22 Sep

hey everyone, happy sunday.  and happy first day of autumn!!


this is my favey-fav season, and not just because i was born in it 😉  but i do tend to thrive in autumn… i love the colours of course, and the calming down from summer, snuggling and cozying in and slowing down… i just love all that autumn brings along with it.

i’m just relaxing and enjoying my half-caff americano* and was thinking about how many blogs i want to catch up on.

*{that reminds me of this funny thing that happened and i took a foto of it}



my life has shifted so drastically in the month of september, that i just haven’t had time to keep up with the blog like i wanted to.  plus – a huge rebirthing is in order here at foodandfoto.com.  on a personal level, i have grown and “re-birthed” on my own so much, that it’s only fitting the blog shifts along with me.  i’m not exactly sure what that will look like yet, but do stay tuned – some big changes are on the way!na

so i was thinking this morning about how grateful i am for SO MUCH in my life… even what seems like the littlest things – like clean water and all my fingers, a strong intuition and healthy food, good hearing and electricity. some days it can appear as though the world is a grim place… but i try to stay positive and avoid the media, because it seems like all the news is negative. i do my best to find happiness in the little things, because every day is a gift in itself.  with that said – between wild fires, shootings, and heavy floods, parts of denver and colorado itself have begun to seem foreign to me.  i’ve lived here off and on my entire life, and denver has always been a comfort-zone for me.  i went to college here, i started a small business here, i have friends and family here… but it is here i have also started to feel like stranger… a stranger in my hometown, you know that feeling?!  well, i’m not one to be very patient when it comes to my environment.  and i’m also one to recognize an opportunity when it presents itself – which is why i have decided to move to the western slope… into the minimalist home i wrote about last week…and

i. am. so. freaking. excited!!!!!!!!!


i’m hoping when i move, i’ll be just in time to catch the aspens changing…

it’s a huge step, a lifestyle change, really… and one i’m so beyond ready for. this opportunity came along in a very serendipitous way and i am not one to gloss over something so auspicious.  i’m finding that it’s becoming easier to manifest my heart’s desires lately… and deep down i’ve always longed for a peaceful environment. i’m someone who needs a lot of downtime and a lot of alone time to self-reflect and recharge.  i like to write and read and do things alone.  this is something i’ve learned about myself over the last couple of years… a part of myself i never really understood, because i do tend to be very out-going and naturally thrive in social situations.  however, being introverted has helped me understand that if i do not have that time to recharge, i burn out and then i’m useless to everyone, including myself.

i feel very grateful for the opportunity to live in the mountains, among nature and its magnificence.  to wake up and hear… NOTHING.  nothing but the beautiful silence in which everything begins.


out of nothing, comes everything…

sometimes in order to create, we must first destroy…  shatter all previous patterns, beliefs, and systems that do not serve us. be strong enough to let go of anything that does not uplift and nurture our souls.  personally for me, i have learned that is exactly what i must do in order to thrive.  and i am reminded of that great quote, which i will close with :

“our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure… it is our LIGHT and not our darkness, which most frightens us.  we ask ourselves, ‘who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ actually, who are you not to be? you are a child of God. your playing small does not serve the world. there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. we are all meant to shine, as children do. we were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. it’s not just in some of us; it’s in every one of us. and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


2 Responses to “{ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…}”

  1. Chocolate Covered Race Medals September 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    looking forward to hearing about all the changes 🙂


  2. Anthony Mark September 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Dear Audrey, I want to wish you good luck as you start this next chapter in your life. Thank you for sharing the amazing photos and your deepest thoughts about the re-birth.


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