by holli on November 22, 2014

Potential_HolliMargellIt might sound corny, but I believe gratitude is never out of style. I am thankful even on days when I am sure everything is falling apart.

I am thankful for clean water.
I am thankful for clean air.
I am thankful for food: both the good and bad.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my friends.
I am thankful for my neighbors.
I am thankful for pain.
I am thankful for pleasure.
I am thankful for beauty.
I am thankful for the ability to write and talk and see and sing!
I am thankful for technology.
I am thankful for hand tools.
I thankful for the freedom to vote and live in a country still trying to figure out equality.
I am thankful for my life even on the hard days.

What are you thankful for?

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Bolivia Update: almost half way there!

by holli on November 13, 2014

BoliviaUpdate11Despite the grief in my life with the loss of a dear friend in September and my Aunt last month, I have been living by the motto, “Keep moving forward.” Granted,  I have taken a couple of days off from my giant list of to-dos, but overall, I have been even more motivated to keep reaching toward living life to the fullest.

That is why, it is with great pleasure that I get to THANK YOU for everyone who has supported my upcoming Bolivia trip. I will be attending an immersion non-profit photography workshop in April 2015, Workshops With A Purpose. When the trip was first being postponed from this past October, I was really disappointed and felt like it might mean I should not go. But, I held on to my seat and shifted gears. Instead of raising money entirely through donations, I have been able to earn the funds too. Which, to be perfectly honest, is how I wanted to fund this trip!


Thank you for the cards and notes of encouragement!

The best part of this experience so far is that it has humbled me enough to ask, and motivated me beyond my inhibitions to market my photography and art. As a result, I am filled with gratitude. So, thank you for reading along and to everyone who first supported my Indidegogo campaign, or send cards of encouragement or even bought a pretty floral print!

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Cartwheels And Peaches

November 10, 2014

I wasn’t sure I wanted to say anything. How do you explain how much someone meant to you? For days, I thought about what I would want to say about my Aunt Thomasine. Late at night, the grief of her death made me weep silently in bed as I thought about how much her life […]

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Words Matter

October 15, 2014

Words matter. I know I said I was back into blogging about crafts and recipes, but what a week for reflection and reminding me I have to say this. What we say matters more than we often think. When I saw these signs last year while visiting Vashon Island with a friend of mine, I […]

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