This guest post comes from our contributor Amy Soderlind.
I don’t know how many of you spend whole days by yourself (on purpose)… for the enjoyment of spending time with you and only you. Late night summers give way to this very thought. Finding a place in your own city you have never been… or getting in your automobile and taking a trip to anywhere that is new to both your soul and soles.
This shoot was inspired by late August eves… what’s known to my whole being as my very favorite time of year. Those late afternoons that turn dark before you know it, though the temperature barely teeters. Your skin still wears that golden hue from the sun of June’s first strong kisses. A red lip is all you need to feel beautiful. Music plays live along sidewalks not yet walked… lights dangle from tree lined squares, where they, in the night, have taken a rather empty seat to the normal hustle of the day’s daily dos.
Most of us are surrounded by others throughout our days… weeks will go by before I sit down and realize I haven’t spent quality time with me in too long. This here… I say… spend 24 hours outside alone. Go to dinner by yourself. Bring a book. A journal. Go see a show that makes you comfortably uncomfortable. Put on a red lip for YOU. Reflect. To love yourself, unconditionally. To understand who you are alone, with only your own mind to answer to. Much becomes clear around you, all that was heavy suddenly dissolves. Negative thoughts lift … and the life you have made and continue to make seems, suddenly, limitless.…
When self love has been found (or found again and again), extraordinary new doors will open.
Cheers to the last of our summer eves… and cheers to you.
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