The Longer Version...
I can remember sitting on my front porch as a child, looking out at the world, and wondering how my eyes could become a camera. I wanted to capture exactly what I was seeing and hold it in front of me to view from a different perspective.
I grew up in Saratoga, California with my parents and older sister and later went to college to learn how to draw letters by hand and use a manual camera. I spent long days and nights watching images appear from nothing into something on paper in the dark. I danced my way across the country back in 1993 and came home to live on a house boat in Sausalito, CA for a bit.
I got lost for a few years after my father died, but 'found myself' while on the playa of Black Rock City in the fall of 2000, where I unknowingly met the man I would later marry. I worked for the Old Navy division of Gap Inc. where I learned how to play well with others and after 2 years of dating the man that I met on the playa, I married him. Twice. Over the next few years we had 2 beautiful boys who are now in middle and high school. Yes, life is full!
I read a lot and love to cook healthy meals for my family. I love rocks and sand and sunshine and people that make me laugh. The best is when that laughter turns to tears running down my cheeks. I'm not quite sure why I'm here on this earth but I'm pretty convinced it's to keep working towards being the best version of myself that I can be. Sometimes I feel like I have a long way to go, but I'm loving the journey.
Everyone is beautiful, when you really look at them.
The sun provides beautiful light. I love playing in the early morning or in the late afternoon, just before he rises or goes to sleep.
They say laughter is the best medicine and I'm a firm believer. When we can spend a little time together and laugh, it's just the best.
It never fails that unexpected moments happen. Most often, those are my favorite images. You being you - in all of your beauty.