The Feeling of Numinous

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It may seem like I am only gone for a year and I am only a quick 2 hour ride from home but it seems a lot more different and bigger than that. Its saying goodbye to friends, its knowing that you won’t have those people you have been through hell and back just a car ride away and its knowing that your absolutely 100% free.

365 days ago I would not have imagined that I would be where I am today. I had no idea what I was wanting to do with my life and was coming out of an unhealthy relationship where I was very focused on the present, but not realizing I should of been concentrating on myself. Always wrapping myself up on how others thought of me rather than creating my own vision. This year has taught me so much about myself, my friends, my loved ones and the world around me. There are few people who I will stay in touch with once I leave, but those who I will keep in contact with will be the ones who I know will stick with me through thick and thin. Knowing that we could go a couple months with no talking and then as soon as we chat everything flows back into place and its like we never spent that time apart.

Being proud of who I am is probably one of the biggest compliments I can give myself.  Sometimes they say hitting rock bottom helps you reach the top. Realizing there is no concealer that will cover up my past and that I need just need to accept it. I am ready for bigger and better things. I have been waiting for this day for what seems like years (and it probably has been). But see, this year was much needed. To gather thoughts, to find me, to be me, and to experience me. And its weird because a lot of people say they are happy to leave highschool. Yet I am stuck in this weird state where I am overjoyed with the thought of moving to a new city, and how I will miss my passion and dedication towards the hobbies I loved in school. Being told multiple times in the past year that I was a role model or someone that I inspired an action of positive doing leaves me in awe. I would have never thought that I had an impact on people. Its an outlandish way to see ourselves as that sometimes, like really I AM A ROLE MODEL? LOL WUT… I am ever so thankful that people think this about me. And as I sit in a war-torn room that now only consists of a bed and dresser and how I am literally packing up my life and moving it all onto new things. Its inspiring to see that maybe one of us will be the next Mia Farrow or Nelson Mandela or one who will create a change in government. Its crazy to think we are all heading somewhere, we are all on a path. Life is happening and its a little overwhelming but sometimes we just need to leap and just let life take you by the hands and lead you to where you need to be led to.

This post was inspired by this short film:

And this song:

xoxo,
Britt

 

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Easy Breezy Sippin’ – Lookbook

10581280_10152216062382021_892059650_nBeen loving these two bold pieces to wear this summer and decided one day to do an instagram lookbook for them! I used a few different apps to edit these ones but ya’ll should check out VSCO Cam and Studio. Both lovely and really cool photo editing apps I have been dying over lately.

Now onto the fashion! Since I am going off to school in September I am trying to budget as much as I can. This means shopping thrift and trying to create new outfits with my current clothes. Below you can see two different styles of clothing I have paired with a halter top I purchased earlier in the year! ENJOY 🙂

 

FLORAL

Halter Crop Top: Garage
Shorts: Boathouse
Glasses: Luster & Oak Thrift

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MANDALA PORCELAIN

Halter Crop Top: Garage
High-waisted Skirt: Suzy Shier
Necklace: Something Different
Watch: from a German exchange student I hosted
Studded Flats: Spring

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Britt

Snaps of a life that will pass in a shutter click

We are at a point in our lives where we are saying farewell to many and hello to the new. Growing up is making me want to cherish the times I have with my friends and family because I know in the near future these times will be a lot more rare and sparse. Now realizing this would like be my last summer where I had everyday off, I took it into my own hands and made it an unforgettable one for the time I had here with my friends and family. Thus sparking the idea to head to the cottage with some relatives for a few relaxing days! Packing up for the 4 day venture to the small town of Bayfield, ON, we had sunsets bestowed upon us every evening and beachy waves during the day. Having a few rainy drizzles here and there we kept the breezy coolers and boardgames at hand. The classics obviously being CLUE and a very similar version to monopoly but our childhood game Harry Potter. Set on Crystal Springs Blvd. we awoke to a 70s theme cottage with the standard wood panelling as walls, and that swampy green and thick orange tinge that lies in the floral design of many pieces of furniture. It reminded me a lot of “That 70’s Show” and how they would all circle around in Eric’s basement and the camera would ring back and forth to all the characters. Tucked in the home away from home, I highly recommend checking out this vacation spot for a week long getaway with the fam jam!

Here is a little sneak peak into the snaps of a life that will pass in a shutter click!

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Britt

Experiencing World Pride from Backstage

Picture this: Your side stage and its pouring rain, in front of you is the headliner who is about to go on, to your left is a massive soaking wet crowd who are all still energetic and a soon to be above me is a double rainbow. Now this is an appropriate way to end a freaking awesome weekend at World Pride in Toronto, Canada.

I had the amazing opportunity to come and volunteer at World Pride this year as Artist Relations and Hospitality (basically making sure our performers are happy!). Estatic that I would be backstage and staying in Toronto for a few days, I decided I would live in the moment and make sure I took everything in. Staying in my soon to be future city made me all the more excited for college as well!

World Pride is something anyone and everyone should experience. There is so much going on and such lovely people to converse with there. Its hard to describe but you could tell everyone was in their element and just having an overall fantastic time. To sum it up everyone was just filled with pride!

I highly suggest making a commitment next year and be a volunteer for Toronto Pride at their annual pride weekend. Its an experience that will expose you to the LGBT community, and acquaint you with so many friendly individuals. As a straight person myself, you don’t need to be someone of the LGBT Community in order to be a participant of pride week or volunteer. I am someone who fully supports the cause and community because I have so many friends and family who are apart of it.
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Backstage had its perks so I was able to see some pretty rad artists, like Neon Hitch!
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The double rainbow just made the experience all the more special!
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Plus I met some pretty rad people who greeted my oh so early mornings with a great smile!

Stay tuned for more adventures!

Xoxo,
Future Yoga Mom Britt