‘We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.’ – Maya Angelou
Hello my lovely ones, happy new week!
Hope we’ve all been good and well rested for the week ahead. Happy Independence day to my fellow Ghanaians reading this! How did things go down on Independence day? Hope you had a nice time of it. 🙂
We had an eventful time of it, of morning swims and splash parties, and exploring the Aburi Botanical Gardens for the second weekend in a row. We went down trekking into the bush, with M beguiling me with tales about the time he went trekking alone for five hours through the New Zealand forest without a map and with a heavy downpour of rain. That man is crazy. Love him!
Then he suggested we go find Oyibi, it’s supposed to be somewhere around, so I shrugged, why not! And away we went, grinding and bumping our way down a winding dirt road full of cruel-looking jagged rocks and potholes. After a highly exciting yet disastrous time of it, we wound up back in Accra at the Golden Tulip resort. Can’t wait to tell you more and show you the photos from this weekend.
I love how this weekend went. Back to challenging myself and rewriting the script of my life for myself, one small step at a time.
In the meantime, I’m beyond excited to show you this shoot today. Shot it about a week or so ago, back when I had this hairstyle, and I’ve been itching to post it since then. I’ve lately been a little bit…ok, thoroughly taken with the choker trend, and find ways and means of incorporating that into my daily looks. Also this headpiece. It is actually a neck piece, but the minute I laid my eyes on it, I knew it would be adorning my head as well. It gives an instant goddess vibe to everything I wear it with, and I love that. It’s bold, vibrant and beautiful.
SO. Today’s shoot.
I went for a Grecian goddess feel for the shoot. Inevitable, really, with this beautiful number of a white dress. You will notice the shoot is in phases (rebirths, as you will 🙂 ). For the 1st phase I went for a gypsy goddess feel. For the 2nd and 3rd phases of the shoot, a beautiful H&M necklace got re-purposed as a head piece, with gold earrings and gold make-up to match, for a full Grecian goddess look.
Aaaand, wait for it, all looks styled and shot by yours truly! Woo hoo. 😉
That our lives are ours for the living and always evolving, everyday an opportunity to effect a change, to go out of our comfort zone; everyday an opportunity for a rebirth. Rebirth after rebirth with each one bringing you closer into the person you were meant to be; your best self. With each rebirth your voice sharpens, and your message, your purpose, becomes clearer. The metamorphosis of the process might not be painless, but it is always worth it.
For this year especially, one thing that we’re letting go off is the need for comfort and excessive preparation, and overly waiting for the “perfect” time to pursue what makes us come alive. So cheers to letting go into the throes of potential pain, and letting the process carry us away into bliss.
With loads of love,