Georgia O’Keeffe is one of my heroes. For my 45th birthday, my sweetie, Hol, and I went to tour Georgia's Abiquiu, New Mexico home for an hour yesterday… and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.
I felt a real affinity for Georgia’s space, and how she kept a strong blend of simplicity and beauty in every room. But more than that, it was obvious to me that she lived intentionally and well, even when that wasn’t easy to do. As the tour guide quoted her saying, “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life– and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
So today my respect for O’Keeffe has me looking at my own life with a new admiration and intention. I’m carrying away the deep inspiration to keep living authentically, letting go of whatever is unnecessary, dedicating myself to beauty and truth.
I hope 45 will be a good year for me, and maybe for you too– less worrying, more art, more play. May it be so!
Photo above: Pedernal mesa– Georgia’s favorite– taken yesterday from Ghost Ranch, NM.
Sorry, we weren’t allowed to make photos of the inside of her house on the tour, and I didn’t think I had permission to use them from online… you can Google search for some if you like!