a better version of yourself.

Monday, August 13, 2012

ocean city new jersey beach house

i have this theory that you are a better version of yourself while on vacation. not because you're away from work, because when are you really EVER away from work? but because there's this whole vacation mindset that somehow brings me back to the things i truly love to do.

ocean city new jersey beach house
jane and anne grace
ocean city new jersey beach house
ocean city new jersey beach house

what did i do the whole time we were at the beach? i took photos. not for the blog, not for family to look at, and not for the memories of ocean city, new jersey. i took them for me. simply because the act of seeking out beautiful light, finding the right composition, and taking a photo brings me pure joy.

beach house porch
ocean city new jersey beach house
anne grace
ocean city new jersey beach house
beach house porch

anywho, ed and i spent some time with his family in the cutest little beach house i ever did see. and guess what?!? i have photos to share this week. big surprise.


E R I N said...

THESE photos just sent me off on a cool little 10-second mini vacation :)

Jessie Ammons said...

Ditto! Rachel had a great quote on her blog, elephantine, recently: "Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second." – Marc Riboud.

It's an interest I wish I cultivated more. You do it well!

rebecca said...

thanks for the fitting quote, and the kind words. :)

Katie*Belle said...

I've always felt that I'm a better version of myself on vacation, too. I'm more relaxed, more spontaneous and treat myself a bit better. Your photos are stunning and it looks like you had an incredible time!

in dreams said...

that looks gorgeous. what a great place to relax + take a few shots!

Ashley Doan said...

I agree...vacation really does bring out the best in you. Your photos are just beautiful!

Alison said...

I think being on vacation also feels special because you don't have to deal with as many everyday-home tasks. It's nice to get away and eat differently and see new things. It's very rejuvenating.

tinajo said...

that beach house is fab, you all look very content! :-)

Kayla Poole said...

gorgeous photos, as always. and I agree...I wish I possessed the ability to constantly channel the person I am on vacation. I'm very spoiled in the summer, with 3+ extra hours to myself every day not lost to the commute. I've been trying hard to really honor that gift.

Amy said...

these photos are stunning! so lovely. inspiring!

The Bebebirds said...

It is 100% necessary to be a le to do what YOU love on vacation...so glad you had some time to unwind. Can't wait to see pictures!


Sarah said...

It shows. These photos are terrific. Genuinely.

Susan said...

I agree with your theory completely...great shots!

Michelle said...

I think that is an excellent theory. Here is to 24/7 holidays? Looks like a super cute beach cottage too. Could definitely imagine my better self popping out there.

Mat said...

your theory makes a lotta sense

Pancakes For Recess (Pawan) said...

Just discovered the Daily Muse.. you're super duper cute and so is your blog:)

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