the grit of it

This past fall we had the pleasure of being interviewed and photographed by Sara Hembree of The Grit of It. Sara is an extremely talented photographer who aims to make honest portraits of people and talk with them about their grit.. the beauty in mistakes, the hard times, and the things you learn along way. 

We encourage you to take some time exploring her site and get to know the grit of those she's scratched below the surface of. 

You can read our interview here  | all photos by Sara Hembree 

 

finding a way with nature

As Autumn progresses, and the days get shorter I am reminded more and more that it's a blessing to be outside, and to make the most of the light in the world. Even when it's raining, snowing, hailing.
And sometimes when it's sunny it still feels like it's hailing. Not because ice is raining from the sky, but because ice is ruling from above, and the chill of the world can reign down, and be too much. 
The truth is, people can be cruel, people make mistakes, and they tend to take things for granted, and it's nothing new. 
But I'm still grateful, and I'll say it as many times as it takes because gratitude is what keeps me going. It reminds me that even when I go inside there's still an outside, and there's light in the world somewhere. Even at the darkest of times. 
There's thanks to be given even after much has been taken.
I'm grateful for those who stand for change. 
I'm so grateful for all that flows from me to you.
I'm so grateful that you know what this feels like too. 

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Sending love, warmth, shelter, and gratitude.