Soaring Through The Clouds, And Other Life Things

What a completely incredible past couple of weeks it has been.

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I spent two weekends in a row with my crazy, wonderful family. This includes my girl cousin whom I grew up with, vicariously living our grown up lives through Barbie dolls. Now we are grown up, and our two baby girls, only five months apart, have started smiling at the other. It probably won’t be long until they’re playing make believe together too. And that is kind of beautiful.

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I showered in a waterfall. It was exhilarating and laugh-inducing and it also kept trying to take my bikini bottoms off. Which, of course, made it even more exhilarating and laugh-inducing.

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My best friend of thirteen years (more than half of our lives!) came to visit from Virginia, and we spent our time adventuring together. Whether this be tubing the river, brunching with mimosas, watching the sun set on the lake, hiking the Austin greenery or road-tripping our way to winery tastings, every moment spent with her was an absolutely lovely one. Meg mentioned that, at one time in her life, she held every guy she dated up to the standard of her friendship with me. Then she realized she could never date a dude who was like me. I tend to be the free-spirited to her grounded, the insanity to her stability, the jumping into things to her thinking things through. We balance the other out, and it is ideal in that it would only ever work healthily in a friendship scenario. And though we would probably eventually murder the other as lesbian lovers, she is and always will be my female soulmate.

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Speaking of being free-spirited and slightly insane, I checked off a pretty exciting bucket list item by going hang gliding for the first time. I was literally soaring through the clouds, y’all. It was breathtaking and stunning and scary too. But then, I think all of the very best things in life are often this way. Whether it be raising a child or almost running full force into a tree branch while floating the river or loving people with your whole, fragile heart that could very easily be broken, all of the beautiful stuff tends to be just a little bit terrifying. Because, yes, soaring through the clouds can take some courage. But once you’re up there, you won’t want to come back down.

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12 thoughts on “Soaring Through The Clouds, And Other Life Things

  1. I think what I love about you most is your constant need for adventure!! You put the phrase, “live life to the fullest” to GREAT use and I LOVE THAT!! Adventure seekers unite! What a legit couple weeks. I adore that you and your cousins are starting a new generation of cousins together!

  2. hahaha! “we’d kill each other as lesbian lovers” So true. You’re forever my female soulmate too, love! I had so much fun🙂 I hope when I have a baby she can be best friends with bryn (or maybe if it’s a boy they can get hitched! Or if he’s gay they can be friends. Or if they’re both lesbians THEY can be lesbian lovers! Whatever, I’m keeping an open mind.) I have to hurry up and have a baby. I think it’s doable as long as our children aren’t more than 3 years apart. Maybe by the time you have your second I’ll have my first and it will be perfect timing!

  3. i pretty much just wanna hang out with you 24/7 and become part of all these photos -hang-gliding and best-friend adventuring and showering in a waterfall and pool parties with cousins? sign me up for all things.

  4. that all sounds amazing. LOVE the pics!! Where is the waterfall located?
    I also love that you said “first time” for hang gliding… so you’ll be doing it again

  5. You are so adventurous! I love it! I’m happy you were able to spend time with family and that your daughter and your cousin’s daughter are so close in age–that’s awesome! Love the waterfall picture, too. You look so happy!

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