.... { a walk on the beach } ....



We spent the weekend in Avila Bay...
We were  there to celebrate my beautiful daughter...
turning 21!

For those of you who have followed along with my story of
transitioning
from full time mother... to my what's next...
you know of my struggle of letting go ....
and holding on...
how it's been hard having  two now...
flown and grown...
and the loneliness it brought...

Well this weekend...
I was  able to see the beauty of where I am....

now....

I was able to get up and coffee in hand go for the most magnificent 
beach walk...
all by myself...
this time... 
I wasn't lonely....
I was able to take in the majesty of the beauty that surrounded me....

and I was 
Grateful....
as I watched parents with young children...

today,
the longing for the past left me....
and I was 
grateful...
grateful that I had walked that walk...
with few regrets... 
and walked it well...
with my whole heart...

and now I could go on...

to my
what's next...
with a 
very Grateful heart.
pants-Antropologie, sweater-Vince, beret-Paris street vendor, fur-vintage Italian find, sunglasses-H&M, 
necklace-Tamera Beardsley, bracelets-Tamera Beardsley
as always dear friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life






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19 comments:

  1. No one could possibly look more glamorous on the beach. No one. XXOO

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    1. Thank you Jean! Coming from someone as stylish as yourself, that' quite a compliment!

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  2. Sand and surf always soothes and revives me. In life, what's next keeps us moving forward. It will be different, but that doesn't mean it will be bad, just different. It's hard letting go of the child and then it's so rewarding to embrace and share the life of the adult. More to be revealed ... and that's the adventure! ((((Hugs)))

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    1. My dear thank you for leaving the gift of such an uplifting message ... I am beginning to feel the truth in your words!

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  3. Love , love your bracelets Tamera. Waiting for your shop!!
    The freedom and joy just keeps getting better and better.
    Jennifer

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  4. You look amazing on this beach...love everything about the look. I am like you...I could never be lonely walking alone on a beach for a moment of solitude and peace. My youngest son is about to turn 21. They grow so quickly.

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  5. No one is as lovely as you on a beach walk, Tamera -- and your writings are so touching; I am sharing them with a friend today. Thanks for linking up all the beauty to Visible Monday!

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  6. Oh to look like you on a walk...
    Fabulous and elegant as always. Grateful..it's a wonderful way of being.

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  7. Is is so good to find peace in one's life. To find peace and look so good while finding it - priceless.

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  8. You look as effortlessly glamorous and beautiful as always, Tamera. I think that if you can enjoy and be satisfied by one's own company, you will never really be lonely. You have done a wonderful job with your children, I hope you do feel proud of your commitment to them as they grew up.
    Now? Onwards!
    PS. I linked to you in my post today, hope that's OK with you. xxx

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    1. Is it OK... by ALL means!!! I am honored my dear!!!

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  9. What lovely sentiments, and a very stylish outfit. I found your blog through Curtise.

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  10. Gorgeous, heartfelt post, Tamera! Your joy is evident, and I just love the comfortable set of your shoulders in this amazing ensemble from your gorgeous cap to the tips of your outrageously awesome shoes! xo

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    1. Amber what an eye you have.... I have only recently realized how I raise my shoulders in my discomfort over being photographed...Thanks for noticing my attempt at resolving said situation :)

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  11. You look stunning, Tamera, and I just love the beachhead photos too - here's to the next exciting chapter in your life!

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  12. You remind me of selkie-woman, appearing in her winter guise to watch the humans on the beach. Seal-sleek and just a little mysterious. Hope you enjoyed your stroll.

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  13. Lovely, lovely pictures. I love so much your white and pastels outfit. Its fantastic

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