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Hi Loves,

It has been a while huh? Oh man, where to start.

I’ll just start here: I have been getting a few people commenting on my pictures asking if my account is real? It has happened twice now where someone will leave that kind of comment and then delete it before I can even respond to them..

I kinda prided myself on my “real” factor.  SO, lets talk real.

Sometimes I think people confuse real with shitty. Everything I do I do with an artistic quality. I want all my posts, pictures, yoga classes to be beautiful and I do my best to make that happen. But it is just me and Trav doing this in our own home with Nix in the background somewhere. It is all real, I assure you.

Sometimes I get a “vision” and plan an adventure specifically so we can get a certain picture but regardless it is still “real.”

Pictures, posts, whatever don’t have to be shitty to be real. I genuinely enjoy sharing my life in a very beautiful way. Trav has a nice camera and I am discovering how to use it and I am having so much fun doing it!

I get confused when people say that “this can’t be real.” I am kinda flattered I guess but not really…..I want my value to be in the fact that I am real. 100% real. Every picture I take and post was taken that day, probably moments before I post it. If it is from an earlier day I will say so. My yoga videos lag a couple days behind because it takes time to render and edit them for youtube. But still they are real. Every class was designed by me. I teach in one long string of video and Trav edits out minor things here and there to make the video more enjoyable for the watcher. But nothing crazy ha.

I guess because I am doing something I love every day people think that it can’t be real. That, is a tragedy. How did we grow up in America thinking we couldn’t be happy, passionate, and in love every single day of our life? WE CAN. I AM. And YOU SHOULD.

If my life seems too good to be true then you should re-evaluate yours. Do what you love every day. Create something every day. Share every day!

I am currently reading “Creativity, Unleashing the Forces Within” by Osho. Which is an amazing book. I am like 1/6 the way through haha. It is one of those books where every sentence is a gem. You want to soak it in slowly.

Osho says in regards to creativity and sharing: “Give because you have, don’t give to take back, because then you will be in misery. Heaven is not for traders, heaven is for celebrators.”

Now don’t let the word Heaven and Hell carry too much weight when reading this quote. He refers to joy and happiness as heaven and misery as hell. He means that those who only create or give in order to take back will be miserable, those who create simply to create, because they enjoy doing it and want to share it will be in pure joy, heaven. He means that creating just to create is a celebration.

We have all lost the meaning of life. (I am not claiming to totally understand the meaning of life, but I do know that we are not meant to “work”, pay bills, and die. We are here to live life. LIVE.

Osho talks about people who are not creative are simply not dying. Living, truly living is being creative.

(Also don’t take the word “creative” too seriously. Osho and I do not mean you need to paint or craft or write every day. We mean to follow your heart. What excites you? What do you want to give to the world? Do you love sweeping floors? Do you love solving problems at work? Do you love coming up with new inventive ideas? What is your heart song trying to get out!? There is no one right way to be creative. Create something, anything, for no reason, simply because you want to give it to the world and you’re creative.)

So I am living. I truly truly live every day. Maybe that seems unreal to some people. It probably would have seemed unreal to me a few years ago too. But just to be clear to everyone watching, reading, anything I create I have created honestly, genuinely, and with an exploding creative heart. I create because I have it in me, so I give it, share it.

 

 

So, on that note, I will update you on my life. Trav and I started climbing (belaying) at a climbing gym which is sooo fun. I think we are going today. They have a day care there and we can drop Nix there for an hour or so…..I was kinda nervous about it the first time but he did really well.

I am realllllly trying to appreciate winter, and enjoy it, but my heart just loves the sun. I am a daughter of the sun. I just need warmth something terrible! This time of year tests me.

Currently our days as a family are filled with yoga, video editing, dreaming, great conversations, lots of playing with Nix, trying to get him to wear shoes, collecting crystals and beautiful mountain pictures, planning next adventures, and getting more creative in the kitchen. Also I have lots of new plants that I am trying to keep alive….haha 🙂 Also I am currently super in to Sanskrit chanting and Snatam Kaur. I’m listening to her right now as I type this actually. Music is my dirty little creative secret. I don’t know how to make it, and I cannot sing, but I just love music. I love all kinds. I obsess over it actually. It strikes a certain special cord in my heart that only music can. It’s awesome. 🙂

May the long time sun shine upon you <3 (Snatam Kaur song….listen to it, also Ra Ma Da Sa….)

Anyways, thanks for listening, I seriously love you guys.

XOXO

Haley Anne