"Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture. From the very beginning you have been told how you should be; nobody has ever told you that you are good as you are."
Can't wait to be back in this beautiful place in less than a month 🇨🇦🏔
"You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” - Shonda Rhimes
for crossing the line and jumping in the freezing water so that I could get this shot 😬🙌🏻🏔
Just came back from a week without technology; I went hiking in the mountains with my mom and my dog with nothing but a few clothes and books. I do this every year over my birthday, I leave my phone behind and focus on nature. However, for the first time, I didn't even take my camera. I feel like as photography becomes more and more my "job", I am focusing too much on what "I should take a picture of" rather than what "I want to take a picture of". I remember people and places through my lens rather than through my eyes. Sometimes I should stop and really think if that moment is really worth it to be "ruined" by a click but rather, breath deeply, and embrace the beauty of nature standing right in front of me.
Drove for a couple of hours in the middle of nowhere on a weird off-road path in the darkness. We ended up in a never ending camp ground at the top of a hill. When we woke up the next day, we realized we were surrounded by nothing but mountain peaks and cows 🏔🐮 probably the best combination ever 🚚
“When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it’s hard to feel sad.”
Couldn't even imagine adventuring around without @benthemountaindog.
It's okay if I have to carry double the weight because of his food and water, and if he steals my sleeping bag every time. He makes every adventure even more unforgettable. 🐶
Thank you @karl_steinegger
for snapping this shot 😊
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
- Anthon St. Maarten
Thank you @beingisbeautiful
for sharing one of the most beautiful quotes I have ever read. ✨
Sometimes I just wish I could attach a sofa to my drone and fly up in the sky and see everything from above 🏔 but considering the amount of times I crashed it or randomly landed it in the middle of nowhere because it ran out of battery .. maybe it's better to see everything with my feet on the ground until I'll get better at flying it around 🤔🤧 Una delle visuali più belle di sempre! La vita dall'alto ha sempre il suo fascino. Un po' come The Rock nel suo nuovo film "Skyscraper" che uscirà nelle sale fra pochissimo!
I remember sitting there, looking down. All of a sudden, we heard a loud noise coming closer and closer. As I looked up, I could see the pouring rain literally running towards us. It was so fascinating to see the lake changing texture because of the heavy rain. Luckily, @karl_steinegger
got a few shots while the lake was still calm and the reflection was on point 🏔📸
"The parts of you that you're worried about showing the world, are the parts of you that the world is going to love you for." Throwback to one of the most incredible adventures this year. I was finally able to write down the itinerary of the whole trip with a few tips on what to see / where to sleep; link in bio! 🚚🇺🇸
I remember driving by this random lake (I have no idea where this place is) a few weeks ago on my way to the Dolomites. I spotted this tiny person swimming and the incredible reflection of the trees in the water. I thought about stopping the car and taking a picture but then the usual thought of "I'll come back one day and take a picture of this place". So many times I have missed out on wonderful places out of laziness or just being busy with something else. After a few minutes I made a U turn and went back to the lake and took a picture. Life is beautiful and life is now. If you see something pretty, drop whatever you are doing and enjoy. Beautiful moments not only are priceless, but they never happen twice. Make the most out of this wonderful and unique adventure called life. ✨
Can you hear the mountains calling your name?
"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." - Linda Hogan
A really good friend of mine asked me the other day what my dream is. I realized that, for the first time in my life, I don't have one. When I was little, I wanted to open a gelato shop, then become a movie director, then an architect and then .. I just stopped and kept life as it was coming which, don't get me wrong, I worked out until now. But now that I finally have a degree in my pocket and life seems somewhat settled down, I realized that I don't want to stop, but I also don't know where I want to go. September is coming up soon and I will have to decide whether I want to go back to school or keep on traveling and working from the road. But most importantly, I want to find my "dream" and start working hard for it again.
And you? What is your dream?
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Can you spot the little 🌝?
I have been wanting to hike to Tre Cime for the longest time. I cannot even begin to tell you how beautiful and majestic this place is. It has officially become my favorite destination in the Dolomites. Cannot wait to be back again in a few weeks 🏔
“ I've learnt that making a "living" is not the same as making a "life". ”
Throwback to one of the most epic trips I have ever done. Cannot wait to get back on the road for some more adventures 🚘. 📸: @_baldiniandrea_
"The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark."
- John Muir
Never, ever, ever stop exploring. The world is so glorious and majestic and life is worth living. ☀️🌎🌍🌏