“We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”
I’m just gonna come out and say it. Life can be a damn shitshow sometimes. I know, I know, there are about a million and a half inspirational memes out there along with countless tales of “I dropped everything and moved to a tropical island and everything is perfect“ that would tell you the opposite, but here are just a few examples (in no particular order) of when the #lifeisgood facade just won’t cut it.
War. Death. Taxes. Flat tires. Hurricanes. Cancer. Traffic. Speeding tickets. Health scares. Cancelled flights. Breakups. Power outages. Flu bugs. Climate change. Long lines. Allergies. Divorce. Crime. DMV appointments. Broken phones. Broken A/C. Broken hearts. (Let’s face it, anything broken...)
I tell you all this not to drag you down with all the reasons, big and small, for why life can be a bummer, but to tell you that, yes, ignorance is bliss sometimes, but working in a realist perspective every now and then is just as important. It’s empathy and it’s depth, it’s broadening our horizons and realizing how good we actually have it even when the world around us seems to be spinning out of control.
It’s venting and crying and screaming, then putting on our big boy/big girl pants and recognizing there’s a job to do. That it’s up to us to carry on. To find a balance between not having to lug around a heavy heart day in a day out for what’s happening around us, but still allowing it to shed light on how blessed we really are to have this life and this beating heart and breathing lungs and hungry minds (and, yes, even the shitstorms), deep down knowing that people get by with a whole lot less.
So, embrace it. The good, bad and ugly as hell. It’s part of being human. And there’s plenty of it to go around.
The @surfrider Clean Water Classic Surf Competition that happens every Fall just might be our favorite event of the year! The best surfers in the NW facing off to support a good cause 🤘🏼 Check out the full video - link in bio! #LiveOutsideGoExplore 🎥: @garretvs
Thank you to everyone who helped my celebrate the big 24 😊 and donated to my half marathon fundraiser! I didn’t get to get pictures of my whole birthday celebration, but I’m truly blessed to have spent it with people who truly care about me ❤️ it’s still not to late to donate to the link in my bio 😊
We all want to be there, right now! The views don’t get much better when paddling out.
I shot this one during an afternoon in the Maldives, the sun was setting, the waves where only getting better and better as they rolled in. I was shooting from the boat and I have to say I was about to grab my board and jump in.. the suddenly this huge perfect set came.. and I knew it was better to stay on the boat and keep shooting! This unknown surfer paddled back out while having a look at this empty gem.. he was probably as stoked as I was!
Some places you visit are all about making the most of the time you have there, seeing and eating everything that you can. Other places will stop you in your tracks. I’ll be thinking about this one for a very long time.
Hello beautiful world, I’m Sala Verde.
I’m a little surf brand named after “the green room” or Sala Verde.
My name is inspired by trips to Costa Rica and Mexico in search of barrels and good times.
We are carrying some heat in the form of apparel from PEIs most infamous beach. It may be full of pogey bums and broken glass but there is no denying Pogey Beach is legendary. The movie just dropped so don't get caught missing out on this limited run. We have only a few hoodies left in store. Pogey Beach Tees and if your cheering for the bad guy we got yer Pogey Narc Tees as well. Don't sleep on the heat Pogey Beach in store NOW !!! #pogeybeach#justpassingthrough#peicomedy#peifilm#movie#actor#filmmaker @jeremylarter @peicarruthers
When a Rhino walks up to you for some rubs 😂🦏
📲 Tag a friend that needs some rubs 👇🏻
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🎥 Credit: @disunitythefilm & @garthdbaustin .
MY BOSS > YOUR BOSS! 💁🏻♀️ I’m so glad I can finally say, “Happy Boss’s Day, Kimi!!!” It’s been a wild ride so far (to say the least) but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you for everything you do for our team 🖤 Here’s to many more Boss’s Day with my favorite #BossLady 👩🏻💻👩🏻🎓👸🏻
Ma and the twins came through again tonight, this time in the opposite direction from Saturday morning’s stroll. After they were out of frame, the doe stood and stared at me for 9 and a half minutes. The twins stood perfectly still, not knowing for sure why, but they were going off of their mom’s cues. Finally, after I sat frozen, for almost 10 minutes, they walked on through the woods, to the north. I love this, more than I can describe. ❤️