Do you ever feel like your day just needs a major overhaul? That was me yesterday. I was feeling anxious, something less and less common for me these days thank goodness, and it was hard for me to shake what felt like a heavy weight on my chest. A close friend of mine is going through something really devastating and I couldn’t seem to focus on anything else besides that. I spent the morning feeling really sad and had no appetite.
I stared at my computer for hours, but my productivity was basically zero. Julia Dags and I had a photo shoot scheduled in the afternoon and as we were taking photos of this pretty spring dress, we walked by Mexicue, a newish restaurant in town, we realized that neither of us had eaten all day and it smelled reallllll good.
So mid-shoot we popped in, had two tacos each, and decided to split a Paloma for kicks. I pulled my hair back to eat and she was like girl please can we take pictures right now when you look so happy and natural? So over tacos and our shared cocktail, we did a mini photo shoot and had a great time doing it. Her positive energy mixed with delicious food gave me and my day the overhaul it needed. I came home in a better mood, had a productive afternoon followed by the best night with my family.
I’m really open with you guys in my writing but what’s funny is that I still get nervous in front of the camera. After 9 years you’d think I’d get over that! People tell me they want less posed/more real-life photos but unless I’m with my family or friends, I often get stiff and pose-y when taking pictures. I’m working on it!
I’ve also never in my life been a spontaneous person. Planning and feeling in control have helped keep me sane, but now that I can function in an emotionally healthier way, I’m really feeling spontaneity lately. I know a random lunch isn’t all that crazy for the average person, but to change up my schedule on a workday last minute has always been a big deal for me. And it felt really good that it wasn’t.
PS I really like this dress.
PPS For any local friends, the tacos were really good! So was the Paloma.
Photos by Julia Dags.