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Blogs, Friends, and Football: This is the Good Life. {Asheville, NC Photographer}

Maybe it has a little something to do with the amazing game last night and maybe it has something to do with an early afternoon photo shoot with one of my favorites. But, today has been filled with ooey gooey feelings. I’m feeling very grateful.

I’m grateful for every part of my life even the hard parts. Sometimes I can feel thankful for the good parts but forget that the rough things are all part of chiseling away at my imperfections and making me a little closer to who I want to be. Right? right?

With the ooey gooey-ness of it all I thought today was a good time to post another “This is the Good Life” posts!
So, here are the things that have made my life just a little more lovely lately.

1. The 20 Somethings are back! 

After a bit of a writing hiatus we are back to regularly posting content on I’m so excited to have officially started posting again today with Tyler’s life update. My life update video will be up on Thursday so don’t miss it!


2. My Birthday!

OK, truthfully, my birthday kind of fell flat. I look forward to my birthday every single year. I get pumped about it to the point that I put a lot of pressure on the day being everything I want it to be. This year I was sick, I was lonely, and all of my friends were sick too. I ended up canceling the majority of my birthday plans. {and the plans I had were going to be AWESOME.} But, the reason it’s on this list is easy. I have amazing people in my life. People who will rally and make the day special even when they don’t feel good, people who will watch me cry and not make me feel stupid over it, people who will drop presents off at my door step that are so perfectly lovely, and people who remind me everyday that if there’s nothing else that I’ve done well in my life, it’s that I’ve been fortunate enough to know people who will continue to make me want to be better everyday.

3. The Superbowl. 

I resisted a conversion to being a seahawks fan for as long as I could. But, there’s something about watching people you love love something. As I’ve watched more and more of them play and as I’ve watched interview after interview of this amazing team under an amazing coach I’ve slowly been tricked into being a fan. I don’t know when it changed but, I don’t regret it. Watching the seahawks not only win the superbowl but win it in such an amazing way was energizing and unifying for me. I haven’t been so excited to see a team win the superbowl since the Buccs won on my birthday in 2003!

On top of feeling stoked about the team winning there’s a deeper level of attachment to the game. It’s easy for me to lose myself in things sometimes. Particularly in people. I’m quick to let things go that I love because the majority of the people in my life may not be interested. As I’m entering into a life that’s more solitary it’s been a time of re-discovery what it is that I love to do and what I enjoy. Sports are a huge part of that. Something that I’ve allowed to fall away not because of anyone else, but, because I’ve just not put a priority on it. So, yes, I love the game and I couldn’t be happier about how it went. But, also it’s a reminder to not lose myself. To ask myself what it is that I love and what I want daily.



with love and the good life,


David Eaton - February 4, 2014 - 3:46 pm

So glad you held it down in Asheville. Love you.

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