The picture below of me sitting at the beach as a young 12 year old is the picture that hit home when I was going through the old albums at my parents house this past October.
I look at that picture and I think to myself “that’s me”. That’s exactly how I feel and how I basically look (with practically the same hair) now as a 39 year old.
I feel like I have come full circle in a way. No matter how many trends I went through the years, no matter how many hair styles (there were plenty), I have returned to the natural and to the beach.
I have always loved the beach and the beach has always reminded me of such wonderful summers with my cousins growing up in Portugal.
As an adult I have learned that I like (need) to live near the ocean.
And babies…. being the oldest cousin, in a way I always had babies around and was responsible for babies.
A baby on my hip. At the beach (sometimes topless still). There is no better feeling.