Holy Smokes. I feel as though I’m just coming out of hibernation. Blogging has been on the back burner for way too long and I’m finally finding the time to catch up!
This past month has been a whirlwind of orders and excitement. I’ve been working closely with Free People on a handful of exclusive designs, which you can now find on their website, with even more on the way! Check out the Butterfly Hair Clips , Calypso Crown , Washed Ashore Headpiece , Castaway Extensions, Cosmic Tides Mermaid Crown and Butterfly Crowns I’ve made for them (with the help of my two friends Alex & Tess!).
March was full of late nights and early mornings trying to make Wild & Free Jewelry x Free People a reality. I temporarily took up drinking coffee again (which basically makes me act like a complete crazy person) and my office felt like it turned into a mini factory with all of the constant handmade creations we turned out. I only have a couple orders left and now that most of the chaos is behind me it feels amazing to sit in bed, relax, and breathe.
These photos are from the start of March and the mindset I was in when I edited them perfectly foreshadows the madness that ensued prohibiting the release of this post.
In classic Corina’s Life style everything decided to happen all at once the month of March. First, I experienced the beginning of the rush of festival orders via my website. Then, a huge unexpected influx of orders from Free People (amazing!). I also finalized my clothing collaboration with Rahi Cali and trained two friends on the art of mermaid butterfly fairy glitter magic. Oh, and of course, Mother Nature decided it would be an ideal time for California to explode in one humongous super bloom, which I masterfully managed to witness in an attempt to keep my sanity with wildflower healing at the cost of a few sleepless nights and long drives.
I don’t think I’ve ever believed in the phrase “trust the path unseen” more than I have this past month.
And you know what? Things are okay! I survived, with only a few added gray hairs! On one of my last posts I wrote about the importance of embracing all seasons of life, and I truly tried to stick to my word these past few weeks. At many points I felt as though my workload would never end, and in the process I learned to focus and relinquish control. I found freedom in the surrender to uncertainty.
So, if any of you are struggling with the present state of your life, try to remember to take a step back, breathe, and trust in the beauty of the unknown. While you might not be able to see it, a light at the end of the tunnel awaits.
And in case you need a distraction, here’s a small collection of images from a gorgeous Santa Barbara sunset paired with magical sequin bell bottoms.
sending love & light