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F l o w. When you go with it, it’s a sense of wakeful trust in whatever is showing up for you.
F l o w. When you go with it, it’s a sense of wakeful trust in whatever is showing up for you.
I know as a woman I’m supposed to be afraid of getting older. But I love this so much. Every year I sink deeper into this bath of unapologetic realness and it’s amazing. I’m entirely happy not being everyone’s cup of tea.
I know as a woman I’m supposed to be afraid of getting older. But I love this so much. Every year I sink deeper into this bath of unapologetic realness and it’s amazing. I’m entirely happy not being everyone’s cup of tea.
What is time anyway? The thing we always want more of but never have enough?
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I used to avoid trips because of how long it took to get there in the car. These days? I don’t mind. I’ll drive 3-4 hours for just a day hike. I’ll spend a total of 8 hours in the car just to have less than 12 hours in Canada with friends. Recently, I drove an extra 10 hours out of the way & spent 13-14 hour days in the car just to take in better views and have more time on the road with a friend. I prefer to take the long way. It’s where the good stuff happens.
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Time is what you make of it. And as always, it’s more about the journey not your destination. So the next time you say “Nah it’s too far” is it really?
What is time anyway? The thing we always want more of but never have enough? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I used to avoid trips because of how long it took to get there in the car. These days? I don’t mind. I’ll drive 3-4 hours for just a day hike. I’ll spend a total of 8 hours in the car just to have less than 12 hours in Canada with friends. Recently, I drove an extra 10 hours out of the way & spent 13-14 hour days in the car just to take in better views and have more time on the road with a friend. I prefer to take the long way. It’s where the good stuff happens. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time is what you make of it. And as always, it’s more about the journey not your destination. So the next time you say “Nah it’s too far” is it really?
Well to ‘summit’ all up..
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Washington and the PNW were everything to me. This place ignites something in you..and it only fuels your flames. It’s hard to explain. .
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Coming to Washington when I did always felt right. The timing of everything that happened here in the PNW, the people I met here..the people I re-met here..every single experience I had..it all baffles me that this was reality because it feels like a dream. My heart has been left somewhere on the coast, buried deep in the cascades, and over the border in Canada and I’m completely okay with it. .
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I had more hard days here than other location I’ve travel nursed. That isn’t like me at all. I like to think of it as a test to make me choose instead of always just going with the flow. But there was WAY more good than bad. The moments of bliss, childlike faith, wonder, beauty and happiness were more powerful here in the past 6 months than anywhere else I’ve taken contracts at.
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Washington stole a piece of my heart I so happily gave. I’m certain I’ll be back. But, as always..the next adventure awaits. #travelnurselife
Well to ‘summit’ all up.. . . Washington and the PNW were everything to me. This place ignites something in you..and it only fuels your flames. It’s hard to explain. . . Coming to Washington when I did always felt right. The timing of everything that happened here in the PNW, the people I met here..the people I re-met here..every single experience I had..it all baffles me that this was reality because it feels like a dream. My heart has been left somewhere on the coast, buried deep in the cascades, and over the border in Canada and I’m completely okay with it. . . I had more hard days here than other location I’ve travel nursed. That isn’t like me at all. I like to think of it as a test to make me choose instead of always just going with the flow. But there was WAY more good than bad. The moments of bliss, childlike faith, wonder, beauty and happiness were more powerful here in the past 6 months than anywhere else I’ve taken contracts at. . . Washington stole a piece of my heart I so happily gave. I’m certain I’ll be back. But, as always..the next adventure awaits. #travelnurselife 
Whoever said Disney World was the most magical place on earth clearly hasn’t been to the North Casacades. But that’s just my opinion.
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Smokey morning views from the summit of Eldorado Peak 08.16.18
Whoever said Disney World was the most magical place on earth clearly hasn’t been to the North Casacades. But that’s just my opinion. . . Smokey morning views from the summit of Eldorado Peak 08.16.18
I’m only excited for the loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter waiting for me in the car that’s 6.5 miles away and not at all excited about the fact I jumped in the most beautiful freezing alpine lake, convinced a total stranger to join me or the fact that the Pacific Northwest is EVERYTHING. I swear this place just keeps getting better and I’m crushed to leave. .
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(if you’re wondering if the lake is actually that color. It is. I haven’t even touched this photo for editing)
I’m only excited for the loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter waiting for me in the car that’s 6.5 miles away and not at all excited about the fact I jumped in the most beautiful freezing alpine lake, convinced a total stranger to join me or the fact that the Pacific Northwest is EVERYTHING. I swear this place just keeps getting better and I’m crushed to leave. . . (if you’re wondering if the lake is actually that color. It is. I haven’t even touched this photo for editing)
Happy camper was an understatement. The north cascades are everything. #foundmypark #sahaleglaciercamp
All this smoke and packing has been keeping me inside longer than I can stand. Finally made it out for a hike yesterday. But I suppose it’s a little reminder that sometimes we have little control of our circumstances. The only real tool we have in our tool box is our reactions to a situation to at any given time. Throwback to good company and the first of many smokey sunsets this season.
All this smoke and packing has been keeping me inside longer than I can stand. Finally made it out for a hike yesterday. But I suppose it’s a little reminder that sometimes we have little control of our circumstances. The only real tool we have in our tool box is our reactions to a situation to at any given time. Throwback to good company and the first of many smokey sunsets this season.
When you look back on the people in your life try to remember only the positive. I’m sure we all have some negative stories to tell..but in your mind, no matter what happened...choose define them by their potential and what they meant to you when they were at their best.
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@travel_murse with the capture and Mt. Rainier with the unwavering beauty.
When you look back on the people in your life try to remember only the positive. I’m sure we all have some negative stories to tell..but in your mind, no matter what happened...choose define them by their potential and what they meant to you when they were at their best. . . @travel_murse with the capture and Mt. Rainier with the unwavering beauty.
Insert inspirational quote because I was speechless here. We had the sun setting over Mt. Baker behind us and the moon welcoming us as we made or final push to the saddle to camp. We had no idea what it would be like at the top (all we knew that it was still safe to keep going)..but that’s the best lesson I’ve learned ever gained from the outdoors; moving into the unknown & testing your limits is where life happens. A lesson you always have to bring back with you as you descend back into reality.
Insert inspirational quote because I was speechless here. We had the sun setting over Mt. Baker behind us and the moon welcoming us as we made or final push to the saddle to camp. We had no idea what it would be like at the top (all we knew that it was still safe to keep going)..but that’s the best lesson I’ve learned ever gained from the outdoors; moving into the unknown & testing your limits is where life happens. A lesson you always have to bring back with you as you descend back into reality.
I’ll take my morning tea with a sunrise hike and a view after a night spent under the stars. Thanks✌️
I’ll take my morning tea with a sunrise hike and a view after a night spent under the stars. Thanks✌️
I love when your light creates something beautiful.
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Now say that to yourself again. I love when YOUR light creates something beautiful. Because I do. Don’t be afraid of your own magic✨
I love when your light creates something beautiful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now say that to yourself again. I love when YOUR light creates something beautiful. Because I do. Don’t be afraid of your own magic✨
Happy belated birthday Colorado, you’re looking good for 142 years old. Thanks for being my first home as I embraced the nomadic lifestyle and the one I have come back to on and off for the last 2.5 years.
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There’s been so many lessons, so many summits, so many hikes, so many laughs, so many tears and so many incredible memories. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without every soul I met here and the experiences I’ve had..both the good and the bad. I remember this day perfectly..May of 2016 My first “14er.” Everything about it was amazing. Perhaps this was the first time I realized how humbling these hikes can be but at the same time make you feel infinite. I’ve been so fortunate to call this place home, and in so many ways, it still is. (Especially since I’m back once every 90 days) until next time..stay gold Colorado
Happy belated birthday Colorado, you’re looking good for 142 years old. Thanks for being my first home as I embraced the nomadic lifestyle and the one I have come back to on and off for the last 2.5 years. . . There’s been so many lessons, so many summits, so many hikes, so many laughs, so many tears and so many incredible memories. I wouldn’t be half the person I am without every soul I met here and the experiences I’ve had..both the good and the bad. I remember this day perfectly..May of 2016 My first “14er.” Everything about it was amazing. Perhaps this was the first time I realized how humbling these hikes can be but at the same time make you feel infinite. I’ve been so fortunate to call this place home, and in so many ways, it still is. (Especially since I’m back once every 90 days) until next time..stay gold Colorado
Heat waves=need waves.
Heat waves=need waves.
ROYGBIV got a whole new meaning this week as we watched the sunrise from here. The three of us decided on an impromptu camping trip after a day of paddle boarding and little sleep from Monday night’s shift. We drove two hours and started our hike around 2130 just as the trail lit up by the moon. Perks of nurse life: places to yourselves on a Tuesday night and friends that always want to send it.
ROYGBIV got a whole new meaning this week as we watched the sunrise from here. The three of us decided on an impromptu camping trip after a day of paddle boarding and little sleep from Monday night’s shift. We drove two hours and started our hike around 2130 just as the trail lit up by the moon. Perks of nurse life: places to yourselves on a Tuesday night and friends that always want to send it.
I’m  SO TIRED of the highlight reel.
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The past week or so has been emotional, challenging and confusing as hell. But then you get this moment when you’re heading down from the peak and you just want one more look so you race back up to where everything first comes into view and you end up staying longer to soak it in. Because when you’re up here for hours staring at a crystal clear view of Mt Rainier and you get to watch the sunset from above the clouds you realize nothing else matters in these quiet moments.
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I’ve always welcomed uncertainty as opportunity but lately it has felt otherwise because I’m being pulled in so many directions seemingly equally. Trying to decide which one I feel tugging at my heart strings a little more..but the reality is that I have a feeling that no matter what combination they’ll still play the most beautiful chord. So how do you choose?
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I always seem to find signs from the universe when I’m vibrating at that high frequency wave, but there’s been such a disconnect with self the past week..So I have determined the jokes on me, and that the sign I’ve been waiting for is that for once in my life I actually consciously need to choose instead of going with the flow. Nothing some more mountain time can’t fix to bring me to a conclusion, right? .
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Shout out to new friends, long drives, real talks good music, and the capture of a fleeting moment 📸 @travel_murse
I’m SO TIRED of the highlight reel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The past week or so has been emotional, challenging and confusing as hell. But then you get this moment when you’re heading down from the peak and you just want one more look so you race back up to where everything first comes into view and you end up staying longer to soak it in. Because when you’re up here for hours staring at a crystal clear view of Mt Rainier and you get to watch the sunset from above the clouds you realize nothing else matters in these quiet moments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve always welcomed uncertainty as opportunity but lately it has felt otherwise because I’m being pulled in so many directions seemingly equally. Trying to decide which one I feel tugging at my heart strings a little more..but the reality is that I have a feeling that no matter what combination they’ll still play the most beautiful chord. So how do you choose? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I always seem to find signs from the universe when I’m vibrating at that high frequency wave, but there’s been such a disconnect with self the past week..So I have determined the jokes on me, and that the sign I’ve been waiting for is that for once in my life I actually consciously need to choose instead of going with the flow. Nothing some more mountain time can’t fix to bring me to a conclusion, right? . . Shout out to new friends, long drives, real talks good music, and the capture of a fleeting moment 📸 @travel_murse
Morning tea and breakfast views from the summit the other weekend after backpacking to  camp under the most stunning sky. Getting up at sunrise is always worth it, so is fitting 3 girls and 3 dogs in a two person tent and then paddle boarding with said dogs until sunset.
Morning tea and breakfast views from the summit the other weekend after backpacking to camp under the most stunning sky. Getting up at sunrise is always worth it, so is fitting 3 girls and 3 dogs in a two person tent and then paddle boarding with said dogs until sunset.
Denver darling, I’ve missed you.
Denver darling, I’ve missed you.