In focus: Market Mornings

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Have I mentioned I’ve been busy? Ha. But really. Work is great. I’m learning and challenging myself every day. It’s a lot but I’m feeling like something big is happening and I’m ready to see where it takes me. I’m so lucky that I was able to turn the things I love already – food, design, writing – into something I love even more at Cava. It feels incredible to love what I do and who I work with every day. Remember where I was a year ago? Funny how long ago that seems and how different I feel. If I take a second to stop moving, I might even look back and realize I’m proud of myself.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Farmer's Market Mornings – Flowers

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Farmer's Market Mornings – Asparagus

Other than work, life is a little strange. I guess I haven’t figured out what it is right now and who I am. But I’ve learned to accept that’s ok. The one good thing about this though is timing. It’s spring. And allergies aside, I honestly walk out my door every day excited about the world. The fact that giant green leaves can grow back on cold trees and we can eat the most flavorful food that comes from the ground nearby. Sure, it’s cheesy, but these are some of my favorite solo moments recently. When I find a break to take a walk through the farmer’s market or read a magazine in the park (like actually read the articles too) or make a tomato sandwich with fresh ricotta. My moments.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Farmer's Market Mornings – Spring Onion

Some big projects aside – wedding coordinating, filming a cooking show with Joey from NSYNC, redesigning my website – most of the things I’m doing outside of work aren’t very challenging I suppose. Might not have the headspace for it. (Although I totally just marathoned the entire Dawson’s Creek series again. So that’s something right?) But one thing that has been a fun challenge is learning to use my DSLR camera. I’ve been told it’s a powerful little guy and I’m slowly uncovering it’s potential. I’m learning the technical bits at work but I’m also just pushing myself to get out and use it. We all know that’s the only way I’m going to feel more comfortable with it. Make it a habit, try different lighting, actually learn what ISO means and when it has to be adjusted.

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I guess one of the things I want myself to know is that even if I’m not blogging here or baking a cake regularly or keeping my apartment clean or going on several dates a week, I’m still being creative. It just doesn’t stop. It’s not a rut. It’s something new. It’s me changing and growing up and challenging myself. It’s happening at work now…with my team, with new projects, which I couldn’t be more excited about. It’s happening a little more quietly right now. On my mornings at the market and long walks around the city. As I’m learning more about ramps, morels, little gem, and growing herbs. As I slow roast garlic. As I edit photos while listening to Coasts. While helping a friend decorate her apartment. When I make a simple tomato sandwich.

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9 thoughts on “In focus: Market Mornings

  1. Vicky

    Totally agree with this post – creativity is definitely both an ongoing process and a journey! And good luck with utilizing your DSLR more; I’m in the same position of slowly uncovering its awesomeness. (:

  2. mum

    MY Moment? Spending time with my amazing daughter, who thinks, writes, creates, and fully experiences the awareness of the beautiful world around her in gratitude. Love you, mum

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  4. Emily

    You are learning quickly — photos are lovely!

    I know the spring weather has a lot to do with it, but you sound super happy about all the things happening in your life. Which makes me happy. <3

  5. Maggie

    Based on these photos, I’d say you’re well on your way toward learning that camera of yours!

    I really identify with the need to keep feeling creative. It’s harder than ever for me these days – and I’m probably less successful than ever – but as long as I keep trying, I know I’m still feeding the need.

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