My camera goes with me everywhere, I mean everywhere. So, when picking out the right camera, lens, and equipment I wanted to make sure I was absolutely certain before making such a big investment. Also, having lightweight gear was at the top of my list because of all the traveling I do (and who wants to have a sore neck?).
Spring has always been my favorite season, but since we've moved to Germany it has really become my absolute favorite. Winter here can be brutal and the first signs of spring can make you want to dance around the city and eat ice-cream all day (at least that's what it does to me).
I am a firm believer that growth doesn't come without discomfort. If we stay in our safe, content places, how will we push ourselves in ways we can't imagine? How will we learn new things without falling a few times? One of my favorite authors, Brené Brown talks a lot about vulnerability. Here's one of my favorite pieces from her most recent book:
Today, I wanted to share with you a few photos of our newest piece, this IKEA plant holder. I saw in it stores a few months ago and envisioned my cactus and succulents having the perfect sun spot. Well, a few days later my cactus died and my succulents' lives were coming to an end as well. Who knew you could kill the most resilient plants? My "black thumb", as my husband so kindly said, was out in full force. I prefer to blame the dreary, German weather.
Living abroad has been one the most incredible decisions my husband and I made and definitely the most life changing. There are hurdles that come with this new life. But overall, with an encouraging family, a few good friends, preparation, and the right mindset making the transition of living abroad is totally doable!
owever, I thought this weekend was perfect weather to wear my heeled sandals one last time and throw on a dress without tights. And that I did! Granted, I likely stood out like a sore thumb amongst the sea of coat and boot wearing Germans, but I didn't mind.