|this week I made pizza dough for the first time - I was incredibly successful|
|this photo cracks me up - my mom, just about to laugh (I think she looks quite beautiful) and me, as usual, hating to be the subject of a photo [my little brother took this during a nice meal together]|
|one of the first photos with my remote, (with my little brother at my side) taken months after I bought it|
|Fitzgerald is always quite the helper in the kitchen (fresh basil for my pesto sauce for homemade pizza)|
|I snapped a photo of the" super moon" while picking up sushi for a date at home with my mom last weekend|
|the light was gorgeous after a work-out last week, just messing around with my camera (trying to get the remote to work, which I couldn't)|
A little while ago, I was talking to my mom about a person in my life that was pushing me - pushing me to be free-spirited, to let go of my tendency to remain high-strung, to release my cautious approach to everything. Her reply? "Good - you're getting old before you're getting old."
I've been working on letting go of my anxiety, and it's definitely a work in progress. I'm now trying to say "yes" to more things; to try new things and worry less. It's not easy, but I don't want to become trapped in my fears. I've seen some of the people I love live a small, lonely life because they are too cautious about their choices; they become isolated and live a predictable existence that isn't filled with enough laughter, warmth, or adventure - all things I want for myself. I want great memories to keep, regrets from chances taken, and to be a bit more wild. Youth fades quickly, and I don't want to waste mine.
*Bits & Pieces is something I'm hoping to become somewhat a regular series, to corral all my miscellaneous, forgotten photos/photos of my everyday life