Thursday, June 30, 2011

my hat just improved my day

Due to extenuating circumstances, which will not be discussed on this blog, I have been feeling a bit blah today. I told myself that I needed to write a blog post in order to occupy my mind, as opposed to staring mindlessly at Twitter and Facebook. I thought about doing a post on the a-dor-a-ble one year old birthday party that I photographed this past Saturday. But that didn't seem to fit my mood this afternoon {perhaps tomorrow}.

Then, I was thinking how I would rather be in NYC or Las Vegas today. Because OKC just feels uninspiring to me at the moment. So I thought for a minute that I'd blog about that. I started going through my external hard drive to find photos from my trips to NYC and Vegas last year.

And then I saw some photos I took of myself exactly six months ago today, in New York City. It was December 30th, the eve of my thirtieth birthday. I had snapped a few photos of myself in the lobby of the hotel where I was staying. I wanted to document my last few moments in my twenties.

So, I decided to blog about being six months into my thirtieth year, sort of a half-year-review type of post. I dug my always-with-me point and shoot camera out of my purse in order to grab a pic of "Me, Today" to go with the pic of "Me, Six Months Ago"...

I snapped a few pics. They were blah. Much like my mood today. But then, I remembered that I had my cool gold fedora out in my car. So, I dashed through the spray of the sprinklers running outside of my office and grabbed my fave hat ever. Back inside, I plopped it on my messy hair, and tried again with the self portrait. Much better.

And all of that made me realize that I didn't really want to post a deep, reflective post today, reviewing the past six months of my life. Nope. Instead, I just wanted to write and say: when all else fails, when your mood is blah, when the city you live in feels uninspiring, when your life seems ridiculous, when the photos you are trying to take of yourself while sitting at your desk with your point and shoot camera don't look awesome at all - just put on a cool hat and see if it helps! Worked for me! :)

{left~ me six months ago in NYC; right~ me today in OKC}



  1. You're some kinda pretty here Abi!

  2. thanks for sharing your blah day.. the finale' made me smile (and I think your lookin' fabulous in the hat!)

  3. awww, thank you, chuck! :) it's amazing how a simple compliment can bring a smile to my face. :)
    and ashley, thank you for always, always being so sweet to me!

  4. I love it!! I love you... Your always inspiring to me!! God is good..

  5. Abi, you were beautiful six years ago when I met you, 6 months ago on your 30th birthday and even more so today. Love you girl!!

  6. thank you, beautiful bethany larie!
    and I MISS YOU< kelly beane!!!!!! why must we be so busy?!?

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