I spent a week on the island of Mallorca with my fiancé and a couple of friends from September 24th to October 1st last year (hey, only a year late posting these photos!), and Mallorca was actually the entire reason we booked our trip to Spain. We knew we wanted a week in a city and a week at the beach somewhere that was still warm at the end of September, so a friend recommended Mallorca, and Madrid and Barcelona were natural choices after that. Sometimes it hurts me to remember this part of the trip because I'm not on it all of the time and it was THAT GREAT.
Sometimes I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve having an incredible friend like @marleehannahp in my life.
She flew 11,000 miles and coordinated with a bunch of people to surprise me in the UK after not seeing each other for almost a year. She makes me laugh until I cry, makes me a better person, and brings so much joy to my life.
No matter where we are in the world, we’ll always find our way back to each other🌎💕 @njbaker90: 📸
It's so essential to have a roll & stretch day every now and then 🌻 it may be a "lazy day", but it reduces stress, high blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke! Anyone else wish they were having a lazy day? 📸 Taken when I was in Australia last year. New blog post about it! Link in my bio 🤗
When you are starting to get all round in the waist line- you call your 5’8” tall blonde friends and tell em to pose for you! I hope she doesn’t start demanding I put her on payroll, lol! I mean sunrises like this are payment enough, right 😜
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It’s all just a bunch of HOCUS POCUS 👻 .
Ok idk about you guys, but today marks the official 13 days till HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN! Salem is one of the best places to spend a weekend in October and I HIGHLY recommend you booking your stay atleast 2-3 month’s in advanced. (Let me know if you want me to book your hotel I know all the good spots! 😉) Each corner you turn is creepily situated in the perfect manner for you really get into the Halloween vibe. For all my dog parents, yes there are dog friendly hotels in the area with doggy menus too! Make sure to do all the walking tours (day and night tours) bc both are two very different experiences. Have a drink at one of the most haunted pubs in all of Salem or dine at one of the best restaurants in town (the most haunted establishment in town). The experiences are literally endless! Are you a Halloween person? Would you like me to do a more detailed blog about visiting Salem? Happy 13 days till Halloween my pretties!!!! 🎃 .
| This is the last picture I will post from my trip to Thailand and Taiwan: the view from my hotel room window in Taoyuan where I sat and watched for almost an hour before my friend picked me up to get to the airport.
In the weeks before I joined fisherman on their boats to remote islands in Ko Phangan. I took taxi rides on the back of scooters (no helmet) through traffic jams in Bangkok. I spent a whole morning in bed watching the ufc fight (comments in Chinese), eating food (Chinese as well, of course) that I had to order from its look and still don’t know exactly what it was. I joined a sports event in a local school in Taoyuan and almost became a member of a sect in Taipeh because I wanted to attend their meditation class.
Well, what can I say? Yes, there are moments when I ask myself if it was a good idea to just quit my job and travel half the world instead of going to office every day. I was obviously not unhappy with the life I lived before and not knowing exactly what will be in four, six or eight weeks from now causes more anxiety than excitement, I have to admit. But then I think about what I got in exchange: a love that I believed that I had lost and the feeling of not being in control - something that I believed I had lost as well. There are experiences that can not be bought with money. They go beyond booking a ticket for a flight or a hotel room. They teach you something about yourself and remind you of what you really want. I guess, this is what this life is all about, right? #pocketsfullofseashells#taiwan#travel#shotoniPhoneX#letsneverforgetthosedays
Hi. Rachel here.😊
Its #fridayintroductions so let's share about ourselves, shall we?
I will go first:
🔹️ I'm a wife of 12 years to a pretty cool guy who is the Xanax to my anxiety 🤣. (Kinda serious.) He helps me keep my chill, for real.
🔹️I'm a mom to "Wannabe Triplets" who are extremely passionate (in the best and worst ways😉).
🔹️We just moved from the bustling sprawl of Southern California to the rural hills of Southern Idaho where we are living on a 50-acre ranch we became minor partners in to help build into a Christian events/retreat center. It's a crazy God-story in the making which I will be sharing on my podcast over the next few weeks!
🔹️ Yep, I'm a #podcaster , long-time believer, few years in author, speaker, and online coach for #aspiringauthors , currently writing 2 more books with publishers, and dream chasing the more meaningful things of life.
🔹️Truth talk: I've been overwhelmed in this season more often than I'd like to admit. I feel like I suck at being a good friend right now and good wife and good mom. I keep telling myself it's just a season, like the crushing of olives. A refining process to restore my heart even closer to Jesus.
🔹️I often wear yoga pants, but rarely perform the downward dog in them.🤣
Tell me about you? Anything! I would love to hear from you!
P.S. I'm doing a thing! It's called Truthful Tuesday's and it's for my Inner Circle peeps. Sign up for truth-filled encouragement, inspiration, sometimes a kick-in-the-pants, or someone to simply say "I'm right there with you" as we cultivate a beautiful life together, right where God has us. You get a free gift for subscribing as well!💖
London was absolutely stunning today ♥️ Olha, eu to mesmo arrasada com a situação toda que meu país tá vivendo, mas até postei no @mayrajinkings algo que, pra mim, é essencial: tentar levantar o olhar e respirar fundo, tentar ver beleza mesmo no fundo do poço mais escuro. Se não for assim, a gente desaba e não aguenta.
Força pra nós. E parabéns por sua beleza, #london
Can we just talk for a second about how amazing sharks are please??! The only apex predator that you can safely have close encounters with (imagine being 5 feet away from a wild tiger or lion 😂) or even contact (look up the videos of @oceanramsey or @kimi_swimmy [aka my idols] swimming with great whites). Sharks have intricate social structures and body language, and will respect humans as a fellow predator. Dominant sharks will be higher up in the water column, which automatically puts us air breathers in a favourable position. As long as you are not disguising yourself as their food source 🏄🏽♀️ and respect the signals and warnings they may present you with, safe interactions with these unreal predators are possible. 100 million sharks are slaughtered each year, often mutilated and left to drift alive and finless to the bottom of the sea, to satiate the disgusting shark fin industry. The movie “Sharkwater Extinction” comes out today and I urge everyone to support this film and the lifework of the late Rob Stewart (💔) and @teamsharkwater . For those of you who haven’t seen the original “Sharkwater” movie, it is available on Telus and iTunes! The oceans produce 70% of the oxygen in the atmosphere, sharks regulate the food chains that allow for the preservation of phytoplankton (and other marine plants) that produce oxygen, and therefore the extinction of sharks leads to the collapse of the oceans which kills us all. Knowledge is power, save the sharks 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈
When I moved to Cardiff few months ago it was the town I wasnt familiar with, my heart wasn't here my mind wasn't ready to accept this change. To be honest I found this town very dull and town with no character but after spending only few months here im getting used of the quietness and my heart is finding the peace in the water right in the centre of the city and at the same time boats and ships on those waters reminds you that life is not consistent and you have to move on to survive