Officially graduated from Basic Mountaineering this past weekend! I’ve spent the last 9 months working on my mountaineering skills in the classroom and on the mountains. ⛰ Between learning all sorts of cool knots, crevasse rescue, leader tie-off, ice axe arrest, wilderness first aid, navigation and just having a ton of fun in and out of the classroom with my basic climbing crew and all of our super knowledgeable volunteer instructors - it’s been a complete blast! 😝 Now it’s time to climb more mountains and learn even more in Intermediate next year! 💪
I guess a good adventure was the best way to end a chapter of my life. Last week I suddenly found myself unemployed, as my company decided to eliminate the position of Staff Photographer. While shocking, and a little stressful and a bit of a blow—I’m good. It is time see what else lies down that road for me! Building my own business up and finding another job that makes me happy are priorities for me right now.
This mountain...it draws a crowd. But once you get above the snow line, the crowd thins out and becomes a community. Every time I’m lucky enough to spend time in this beautiful park, I make new friends or run into someone I know. I wasn’t skiing today, but it was great seeing the pics from friends who were there! What an amazing feeling, to have such a community! #turnsallyear#mtrainier#myheartisfull#goskiingwithyourfriends#findjoyeveryday
When your wife says, “I know it’s a school night and that the Chiefs are playing, but how ‘bout some Jazz?”... Uhm, yes please. Little known fact about me - once upon a time, I played the saxophone and wanted to be a combination of Charlie “Bird” Parker & Kenny G...for real. While we’re in KC, we may try to hit every local jazz joint and live like we’re tourists. #eboniandtheivories were so amazing that I wish they had something on vinyl...but until then, we’ll just keep coming back to @greenladylounge to soak up the live version. Spontaneous date nights with @amandalewman are the best.
My heart is full! Such a great weekend at @socalvegfest. Thank you to everyone who came out and gave us such great feedback! We are so thankful for the friendly people we met and the awesome brands we came across. Check our the stories @littlefoodieliving for a recap of the weekend!
I’m living the life of my dreams.
Quite literally, everything I’m doing right now I had dreamed about achieving 1-2 years ago. I have arrived into the life of my dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m working for myself: I do digital marketing for non-profits and businesses that are creating positive impact on the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Waiheke Island in New Zealand, inside of a beautiful home tucked away in the forest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m creating travel plans for the next year to take me around the world while I work from my laptop.
I have this incredible community of inspiring friends around me that I am so nourished by. They inspire me, love me, and push me to be a better person every single day.
And yet, I still get my mind playing tricks on me. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of, “once I have that... I’ll be happy. Once I'm doing this... Ill be happy. Once i’m living there... And so it goes.”
I’ve achieved so many of my dreams and my mind still wants to think I need I more, that I’m not enough, that I’m not okay, that there’s something wrong with me. It’s never about the external world. If I haven't dealt with my own internal stuff, then no matter where I go and what I do, it will be there with me.
I’m accepting and learning that I bring myself to everywhere I go, no matter what is happening externally. My thoughts truly determine my own inner happiness, not what I'm accomplishing and achieving.
So this is turning out to be more physically exhausting than I initially thought of. As you all might know I am traveling with my parents to Thailand and Singapore taking them, to all the bikini laden beaches and to the countries with women wearing either mini mini skirts or maxi burkha gowns.
These both countries are surprisingly amazing mix of few totally opposite cultures. Sunni Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and then the more progressed ones that are Christians.
It has been amazing to see how such huge percentage of women work in so many different fields. Working shoulder to shoulder to men in all areas, earning livelihood.
Physically exhausted of all the walking in Singapore, my brain still is on auto pilot, watching everything trying to grasp all the cultural, geographical and all kinds of things going around me.
I also cannot help but relate to so many things such as how local communities evolve and progress according to how touristy the area is. #phiphiisland#krabi for example are so similar to #goa and #kerala in India. The economy evolves and flows around tourism, everything gets expensive and still there is a big scope for bargaining your way to 30-40% discount. I'd say pretty neat!
Well that's it for now, coz I can go on and on, if you have any questions on how I am managing my trip in super tight budget still having all the fun, leave your questions in comments and I will be happy to answer.
@nikonasia @globetrotter @amazing.earth.views @planet_earth_shots #wanderlust#keralatourism @keralatourism #backwatertours#familymatters @shotinindia @india_pic @indiaculturalhub @india.clicks @clickshotindia
We just got a new HP printer to replace our older model and discovered HP Instant Ink, a great program that saves you time and lessens your environmental footprint. 🍃🍃 There’s 4 plans to choose from and your can upgrade, downgrade or cancel at any time, with no annual fee.
Imagine getting ink delivered right to your door just *before* you run out! The replacement cartridge is packed in a recyclable envelope too, so you can return your used cartridge and let HP Planet Partners recycle it.
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It feels like ages ago that we were spoiled by Kauai's stunning coastal views but now I am truly getting the urge to head on new adventures. I hope you all have some great travel escapes in mind for the new year! 🌴#hawaii
Feeling blessed during this holiday week of slowing down and reflecting on the past year. With travel from nearby regions to far-away lands I’d only ever dreamed of visiting, 2017 has been a good one for the books.
What are *your* #travel goals for the new year? Ready to dive into 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣? #2017bestnine
Couldn't resist a little Island love to round off the week. Hope everyone's staying warm wherever in the world you are! And happy holidays to my IG community. Your continued support means so much to me in this crazy, chaotic online world! ❤️
This is one of 4 kii statues in Poipu, located at Ke Kahua O Kaneiolouma, the site where the ancient Hawaiian village of Kaneiolouma was discovered. And at certain times of the year, the kii align with the stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #kauai