time. Partly because the mess in my house seems to evolve when I'm not looking, and also because I want everything to look like a Pinterest board. It's secretly also because- despite my ability to throw things away- I'm afraid I have hoarding tendencies, and because I have an insatiable urge to control the things I cannot control. Like many others, I want to corral the wild mystery of life and transform it into something tangible and predictable- something that can be knocked off a to-do list. My mentality about life looked like this: if I'm going to try, I want to succeed, I want to be good, and goddamn it I want to do life right!
(...can you tell I'm about to be schooled by life?)