Shoutout to @wrxless_oh5 for being the best boyfriend, supporter, friend, & listener a girl could ask for 🥰🥰🥰
You constantly encourage me & push me to live my best life - whatever crazy undertakings that may involve and I love you so much for it (& for a million other reasons too)! 💘💘💘
Throwback to our super awesome Old Rag hike. Highly highly recommend! 😍🌞⛰🏕👫
Sometimes you just have to make a plan and try to see it through, even if you know you may have to turn back right at the beginning. After Saturday turned into a total wet icy mess, we weren’t sure what this trail would look like, (ice on a scrambling route is a no-go) but drove the 3 hours out to hike it anyway. When we got there, it was 60 degrees and dry without a cloud in the sky, perfection.
Good days come in many different forms. A clear blue sky with a nice breeze. Appreciating the multitude of colors in the forest ahead brought on by the change in seasons. The vastness of the night sky as you endure the frigid cold to get that perfect shot despite being on the verge of frostbite. Could just be silence. Solitude. The comfort of just being alone. Or it could be spending good, quality time with someone where a weekend feels like mere hours.
And then there are the bad days. The days where everything seems to go wrong. Days when things that bring you joy just seem pointless and the only thing worth doing is nothing. You've lost all direction, and your attempts to grasp onto something, anything, for some semblance of stability and a sign that you're back on the right path just happens to fail. And so you endure. Or at least try to, because that's the best you can do.
Your good day might be someone's worst. Just because they don't say anything does not mean they are okay, so as much as possible, help out when you can. Listen with no judgment. And if you ask how you can help, follow through. Words of encouragement mean nothing if you're merely checking off a list in your head of "things to say to someone". Give without expecting anything and you might be surprised at how much people are willing to go out of their way to help you back.
These were taken in Shenandoah NP. Skyline Drive has some spectacular views and Big Meadows is known to be one of the best spots for stargazing. We went on the Old Rag hike, a 9.2mi circuit trail which should've taken ~5h. It took us almost 8. No one tells you how easy it is to get lost when the trail means navigating through big boulders and tiny crevices. Finding each incrementing R## blue marker was quite possibly the most satisfying thing as a symbol of being back on track. We also both ran out of water less than halfway through. What was at the summit? A red mark, I suppose, and the view, of course. Classic example of why sometimes it's not the destination that matters, but how much fun (or not) you have on the way there.
I call with all my heart; answer me Lord, and I will obey your decrees/I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word/Psalm 119:145
Swipe ➡️ for the sunrise timelapse I worked so hard for 😭😭
Hi friends! This account is for the pictures that most people wouldn’t really want to see on my personal insta. It’ll be all pics I’ve taken and edited and then want to share, even if it’s just to have a way to chronicle my travels and the development of my skills as a photographer. Therefore, expect a lot of pictures from my travels and random shots that I think look cool. And what better way to begin than with a sunrise? I took this on Hawksbill Mountain in May earlier this year