It’s Friday!! Who’s excited for the weekend? Anyone have Monday off? My plans are highly emotional this weekend as I am attending a funeral/celebration of life for my beloved Grandmother. 🥂🥂 Even though it’s a difficult time I am focusing on the good and all the blessings of being able to spend so much quality time with her. 🥂
However I plan to have a Sunday Funday and get ready for my week ahead. 💛💛 And to keep me as happy as possible this weekend- I am doing 3 @soulcycle classes to ensure my endorphins are at a high! #thehappinesschallenge Yes it works even during the most difficult times!! 💛🥂 What are your plans for the weekend? 🥂
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Brrrrrrrr! It is as cold in London today as it was on Monday in Berlin. I'm in need of some sun and I have been thinking that I would like to go on holiday by myself somewhere this year. Does anyone have any reccomendations of somewhere nice and warm in spring for a solo female traveller?
I’m finally learning to love myself the way I have been asking others to do for me. I was being lazy, expecting someone else to do the work of loving me while I reaped all the benefits. I was being unfair, thinking that if I couldn’t convince someone to love me that I couldn’t be loved. Self love is hard, it is a habit that feels impossible some days. I still fall back on old ways of thinking. But for today I tell myself....I am lovable. I am a complicated pain in the butt, but my heart is as big and as open as the galaxy. I am never alone, because I walk hand in hand with this little badass every day 🦋
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When somebody asks me what’s my favourite country, I resist to answer. I like good from thailand, peaceful in Laos, wildlife in Tanzania and feel like home in China. But if you ask me what’s the most memorable I’ve been, it always one answer for me - India. When I first came here few hours later, after hotel we booked didn’t exists haha, we couldn’t check in to another, saw poverty I haven’t seen before I felt overwhelming. But then I gave it a try, I spent month doing yoga course here, I took part in Hindu wedding, then I travel to one of the most picturesque place ever, Rajasthan. And I keep coming back.
What’s the most memorable country you’ve been ?
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Places like this remind us just how big and amazing the world around us is and how much there still is to explore...
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Missing the wilderness a little bit more than usual today
What always strikes me during snowfall is the silence. I think it's the most whimsical part of winter; footfalls crunching through an otherwise muted, transforming landscape.
Like most hikes my brain shuts off and my worries drift away, but something about the snow seems to amplify the effect. It's like I'm completely alone in the quiet, without even my thoughts to pull me back to reality. Walking in a dream.
I hope this first hike of 2019 will set the tone for the rest of the year. Here's to finding even the smallest bit magic in every single day.
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Hands up in the air... it’s FRIDAY! ..
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! And we made it to the weekend! ..
I’m not sure about how your weeks have been! Admittedly mine has been rough! I had a really good week professionally, but a really tough week personally! I threw my hands up in the air many times this week! But, I’m looking at the positive side of things and I know that there are rough times, but good times ahead! Staying positive is the best thing I can do! ..
I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!! Go on an adventure!! ..
📷: @wendan.vs.world and @wanderouskaren
🇮🇹 Non ricordo quando è stata l’ultima volta che mancavo così tanto da Instagram. Gli ultimi mesi del 2018 sono stati un frullatore, una montagna russa di emozioni, positive e negative, che tra stress ed impegni ho accumulato e non riuscivo ad analizzare. Non mi sentivo solo stanca, mi sentivo come bloccata. Non riuscivo a raccontare niente, trasmettere niente: ero come svuotata, un sacco vuoto, o forse peggio, mi sentivo come se non avessi altro da dare. Non nego che anche prendere la macchina fotografica le ultime settimane di dicembre e fare qualche foto era un impegno sovrumano. Non era solo mancanza di energie, dovevo come ritrovarmi. E quando mi sento così faccio quello che faccio sempre: prendo il mio tempo, il mio spazio e mi allontano. Adesso dopo questi giorni detox, le vacanze di Natale ed un viaggio in Messico sono pronta a raccontarvi tutte le cose belle che ci sono state e di cui non vi ho parlato (quelle brutte no, ormai sono passate e le lasciamo nel passato) e mi auguro tante cose nuove e belle da raccontarvi ancora. E voi che mi raccontate?
🇬🇧I do not remember when it was the last time I posted on Instagram. The last months of 2018 were a blender, a roller coaster of emotions, positive and negative, which I accumulated between stress and commitments and could not analyze. I was not just tired, I felt like I was stuck. I could not tell anything, transmit anything: I was like emptied, an empty bag, maybe I felt even worse, as if I had nothing else to give. I do not deny that even turning on the camera the last weeks of December and taking some pictures was a superhuman effort. It was not just lack of energy, I had to find myself. And when I feel like that, I do what I always do: I take my time, my space and I walk away. Now after these detoxing days, the Christmas holidays and a trip to Mexico, I feel ready to tell you all the beautiful things there have been and I have not talked about (bad ones no, now they have passed and we leave them in the past) and I I wish so many new and beautiful things for the future. What about you, what do you tell me?
Taken with @sonyalpha α7RII #alphalovers .
One of my favorite moments of 2018.
2018 was a year of growth and stepping out of my comfort zone. A lot of solo traveling as it's my way of soul searching.
This year I've been slowly putting broken fragments of myself back together....even though at times I still curl up under my blanket and wish I could sleep forever.
Sometimes it feels like a curse to feel too deeply. But fortunately, there's a weird solace in being one year closer to death.
This year, I faced one of my biggest fears. I went on many adventures, met the kindest and cruelest of people. I discovered more of myself...to find a little more pain, a little more hope...and few instances that I'd cherish forever.
I still allowed myself to indulge in the soul-sucking grievance at times...indulging in crying myself to sleep. It just felt different.
The most important piece of wisdom I learned was to have no expectations as nothing is as it seems.
For 2019, I hope I'd let nothing holding me back. I hope to still have the courage and strength to stay kind.
Why do you travel? Is it to experience a new culture, make new memories, see beautiful places?
While those are all reasons why I love to travel, I think that what brings me the most joy when traveling is that it grows my faith.
That might seem odd or unlikely, but seeing how God created the earth and all the uniquely beautiful places and people on it just leaves me in awe! And that is something that I treasure completely!
This is one such place- it's right outside of Boulder. If you're traveling to Colorado, you can just take Baseline road all the way up Flagstaff mountain until you reach this spot, Gross Reservoir 🙂
Try and catch me not smiling in real life sometime... bet ‘cha can’t do it 😜☺️