junk wife bite

Mission St., San Francisco, Canon 300D

“I learn every day of my life,
learn it with pain I am grateful for:
patience is everything.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.



  1. rachael

    Nice discovery… I love this capture.
    Most people think that I’m a very patient person, but every day I have to relearn patience. I guess that might be the same with everyone though. Thank you for the quote.

  2. julia

    that’s a beautiful quote.
    i love the way the smooth cursive line stands out from all the other graffiti. i want to know who that was! did someone get fed up and mutter to themselves, “if you’re going to write all over walls, at least make it beautiful!” and then scrawl their name or secret message in a flowy font. i love it.

  3. Julia

    Andrea, you rock!! Leave it to you to make graffiti look amazing and beautiful and magical. I love the photo and the quote. Great post! 🙂

  4. Chel

    Love the picture and the quote. I can relate to this quote, it really pertains to the trials I am having in my life. What I have learned over the last 9 months has been painful, but I am slowly recovering.
    Thanks for Sharing

  5. Donavan Freberg

    That Rilke, such a wise guy.
    Patience, yes…so hard to do…yet so true.
    Time heals all wounds.
    No doubt of that.
    Junkwifebite…rolls nicely off the tongue.
    How wonderfully demented.
    I send you oodles of light, tons of patience, and one more wise guy quote…
    “What wound did ever heal but by degrees ?”
    –William Shakespeare

  6. Emily

    Thank you!
    Bless you!
    Love you!

  7. deanna

    I was in my yoga class a couple of nights ago, and during some ‘cleansing breaths’ the instructor said, ‘no matter what is going on in your life right now, whatever may seem wrong or right please don’t forget and always always remember:
    The Universe Will Provide.’
    Take good care,

  8. angela

    that is what june has taught me.
    and everytime i laugh, i want to learn.
    and everytime i cry, i want to learn.
    rilke just said it all, so beautifully.
    and you reminded us, so peacefully.

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