Yesterday I read that this last June was the hottest recorded month in the history of ever. I'm not sure those are the exact words, but it's been so hot lately! I've been staying indoors most of the day trying to get work done. My house stays around 80 with the poor swamp cooler blowing at full blast. The dogs hide under the couch or sleep all day.. and during the evenings we go out and take walks. Walks through people's sprinklers are Wicket's favorite, and Meko loves to lay in the cool grass. Sterling and I love to go to the river and hang out. It's been our "go to" photo shoot location because of the shade.
I'm learning to embrace water more, especially this hot summer. I'm in the middle of the course Elemental with Moondaughter. It's taught me a lot about myself and the way I connect with the Elements. I'm an Aries rising Leo, so I've got a lot of fire.. I am not a water person. I see all of these wonderful people on instagram saying they are mermaids, showing pictures of them in the water.. with their mermaid hair, swimming.... and I'm just not like that. If I were anything, it would be a fire fairy. I hate getting wet. I don't like swimming in the ocean, or rivers or lakes. I like to look at them, but that's it. I don't even like taking long showers, or drinking water. Though I'm trying to drink more. I've told Sterling the only way I would get in the ocean would be on his back or shoulders.
So when we go to the river, I usually dip my toe in. Or my hand. That's about all I can handle. While taking these photos I really tried to embrace the water.. Focusing on a very vital an important element.
So, I kept my toe in for about a minute... except when I saw a fish. Then I screamed and backed away.
I titled this outfit post "Testing The Waters" in honor of embracing water, and embracing change.
I've been doing my best to embrace change lately.. and I can feel huge change just on the horizon for me. It's terrifying, and exciting..and I'm learning to just go with the flow instead of blast it with my fire.
Turns out this "Outfit Post" hasn't been much about the outfit.. Oops
Top - Romwe
Kimono - Mori Yarn Mori Me