On a whim, we flew to the Bay area this past weekend. San Francisco is my most favorite city in the world. For me, it offers a blend of the LA good life and NYC’s vibrant culture. The hustle is– both authentic and invigorating. If I had my druthers I would live here in a heartbeat but for now, I relish the moments we get to spend here.
This excursion was a much-needed break as I’ve been struggling creatively and wanted to get re-inspired. Launching Vanity & Trade earlier this year was a fun pet project that allowed me the outlet to share my love for fashion and work. Over the past few weeks however, I’ve come across several opportunities to collaborate with some amazing women and brands. As a result we are now in the midst of revamping the site and recalibrating the mission statement- both scary and exciting.
On the other hand, I feel anxious, apprehensive, and rushed.
At times, I have taken life too seriously and have not had the chance to remember to have fun. Maria Shriver nailed it when she penned, Power of Waiting, on the notion of how we as women, or human beings, always feel the need to rush. Our culture rewards speed, and so we are bred as impatient creatures to over-schedule, be de-sensitized and stress out. And so several times on this trip, I’ve found myself with a to-do list down to my knees with all the things I need to do when we return to LA. (I know it’s terrible).
It took me my last day to relinquish all of my responsibilities and trust that being inspired is not having a plan but just letting the cards fall where they may. On Sunday, I made it my intention to stop and be reflective and even passive with my planning. I allowed myself to embrace stillness and peace in hopes for a more meaningful and impactful outcome. This was good practice and exactly what I needed to bring with me into the start of the week.
Wishing you all stillness and peace today.