A note to my readers:
I loved trying out the new Fog Breaker IPA before the general public. This beer is so refreshing and puts you in the perfect mood for fall. If you want to feel like a true SF native this beer is like SF in a bottle. So unique and pure just like this city that I have been blessed to be apart of. Please give it a try for yourself and raise your anchor to Anchor Brewing company.
Visit their website to find the nearest location so you can try the brand new Fog Breaker IPA for yourself.
This page is made in collaboration with Anchor Brewing
What i'm Wearing: Cardigan - Banana Republic, Shirt & Jeans - H&M, Shoes - Apt 9
"Colors Of The Wind" (feat. Anchor Brewing )
It's so refreshing to step outside into Golden Gate Park and see the leaves falling and smell the crisp autumn air all around me. I love fall in San Fran. I never really enjoyed it though. It was just pretty to look at. You already know that last year, I didn't have a good fall in SF. Things were blowing up in my face then. It calmed down, then re blew up and then led me to surrender. Now we are here and this is really the first year that I can enjoy fall in SF. Fall is my favorite season. From the colors, to the layers, to the yummy goodies and good drinks that make my heart feel full. It truly is something to see a whole year go by and be in a completely different place. The leaves change colors and blow within the wind, then they come back again a year later and suddenly things just feel better.
I went out for a walk with my sister Courtney . We walked around Stowe Lake and had some delicious Fog Breaker IPA from SF brewing royalty, Anchor Brewing. I loved being able to walk on the same path I walked a year ago feeling so much more whole. There is apart of me that still feels some things are missing, but this is a story and I have to keep writing to fill those little empty spaces up. Other than that, I'm more whole than I was last year. The color scheme that I loved, but couldn't enjoy, now I can fully enjoy taking it in. Old me would not sit by a waterfall and drink a beer. To be honest, I probably would have sat there a year ago and cried more water than the waterfall, lol. Now I walk the same path with new clarity and peace from the lessons I learned, then and now. One thing I love about SF is the kindness of the community and their open minds. Over the past few months that I have gotten to be more active within this city, I love the lessons i'm learning from the people around me. I feel like I have been walking the footsteps of a stranger. I'm living a life that i'm not familiar with. At first I was nervous about that, but now after tasting the sun sweet berries of the earth, such as beer (lol), i'm so excited to see what is next everyday. You turn on the news and you see a world that is so divided. I was so divided within myself and personal life one year ago. To see a community like SF united, it is very heartwarming, because not all cities are like that. In a way, SF has helped me and continues to help put back together what was broken in me for so long. It is so fulfilling to finally be able to walk around this city and feel apart of it. If i'm being honest, it was just a backdrop to a broken hearted boys inner thoughts. Now I feel I have a good reason to be here. SF may not be my hometown, i'm forever an LA boy, but it is slowly creeping up on me that I am becoming both. I don't know where I will be when the colors of the wind blow back around in 2019, but what I do know, is that i'm going to continue learning and growing as I step into October. What a month it has been. Another full month in the city by the bay. Here I was thinking the fun was going to stop in the summer, boy was I wrong.
I was so scared to run the hidden pine trails of this forest. Now i'm sprinting and making friends with the heron and the otters. I'm finally letting my voice sing with all the other voices of the mountain, who have been telling me to use the bright colors within my soul to paint my mark on this city. In return, every single thing I do makes this community and my peers, finally see me for who I always have been. I'm so happy that I can walk this path with much more confidence and ease. There was so much life in me that was not tapped into, i'm still tapping into it. I'm letting the sycamore tree within me, grow taller than before and everyday i'm learning something new about the new strangers shoes that walk in.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson
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2 Years In My Life: Chapter 8