Monday 5 January 2015

Here we go again

Today the sun rose behind a murky cloud
a cloud we haven't seen for the last few days
The new year brought with it a sunshine that warmed us like no other
We've been going to the beach and hanging by the pool and contemplating running away so as to avoid the pile of work waiting for us today on Monday morning

But now, the holidays are over and we're back to work
Well our bodies are at least.
Truth is our hearts are still three steps behind us
basking in the sun;
the sun that bleached our hair,
and tanned our skin,
and gave me freckles,
and made us crave the sweet juice of apple and orange

I have been sick for what seems like forever now
A persistent cold that will not break
but I refuse to rest because there is so much out there for me to embrace
I don't want to let this year go to waste
I want to catch the wind in my fingers and feel the grass in my toes
I want to be like the child I once was, playing make believe for hours upon end
I'm writing down ideas today, a list of things to do, a list that I don't want to dream over but one I want to work through

But while I am itching to jump out from behind my desk and through the window into the outside world, I know that good things take time and being reckless will only get me so far
So I am tying myself down today
I am slowly sipping my coffee and planning ahead for what is to be and leaving room for the unknown and the unexpected
I am slowly myself down and taking it all in. 

There is time for everything after all.


  1. I think I needed that reminder today. As much as planning and preparing can get boring, it's worth it in the end.
    x Erin
    The Halfway Point

  2. So beautiful, but you're right, our bodies may be ready but our hearts aren't just yet. I am sure it will catch up, but keep a bit of the holidays always close to you, I think it'll bring you joy on the gloomiest of days. :)

    Gorgeous photos as always Sam. The sun looks gorg up there in Syd!

  3. Oh, I really need to visit Australia.

  4. That's such a sweet reminder- I'm horribly impatient and time has a real way of getting away from me. Hope this is a beautiful new year for you!

  5. Hope that cold went away. Lovely photos and Happy New Year!

  6. "But now, the holidays are over and we're back to work
    Well our bodies are at least."

    As I'm sitting here with a serious case of Monday blues in my office, I feel the same way. I showed up because I had to but my mind is still thinking about Christmas.
    And also, I'm obsessed with you. Your pictures. Everything. I need to know how you edit.


  7. "There is time for everything after all." So much yes. And I feel like I say this every comment, but gahh, your photographs, girl! Talent. It's freezing her in New England, so now I'm really really craving Australia weather, goodness.

    1. I'm sending all my warm vibes your way. Stay warm my love

  8. beautifully said. hope you are feeling better now. kids take being kids for granted.. wish i could be one again. your pictures are lovely.

  9. oh my, what a beautiful day! and hammock relaxing! i am so ready for that. i got my fiance a hammock for christmas, but there is so much snow here in Utah we probably won't be able to set it up until May! so lame!

  10. This is beautiful, Sam. Your words enveloped me like the sun that tickled your shoulders, and exposed your (frankly gorgeous) freckles. It has been grey here. Dull and draining. I've watched the year turn from old to new, and felt a little unhappy doing so, because - since the end of Christmas - I've been at home, revising, far from enjoying thoughts of what 2015 could bring. This post injected into a little life into me, and for that I'm grateful. I've got to remember my time will come.

    Happy New Year, friend. Here's to the future.

  11. It's always hard to settle back into routine and working, I hope you're not having too much trouble.
    There really is time for everything, and you need only think of beautiful days like this to get you through :)
    Miss you! x

  12. You're so pretty and cool and inspiring. :) Hope you feel better soon!

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