29 Moments and Life Lessons I've Learned from the past 29 years (according to each age)...
1. You may not remember it all, but you are so blessed to have lived in other countries, grown up in the U.S. and had access to the resources and healthcare that you needed.
2. Don’t pull your baby dolls eyelashes out because you’re mad. They don’t grow back.
3. Younger sisters are amazing play companions and someone you should always look out for.
4. Pooping takes more coordinated effort (or perhaps coordinated relaxing) than you thought.
5. Camping is the best. Burned marshmallows, making forts, and running around in the woods.
6. If you stick your finger in a Christmas light bulb, you will get a zap.
7. If you tell your sister about the boy you’ve been crushing on, she will make sure everyone in the family knows by writing it on the wall in your room.
8. Nothing is permanent. Friends move, you make new friends, and life goes on. But you often still stay connected to those who meant something in your life.
9. Reading late into the night to finish a book is one of the best feelings. (I’m talking about you, Harry Potter)
10. The ability to ride your bikes around town with your best friend makes you feel cool even if you aren’t.
11. Talking back will get you in trouble with your parents (for me spanked with a wooden cooking spoon).
12. You may not wear the clothes the popular kids do and that’s ok.
13. A realization that you have a photographic memory and the power that this gift holds for your education.
14. The apple and ice trick you learned from Parent Trap for piercing is not as effective for a belly button.
15. Your sister stealing things from you just means she thinks you’re cool enough to imitate. 👇Continued in comments...
The first step towards change is becoming aware of your own bullshit, while hanging out in a hammock. It’s that easy. 😏
Also a good moment to contemplate about life, while you are already at it. I am turning 31 in a couple of days - I don’t have a fixed job, no home, no marriage or kids, no crazy savings, I haven’t properly showered in days and the hair on my legs is a little too long for the beauty standards of the western world. But I wouldn’t change this right now for anything else. Life’s weird and totally doesn’t go as planned more often than it actually does. Stuff which would have scared the shit out of me years or even months ago, is now alright. Apparently it’s true..when nothing is certain, anything is possible. I feel a lot cooler now and.. I am free✌🏼 Bye.
After an eventful 3 weeks in Bali we are moving on... to New Zealand! Wish us luck while we explore and start the journey of applying for residency in our dream country. 🌍
Bali hasn't been easy but she has been a mirror for us and provided lots of training to grow and challenge us.
I thought we were coming here to relax and integrate after an extreme leadership training but the universe had other plans.
In the past 3 weeks we have experienced: • A shakedown by local police who took all our cash.
• Countless days where we experienced no power/water/wifi for hours.
• All sorts of weird health issues.
• Multiple close calls on our scooter because driving in Bali is intense AF
• Stolen bank card.
• Both our laptops breaking.
• Beaches and sacred places covered in garbage that was super heart breaking for me.
And multiple other "bad" things.
Right now I could be totally stressed as I write this at the airport after our flight has been delayed meaning we will miss our connecting flight tomorrow.
But.. Bali has shown me the power of internal mindset over focusing on external things.
I've been humbled and hit over the head to surrender and stop pretending I have it all figured out. Because I don't. NONE of us do. ;) Who are we to decide what is good and what is bad?
Rather why don't we feel into what feels good vs what feels misaligned and adjust accordingly?
At the end of the day we are super grateful to be able to travel to where we desire and be able to leave when we are ready to move on. To me that is total freedom that many people don't currently have. 💙
The Balinese people have been lovely to us and we've made lots of amazing new friends. (YES the entrepreneurial cafe vibe is as good as they make it look on insta). Amidst the chaos some seriously potent magic and downloads happened while we were here.
Cheers to new chapters and honouring alignment.
New Zealand here we fucking come ! 🌍✈
The Coconut Desk, marca y landing que generé para un blog japonés. Entra a mirar más de este proyecto a mi Behance y si te gusta déjame un like 👍🏼
Vamos por más!🚀
I feel I have been ripped out of one dimension and catapulted into another. I know this world, I used to live in it. But now, it all seems so...tedious. A world which strips away pleasure, emotion and expression, for fiscal gain, conformity, suppression. It is painfully difficult to return to, after having briefly tasted the extraordinary. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This week I wanted to scream and cry and fling myself out of the office window, but as equally as I need the easy made money, as I don't yet have the energy to leap back into the unknown. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Turns out, I was running away from the very routine I had been deeply craving, because the rigidity stifles the very essence of who I am. And I find myself not caring about things that are often talked about, so I drift off in conversation to my fantasies...
I don't know how to speak any other language than that of possibility, ideas, inspiration, romance, adventures, desires, emotion. It’s like speaking another language altogether in which I am not familiar. As I can only now seem to declare with passion, or not at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It no longer feels like an option, it feels like a prison sentence, that of which I would probably prefer as at least it would be more interesting. I've turned down two very seductive salaries, because I don't feel I can breathe in those environments. There, I feel suffocated. I feel as though I am not living, drowing slowly in monotomy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As now I have this intensity of awareness of how very precious our existence is, it’s miraculous that we are even here at all. I feel this more strongly than anything, and it feels criminal not to live in a way in which honours that, a way in which does not celebrate this phenomenal moment in time, in which we are so incredibly lucky we even get to experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I must breathe deeply into every day. Taste strongly. Laugh loudly. Love wildly. I want to feel greatly. I do not know how to live another way. This life, this day, this moment - it truthfully is a miracle. And that, I believe, I know, I speak, I feel. And that I will follow. x
En Perú es bastante habitual comprar caramelos de coca, y puedes encontrarlo en prácticamente cualquier tienda, incluso en las de souvenires, ya que suele ser una cosa típica que llevar a tus amigos, junto con una botella de pisco.
Si tienes dudas, es totalmente legal allí, al igual que el té de coca y algún otro producto mas como chocolates rellenos de coca por ejemplo, ya que es bastante usual utilizarlo para contrarrestar el soroche o mal de altura.
Yo tenía un poco de miedo de que me pararan a la vuelta en la aduana porque no se pudieran traer en el equipaje, así que por si acaso guarde el ticket de compra y me puse en el peor de los casos, que hubiera sido que me los requisaran, pero no paso nada de eso. Se pueden traer estos productos sin ningún problema. Eso si, por si acaso, deja las bolsas cerradas o las cajas con los sellos, para que vean que no han sido manipulados, y a ser posible guarda el justificante de pago. .
Se venden en varios tamaños, desde bolsas grandes hasta bolsas pequeñitas de 10 caramelos para poder regalar y es un detalle bastante barato que traerte y dar a tus conocidos.
Yo sobreviví al mal de Altura, gracias a estos caramelitos y al té.
¿Ya los probaste?
A salt field over 200 years old — sea water passes through several reservoirs as the concentration of salt builds up before it‘s harvested here.
Workers lay out broken pottery onto individual salt fields here to prevent the salt crystals from fully crystallizing into the soil. (Peep the tiny humans in the far distance).
And today it really is. 👌 Do you know that feeling when you are so excited that you would jump to the moon? When you buy new flight tickets and start to count down to departure? Well, for me having flight tickets is already one step of departure as I enjoy making travel plans at least as much as acctually experience it.
Let's an adventure begin! ❤👣🌍✈💛
Pop quiz, hotshot 💥
What’s my coffee order?
A) Long black ☕️ Bold and straight up, just like my words.
B) Double shot caramel latte 🥮 Fun and sweet with a bit of punch - like me.
C) Who gives a fuck? 🤷🏻♀️ We all know you’re gonna put whiskey in that sucker anyway 🙄🥃🥴⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fiji. De 🍒 on the 🎂 na onze 5-weekse back to basic in Nieuw Zeeland haha! Inmiddels zijn we onderweg naar Bali waar we eerst een weekje in Canggu zullen blijven. Canggu tips en fijne werkplekken? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 P.S. @ellesottens ik ga je hier extra hard missen haha! #fiji#wereldreis
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✨🥂It’s just sparkling water in that glass 😉 ✨
Yesterday I went to the most stunning wedding of Inga and Hugo. It was on this beautiful beach and just filled with incredible joy and love. Their happiness made me so happy and I was so grateful to be there to enjoy it with them ☺️ Attending events in summer sober would normally be hard but my friends have embraced my new non-drinker status 🥂I really don’t mind others drinking, it’s just not for me now.
Being solid in my statement of “I don’t drink” has also been crucial in me being able to enjoy these events without my rubber arm being twisted. In the past, I would say “oh I’m not drinking at the moment” and of course, I would be convinced to have just one 🙊
The decision to stop drinking completely was something I wanted to do for years but never could. Cutting back wouldn’t work for me because I’d get too comfortable again. And know it’s the right time for me because it’s been so easy. ☀️Now I have my weekend mornings back. I rise fresh, I get more done. Summer time used to be the biggest challenge, I’d say no to events because I didn’t want to drink - but now it’s exciting! I get to enjoy it with clarity! And I get to be helpful and sober drive... I swear I cry-laughing at the conversations I have as a sober driver 🙌🏽🤣 -
I do think our culture of drinking alcohol to excess needs to change. This is my quiet little stand on it - to prove to myself at the very least that events are enjoyable without booze and that the girl who was always the partier, the one encouraging everyone else to drink with her could just stop...easily 👋🏽 🥂So cheers to that! 🥂
Since I've started my own business I was after one thing only.... FREEDOM
Months went by and it took some time for me to realise how much my life has changed because of that.
I went to Florida for two months. I saw Manatees, Dolphins, Pelicans, and Stingrays in the wild. I got to teach my 7 year old how to swim. I even breastfeed my two week old son in the sweet saltwaters of the ocean.
I spent 8 months in Arizona living fulltime in my RV. I saw the endangered Joshua Tree's, the Coconino National Forest, and the Grand Canyon. I saw the twisted trees in Sedona, and shopped like a tourist at all the Metaphysical shoppes.
I hung out in the Carolinas for 2 months. I took my kids to every aquarium I could find. Swam in various parts on the ocean - some beaches crawling with people and others completely empty.
Now I live in Wyoming fulltime. One hour outside of Yellowstone. In a city with a population of 552. In a county that 3.2 million acres. 80% of which is public land and theres no more than 10,000 people in the whole county. Isolation, seclusion, peace, and quiet. For the pure sake of rest and relaxtion. For creative flow. For getting to know myself truly without the commotion of other humans.
And I honestly do not remember anymore how it used to be commuting every day to the job (before when I had my fastfood gig) and to deal with really rude ass people.
I had to be reminded what REAL FREEDOM feels like again since taking a cruise through a national forest is now my DAILY NORM.
Why am I saying this all to you?
Because if you are like me, you are craving the biggest freedom in your life. I want to hear from you if you are someone who is done with only wishing for some magical sign from heaven that this is your time to start your own business.
Сегодня был невероятный день 💖 Мы с Лео прошли Тбилиси от края до края ( от Ваке парка к Марджанашвили, оттуда до Руставели и Сололаки), зашли в наши любимые местечки, дизайн-студии и кафе, заглянули на fabrika за вдохновением, много говорили, радовались тёплой и до сих пор осенней Грузии, к которой мы никак не привыкнем.. такой вот выходной. Расскажете, как проходит ваша пятница ?⠀
Завтра у Лео снова работа, а у меня в планах доделать и выложить очередное видео про нашу жизнь в Тбилиси, прибрать дом, освободить телефон от лишних фото&заметок и устроить себе вечером девчачий Релакс с масочками, фильмом и вкусным чаем. А сейчас - скорее спать, чтобы встать пораньше и увидеть из окна сонный, тёмный, волшебный город 🌙⠀
Welcome to #PuertoEscondido 🌸🌊
I can’t believe we’ve been here TWO months 😍 I’m very behind posting photos but we’ve been busy! Between work and surfing and Spanish classes and beach days and trying every taco stand around... needless to say we love it here! So much so that we’re staying throughout the holidays - my first Christmas on the beach! 🎅🏼Where are you spending the holidays? 🌴🏄🏽♀️ or 🎄❄️ #Mexico#DigitalNomadLife#Travel
A po co ja w ogóle pojechałam do tego Meksyku? Co tu robię? To na stałe czy wracam do Polski? 😮
Takie i podobne pytania regularnie pojawiają się w waszych wiadomościach, więc postanowiłam odpowiedzieć na nie hurtem w stories, w ramach Q&A.
Tak że zapraszam Was do zadawania pytań - tutaj w komentarzach albo w stories (macie tam ten formularz do pytań) - na temat Meksyku, mojego przyjazdu i życia tutaj, pracy itp. 😉
With my birthday quickly approaching, I started to reflect on my amazing travels in 2018 and all of the lessons learned. This year, I got to visit two more of the seven wonders of the new world, The Taj Mahal and then Chichen Itza.
Chichen Itza, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is the second most popular site for visitors in Mexico. Chichen Itza was a large city built by the Maya people. It thrived from about 600 AD until 1221, when the power in the region shifted to Mayapan.
It’s super impressive to see this wonder in person, but it’s usually really crowded and the heat levels are super high. Tip: Take a hat and sunglasses with you, and even consider an umbrella to protect you from the sun.
There a some windows of opportunities for quality picture-taking, if you wait for the right moment. It's really a wonder to behold!
Have you ever visited Chichen Itza? What was your experience like? What other seven wonders of the new world that you've visited?
This is usually my face when I see food 😂
Food is my real passion besides traveling, inspiring people to do what makes them happier, entrepreneurship and online marketing.
This time it seems like something else excited me at our last @wwliaustria meetup in @sneakin_vienna. 😍
What are you passionated about? What excites you?
To me ,one of the most beautiful things about travel is the fact that every day is different .There are no routines, no set rules or no expections. You can do what you want, whenever you please and not have to worry about what anyone thinks.💫💛🌎✈