Não que eu conheça tantos lugares nesse mundo, mas sabe quando você tem uma conexão incrível com um lugar, como se fosse um reencontro depois de tempos separados.
Foi exatamente isso que senti quando cheguei nesse lugar maravilhoso, a linda cidade de São Francisco, localizada no norte da California, EUA.
\ \ A GOOD BYE / /
I never understood what was “good” about goodbyes
Throughout the years, I’ve tried to avoid goodbyes altogether despite the need to say them so frequently. As a TCK, I grew up leaving my roots among different countries only to have those tender shoots ripped up each time we moved back.
In the last couple months of self discovery, I realized that my response to that hurt turned into a tendency to not develop any meaningful relationships or roots because I know I’m not here to stay and it won’t hurt as much to say goodbye if I don’t connect. And when I DO find myself connecting with people, I’ll often distance myself from the relationship when I know I’ll be leaving soon and just move on without a proper goodbye. So yes, I spare myself the hurt, but what a sucky way to live life! 😣
I write this in a spirit of vulnerability to make you friends aware of who I am and my habits but also to share that I am working on change. I have learned and grown so much in the last several months! I’ve read and reflected on why I am and learned to love again and live in a healthy spirit with others. And when coronavirus offered the perfect opportunity for me to sink back into solitude, I made the decision to fight for the relationships I‘d made and make every bit count! So I want to thank the friends who have talked with me and walked with me through these challenges. You know who you are! 😌
And now the time comes once again to move on, but this time is different! The last several days have been full of legitimately GOOD byes. From reaching out and reconciling with people to spending intentional time in deep conversation with good friends and breathing life and affirmation into the amazing human beings that they are; I have enjoyed every moment, even the pain, because I know the pain means my heart is open once again.
Today, as I spend long hours on the road to a new destination, I think about each and every one of those people I’ve come to know who have helped me grow and now look at the road ahead to all the new friends waiting at the end who will continue the journey with me.
Until the next goodbye!✌🏽
over this quarantine, i have had a lot of time to myself and time to take up new crafts. one of my new favorite hobbies is painting! whether acrylic or watercolor, painting is a great way to relax and pass the time. i love sunsets and the desert which is why i love this painting so much. enjoy your saturday! ☀️💓 - kd
That’s probably one of the most important things you could do right now. If you know someone who’s been deeply troubled by the ongoing national crisis, reach out and talk to them. If you want to educate yourself on the matter, reach out to someone you know that’s been keeping up to date with current information. Most importantly though, if you’re struggling to cope with all this, reach out to someone and just have a conversation. It helps.
Sunset, purple sand, and a mysterious glowing doorway in to the ocean. Good way to finish the day.
1 171 hour ago
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. ————————————————
📍 Malibu Canyon, California .
We think Spicoli said it best, "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."
1 42 hours ago
"Coastal bliss 🌸🌊 fresh flowers, the sound of the ocean, and soft sand beaches, a few of my favorite things in the whole world. If I can convince you to visit California in the springtime with one photo, this one might be my best bet ✨"- regram @dgsc
1 482 hours ago
There’s nothing quite like starting your morning with a warm cup of coffee. ☕️ The strong and fragrant aroma swirls around you as you enter Handlebar Coffee Roasters, found in the Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara. 🤍
Taste their roasts, from Africa, Central America, and South America while beginning your day feeling energized and refreshed. 😌
If you explore Golden Gate Park in San Francisco don't forget to visit the bison! These huge animals have called Golden Gate Park home since 1891. They were placed in the park to give a section of the park the feel of the old West. These animals were also part of the conservation effort to increase their numbers. There might have only been 1000 bison around in the late 1800's. The bison can be found in the "Buffalo Paddock" in Golden Gate Park and cared for by the San Francisco Zoo.
After spending a beautiful day with my bride at Shark Fin Cove, this large shark fin rock outcrop is a reminder of how important shark conservation is. As the world slowly starts to reopen, we need to remember to avoid restaurants and markets that sell shark fins & shark fin soup. As we get closer to venturing further from home remember to avoid souvenirs with shark products. Educate others on how important sharks are to our oceans...to our planet! Sharks don’t need us but we need them! #sharkconservation#stopsharkfinning#projectaware#padiinstructor#californiacoast
After careful consideration, we do not believe that now is the time for self promotion or quietly carrying on with business as usual. Now is the time to raise our voices against Racism and Police Brutality and stand with our fellow Black Americans. Now is the time for change.
We at Tide Charmers have always believed in the power of doing the right thing. We believe that carrying on with business as usual, in the face of this humanitarian crisis, only serves to empower and maintain systemic racism in this country. Subsequently - we have chosen to no longer participate with organizations who fail to recognize their white privilege. We will no longer be a part of any festival or organization that is not inclusive of diversity. We will not promote businesses, organizations or community events that are choosing to remain silent right now.
We simply can not be a part of that.
We are working closely with organizations within our community and across the country to raise our voices against systemic racism and police brutality. We are trying our very best to do “The Next Right Thing.” We will use this platform to support Black Artists, Black Owned Business and Black Americans making a difference in our world through conservation and education.
As individuals we may feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of this humanitarian crisis. While we may not have the solutions, each of us has the ability to chose to do the next right thing. We have provided links for ways you to can get involved and do “The Next Right Thing” in our bio.
We thank you for your continued support and we will reopen for business when it feels right to do so. - Tide Charmers #blacklivesmatter#nowisthetime#bethechange#seaglass#seaglassstack
16 7214 hours ago
I don’t really have any words for this post other than it feels like change is coming. It’s different this time. More hearts are open. More eyes are seeing. More ears are listening. Don’t stop now. // #resist#birdflewby#californiacoast#ocean
0 174 hours ago
I don’t know about you.... but I am ready to feel careless and free. It’s obviously time to take a road trip and disconnect. Where to? 🧐
Got out for a few pictures today. Unfortunately, most parking lots are still closed for most of the coastal beaches. But I was still able to snag a few decent shots. I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.
20 42531 May, 2020
Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free. @eckharttolle