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Friday Randomness : Letting Go

April 13, 2012 - Personal

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Once I had a conversation with a guy I just met. It was at a random mixer in Costa Mesa where hipsters poured onto the sidewalk from a nearby warehouse (that doubled as a office for cool kids) like stylish dolls spilling from Ryan Gosling's childhood toy box. He was telling a story and then got to a part when he said, …it's like that moment in high school when you stop caring what other people think and say eff it, ya know? I nodded absent-mindedly as I secretly wished for a pair of dark-rimmed glasses. And a bird tattoo.

I got in the car that night three years ago and realized I never had that moment in high school. When umm, like, I didn't care. In fact, I really cared. And this absurd caring continued right into college, past law school, and inched its way into my professional life as I started my photography business.

I let caring get in the way of being me, so sometime around 2010, I let go. It's not like I woke up and made a conscious decision (although it would have been cool to burn it on a stick or have a ceremonial toilet flushing), but I simply told myself if people don't like me, they can stop looking. It was just that simple. It was a small revelation but has since freed me to grow into who I am…without the need for dark-rimmed glasses.

In celebrating my love for all things pseudo hipster, mixers, and fabulous, here's a toast to Friday Randomness…

I vow to never eat another Oreo unless it looks like this…

I don't use a camera strap, but I came across this cool DIY tutorial on how to make your own strap on Hello Brit…love the ingenuity and originality. Ooooh, doth my inner hipster reveal itself?!

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Life is about to get a whole lot easier.  

Desperate for change, I created a Productivity Planner to help streamline my workflow and I kissed stress goodbye. 

[With cherry flavored chapstick.]  

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I'm dedicated to your success, so download five free stock photos to use online...I hope this empowers you to attract dream customers along the way!

I wouldn’t say we were business nerds but my husband just sent me a Slack message asking me to call him.

If you need me, just follow the trail of empty La Croix cans around my house.

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