Today marks one year since I lost my mom, and also marks what would have been her 67th birthday. Today I honor her by reflecting on all the lessons she taught me, both in her life and afterwards - one of which was to travel, to adventure, to be bold and live life for yourself and with no regrets. So today I fly to a city I’ve never been before, in a country I’d never been before, and see sights and smell smells and eat food I’ve never had before. Today I do it for her. Today I woke up to a beautiful note from @biggieschmaltz , and am reminded to be grateful for my chosen family as well. “In the time after [my grandmother] died, [my mother] realized that their relationship did not end with her death. For you, this is probably everything from finding out about her fears and eccentricities - but more importantly, reminiscing on past experiences and conversations with new wisdoms of your own age. To revisit her thoughts and ideas, not just what she was telling you when you were young, but why she was telling you these things, and to glean new wisdom and understanding from your aged perspective. I think you will often find yourself relating to her, understanding her, and feeling her presence in your life and decisions. You will learn more. She will tell you more. I hope and know that she will continue to be a guide and a friend. She is still with us in many ways, and with you more than with anyone. Today I need you to know and to understand that. That your relationship with her is not done. She will continue to surprise you as you grow and age, to see things as she must have seen them, and to grow as she grew. She will continue to deliver you wisdom and to pass judgement. She will continue to be your friend and your compass. She will continue to make you laugh, shock, embarrass and even disappoint you. You will continue to find the gifts of her friendship and her love for the rest of your life.” Cheers, mama bear. Salud!
Paris at 10pm #nofilter
Definitely some perks going to set with @jane_schinasi 📸👩🏻🍳🍰
🇫🇷🥖🍷 📸 @aliennesushi
Packing for #eurotrip // gettin’ my Bond villain on
Ok ok @biggieschmaltz - 2nd best birthday present 🍹
#TBT // summer break // forever mood
weekend plans // staycation courtesy of @shae_h5
NYC, I’ve missed you so. #luckypickle 🥒✨
Important life lessons from @allday
Gratuitous #TBT - tryna’ look tough on-set in Mexico.
Tech scout vibes 🇲🇽 📸 @toddbanhazl