The last time I took a breath underwater was roughly 19 months ago. ______ There is something about having tangled, salty, wet coarse hair in my face and sweating inside a thick suffocating wetsuit; the smell of decaying seaweed and wobbling around in fins, or having pruned feet from walking around in saltwater, pee-filled boots. … Continue reading Vitamin Sea
The only time I bought a one way flight on the same day of departure was for a family emergency last summer. It was frantic and sudden, more worrisome than exciting. REWIND: The day before I left to Puerto Rico, I got into a minor car collision. A lady ran a red light and kissed my … Continue reading Worth the Whim
Although I had fallen in love with him well before this day, the first time I told Isaac that I loved him was via text message, sent by the extremely intoxicated version of myself. Overpowered by the feels, each beer unzipped my heart centimeter by centimeter, increasing blood flow into my fingers that typed out three … Continue reading Steamboat Starboys
Let's be honest, being U.S. territory in the Caribbean, I didn't put Puerto Rico too high on my list of places to visit. From my regional experience, I pictured a beautiful chaos: a delightful, delicate lay of land in constant battle with ravaging tropical storms. I mean, sometimes island maintenance is just too overwhelming with half … Continue reading This Is What You Came For
Laugh There are some things in life that you just can't help giggle about. Here I am, 27 years old with paper towels stuffed in my boots underneath my sock-less feet, dried blood crusted in my nostrils, a rumbling hungry tummy, and a bright red scuffed up chin. Yup, I know, haha, a b s o … Continue reading Live, Love, & Laugh … Literally!
Where are we going anyways? Does it even matter? You know what's one of my favorite moments? When you're laying lethargically on a desolate beach, eyes closed with the sun kissing your skin, and everything around has drowned into the subconscious - except for one thing: the ocean waves. You can hear the rush of water run … Continue reading That Sounds Nice
Here is recap on how (normally) hectic my life has been: Sunday, July 10th, I officially packed up my one bedroom apartment and moved it all into storage. At 5 am on Thursday, July 14th, I flew out of Denver and landed in Savannah. Flying east always takes a whole day; from flight duration to time zone … Continue reading Santa Barbara Bruises
The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is to seek happiness; meaning, the liberation from suffering. What's the polar opposite of suffering? Pleasure. However, people get confused between pleasure [external events creating gratification] and happiness [internal peace of mind creating contentment]. Some context:  was in Jacksonville/Savannah this past week.  was reading The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for … Continue reading Compassion in Companions
Five minute video snippets of the scuba trip to Cozumel in March. Coasting Cozumel from daaasily on Vimeo. Sort of want to do a different (and improved) video, but it took me a month to get around to it, and now two months to even post it. So, this will do for now.
First things first, the traffic: it's ridiculous. Didn't travel more than 8.1 miles at a time and each drive took at minimum 25 minutes. LA doesn't appeal to me as significantly as other California cities however, since the trip was essentially 'free', who am I to decline that travel opportunity? And boy, did those 24 hours get … Continue reading 24 Hours in LA