i faced some deep seated personal fears yesterday and came through on the other side. i want to share some wisdom that got me through it…. ask for help, acknowledge how scared you are no matter how irrational it may seem (really listen to that scared part of yourself), write down your safety net… i wrote on a piece of paper all my loved ones (and i feel incredibly blessed that it was teeming over and names crammed into the sides) if the worst case scenario were to happen how they would catch me. and carry some mementos that help: sweet smelling jasmine i picked from a tree and a bright red leaf i found on my walk. nature helps ground me, in my pocket. i also brought my husband along for some hand holding. and i said a few prayers even though i’m not sure who i was praying to. it all helped. there’s that saying.. “there’s nothing to fear, but fear itself”, but man that is real.


true blue friends are huge too. i have been so grateful of my growing & multi-dimensional friendship with the amazingly talented and real kelly. i feel she gets me and vice versa. we can talk low brow tv, indie flicks, painful bits and dreaming big all over a split pizza. thank you kelly. we are very excited to share news of a project we’ve been working towards that hopefully includes some of you too… soon!

kelly & mati photobooth
some homemade photobooth pics of us from the other week. silly.

interesting that in order to celebrate fully it’s also necessary to look straight at what’s holding you back. for me at least. to embrace the vulnerabilities & the successes simultaneously feels weird, but entirely present.

tomorrow i’ll share some shop news. till then. be kind to yourself. you are loved & safe.

sweet dreams,