San Francisco + Napa + Hail Hail 31

san francisco & napa // a thousand threads
I love to think of a birthday as the start of the next great year… one more chance for reflection and resolutions, and not necessarily the kind we might make at the turn of the calendar year. This time around, I feel like I have many and none… but I find myself marveling at how much can change in just a short time.

I don’t want to imply that I’m feeling entirely at peace… there’s always a restlessness inside me. Something that pushes me to tweak, pick, search my way to a better version of myself. But I feel much more at peace than I have.

And I’m working on feeling even more… trying to take some time to slow down, take care of myself, and enjoy a little more time with my guys.

Which is not to say I’m good at it. We’ve spent the last two weekends traveling and the weeks in between sewing napkins and delivering pies.

… add a fair amount of home renovation and a demanding new job to the mix and there’s barely a moment to breathe.

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But hey, I’ll get there. Running, eating right, taking a little time to slow down… they’ve all been inching their way back into my daily routine. And as work on the house progresses, I’ll have more time to focus on, well, focusing.

Something tells me that if I put my mind to it, 31 is going to be a very good year.

… but maybe next year I’ll stop touting that number so loudly.

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  1. Posted June 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Loveee that last photo. I have not been as busy as you, in fact very much the opposite. I’ve been lazing my summer away. But I don’t feel at peace. I thought I’d be at peace with nothing on my schedule, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I think I’m going to have to start implementing exercise, good food, and proper rest into my daily schedule! Have a great year šŸ™‚ -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  2. Posted June 29, 2015 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    The photos look like an absolutely perfect trip to SF, and your sense of calm and determination sound like marvelous tools for accomplishing big things!

  3. Posted July 2, 2015 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Lovely photos šŸ™‚

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