Over the last two years it has become abundantly clear that I could never run a fashion/lifestyle blog. I refuse to believe that my completely worn through rainbow sandals and T-shirts with five hard years of wear would inspire anyone – much less my weekend desires to “piddle around” and unwind from a hard weeks work. I will, however, say that my wife’s blog has consistently inspired me to break my boring weekend habits and seek adventure. Adventures can be as simple as taking some beach photos ten minutes away from the house, or going 3,000 miles to Belize. Either way, the sometimes chore of providing content has provided us with some amazing experiences that I may have otherwise spent sitting on the couch.
This blog is important to my life because it is a forum for expression for Michaela. From the beginning I was drawn to her creativity and lively spirit. In the ten years I have known her there has constantly been an outlet for her driving creativity. I joke about her “concentration face” when writing a witty blog post, or adjusting the exposure to be just right on one of her pictures – but I love that face. The passion and care she puts into even the shortest post make me so proud.
In the end, to me, this blog is and has been the new age photo album for us and for our children to come. Instead of an old book sitting in a cabinet, our lives and experiences will be forever immortalized on the pages of this blog for anyone to see. On a recent drive from San Diego back up to Santa Barbara, Michaela and I were talking about our family trees and realized we both did not know the names of our great, great Grandparents. We could not pick their faces out of a crowd in pictures or steal glimpses of who they may have been all those years ago. The real power and exiting aspect of this blog is opening the windows of our lives to not only the followers now, but the followers to come.