Bright and Sunny Early Mornings on the Georgetown Waterfront

I’ll be honest: I’m wearing all of my summer dresses until the last possible second here in Washington DC, where it’s been hitting the 70s and even 80s recently! Beautiful sunny weather never fails to inspire me to get out early and enjoy all of the beautiful daylight. So I’m excited to share some photos in this post from a recent early morning photo shoot along the waterfront in beautiful Georgetown.

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately:

Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a monotonous routine, or cower inside of yourself for fear of opening up that mysterious door and seeing what might lie outside of it?

I do.

Sometimes it can feel so easy to get comfortable, get cozy, and stay right where I’m at. Confession: I often have the feeling of wanting to press “pause” on my life right now, so I don’t have to think about ANY POTENTIAL CHANGES BECAUSE THEY FEEL SO SCARY.

And then I have to remind myself: Change is nearly always a good thing. And change is nearly always around the corner.

I’m regularly telling myself, “Don’t fall for a false sense of security!” It’s very easy to think that everything is just going to stay the same – but it seldom does. For me this requires a shift in my outlook, a shift toward a more adventuresome, optimistic outlook.

Instead of curling up in my bed, pulling the covers over my head and dreading future changes, I remind myself to dream big. To think expansively. To stay open to possibilities and opportunities that I couldn’t have imagined.

Think of the exhilaration you feel when you discover something new, when you experience the unknown for the first time. I know that feeling always has me riding a high of excitement – but all too often what led to those new experiences was change, risk, and a willingness to try something new.

How do you talk yourself into being open to change? How do you manage your fear of risk and invite new possibilities into your life?

Please feel free to comment at any time, or to message me directly at hello@bykristinwright.com. I’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, here are a few fun photos from an early morning shoot with the amazing Jennie Raff, a friend and photographer who captures light beautifully and keeps me laughing while she’s at it 🙂