Remembering & Growing

I don't look at old photos too often but when I do, I find incredible amounts of inspiration. I had a 365 day portrait project back when I was 18 or 19. I never finished it but it stretched my creativity in so many ways. Sometimes I long for the simplicity of those days. Who couldn't? However, I've been trying to live by the words of the wise C.S. Lewis: "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." When I get caught in endless nostalgia, I need to think about how far I've come-- farther than I ever could have imagined. And more so, how the people I miss, perhaps they're just not meant to be in my life right now. It's a tough and painful process but all good things come from some adversity. So, here's what I say: think fondly of the past. Don't live in it but rather learn from it. Cherish it but know that the future is yours to write.

xo,
e.m.

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  1. Such beautiful photos. Love you with gingerish hair. I think it;s important to look forward in life and just accept that some people are only meant to be a part of it for a short time.

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    1. that's some wisdom that I know I can take to the bank :) it's just so hard when you miss certain people... mostly boys... :(

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  2. I miss this red-headed, contemplative, young Erika! But, I also love who you are now. Glad we've been friends since before everybody in the world had bangs, including us. xo, Allie.

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    1. haha yes! and we grew 'em out before everyone else too ;) love youuu. xo

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  3. Your so pretty! xo Wise word ;)

    Iesha.x
    http://secretlifeofanirishteen.blogspot.ie/

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  4. Amen sister. The past are stories we tell ourselves so lets focus on writing new chapters in our lives than getting caught in old pages that once were.

    p.s. Not going to lie, I envy you hair

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    1. aw thank you and thank you! (for your wise words and for your compliments as well.)

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