Tuesday, September 14, 2010

life unexpected

Warning, today's post is a little pensive cross section of my life at present. The fun fashion and highlights of Vancouver will definitely be coming. I'm just indulging in the thoughtfulness and aching of my heart as of late. 

Doing my morning blog reading {my favorite kind} I stumbled across this image. This beautiful blogger compiled 100's of her favorite memories and dreams for the future that she shared with her love and sealed them inside this bottle.  I love the idea that you can add to it over time or read them as you please... sigh.. I'm such a sappy romantic.


It's funny how life is made up of moments. Moments that ask you to define what kind of person you are, what kind of things you want for your life and that if all the noise and nonsense was taken away, what's truly important to you.  


Our response to particular moments define the nuts of bolts of who we are as individuals.  I honestly believe that if you have people in your life that value you as you value them and you share the same moral code, you'll only grow together. It won't always be easy, but you'll grow, together.


I've been having one of those "Jesus take the wheel' moments lately and just trusting that I will land wherever I am supposed to. I am grateful to be surrounded by love and friendship but boy oh boy this is certainly a 'moment.'


I know from one blogger to another how wonderful it feels to have a virtual circle of friends that I've lovingly referred to as 'floggers', {friends + bloggers}. I just want to thank everyone for your kind words.  This growing group is making my heart happy.


xo tash 

{pics were taken by me from the set of "Life Unexpected"}

42 comments:

  1. I love you so much. Those pics are stunningly beautiful - and so are you. Never ever forget how much you are adored and valued by me.

    xx

    http://novembergrey.blogspot.com/

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  2. And thank you for making me happy too with your amazing comments each day:)...I so agree its very important to have a lovely circle of friends around and so true...our lifes are full of moments that we should never forget:)...Love the bottle idea..I should do that!
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie

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  3. Your post in along the lines of my life right now! I so appreciate all my "flogger" (love that, I think I will have to borrow it from you!!) that encourage and support me through all aspects of my life.
    The bottle idea is very cool, I have a wish book similar to this idea but I really like the bottle idea better.
    xx
    callie

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  4. :) i think the notes in a bottle idea is brilliant, i'd like to do this myself!

    beautiful, beautiful photos

    i'm glad your heart is feeling happy <3

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  5. Wow...what a surprising, touching idea. I am such a sappy romanctic too!!!! Off to check out her blog.

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  6. Lovely post. My daughter has a jar filled with notes like this. I put little scrolls of notes and quotes in her advent calendar every year and she keeps them. She is a lover of words. I don't have one but I'm thinking I should remedy that. Seems we remember "moments" so much more than the big experiences. A touch, a glance, a moment...

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  7. Lovely post. Part of the reason I started blogging was to capture life's little moments. They truly do make up our lives and what we become. It's not sappy...it's life!

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  8. Thank you for such a wonderfully honest post! I've been feeling a bit of the same things in recent history..I've kind of thrown in the towel and now I'm just hoping for the best. I really hope that good things come your way sooner rather than later. I had a post a few days ago (Hopeful Thoughts) that I'm trying to live by right now..maybe it will help you too! And your photos are lovely. I hope your time in Vancouver helps : )

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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  9. Such an amazing post! I just love the honesty. So refreshing. To get me through tough times, I always tell myself "everything happens for a reason."

    xo M

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  10. Life is not measured by the number of steps we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away... :) You just put me in such a romantic mood too babe! :) Thanks for being a wonderful flogger! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  11. You are such a sweet flogger!! I hope you enjoy your time in Vancouver and enjoy where "life unexpected" takes you... everything happens for a reason :)

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  12. What a beautiful and thoughtful post. I agree that friends are such an important part of our lives and we have to cherish every moment we have with them... through life's ups and downs.
    I am so grateful and thankful for my floggers and non floggers.... they make me happy everyday!

    xo

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  13. Thank you for such a lovely post & all those images - the idea of moments in a jar is too romantic (yes, I'm a hopeless romantic). Sending warm thoughts as you find moments to treasure amidst everything.

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  14. You have put a smile on my face and heart today. I love the bottle idea...always remembering the little things that make you smile or fill you up inside. So glad that I am one of your floggers.
    have a wonderful week.

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  15. Hey! Thanks for visiting my site too :)
    Are you interested in following each other?
    Hope to see you again soon

    xoxo

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  16. lovely post and very inspiring! i like your "floggers" theory so true xo

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  17. Such a touching and beautiful post! Sometimes we do need to take a moment to reflect and be thankful. Beautiful words and photography!

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  18. I love that bottle idea and you have taken some beautiful pictures.
    Have a wonderful day, I hope you start to feel better.

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  19. This post is beautiful. And I love the term "Floggers".

    I'm sure you'll end up exactly where you need to be, life has a funny way of guiding you while pretending it has no idea what's going on :) Hope that makes sense...

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  20. Beautiful post.

    Wishing you many more wonderful moments to come :)

    xo, Nadia

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  21. Tash this is a terrific post. I don't know what is in the air right now, but 'Jesus Take The Wheel' moments are tantamount in my life at present. I'm exhausted and can barely even hold on for the ride anymore.

    I hope you're relaxing as much as possible and breathing in that fresh, clean Vancouver air. There's something about being close to nature that brings about a peace in me - I hope it is the same for you.

    xoxoxo,
    Carrie

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  22. it's those moments i cling to when life gets me down.

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  23. Well you and your blog make lots of people happy. :o)
    Love these photos, the bottle idea is soooo cute/sweet.
    wishing you all the best! :o)

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  24. Loved reading this honest post! Don't you just love life's unexpected greatness?! I want to do that bottle thing, write down a ton of fun memories or whatnot, great idea!

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  25. Lovely! And Jaclyn's message in a bottle is such a brilliant idea isn't it? xx

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  26. i love the idea of collection one's "moments" in life inside a bottle! the blogosphere is a wonderful place to form friendships, share and inspire isn't it!

    p.s new giveaway contest on my blog, come n check it out!
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  27. LOVE this idea....brilliant!! Thank you for your super sweet comments all the time on my blog...you are a doll!

    Statements in Fashion

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  28. Floggers, I lol! Love it! I loved this post, I was just listening to that song the other day, I LOVE the idea of "turning it over," if I can manage to do that, my life goes so much better! So happy you stopped by LBD so I could find you, happy to be your newest follower! XX!

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  29. love the new term "floggers" each picture depicts the lines being assigned to it...this is such a very inspirational post!!!!

    completely loving it...

    Kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  30. What a beautiful post. I love the notes in the bottle idea.

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  31. A beautiful set of thoughts. And indeed there are moments when has to jump, moments when one has to float, and moments where one has to paddle furiously. Each has its challenges, but surrounded by friends and loved ones, you'll not make any wrong choices. xo bb

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  32. Blogging is probably one of the most rewarding things I've ever started too. I love the notes in a bottle idea. It's so sweet! This is such a beautiful post! I'm glad I popped over here. =)

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  33. I saw that and was so charmed by it as well. It's a beautiful idea. And this is such a lovely post. I hope that you end up just where you want to be. I think it's destiny and have a feeling you'll be happy xo

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  34. love this post! thanks for sharing!

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  35. This is my first visit to your blog but hopefully I'll become a 'flogger' as well! I've been having that moment for 5 months so I know exactly what you mean. It's so nice to have this little outlet for venting & support :)

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  36. Hang in there flogger. Such a great honest, raw, beautiful post.

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  37. Aww what a lovely post! I'm glad to hear that Jesus is behind the wheel for you, as I am confident that you will be otay ;) Meeting sweethearts such as yourself on this platform has been the best part of my experience blogging! Hugs and kiss kiss -Taj

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  38. I love "meeting" so many fabulous people through blogging. This was a beautiful and very thoughtful post. Are you enjoying Vancouver? I'm always curious to hear what others think of this lovely city ;)

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  39. ah! thanks you so much for mentioning my bottle post, you put a huge smile across my face! i too am going through one of these phases where life's direction is hard to figure out - hang in there sister, we're all along for the ride. one of my all time favorite quotes is something along the lines of 'we don't remember days, we remember moments. its quite true...hope this week will be a bit brighter. x

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  40. you deserve great floggers as you are a great one yourself :) I know this was a few days ago but i hope you are doing well and feeling better now? VIRTUAL HUG!

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