Monday, May 28, 2012

Life Reflections on Memorial Weekend

Hanging around town
Delicious Daphne's. Starter Sampler: Fire Feta//Original Hummus// Guacamole 
A small wave
Parmesan Risotto
Beach party
Birthday boy
I learned to surf below these cliffs
Another small wave
Mediterranean Salad with avocado on toast 
     The air smells sweet this time of year. Jasmine and Plumeria are blooming all around our neighborhood. Even in the calm of darkness their scents slip into the house. It's so warm, I even wore a dress one night. I love that. The waves have been small, the windows have been open, letting that fragrant air in, baseball and surf movie's have been on our TV and we've been working in the backyard. Summer seems to be in full swing around here and I'm in heaven.
     I always feel the most free this time of year, not that I haven't been feeling more free since I quit my previous job. It's been almost a year since that happened, and I can't believe how much happier I have become as a person since that change took place. How much more enriching my life is now that I have really put my energy into my passions. In leaving that job, I felt I was giving myself a big hug, allowing myself to embrace the things in life that were meant for me, rather than the ones that seemed forced upon me. By who? I don't really know. Not my parent's or Scott. Society? I doubt it. I think the coercion really came from me. I think I felt I had to keep that teaching job because it seemed appropriate. I liked it, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't the perfect fit and I felt unsatisfied knowing that; laying awake at night much more curious about other potential careers and roads for my wandering feet to explore. I felt like I was wearing clothes that didn't fit. I don't feel like that now. 


  1. You are such a good writer! This is one of the best blogs I read.

  2. Your summer seems like it is off to a magical start. Congratulations on shedding what didn't fit. It's such a challenging thing to do sometimes!

  3. Love your pictures and I am so glad you finally have time to explore all of your passions! You look SO happy!

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  5. looks so fun!
    p.s. you've gotta hit up taiwan sometime. it is so beautiful. and i hear there is some ok surfing down south.

  6. love your hair! its so beautiful! really amazing beach photos


  7. that daphne's started and the parm risotto had best get on my plate now.

    also, hear hear to feeling more yourself! we only have one life... right?! amen.

  8. Hi there...I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog...beautiful pictures, all of them! The ocean looks mesmerizing!
    Following you right now :)

  9. I love the new look! I like your consistency with your images ;)

  10. your food always leaves me starving.. always.

    next time you're really gonna invite me, one of these times.. i just know it.

  11. Great post, Devon! I am so happy and proud of you for following your dreams. I want to see the recipes for those dinners you made!

  12. Seems like you had a beautiful weekend. I absolutely love your dress!

    On another note, I think it was so brave of you to quit your job to follow your heart. Life is much too short to be unhappy or act according to anyone else's plans for your life other than God's/your own.

  13. wait.. daphnes has beer?!

    i am so there (;

  14. Wow, I just discovered your blog and I'm completely hooked! :) U are awesome! Let's keep in touch! xoxo


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