Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."

how fitting, this quote. in the morning i'm off to begin an adventure and today's dr. suess's birthday. i was originally going to eastern washington to a photo exhibit for my photos. i've never gone on a solo roadtrip before or stayed in a hotel all by mah lonesome and was quite excited for the adventure, the unknown. but the weather in the mountains is hellacious and insane, super snowy. they even closed the pass a couple o'times in the last couple o'days and the thought of me driving on a snowy highway with semi trucks freaks me out. i'am not a snow driver. i would have had to possibly put chains on my tires... umm, yeah right. also the turn out for the exhibition was expected to be slim to none because of the weather and time of year, the salon is going to put my photos up again in the summer so i'll go then.. anyhoo, my adventure.

i was really looking forward to the whole experience so i decided to go to the ocean instead. a way shorter drive and no snow, yay. i'm going to stay at this super cute cottage with an ocean view, another yay. i'm so excited for a roadtrip, i think i'll stop for lunch, take massive pictures, maybe stop at a few thriftstores on the way. and then the ocean. THE OCEAN. my favorite. another thing that i'll be able to do is to sit down and write. i have an upcoming project that i'm a part of (so over the moon about it) and need to answer five questions about my photography. i was saving it for my original roadtrip but going to the ocean will provide the time and peace to really sit down with a clear mind and get that done... so, yeah.. weeeeee :)

i love the idea of stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something for myself to lead me back to me. sit with myself, my thoughts, my creativity.. it's so needed. as a stay at home mom of four kidlets, my days revolve around taking care of my family, the house, the neverending cleaning, errands, etc... yessss, so needed.

xo, zara


  1. How wonderful! I'm excited to see this project. Funny, I was buzzing in to see if you'd like to be guest blogger on my own site.
    I'm having a few other bloggers post about their goals this year and projects they're working on.

    Glad you're not going over the pass, its looks ridiculous and that sort of commute isn't worth the risk.

  2. oh wow.. yeah, i'd love to! thanks so much for thinking of me :)

  3. butterflies of excitement reading all of this...
    feels so magic.
    so needed to nourish the soul