In Memory of Len Beard

So today I had planned to post some back-to-school street style photos I took at AU. Unfortunately, as I walked home from class this morning, I received a call from my mom and dad informing me that my grandpa had passed away last night. While it’s important to me to keep generating content, I felt today needed to be about reflection of this amazing man that I was lucky enough to know. I will be back in action tomorrow, but for now I need to give myself some time to process. I wish I had a photo of us together, but all of the family photos are at home in Vegas. Instead, I will leave you all with a song that’s been helping me get through this crazy time — a reminder that I still have so much to be thankful for.

Music @ Merriweather

Yesterday afternoon a close friend called me up and asked if I could take her ticket to the Christina Perri/Jason Mraz concert later that evening. I am not a big concert goer and don’t listen to either of the artists often, but I figured maybe one of the best concert experiences is one where you can completely immerse yourself in something new and unexpected. I had also been meaning to check out Merriweather Post Pavillion for awhile, so I pulled myself off the couch and decided to go. I was joined by three great friends and the night ended up exceeding all of my expectations. Both musicians were so incredibly talented and most of the songs were filled with ideas of hope and positivity. The lyrics felt like a personal reminder to focus on what’s truly important and one of my old time favorites, “The Remedy” by Jason Mraz, was especially powerful:

Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the night:







What concerts are you guys excited to see this fall? I need to start making a list of shows to see!