Recap +

July 01, 2013


Three thingz that made me happy this past week:
…and one thing that made me sad:

01. I had the chance to go to a magical place called Indian Springs with some friends. We were celebrating a birthday so there were massages, mud-baths, and lots of champagne! It was one of those special days that left me feeling very balanced, re-set, and lucky to have experienced. The interesting part about this day was that it rained the whole entire time. You’d think this would have put a major damper on a day that revolved around the pool, but the cool misty rain paired with the heated mineral-water pool was the perfect combo!! I definitely have plans to revisit this place.

02. So I moved again – ha. I feel like it’s not even a big deal anymore because it happens so often now. I have officially moved 4 times in the past two years! what!?? I didn’t go very far this time though – the move was from a temporary home in Berkeley to an apartment in Oakland. I definitely plan to stay here as long as I can stand it. I took the time to explore a bit of my new neighborhood and came across this awesome shop, Esqueleto. It’s main focus is handmade jewelry but there are a handful of other amazing trinkets as well. I was swooning over these wall-hangings. I want one SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

03. Now here is the happy AND sad part. Although I had a lot of fun taking pictures in my new dress at the Cactus Jungle – the rest of the afternoon took a down-turn. I actually got in a really bad car accident that left me feeling very…. life-is-fragile-oh-my-gosh-how-did-I-not-get-hurt??? In the end, I am 100% okay ( …a bit shook up of coarse but no major injuries ), my car is gone ( hello bicycle ), and I’m thankful to be sitting here drinking my coffee on this lovely monday morning. I have to say, being in a car while it’s spinning out at 65 mph is a pretty powerful feeling. I truly FELT the fragility of life and how powerless we can be in strong situations. I will be forever changed from that experience. So, I’ll end with – Cheers to this beautiful summer & to everyones health & safety!! BE SAFE! ( …especially with the 4th coming up, okay? ) xoxo.

COMMENTS ( 18 )
TAGS : My Life

18 Comments

July 1st 2013

Well thank goodness you are okay! At least you’ll get some healthy exercise on your bike. :)

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July 1st 2013

So glad you are okay em. :) xx.

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July 1st 2013

glad to hear you’re okay! car accidents can be so scary + happen so quickly!

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July 1st 2013

girl, God is on your side. You are special and loved and I’m thankful you’re alive! how intense. Drink that coffee with a smile!

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July 1st 2013

So scary. Glad you are ok! These things always happen so fast and when you least expect them…. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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July 1st 2013

Oh jeez! That is so frightening… I’m glad that you’re alright!

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July 1st 2013

Wow sounds like an eventful week – glad you are ok! I have always wanted to go to Indian Springs, next time I’m in California I might have to do it..

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July 1st 2013

Oh no! Car accidents are so traumatizing. Happy to hear you are o.k. I’ve lived in Oakland for 3 years and am currently in the process of moving my work space down the road so I can ride my bike to work–I hate driving!

Have you been to the Temescal Farmers’ Market on Sundays yet? I work for Urban Village Farmers’ Market Association and that market is one of our best!

Love the Cactus Jungle. I’ve purchased most of my succulents there. The staff is super knowledgeable.

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July 2nd 2013

Scary indeed – so amazing that you’re safe and taking such a big lesson from it. It’s good when we have a chance to reflect on things and realise how lucky we are. Thanks for sharing x

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July 2nd 2013

Love this first pic, peaceful. I like the accident story less, I am glad you are ok!

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July 2nd 2013

ohmygosh, that sounds so scary, but glad you’re ok!
that first photo is super gorgeous, looks amazing, despite the rain!

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oh my goodness! well thank god you’re ok! kinda sucks that you were all zen mode and then got shaken up…i guess that means you must make a trip back there soon :) happy 4th emma!

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July 2nd 2013

i am glad you had some nice times before the scary crash! i was in my first accident a few years ago- a nun (!) ran her stop and pulled out in front of me as i was traveling on the main road. my poor car was totaled- with only one payment left too! neither of us were hurt but the experience has really affected how i drive, even years later. a real eye opener for sure.

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July 2nd 2013

that sounds so scary! happy to hear you’re okay though…

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July 2nd 2013

Oh my goodness, Emma… that’s terrifying!! I’m so glad to hear you are ok. My husband and I got in a really bad car accident about a year and a half ago too. It was raining and we hydroplaned, then spun across 3 lanes of traffic at 70mph and slammed into a guard rail. Praise God, we made it out safely! Those experiences certainly make it striking clear that no one is truly safe from harm and we should treat each day as a blessing and an opportunity.

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July 2nd 2013

Amazing photos and I’m glad you’re okay!

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July 3rd 2013

Yikes. Glad to hear you’re OK. And yes, Temescal is a wonderful gem of Oakland, especially that Esqueleto! :)

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July 8th 2013

So glad you are ok.
I was in a car accident (hit and run) with Rylee in the car when she was just six months old. I had the same feelings. Life is so fragile….a good reminder to be thankful for everyday.

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