the heart is full, the mind is curious, the body is content.
six more days. feeling content and grateful for the good byes and ‘lasts’ to come in this next week. a reminder that this next chapter is something I need, but that the empath I am, will hold each feeling this place and it’s people have shared with me regardless of where I am in the world. oh also, tomorrow is my last day at little ol’ @sonder_yql , come say hello, or good bye or just come drink coffee and eat waffles with me.
here’s to hot summer days, mountains, lovely humans, falafel wieners, sweet potato fries (just @wienersofwaterton in general) and getting pooped on by birds.
she spoke softly.
one of the highlights of my time in france was recognizing how much @amenelares and I have grown since our last adventure around europe together back in 2015. it wasn’t something I considered much before the trip, but it was something I became fully aware of one we were reunited again. when I arrived, amenemhet asked me what I envisioned for our time together. the jacqueline a few years ago would have had the week all planned out. this time however, my response was something along the lines of “I’m not sure”. I knew that my heart would be full at the end of my trip simply because I was able to spend time with her. anything else was just a bonus. and, the week probably turned out even better than I could have planned it. we made it to the french riviera - a place amenemhet and I were originally hoping to get to during our first trip. we missed a train on our way to cassis - something that would have drove me crazy a few years back, but that hiccup allowed us to spend an afternoon relaxing on a gorgeous beach still in cassis, fully embracing the sunshine topless and with a glass of wine. back in aix, amenemhet was able to show me some places that influenced her six months abroad. we wandered around her school, the markets, the parks and many coffee shops. we managed to go to her favourite study spot (twice!) and dined at her favourite restaurant. due to our time together also being the end of her time in france (she went back to ottawa after our week together) I was able to stand beside her as she said good bye to all of these places and people as well. I still have to remind myself at times that life is more fulfilling when I don’t plan so much. of course, in reality, there are some logistics that need to be organized before we can sit back and enjoy, but ultimately, I’m learning that truly feeling a moment (whether good or bad) is what is sparking my happiness and love for living. thank you amenemhet for sharing these moments with me.
little moments that remind me of home.
today involved a very overdue trip to Waterton to celebrate a year since I embarked on my month long adventure around Iceland. I’ve been reflecting on this experience immensely over the past year and am ultimately finding myself missing this mesmerizing country. I cannot wait to return. thanks to @sarahmmcfadyen for the photograph 👌🏼🌿
aix side streets.
photographing my second wedding today and I can’t believe it’s already been two years since I was in Newfoundland photographing @blackbird_holistic‘s wedding. woke up to sunshine and the the sweetest family - I am reminded once again why I love getting behind the camera. what a magical day this will be ✨
I’ve been working in coffee shops for almost six years now. early mornings, coffee, community, conversation - it’s a space I’ve fallen in love with. I’m going to miss this bright little café and incredible team, but you can still come find me whipping up waffles and gushing about coffee until august 12 yql! thank you @sonder_yql and @redenginecoffee for being a couple of badass local businesses. lehbridge is so lucky to have you.
at least the cockroach infested hostel had a cute balcony and even cuter roommates.
since returning home from france, days off mean reminiscing and experimenting with more recipes. round two of the matcha loaf has commenced. 🌿
“quand je suis triste, je pense à vous, comme l’hiver on pense au soleil, et quand je suis gai, je pense à vous, comme en plein soleil on pense à l’ombre.” v.h.
l'ombre et la braguette.
lil’ mirror play.