2015 RAWQS!

It’s been 22 days of this beautiful new year, and I have to say, it’s started out right. Although there’s been quite a bit of hustle and bustle for me with travel, work, training (for Oakland half marathon!), social endeavors and much more, I’m mostly feeling optimistic about the year. I just returned from a week on the East Coast for a Sungevity conference. There, I presented a few of my projects, which was very exciting and I felt honored to have the opportunity to do so. I also made some really fun and important connections with colleagues out there, and feel good about the time I spent doing so. After the conference, I spent 3 days with my aunt Simone, and my brother Gil exploring the city and freezing my tush off.

I had immense culture shock from the weather, and am just that much more grateful upon my return to beautiful California. In my wise old age, and as I leave the comforts of this amazing location, I always find happiness and gratitude when I return. That’s love, folks…

Pictures from the last few weeks… Be well!

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kids that train together, stay healthy together!

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ridin’ up to lake temescal, feelin that Oakland love

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who wore it better?

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White Plains, NY

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SO COLD

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Aladdin!

 

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Old SKOOL davis crew

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some hairs are now purple

 

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BACK in palm tree land

 

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immature kale

 

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mature kale

 

 

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Western Moon

 

 

Some older photos from December…

 

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Workin for the sun. #californialove

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#solarfamily

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Made by #gilfranco

 

 

 

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IMG_2138 Feelin’ safe on #solarfriday

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barton springs polar swim

 

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Francos do Austin, TX

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#solarfamily on New Years

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Bay Trail! Feelin’ plum

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New Years slow cooked chicken for Taco Feast

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I love these humanoids

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Happy Festivus!

Aside

 

 

 

Man, these pictures did not upload in order… Oh well, you guys will figure it out. Sooooo December! Woah hey, what’s up almost-year-2015! December is always a time of reflection, and I’d say I have quite a lot to reflect about this year. It was a year of many transitions and changes. Some great! Some difficult! But best of all, I learned a ton. About the world, people, myself… This was the first year where I didn’t feel like I was in a perpetual state of being 19 years old. I made a lot of big decisions on my own, and I am feeling really strong, independent and empowered. I am eager to see what 2015 brings, and hopefully it will involve far less travel! Sheesh, I’m sick of living out of luggage and rarely sleeping in my own bed.

But! The other good news is that I’ve now gone 16 days without eating dairy, refined sugar, alcohol, caffeinated coffee (though that’s been many many months) or gluten (except once at Canter’s.. I was surrounded by my people… it was mazto ball soup… give a girl a break!) So I’m feeling really great about that. It’s been super difficult and tempting, but it’s making my body feel right, and I’ve appreciated the time and opportunity to really review and consider my diet.

I really hope everyone is feeling happy and relaxed even with the madness of the holidays. I’m looking forward to my first weekend home in many many weeks. It’s Bethany’s birthday, so we’ll be showing her a great time as we welcome her into her 31st year.

 

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haha the cheeziest!!! Sungevity takes glamour shots

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hardcore

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Tilden Hike with my girl Anna

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IMG_1921 A week with this terror… The cutest terror of all time

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rollin deep!

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This is not staged… kid’s got solar running through his veins

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two dudes hangin out

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sup?

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sibzzz

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❤ ridin dirty in the five thirty

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Thanks for the new socks, MA!

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and the new blender!

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Happy Birthday Phil! You’re the best

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Venice beach in the middle of winter. I love you, California

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Happy Madison Party in Burbank. Ready to ROCK!

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I’m pretty proud of this one. Pet Sheep

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Solstice Party Invite

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My dad is so badass