Saturday, September 27, 2014

hey you, the kid is back

I threw a bunch of really random pictures from my stay with Hannah in this post just because. We had loads of fun together. Here's a list of some of the things we did. 

  • we probably ate too much sugar
  • we may have had too many photoshoots, including a wedding one. Hannah was the photographer and I was the bride. (there's a pic below somewhere for your entertainment)
  • we may have not gotten enough sleep
  • we may have been pretty silly at times and joked around too much
  • we may have had serious, deep talks before we fell asleep at 3am. 
  • we may have had bursts of creativity at inconvenient times
  • I may or may have not been persistently teased about "getting married". 
  • Hannah may have had a "specialty" coffee drink from me, made with expired peppermint syrup.
  • we may have had dance parties. 
  • we may have driven Hannah's car everywhere with the top down, even in the rain. 
  • we probably didn't do all the things on our list of things to do. 

("on set" with Hannah Elizabeth Photography. oh yeah. )

(dolphins are cool.)

(Hannah being all smug.)

(Hannah being all cool.)

(Hannah being all cute.)

(the beautifully fake wedding party. but at least we're all awkwardly happy.)

(me looking creepier than usual)

(me photobombing one of Hannah's sessions. whoops.)

(btw taking pics of each other taking pics of each other is actually what photographers do.)

(my friends are so gorgeous, you should be jealous.)

(Elizabeth Bennet wearing flip-flops.)

(out-of-focus selfies are the best.)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

10 rules for life

I need these, too, so I wrote them all down. Now I shouldn't forget them. 

1. always make sure you have enough time to stop, look someone in the eyes, and listen. it means a lot. 

2. sit down and eat a meal at least once a day. this does not include sitting and driving. 

3. stop comparing what everyone else is doing to what you're doing. it's ok to observe, but not to bring other people down or vice versa. 

4. be alone at least once a day or else you'll go nuts. 

5. stop rushing through things and start to really care about what you're doing. 

6. create something new at least once a day. this can be a sketch, an image, a chapter of a book, or anything. 

7. don't look at schoolwork, homework, studying, or whatever you wanna call it as something bad. look at it as learning, because you're always gonna be doing that. 

8. don't be narrow-minded and step into someone else's shoes for a second. 

9. tell the honest truth, even if it hurts you. 

10. don't be afraid to say no or "I can't do this anymore." 

11. it's good to be serious but make sure you laugh, too. your soul needs that. 

12. try to see the best in people but don't always assume they're going to treat you perfectly. we're all human. 

13. remember it's not about you, Kendra. be a servant. 

14. people are great, but people can make you really tired, so just read a book when you need it. and read good books. 

15. go on a lot of long runs and listen to a lot of music loudly. 

16. change can be scary, yet that doesn't mean it's all bad. 

17. smile. because sometimes life is rough and everyone could use a smile. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

oh hey Brunswick

I left for Brunswick five days ago and maybe I should've at least let social media peeps know what I was up to, but oh well. I'm staying with a very good friend and we've been up to all kinds of things. Hannah (the very good friend ha) is an artist and a photographer at that, so we've been up to creative things like editing pictures and staying up in the early morn hours planning photoshoots. We've also done non-creative things like work on homework and watching Pride and Prejudice.

Sometimes it's good for the soul to get away and be somewhere different, but be somewhere where you still have a place. This was supposed to be a vacation, but it seems like every moment is filled with something else we want to do. Which is ok. Life is too short to just sit around and relax.

Here's to new friends, impromptu photoshoots, long convertible car rides with the top down, and accidentally leaving your phone at home. (And realizing that you didn't really need your phone after all.)