Blooming beautiful

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 

-Anais Nin


No matter how many photos I take of flowers, every single one makes my heart sing. There's just something so amazing about flowers at every stage of their life: the promise of an unopened bud, the blooming beautiful flowering and even when they are slightly on the turn.

I've always loved the quote from Anais Nin {above} and it's been speaking to me a lot of late. As comfortable as being safe and tight in a bud, the true beauty comes in taking risks and blossoming. I know this all sounds SUPER cheesy, but I reckon it's true. I'm not really a risk taker {the hint is in the blog title; all adventures must be well-planned} but even so I see the value in pushing out, aiming higher and taking big leaps of faith.

Here's to taking more risks, exercising less caution and embracing more living...

Have a great week!