Friday, February 13, 2015


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The concept of freedom is something that has frustrated me a lot these past few years. Who has it? Does anyone have it? Do we all have it? How do I get it? Am I really free to do and be whatever I want and if not how do I attain that freedom? I find that feelings of restriction, confinement, and helplessness are almost always at the root of unhappiness. To me, freedom is the equivalent of happiness. Freedom is empowerment in its highest form. The freedom to be what you want, to do what you want, to say what you want, and just be are often thought of as having to be earned or given but in actuality it is yours to take at any moment.

The quickest way to find freedom is to silence everything around you. Find a way to be one with the present moment. Don't worry about tomorrow, the next minute or second; focus on where you are right now, where you have been and where you are going. Feel appreciation for how far you have come, how much your life has progressed and how the beautiful journey ahead will allow you to grow that much more. In this moment you might feel your heart swell and get light and fluttery. Your mind will clear completely and your eyes may even begin to water from relief. You should feel proud, humble and an overwhelming sense of hopefulness and gratitude. This is how I find freedom within myself and it empowers me to find and search for the freedom in all other aspects of my life.

Please understand that whatever your current situation is and however powerless you feel to the circumstances of your life, you have complete power and freedom to not be controlled by it. You are free as long as you choose to be.

Photography by my lovely friend Linda
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  1. Beautiful look! Love the vest


  2. baby girl love this post. very dreamy editing & landscape. To be honest I'm surprised this post hasn't gotten more love this is def quality sh*t. My favorite shots are the last two very inspiring.

    Much love,

  3. Leigh! Thank you so much for all the love! Your comments literally make me smile when I read them. Hit me up when you are going to be coming to the Bay. Are you going to LAFW?

  4. I adore your look, so chic and elegant! Great photoshoot!:)


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