i love this life i’ve built and i’m proud of what i’ve done in my business ( i can’t believe it’s been nearly 4 years as a pro photog!).... but i’ll also tell ya social media doesn’t show ya the ins and outs of living pretty much off-grid. it’s not always pretty & i definitely know how to get my hands dirty.
this morning i spent a few hours squatting in @carhartt overalls, enjoying the sun & up to my elbows in my compositing toilet. It decided to start leaking toxic fluids yesterday. YUM. ( this isn’t the first time). I spent those hours cleaning it, taking wrenches and screwdrivers to the vent fans and pulling apart the wiring. As i finished up ( for now, missing a new filter that will require another disassembly this week to reinstall), Fern came padding around the house and i looked up for a kiss... only to see an entirely mud covered face and paws running at me. 🙄 there went another hour & still my recently cleaned truck is certainly less clean after her hopping in. Ah... mud season. 🙃
ain’t no medicine like you.
sometimes our soulmates don’t look like the cinderella story told us they would, and they fill something deeper. sometimes you find the soulmate you’ll rock in your chair on the porch with when you’re in your 20s, and it fits just to start then. Sometimes they teach you more about friendship and yourself than you knew, and about love. I learned about loving me, i learned how much i can love someone loving you, and i learned our partners come in all shapes and sizes, and that age is a number that you decide how you define. I learned that watching you, bloom with a man 19 years older, and never once fade into anything different than the beauty you are. I sat with you and realized with you that maybe the world told us a story of one soulmate and truly, were destined a few, who fill different parts of us... and that’s alright. Better yet, more than.
i can’t wait to sit on the deck, put my fingers in the dirt with you and laugh till we cry. thanks for saving me in giggles from strep and the flu last night 💓💓