Took a little day trip across the lake to San Juan la Laguna yesterday; was spontaneously talking into hiking up the challenging Indian Nose with my gal Tamara (not on Insta!), despite the fact that I was wearing jeans and leisure sneaks; caught some incredible views that made my panting worth it; shopped the famed weaving shops in the town, and the medicinal herb garden; ate a carrot burger (actually delicious!); downed Cuba Libres and at waterfront cafe; stayed way too long (I had work — whoops); didn’t really want to leave.
Starting a new project of going through my travel photos over the years and selecting favorites for a wall gallery I've been dreaming of making. I've always loved this one for its simplicity and tranquility.
Embracing who you really are takes courage ✨
I’m going to tell you a little story, sit down, grab some popcorn 🍿 & listen 👂🏻 I was MISERABLE in my former life. People tried to control me & turn me into someone I was not. Each day was one facade after the other... this happened so gradually that one day I woke up, packed what I could carry on my back & left the country. Constantly trying to please others will leave you EMPTY. I let this go on for so many years that I didn’t even know who I was anymore. I was a product of the “SHOULD”: a hamster on a wheel. I was the face of bullsh*t and I HATED the kind of attention I was garnering online. I am and will continue to be very open with my body 🌸 it is, after all MY BODY. My body is a temple and it’s my right to embrace it in every way possible. I’m the captain of my own ship. I MAKE THE DECISIONS. If I want to tattoo my entire face tomorrow, I will ... if I want to pierce my armpits I will, if I want to start an underwater basket weaving business I will, if I want to shave my head or dye my hair: I WILL, you get the point! One of the main reasons I left the industry I previously worked in was because it was nothing but a cesspool of closed-minded men who do not treat women as equals, pay us less, & disrespect us for no reason other than that we are of another sex. I am trying SO hard not to use the term “redneck” but uhh guess I just did 😸 of course I can only speak upon my experience 🙌🏻 How exactly does another person’s location, lifestyle, fashion sense or lover affect anyone but the person who chose them?! Fact is, it doesn’t. Consume the media you want to ... no one is holding a gun to anyone’s head forcing them to “follow” someone or watch them. YOU CHOOSE. Maybe sit down & look in a mirror? There you go. Face what is inside you, and make your own life choices. Because THAT is all you are in control of. 🌈🙌🏻 For me? Welllll, my life will always be an open book, here for my fellow weirdos that are on the same page! 📖👣 #FREEFROMTHEBS
Una de las diferencias principales entre los monos 🐒del Nuevo Mundo (americanos) y los monos del África y Eurasia 🐒es que los nuestros, como el mono araña, tienen una cola prensil que les sirve como una quinta extremidad con la que pueden balancearse y colgar de los árboles. 🐒🐒 #atitlanreserva#lakeatitlan#lagodeatitlan#vidademonos
Are you a planner or prefer more spontaneity? A big challenge of traveling full time with little ones is lack of routine.
The kids can no longer sleep at the same time everyday or eat their favorite foods. I often don’t know where the day will take us so I have to relinquish control and that’s hard for me.
But it’s amazing how letting go, mixing up the routine, and getting out of our comfort zones can lead to the most beautiful, unexpected destinations.
It doesn’t take full time travel to experience this, just loosening up the reigns a little bit! Here’s to letting go and digging in 🥂t