A lot of you who have followed me for a while probably remember me going to Nepal a few years ago for The Beyond Workshop. Timehop reminded me of some moments this past weekend and I shared them on Instagram. I came home from this trip a changed person and within weeks became pregnant. It’s funny how going to a place full of dirt, dust, the smell of trash and the most immense beauty I’ve ever seen continues to reflect my current life. Messy and beautiful.
Notice her sweeping with a broom in the pic below? I brought one of these Nepali brooms home with me and it hanging in my kitchen. I don’t use it, because I want to keep it pristine and I am aware that seems like the silliest thing. When I asked our guide to help me buy one, he thought I was crazy – “Why would that be the thing you take home from here?’ The memory of seeing people in Kathmandu constantly sweeping their stoops and houses to get rid of the crazy amount of dust and dirt from outside is such a strong one and I wanted the constant reminder to always care for my home like they do to be visible to me.
When we moved from the city to the mountains for a week, electricity was not always available so I made flowers for one of our shoots by candle light.
The pics below are from the sunrise over the Himalayan mountains. It was cloudy the entire week we were there so we couldn’t see the mountains at all, until one morning they finally appeared. Most epic moment of my life.