We all have things we want to add to our lives as easily and naturally as brushing our teeth (not flossing). So what’s the trick? Start small. 30 days. The big changes are probably the first to come to mind, but lets be realistic. Make a list of 10 small things you’d want to add or subtract from your life, then pick one. Don’t be afraid to pick something “easy”, it turns out doing anything for 30 days that isn’t already part of your routine is tough.
This New York Times Article touched on the recent history and risks of females traveling. It had me re-living all my enjoyable adventures with me, myself, and I. There is a beauty in the discomfort of solo travel that’s left me with many lessons and many more stories.
“Humans are in fact the endangered species, because we’ve stepped out of nature.” David Sheldrick
My desire to squeeze animals of all shapes and sizes didn’t dissipate when I stopped playing with stuffed ones. In fact, I’m officially declaring myself an animal addict and I’m here to confess the mistakes I’ve made and share the lessons of learned in search of my next animal fix.
only half kidding
If you haven’t heard of it: it’s the tornado that runs through our planets 4 times a year, forcing us to test our patience and trust that all the mayhem is for the better.
‘ the redwoods will look at you with a
look of always’ – Henry Miller
Part of me wishes I could say Kayla and I have been off roaming South Africa or Alaska, but that’s not the case. We’ve been taking on all life has to offer, trying to squeeze the good out of the not so good. It’s always something, you know? Health, jobs, money, relationship issues… Waiting for all of those things to be perfect could result in a serious waste of time. With that said, it’s not about just accepting “life is tough” it’s about the way we’re LIVING and what’s holding our sense of importance.
When this word crosses your informative lips, others respond with excitement, or curiosity. What the true response entails: stress, sweat and struggle. I, recently, picked up my entire life–born, raised and rooted in Nebraska for the last amazing 24 years—and re-settled it in Southern California. The façade of moving some where “exotic” in my mind, quickly faded as the planning process began to take place.
Living in Venice, I’m around a lot of artists. Musicians, painters, poets, filmmakers, photographers, and many that do it all. I dabble in the world of creation so I feel like I can speak on behalf of artists when I say, “letting your art out is SCARY!”