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Brenda Paiz

Writer. SMM📱 I like to travel ✈️ Support local errrrrythang 🍉

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This time last month, I was having the time of my life in one of the coolest places in the world. Today I am sitting at a dumb desk drinking mediocre coffee. Yay 😑 #tbt
I wish I could tell my younger self that everything will be okay. This year I celebrated my 3 year mark of being drug free -it would have been 4 but I relapsed into my first year of getting clean. Addiction is no joke and neither is mental illness. Do not be fooled by my posts...i am still struggling every single day. Addiction is a lifelong journey and I’m very fortunate that I am able to travel down the path of recovery. If it wasn’t for my family and friends who stuck by me through the hard times, I wouldn’t be here today. . . I’ve worked very hard to be the person I am today and I’m very transparent bc I want people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I remember when I hit rockbottom...I was ashamed, in a toxic relationship that wasn’t helping, and I almost gave up. It took everything in me to reach out and ask for help...and I’m so grateful I did. . . I think I will always have that addictive personality but I just think my addictions are more positive and healthy these days ....i still chase that feeling of getting “high” but it’s much different...I chase this natural high that only LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE can give you. It means something different for all of us. For me, it’s seeing new places and getting out of my comfort zone; it’s hustling for 6 months then taking a trip to someplace I’ve never been before. It’s FEELING ALIVE... . . Maybe I’m getting sentimental because today is the last day of this amazing trip but mainly it’s to celebrate the last few years of my life. If you are in my life right now, just know that somehow you have played a tiny role in keeping me clean and keeping me healthy. And thank you for that 🖤🖤🖤 . . #recovery #sobriety #3yearsclean #lagunabeach #recoveringaddict #addictionrecovery #travel
I miss Japan, but this will do just fine ☀️ 🌊 🌴 . . . . #lagunabeach #california #orangecounty #travel #travelgirl #travelgram
This was taken 2 days ago... I asked Jake to take a “cute pic” of me, this is what I got haha 🤦🏽‍♀️ a candid display of my “uhhh doyyyy” face 😂 . . . #japan #japan_vacations #travel #traveljapan #akihabara #japantravel #awkwardfaces
Our last night here 😥 I’m so sad but that just means it’s time to start planning my next trip ... or making plans to move out here permanently 🤷🏽‍♀️ . . . #japan #japantravel #akihabara #clubsega #japangram #japanesetravel #japanphotos @crispy_datsun
Hanging out with Taytay in Laputa 💎 shoutout to everyone who gets that reference 🤙🏽 @pillarsofeights 🏰 . . . #ghiblimuseum #ghiblistudio #laputa #japan 🇯🇵 #japangram #japanesetravel #traveljapan
✈️ Travel tip: even while traveling with another person, make sure you make time for yourself. I’m currently having dinner by myself while traveling with @crispy_datsun because we both value our individual needs and wants while respecting the other persons need for space🖤He’s literally next door eating something weird while I indulge in familiarity because I’m a filthy American 🍕 🇺🇸 #pizzaforever . . . #pizza #japan #japantravels #hiroshima #pizzainjapan #japangram
Kurashiki: the “Venice” 🚣 of Japan. Idk why this place is off the radar but we definitely reaped the benefits of being some of the only tourists here in this hidden gem💎 . We were on our way to Hiroshima when we decided to stop for a few hours. We tried Japanese craft beer🍺 and rode in the Kurashiki canal- it was one of my favorite days here in Japan. OH and they are obsessed with denim!!! I know what you’re thinking: who isn’t? But this is like an actual obsession here! They even had denim ice cream and denim steamed burgers?? 🤔 I’m not lying😂👖 . . . Anyway, excited to explore Hiroshima. . . P.s. I never wanna leave . . . #japantravel #japan #kurashiki #kurashikicanal #japangram #travel #traveltips #japantravel #passionpasport #japan 🇯🇵
Osaka feels 🇯🇵
Oh, the places this jacket has been lol 🖤🖤 . . . ⛩Japan is amazing and I never want to leave! The culture here is sooo different than what I’ve seen anywhere else. Last night, Jake and I played tourists and it was very ummm...busy. After our day of taking touristy photos (see previous posts lol) we went to this underground music venue where we were the only foreigners and it was so fucking cool. We saw a Japanese band that he played with when his band toured here so that was also neat. Oh and my comment about this jacket I’m wearing here: I got this jacket at Value City while living in Pittsburgh💛🖤 like 10 years ago hahah and I refuse to throw it away. . . . . #japan #japanesetravel #japantravels #travelgirl #japangram #passionpasport #kyoto #osaka #japanesetemples
Kyoto, part 2 ⛩⛩⛩ #fushimiinari
super touristy day in Kyoto 🇯🇵 part 1 . . . #kinkakuji #ryoanji #japan #japangram #japantravels
I wish I was this cool 🇯🇵 . . . #japan #tokyo @crispy_datsun
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Back when I was cool and could pull off crop tops 😎 #tbt
Take me bakk to the ‘90s 👾💿💾📟 . . . #90sfashion #britneyspears #90sparty #imissthe90s
Interactive art exhibit in the Sawmill District, ABQ ! Check it outtttt 🔲🔳⬛️◻️▫️ . . @artechouse #artechouseabq #abq #abqtodo #xyzt #artsy
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