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ONE YEAR AGO, HOW IT ALL BEGAN – MARCH ON, MY GLADIATORS

June 30 2015 103

Jen’s Pirate Booty top / Lovers and Friends shorts / Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandalJen’s Pirate Booty top / Lovers and Friends shorts / Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandal Jen’s Pirate Booty top / Lovers and Friends shorts / Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandalJen’s Pirate Booty top / Lovers and Friends shorts / Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandal

 

It’s been a year since I started blogging. It’s been a learning, exciting and rewarding journey so far. I’m extremely grateful to have an outlet to share my passion, and even more grateful to have made some friends along the way. I just wanted to share with you my very first blog post and this is how it all began.

 

I’m probably one of the least active people you’ll meet. I don’t play sports, I stay away from the gym, but for some weird reason I enjoy hiking (you know those trails for beginners).

In the past few trips to LA, I spent a lot of time inside the city walls, but this time, I wanted to make sure I get a good view of the city from the outside.

The morning of, I prepared for my adventure. Water, check. Sunglasses, check. Sunscreen, check. Camera, check. Sneakers, ch… Where are my sneakers?? Ok, so I forgot the sneakers at home. That won’t stop me. What are gladiators sandals for anyway? If the Romans conquered the world in them, I’m sure I can walk a couple miles in them through the woods.

So. Off I go.

As I weaved in and out of some million dollar mansions and trekked through some unpaved paths, I discovered amazing views that I’ve never seen before inside the city limits. What I thought to be the end of the trail was actually the beginning of the real hike. I came face to face with this steep slope off the beaten path and till this day I swear it was like hiking down the side of a canyon. “Ok, I can do this” I said to myself, “and if it gets too hard, I will just take some photos here and turn around.” But the further I went, the more I was hooked. I was determined to see the waterfall at the (actual) end of the trail.

Along the way, I actually stopped and smelled the wild flowers, I hopped around the creek, and even climbed a couple of beautiful oak trees.

There I was. It was a magical spot. The waterfall flowed steady and serene. It felt like a world away from the hectic city life. It was an oasis from all chaos. So I took a break, sat on the swing, and took it all in…

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

 

WHAT I’M WEARING

Jen’s Pirate Booty top / Lovers and Friends shorts / Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandal

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