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BARE, ISOLATED, WILD :: THOUGHTS FROM THE DESERT

Driving out into the desert surrounding Flagstaff is always an inspiring and surreal experience. The landscape changes drastically from tall, mountain pines to rocky, desolate desert in such a short time. It is gorgeous out here. Bare, isolated, wild; yet, moving, stirring the soul, stimulating. The rocks form an organic and sculptural architecture against the ever-changing desert sky. Here, you can see why artists like Georgia O’Keeffe were intrigued by this landscape, and sought to capture it with paint and film.

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Out in this setting, my mind runs wild with thoughts from the desert of exploring, traveling, creating, doing, being. I want to go everywhere, experience new things, create thought-provoking art, do amazing things in the world. How do I set about achieving all that this barren landscape stirs up inside of me? Why do I feel this way out here? What about the desert makes us have these deep thoughts? The vastness of our surroundings or the grand views of the sky could have something to do with it.

Currently, my life is a series of lists and schedules, but throughout the day I take care of those items one by one. Some mornings I look at this list and feel like the amount that needs to be accomplished will be an impossible feat, but crossing each item off the list throughout the day is so satisfying.

I’d like to apply this same mentality to my larger goals and dreams. Keeping in check the to dos, and looking at the larger picture of what I’ve really set out to accomplish. Here are some tactics I’m using to achieve this.

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bare isolated wild thoughts from the desert - photos from the desert - desert photoshoot - no basis in reality

WRITE IT DOWN

Do you have a list of what you want to achieve? Fill this list with the things that you want to achieve in your lifetime. Don’t worry about what other people want to do with their time, or what they find important. Each person will have unique aspirations and dreams. Your list shouldn’t follow what other people think it should include, or what you think other people think it should include! Your list should be filled with things that excite and thrill you!

TICK OFF THE FIRST GOAL ON YOUR LIST

I’m currently working on the first item on my list – getting invited to a show at New York Fashion Week. It’s probably a long way off from this moment, but starting this blog was the first step towards achieving that goal. With each goal or dream, there might be steps that you need to tick off first.

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Don’t be afraid to change the items on your list as time goes on. Nothing is set in stone, and as we go along in life our passions and goals will change. Priorities will change with life circumstances, and they are totally allowed to. Whatever your goals may be, they are unique to you. As you strive to achieve these personal hopes and dreams and turn them into realities, leave the space to add new aspirations to work towards.

What are some of your major life goals and dreams? Book that trip! Order that item you’ve been lusting after!

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74 thoughts on “BARE, ISOLATED, WILD :: THOUGHTS FROM THE DESERT

  1. LENA says:

    I can definitely see you on Street Style pics during fashion week! My goal is to be invited to Paris haute couture week! Hashtag goals! Great post!

    -Lena
    L.E.N.A | Revealed

    1. meredith says:

      omg I would die! Maybe we’ll both meet there in person someday!

      xoxo

  2. easys.tyle says:

    Perfection. I sweat the images and the style is just perfect and they go so well together.
    Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin’? Follow me and I’ll follow you back.
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    1. meredith says:

      Definitely! I’ll look for you there =)

      xoxo

  3. unas fotos preciosas!
    Te espero por mi nuevo post bonita, mil besos!
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    1. meredith says:

      =) xoxo

  4. Gemma says:

    What a beautiful place! Love your outfit too. Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks babe! You too!!

  5. Kris says:

    Wow, your outfit looks incredible! Love the color combo!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    1. meredith says:

      You’re a doll =)

      xoxo

  6. Amy Arnold says:

    Beautiful scenery, and I love your outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks babe =)

      xoxo

  7. Theo Michael says:

    First of all you are so beautifull! I like your style a lot! You lok so chic!
    I like that you are blonde and this makes you more sexy! Verry nice colors and this makes you more stylish because you know very well “How is the true combination of style”
    Keep blogging! I will follow you!

    Teo
    Kisses from Greece
    Euframe.blogspot.com

    1. meredith says:

      You’re too sweet!

      xoxo

  8. Such a lovely place. I love your outfit and those boots are soooo cute!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks! I’m obsessed with these boots – worn them so much I definitely need a new pair soon!

      xoxo

  9. Anne says:

    So beautiful dress, love the boots.

    http://modernastrega.com/

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much =)

  10. Jessica says:

    Couldnt agree more with this statement “Don’t be afraid to change the items on your list as time goes on. Nothing is set in stone.” Indeed, we have to be flexible, and adaptable to survive. By the way, as always, you look lovely. I love how you pair that black dress with those cute boots.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  11. Dominique says:

    I’m all about baby steps and ticking off goals one by one too. Great post hun, very inspiring xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  12. Ashon says:

    You look stunning girl in this outfit. Very interesting post, totally enjoyed reading your whole post and yeah I can totally see you on streetstyle of Newyork Fashion week !
    Keep going gorgeous.

    xx Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/back-to-vintage-style-floral-midi-dress-baker-boy-cap/

    1. meredith says:

      Fingers crossed =) Thanks for stopping by!!

  13. Adi says:

    Stunning shots!! And an inspiring read!

    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks babe =)

  14. Didier says:

    Thanks for all the tips! You look wonderful btw! And I love that you mentioned Georgia O’Keeffe. I absolutely love her works.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    1. meredith says:

      Obsessed with her! Glad you enjoyed the post =)

  15. caroline says:

    Love, love, love these desert pics, gorgeous !

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks =)

  16. Rena says:

    This black dress suits you so well!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  17. Shaine says:

    OMG! I definitely love the vibe of your look babe! The photos are lovely too! 🙂

    xx shaine
    https://itsshaineivory.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/shenanigan-lately/

    1. meredith says:

      Aw thanks babe! xoxo

  18. Len Parent says:

    What a stunning dress darling! Love everything about this look! Thanks for sharing it!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much!!

  19. Siffat says:

    Girl, I can totally relate to this! I always get so inspired and my mind runs wild when I’m traveling. I’m definitely someone who writes down my goals and ticks them off. On a side note, totally loving your outfit!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

  20. Gabrielle says:

    Adore the words you’ve used to describe the desert; I’m not explored much of the terrain but I absolutely plan to some day in the future! Also, LOVE the photo of you shielding your eyes from the sun – so artistic!

    aglassofice.com
    x

  21. gail says:

    I have also written down what I want to achieve too!

    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

    1. meredith says:

      You’re too sweet =)

  22. Hillory says:

    These pictures are awesome!! Would totally love to shoot in the desert some day! Super cute outfit girly.

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

  23. Cielo says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love your dress!
    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  24. Tina says:

    You look so stunning! Love the desert setting and your photos!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  25. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much =)

  26. Mercy says:

    You look really good, the black fringe dress suits well with the location. Well written words too!

    http://www.busyandfab.com

  27. Steal4Style says:

    I love these basic black dress! And you styled it so good for a desert lanscape. Great photos!
    Steal4Style.com

  28. Настя says:

    That’s cool. I like your blog. Go to my blog http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

    1. meredith says:

      Love it! Thanks for sharing =)

  29. Kara Aragon says:

    Such a great photo location. I love these photos.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much! Everything turns out looking so good in the desert xoxo

  30. Valeria Chizhova says:

    Beautiful photos and nice thoughts
    https://leraseyo.blogspot.com

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks =)

  31. Rina says:

    Obsessed with the fit and style of that black maxi dress! Very boho chic.

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

  32. Ooh I learned about Georgia O’ Keefe in school but didn’t know her art was inspired by the desert. I love visiting the desert at times too. There’s something peaceful about the isolation.

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    1. meredith says:

      Yes! She moved to the desert during her career and has a lot of work directly inspired by the desert =) xoxo

  33. GOindiastore says:

    Wow, I love this post. Your photos are so amazing!

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks!!

  34. Oh Meredith, this post felt so relatable in my current vital moment… I do have a long to-do list and I am making sure I am able to tick some of those things off of it soon, because we only live once! I had a similar experience when we visited the Sahara desert a few years ago, an awe to how beautiful and inspiring nature can be, and a need to paint that blank sandy canvas before me.
    Hope you have a great week, dearest

    Saida | She talks Glam

    1. meredith says:

      So glad we could connect on this =)

  35. wow amazing pictures! and this look is so pretty.

    kisses dear
    http://www.aprendiendoaquererme.com

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much =)

  36. jasna says:

    I can definitely relate and I love your boho chic outfit xx

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks babe!

  37. Marta says:

    These pictures are soo so stunning! Such an inspiring post.
    la veine chronicles

    1. meredith says:

      Thanks so much! Glad I could inspire =) xo Mere

  38. Selin says:

    These photos are amazing, great photography and style!

    http://www.selin.life/2017/09/a-decor-wish-list.html

  39. Hey I’m Diane C. Brown.That’s a great idea. I have read your articles. The rocks form an organic and sculptural architecture against the ever-changing desert sky. Here, you can see why artists like Georgia O’Keeffe were intrigued by this landscape, and sought to capture it with paint and film. Some mornings I look at this list and feel like the amount that needs to be accomplished will be an impossible feat, but crossing each item off the list throughout the day is so satisfying.Each person will have unique aspirations and dreams. Your list shouldn’t follow what other people think it should include, or what you think other people think it should include. Priorities will change with life circumstances, and they are totally allowed to. Whatever your goals may be, they are unique to you. As you strive to achieve these personal hopes and dreams and turn them into realities, leave the space to add new aspirations to work towards. http://onedaytop.com/weekend-getaway-niagara-falls/

  40. Adela says:

    You look fabulous on this black dress darling!!! Love it with those boots!

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com/

  41. Gabby says:

    Love this look! You look so pretty!
    -Gabby
    http://www.orcuttfamilydentistry.com

  42. Rena says:

    To have such a list is really a great recommendation! And I love the pictures from the desert including your black dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  43. Katya says:

    I love everything here! The dress, location ad concept. Gorgeous babe!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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