You're so vain.

easter dress
leopard print flats

There are a lot of things that I tend to feel silly about. Asking someone to take a picture of me is one of them. But since the first day with my new camera was such a beautiful day, and I couldn't con any friends out of easter dinner with their families to shoot with me, I ended up asking my mom if she would take a few photos of me. I needed a new headshot anyway and I actually washed my hair that morning, so it was a perfect storm. 

I'm not used to having someone take photos of me. I don't know what to do with my hands or my face. I usually just get a serious fit of giggles. It's good for me. It reminds me to give a lot of direction and encouragement when I'm shooting. But my mom was great. It's really good to have someone on the other side who you know thinks you're beautiful. 

So since this post is already very much about me, here is this list of things about me presently. Cassie of The Veda House posted this recently, and I thought it seemed fitting. 


MAKING the most of mornings, evenings, and days off for more freelance. 
COOKING anything easy, fast, and packed with nutrients that I can also take for lunch. Today, it's tomato and mozzarella salad with pesto. 
DRINKING peppermint tea in the afternoon to curb my craving for a latte.  
READING very little. 
WANTING more opportunities to do what I love. more energy. more time. 
LOOKING at green and gray through the window.
PLAYING music with a beat to keep me awake. Miike Snow, Lorde, and Ellie Golding.
WASTING time on the internet. Always. 
SEWING not a darn thing. 
WISHING that I didn't have to go to work. that morning coffee was a forever thing. 
ENJOYING open doors + windows + breezes. 
WAITING for May and my trip to Portland.
LIKING these shoes
WONDERING what is the next step and who will be a part of it.

LOVING that it's warm enough to eat my lunch outside. 
HOPING to find a new apartment sooner rather than later. 
MARVELING at the glorious effects of sunshine on my mood. 
NEEDING a good long chat with my dear friend in Spain.
SMELLING coffee. It's always going to be coffee. 
WEARING pajamas. But in the photos I'm wearing a dress found on the sale rack at Madewell and leopard print flats from Target. 
FOLLOWING open doors and my heart and such. 
NOTICING more of the things that make Columbus kind of wonderful.
KNOWING that good things come to those who make them happen.   
THINKING about all the things I need to do on my next day off. 
BOOKMARKING inspiration for my spring and summer wardrobe. 
OPENING my sunroof on my drive to work.
GIGGLING at this video.
FEELING optimistic, but a little anxious too.