2/9•0627• What we do for a living is tough work, but like I’ve said to a few of our friends, the best thing that came out of that place 4 years ago were the friendships that were forged and cultivated- some probably for a lifetime, I hope. Camping, climbing, hiking, and dogs are amongst the building foundation to our awesome friendship- can’t wait to do more of that.
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Man, I can’t believe 2020 is already half over. It feels like it’s gone by fast and slow simultaneously. I’m really glad I was able to squeeze this trip to Iceland in back in March before shit hit the fan. On the bright side, I’ve saved a lot of money on gas, food, and beer being stuck inside all the time. With this extra money saved up I wanna buy some new camera gear. I’m thinking of getting either a drone or the new GoPro Hero 8. Any recommendation?!
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” — Alan Watts 🌻
Thank you all for the loving messages and comments that I’ve received during these past few days; my anxiety is much better now 🖤 ”This too shall pass” is such a powerful sentence and so true — everything will be alright and better days are coming! ✨
This was my third time reading the Alchemist. Upon my return from Thailand a few years ago I found this copy of Paulo Coehlo’s epic novel in my mailbox, sent from a new friendship that was forged in the climbing village of Tonsai. The book had been tucked away in my tiny house library for a couple years. Well three weeks ago I felt the pull to give it another read, so I set it upon my counter to keep it within reach. Within a couple of days of pulling out the book, my friend Natasha who sent me the book messaged me to let me know she was passing through Mammoth. It had been a couple of years since I saw her, and while I was giving her a tour of my camper I pointed out the book which I had woken from its slumber just a couple days prior. And that my friends was how I started the re-read of a novel written about a nomadic shepherd who fulfills his personal legend when he discovers how to interpret the language of the universe. Whether it’s just coincidence or not, I find that life is more magical when you when you approach it as if the whole universe is conspiring in your favor. ✨
Reminder for the week: always find time for the things that make you feel good & happy!
For me, I’m happiest when I’m out exploring new things/places with Pono. We have had so much fun the past couple of months exploring all over Oahu! We snorkeled around this amazing tidepool, and this was the first time we had both been here!
I highly recommend it if you want to swim around to see some small fish! I’m not the best swimmer (that’s what happens when you don’t grow up by the ocean haha), so it was perfect if you don’t want to worry about waves! I would go when it’s higher tide too otherwise, you will end up scraping your body on most of the rocks haha. Have a great Monday! 💙
I'm all for solo traveling because I'm able to experience what I want, when I want & how I want🏝 I find it so stressful trying to coordinate activities & accommodate everyone on a trip [plus I may miss out on something if overruled by the group]. I think it can be fun with the right people but I I rather venture out on my own 🙋♀️