Be The Love you seek

 photo 2e4e0b38-f426-4958-89b9-f41f2e4f14b1_zpsbbe50a92.jpg "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them, they went out and happened to things." - Leonardo De Vinci
Still got it 🔃🆒 #flippityflip #hangtime #venice (at Venice Beach)

Still got it 🔃🆒 #flippityflip #hangtime #venice (at Venice Beach)

Listening to the Beach Boys all day today 🌊 #TheBu  (at Malibu Beach)

Listening to the Beach Boys all day today 🌊 #TheBu (at Malibu Beach)

My sister is here so my siblings are all together and I’m just really really happy about it 💛💛💛 #tourists #nycmeetsla #ginaweek (at Hollywood Sign)

My sister is here so my siblings are all together and I’m just really really happy about it 💛💛💛 #tourists #nycmeetsla #ginaweek (at Hollywood Sign)

Family portrait 🌌 #griffithobservatory  (at Griffith Observatory)

Family portrait 🌌 #griffithobservatory (at Griffith Observatory)

And I think the way it was is slowly but surely changing 💫 #kindnessshift

And I think the way it was is slowly but surely changing 💫 #kindnessshift

Someone’s been finger painting the sky…  👆🎨

Someone’s been finger painting the sky… 👆🎨

Somewhere in Burbank… 🌷🌹🗻🌞 #flowerpower

Somewhere in Burbank… 🌷🌹🗻🌞 #flowerpower

6am music 🎶 #upwiththesun #morningmusic #benjaminfrancisleftwich

6am music 🎶 #upwiththesun #morningmusic #benjaminfrancisleftwich

2014 Is The Year That Everything Happened

I think it was just supposed to be this way.  2014 was supposed to be the year that everything happened.  Moved across the country, slept on a couch/blow up mattress for 2 months, career change 1, career change 2, then said “sayonara” to both, separated from old bad habits, separated from toxic people, familiarity, traded roads I knew like the back of my hand for gridlocked freeways that I still can’t navigate, California residency happened, a cross country road trip happened, vegan happened (yum), tonsils coming out happened (hell), nearly 20 flights in 3 months happened, acquainting myself with just myself for the first time in…ever (which at first felt lonely, but then felt empowering, and then I wasn’t lonely anymore), to listening to my heart and blindly following a dream, to experiencing a new industry I know nothing about to leaving one behind that I swore I would make my life.  2014 has truly been the year that released the old and made space for the new.  And there’s still 4 months of it left!  And then a lifetime.  It’s never too late to start over, replace the old and tired with the vibrant and exciting.  I go from scared to grateful 10 times a day because I’m terrified of all of this unknown but i’m ecstatic because it’s what life IS. It’s unknown, it’s a gamble. It’s risk while you can, it’s learning what it means to have your heart open. And broken, and repaired by you and not anything else.  This is the year that everything has happened, and I’m 24, and when i drive ten minutes away I still don’t know how to get home and when I think about that thought it’s so beautiful it makes my eyes water.  You’re never too old to get lost.  You’re never too young to be wise.  And the only thing I’m sure of is that nothing remains, and that your reason for where your feet are planted today is bigger than you or I will ever know until we turn the next corner.  And the next. And the next…  The parallels this week alone between the times of my feeling alone and the times I’m with new friends are too bold to ignore.  Too real.  Instead of the faint suggestion of “could this be a sign?” it’s like the universe is my Italian mother with a wooden spoon in her hand smacking my head saying “Is this freakin obvious enough for you? Jesus Christ…”  Everything will always be okay because it already is.  It already has been.  Your soul knows it, now your body just has to catch up. And as long as you surrender to the process it doesn’t take long.  Just surrender. Let go. The the ebbs and flows happen and let the current take you to the outlet where you are meant to be. Your heart knows when it’s on the right path. You can feel it. And when you feel it, close your eyes and smile.  Because that’s how you know you’re going to arrive. It’s inevitable. And it’s coming.  Just wait and see…

Right now 🕓 #kalesalad #smoothie #alanwatts #whatyoudowhenworkiscancelled

Right now 🕓 #kalesalad #smoothie #alanwatts #whatyoudowhenworkiscancelled