Hard to beat flowy trails and these views 🙌🏻
My kind of waterfront property ⛺️
The sun was just teasing us all day.
Not your Mother s senior photos.
• here s to new friends and old books •
Se vives de acordo com as leis da natureza, nunca serás pobre; se vives de acordo com as opiniões alheias, nunca serás rico. - - - -#eternoaprendiz
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Wildlife sightings from Dollar Lake on Tuesday 🌿a beaver dam, a little bunny 🐇 and a momma deer with her two babies 🦌
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There s magic in the unknown
Exploring Iceland with @beautifuldestinations
has definitely been one of the highlights of my year. We slept in the car, averaged about 2-4 hours of sleep per day, and took advantage of every opportunity for adventure we could get our hands on. It was one of those trips I d dreamed about for years. Action packed, adventure filled, and countless speechless sights - Iceland was one of the most surreal experiences from start to finish. Already counting the days until I can come back!
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I struggle to be vulnerable with strangers. Vulnerability is connection, but when your natural demeanor is cheerful and joyous, people begin to anticipate it -- to expect it, almost. (Or, then again, maybe that s me casting my own personal net of Expectations on everyone around me. Hm.) ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes that part of my personality feels like clothes that fit a little too tightly. Its all jerking my shirt down and pulling up my pants. And you know what? Sometimes life sucks. Sometimes the cheer doesn t come easily. Sometimes I have to dig deep into my wells of Other Stuff to alchemy that shit up on the spot.
But there s always this part of me that wants to be a beacon of light for the world. Like its my personal responsibility to bring joy into the world, every moment of the day. Like a lighthouse on a big pile of rocks, forever shining over the surface of the water -- whether there s a ship there to see it... Or just me. And if I fail to be joyous, everyone will start crashing their ships into the rocks.
Step by step, I m learning to forget it. To just... Let the clothes be tight. Leave them how they are. Or, better yet, to throw on a huge baggy t-shirt and leave the pants behind altogether. I don t need pants! If you see someone in a huge baggy t-shirt and no pants you think, "Man, they are really letting loose. That s great." ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Carried the metaphor too far again. What I m trying to say is... It s cool. Just be. We re all struggling to figure shit out and it s cool. As some Chinese philosopher once said, "Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀We re all tense, we hurt, we have deep-seeded insecurities, and we take other people s shit way too personally sometimes.
So let s just take off our proverbial pants, shall we? We don t need em.
Day 1 of our story-70lbs set me free. 💫It all started as a way to escape being bullied. My love for travel that is.
I would sit in my room and plan out pretend itineraries to far away places so I could tune out some of the hurtful comments for a little while.
Since my parents were both entrepreneurs, we always moved around a ton, but we had been in one place for a few years now, and all I wanted to do was stay on the move.
I quickly learned that no amount of day dreaming or moving can ever solve the root of the problem, which was my non existent self esteem. 😥😥After years of cruel name calling and feeling ashamed of being the ‘fat’ kid in class, I knew something had to change. Not that our self worth should be directly related to our weight, but 202lbs was a size that was keeping me from my best self.
It was stealing my joy, my creativity, and honestly... it came to a point where I wanted to die.😮
Losing 70lbs was a major milestone in my life and breathed a new sense of self worth into me. 💕It wasn t easy, and there were ups and downs, but it saved me from a life of crushing depression. 🙌It gave me the confidence to stop hiding behind my pretend itineraries and actually go through with them. I realized how much I had been hiding away and I needed to make up for lost time. (For anyone that wants to see my before/after transformation pic, just DM me!)
Soon afterwards, I made a last minute decision to drop out of school and move from Canada to Mexico, a place I had never been to before! 🇨🇦 🇲🇽🌎
👇👇p.s.- Have you ever have something (like weight, or depression) hold you back before?
Was supposed to kayak Turnip Rock today, but those dang 🌬and ⛈ got us again. Instead, here s a pic from kayaking the Pinnebog River into Lake Huron. 🤗☀️
Lots of beach days left yet
we ll never find the perfect patch of grass
Smooth sailing ☁️🚕// Photo: @julian_plimley
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Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to see the beauty in things. However, North Cascades National Park looks fantastic from above AND below! 📷 @zacksnovak
Dat Bogus Basin view, though.
from the head to the heart you take me on a journey of letting go and getting lost in you // pc: @zthompii
Javier has done it again! Never a better time to stand on your Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform we think.
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on an adventure in Bolivia. #rhinorack
“These are my brothers Christian* and Daniel*. We only met this past January, but no one would guess that because we re family. I don t speak any Spanish, and they can only speak some English. It s the moments and time we share together that show our love for one another, instead of the words we speak or how we speak them. Daniel* said to me one time, ‘Que la sonrisa reine en tu cara y la bendición de Dios abunde sobre ti.’ I had no idea what that meant so I looked it up and it translated to, ‘May the smile reign in your face and the blessing of God abound on you.’ Everyday I think of this quote from him and it always makes me feel better. Goes to show that culture and language barriers mean nothing when it comes to spreading love.” -Jordan Stockelman
*Names changed for privacy
This kind of view will always always always completely take my breath away. Whenever I m driving and I go down a hill and see the ocean in the distance, or when I drive over a bridge. Or when I m walking towards the beach and the bright teal starts to shine through the trees, and then a moment later I can see the entire ocean. These colors and the sounds of the water will always remind me of how great life is. 💙