do i miss NYC?
naaahhhttt really. making magic with my partners to birth @thevioletvagabonds
was incredible!! i loved working in the city, and setting a pace that keeps me moving forward.
if i were to live there, though, i’m sure i’d be miserable. the smells, sounds, and even the speed at which life moves there is too much for a tortoise like me 🐢
i learned that i need time in my shell and to have slow, munching on fruit days to feel like myself. going at a rate of 10,000 steps a day doesnt work for me 🙅🏻♀️
it made me wonder, though, what life without anywhere to be or anything to accomplish would feel like. even in the park, very few people are stopping, sitting, and absorbing.
most of my time is spent outside, if i can help it, which is likely why my travel trailer will be so important to me. i’m excited to begin creating a space where i can foster a magic-making vibe on the inside and a chill & observe vibe on the outside.
but the universe, i’ve realized, didnt want me to go through pains to build this space in the florida heat and summer rains. it wanted me to gradually come to KNOW how very valuable this manifestation is in my life, so that when it finally comes...
i’ll be ready. and so will winter ⛄️
#discipline #nyc #spiritualgrowth #trustintheprocess #manifestation #traveltrailer #vagabond #setyourownpace #iamexactlywhereineedtobe #letgo #surrendertotheflow #tortoise #floridaheatisnojoke #moveatyourownpace #selflovepractice #practicemakesprogress #progressisthegoal
Thinking a lot about traveling while dialing in goals for this coming season... My favorite plan is always a loose plan. One that provides a general idea of what could happen, but is open and allows plenty of time for whimsical wonderings.
The freedom to act on impulse while traveling is huge for me. From booking a last minute trip, rerouting to take the long way, staying later to lap up life’s simply luxuries, or jumping ship for better conditions, all fuel that fire.
I also like moving in the pace of whatever place I find myself in. At times, it may be slower than what I’m used to, so it’s important to adjust and settle into a scene, and allow oneself to sip in the sights.
As travel plans continue to percolate for this season, I’m eager for all that’ll transpire; likely loose, with a slight plan. 🛩🚡❄️⚡️
What are some of the ways travel fuels you?
Грубоватые ботинки #vagabond
из натуральной черной кожи выглядят очень круто! Немного по-гангстерски и дерзко!
Грубость ботинок всегда подчеркивает женственность их носительницы😜 и дает игривость и задор, убирая чрезмерный консерватизм.
В общем с легким цветочным платьем эта пара будет смотреться лучше всего!
люблю очень давно. Замечено, что их модели всегда имеют классическую основу стиля, но с более дерзким характером😈🔫
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Not a day goes by, not a sunrise or a sunset that I am not reminded what a great decision it was to cut the lines of normality and live this incredible lifestyle, the appreciation and gratitude I have are that of what words cannot begin to describe.
I am astounded at the amount of comments and messages I’ve received lately of well wishes from people positively envious of this lifestyle that I live, it’s remarkable, and still to this day I need to pinch myself too make sure it’s real and still cannot believe that it is me that is actually living it.
From the bottom of my heart & depths of my soul, thank you for all your support, I don’t think I would have ever got this far without every one of you supporting it in one way or another, by helping out, giving advice, cheering me on or simply for your own entertainment.
Thank you so much, it’s not been easy, and you can see so clearly why many people simply don’t venture into it, at times it can be extremely tough mentally, physically and emotionally, the risks have been high wondering into an unknown realm on a cotton thread budget, having to think so far out the box that there is question whether a box even exists, but it’s working, so much ground is being made, so many foundations being built, a small tiny idea has grown into a power house of a steam train of massive momentum pushing forward, and whilst it is beginning to help others it is changing me in ways I never imagined I would ever change for the better, this is such a good thing, such a good thing!!! The reward of it so far outweighs the struggle you’d swear they’re galaxies apart. And because of people like you, reading this right now, it is all possible.
It feels so good to be spending time in my home port, the base of where this has all begun and where all this has been cultivated, Yacht Port Cartagena, to do some well needed work and repairs before continuing east for a bit to get every last bit of experience for this season in before winter, and the big work starts and around the world begins in May next year.
This weekend, may you also get out there and live your best life, I wish only that for you.
Don’t have a good one, have the best one! 😎🙌⛵️
This time around, I made a promise to myself — that I would say “yes” to more of the things that leave me feeling fulfilled, and “no” to more of the things that don’t enhance my experience in any way. Throughout my week in Sri Lanka, this has meant adding on extra volunteer projects to fill my days and staying in to get a good night’s sleep.
It’s funny as we grow older, how our idea of what needs to be accomplished in travel evolves and changes immensely. I remember once being so eager, to go on every “night out” and to jam pack my days with as many social activities as possible — being overly concerned with making fast friends, and not concerned enough with making meaningful memories. Don’t hear me wrong, there were certainly fun times had through that stage of my life. But for me, this became exhausting and admittedly bad for my health.
At the current stage of my life, it’s about taking care of myself. It’s looks like days spent finding ways to learn a bit, and nights spent reflecting and resting. I’m learning to listen to myself more — to my body, to my mind, to my heart. I’m learning that self-caring is not synonymous with self-serving, and that I certainly shouldn’t feel guilty for turning down the things that do not lift me up in some way. .
Take care of yourselves. 🙏🏼 #travel #travelgram #viajar #viaje #turtle #tortuga #selfcare #happiness #experience #world #mundo
This week, we are spending our mornings working with domesticated elephants just outside of Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka.
These elephants have formerly been used for commercial riding, construction, and the like. Since they no longer possess the natural know-how of surviving in the wild, these elephants cannot be released back into their natural habitat according to national law. Likewise, they cannot roam free and must have a loose chain like the one on my friend’s leg here. The mahouts that care for these gentle giants only use the chains in the case of an emergency — should the elephant become frightened and/or aggressive in dangerous surroundings.
As volunteers at this site, we help by bathing the elephants and cleaning out their living spaces. We also take them for walks and give them snacks, as they eat up to 150 kilograms of food per day!
If you are interested in working with domesticated elephants in Sri Lanka, check out @pmgysrilanka
for more information. ❤️🐘
#travel #viajar #viaje #srilanka #travelgram #elephant #mundo #world
Let me just say, that it’s about time we all gave ourselves a break... The comparison game that is so encouraged by our social media culture is inevitably toxic and downright exhausting. My plans to get this blog up and going have flopped time and again over the last three years, due in large part to my own “fears” over whether or not it would be up to par with the others I was reading at the time.
In recent years, I have really struggled trying to play it cool while feeling deeply insecure about the opinions of others in regards to my life. Actually, it wasn’t until earlier this year that I finally decided to sit down and face those insecurities of mine.
After months away from social media, it occurred to me just how little time any of us spends sitting around offering our negative opinions on the lives of others.
I realize that this is no novel idea I’ve come up with. Nonetheless, it is something that has taken me quite a long time to learn and accept as truth.
In starting this new project, I vow to remain true to my own personal experience in all of its hot mess glory. This project is for my family. It is for my friends. It is for lovers of travel. It is for those in favor of starting a positive conversation on mental health. It is for anyone tackling their own insecurities. But most importantly, it is for me. ✌🏼
#travel #travelgram #positivity #viaje #viajar #newzealand