RailRunner 10 Miler

Nate ran the RailRunner 10 Miler a few weekends back. It was a crisp and beautiful morning to be out and about so early. I rarely see that time of morning as a fully dressed and presentable human being on the weekend. No matter how many Friday nights I spend telling myself that I will wake up early the next day to clean, read, blog, take photos, etc. Nope, it almost never happens. So when I do have a reason to get a jump start on my weekend - it feels so refreshing. Nate’s races are always a great reason for me to get outside with my camera in a new setting.

Lately I’ve been needing the extra push when it comes to finding my creative energy. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m focusing my efforts on other creative outlets in a way that I never have before or what, but it’s frustrating for sure. While I waited on Nate to finish the race I had a good bit of time to myself to just be. I had no where to go and no one to converse with. It was just me and my camera… and it was nice.

Now that the weather is warming up I can feel some of the creative juices starting to flow. I feel excited to share again, to get organized, to be more thankful. It’s been a cold past few months. I’ve been a little bit sad, too. Just a little - not like, woe-is-me depressed. But to the point where every blog post I tried to write felt laced with some type of underlying emotion that I seemed to need people to acknowledge. So I stayed a little quieter than usual and took some time to reflect. I think that was a good choice.

I’m looking forward to sharing a beautiful, fun filled spring and summer with you guys! Nate and I have quite a few fun events coming up over the next few months that I wont want to miss out on documenting. His birthday is this week, we’re seeing Bruce Springsteen on April 8th, we’re going to a small Saves The Day house show in May, and my cousin is coming to visit in July to sight-see and attend the Forecastle Music Festival with us! Those are just the few things I can remember off the top of my head. Oh, and the University of Kentucky basketball team is headed to the final four on Saturday. !!! Life is looking pretty good!

These pictures are from January. This was the last day I can remember it being truly warm enough to walk around outside without a coat on before the extremely freezing temps swept through Kentucky. We’ve made it through the worst of the cold days and we’ve even had a 70 degree day or two this month, but it sure felt like a long stretch of I’ll never be warm again. I can’t wait to venture back out to remember these?) but never in the gardens. What better place for spring outfit photos, right?

What I Wore:
Cardigan: LOFT // Christmas Gift
Dress + Boots: Express
Ring: Vintage // Thrifted
Necklace: Vintage // Family heirloom
Belt: Forever 21
Headband: Aerie

what i wore