Growth.

Growth.

 

WHAT’S UP GUYS!!!!

So I have a few things I want to chat about today, one of them being this shoot( Posted below) has been published in Creators Magazine, which is SUPER amazing and I’m so thankful. Huge awesome milestone. I can’t believe it!!!

Alright moving on to some more important things. I’ve been wanting to talk about growing up and going through phases, but essentially finding yourself.

Let’s start in the awkward phases of middle school where we are going through puberty getting to know ourselves, getting to know our peers, finding your friend groups and finding out your hobbies. This stage is super important, at least it was for me. I’ve always loved the things I love from a young age, I mean from the age of 6 I was singing and dancing everyday, but I also watched as I grew up… I watched my moms style and her fashion and that really inspired me to love fashion. But then in middle school I really got into loving playing the guitar and singing covers of songs it just became my life. I would sing and dance in the garage at my house everyday. This phase was really about finding our passions. Now I know not everyone is the same in that aspect… sometimes it takes awhile and that’s okay. That’s what we always get so stressed about later on or getting things done by a certain age and having this timeline. It’s completely okay to not know too, and to take your time doing so.

When I started my blog which was in high school, so I was not really sure who I was. I really just started it because I loved fashion and I loved writing. My blog has never been about just selling things or doing it because everyone else is doing it. I started this back in 2013 and I’m SO happy I did. It has brought me so many wonderful opportunities and experiences. I’m so thankful and grateful these platforms exist. Reasoning behind my blog is that I wanted to inspire and motivate young individuals like myself to never let anything stop them from pursuing what they love. Growing up in a small town was really hard in that aspect because if you did something like this or sing/dance and want to pursue it you were crazy, or the odd one out. It is possible and doing what you love even if it may be scary or taking a risk despite the criticism you can do it. I’m that voice in the back of your head saying, don’t listen to what people think or their opinions should they be negative. Listen to yourself, listen to your heart. More importantly LOVE the life your building. LOVE every step of the way.

This brings me to my next point. Through every different phase of my life, and yours too. We are finding ourselves, we are finding what we like and what we don’t like. We are finding the groups of people we thrive around and the groups of people we don’t. We are finding the music that makes our souls sing. We are finding the styles of clothing and trends we love and things we don’t. People have said I do too much and to find one things and stick to that. Excuse me… but what?! Everything I do I love with all my heart. I love a lot of different styles, I love fashion and beauty and music. That’s what has made me the person I am today, I’ve learned that I’m not just one thing. I’m everything that I love built in one and again that’s what makes me… Me. That’s what makes you… You.

 

Get out there and build your best life. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

-H

 

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Living The Dream in an Airstream

Living The Dream in an Airstream

Have you ever met someone who has completely changed you life and you can’t imagine your life without them?

We go through our life meeting all kinds of people day in day out. From acquaintances to ride or die. People can become your best friends and then disappear without a word. Everyone I believe, that comes into your life is for a reason. I look at the relationships around me and see why and the reasoning for the friendship/relationship to see what it’s taught me, to see what I’ve become from the relationship and to see what I’ve gained or lost. Then there are the people you meet who completely change your life and you all of the sudden can’t ever imagine what your life is like without them or what your life was like before you met them. I’m going to get more personal than I’ve ever been before, because this is important to me and a big part of the person I am becoming.

I’m going to leave this person un named as of now, but I wanna be able to look back on this years and years from now, no matter where our lives take us, I want to make sure I remember this, because I also believe how rare it is to find people who touch our hearts and souls at the same time. I met this person almost a year ago, and let me tell you it’s like our souls connected and I have never felt anything like it before. Life is complicated and I’ve learned nothing that’s worth having is ever easy. Fast forward till about September, He slowly became my other half… someone I couldn’t ever imagine life without. He changed my perspective on how I see the world, how I see traveling, how I see music and how I see myself. I’ve never met anyone that literally knows me like the back of my hand. One of my favorite things about him and I think this is one of the reasons we have so much fun together always is that everything is always an adventure with him. It feels like we’ve known each other a lot longer than a year, I feel like I’ve known him my entire life. His taste in music is impeccable, I feel like sometimes we speak to each other through songs and lyrics. He see’s life like an adventure itself, like a never-ending fairytale. He’s a goofball and a child at heart and always knows how to make me laugh till I cry. Though he doesn’t like to be the one in front of the camera, he’s a stud and knows it. Haha

For his birthday we spent the weekend away in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was much needed for the both of us to get away for a couple days and refresh ourselves. We stayed in this Airstream with a view too beautiful for words, it was freezing and snowy and amazing. We then went to Snowbowl on Friday, which I have not been snowboarding in like two years…. also never thought I would be snowboarding in Arizona… Haha Crazy right?! We of course took a bunch of photos and some video, But it was probably one of the funnest weekends I’ve had in a long time and honestly made me realize how much I miss adventuring like this and how important the people closest to me are. Creating content is all fine and dandy but I would rather create moments than content. We then spent that night being absolutely delirious in the airstream, laughing too hard with too much takeout Chinese.

Life is a series of moments that we play back and get nostalgia from later on in life. Most people are so caught up in getting everything for Instagram and the perfect shot, the perfect video, wearing the perfect outfit, looking like life is perfect all the time. Now I’m not going to deny I’m completely guilty of this too, we all are. This small trip defined the difference for me between creating content and creating memories/captured memories. Photos are so important to me, but not in the same way they are so needed for our generation… if that makes sense?

“Back to Reality” they say, but what if that wasn’t the case, what if you made it your reality. For just a moment all our cares and worries went away, what If we lived like that everyday. Only then would we be really living our lives to the fullest. How about…

“On to the next adventure…”

-H

” We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone”

“The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It’s a given and that’s the secret.”

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