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
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
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
This instance was especially notable to me because, with the idea that traveling can change a person's perspective, I didn’t have to actually travel anywhere – I didn’t have to leave in order to come back seeing things differently. I stayed here in Colorado and it was he who changed me with his traveling.
"Act my age? What the fuck is that, 'act my age'? What do I care how old I am? The Ocean is old as fuck. It will still drown your ass with vigor." What does it mean to 'have your shit together'? Per definition, it's to get one's thoughts and/or possessions organized. But how do … Continue reading Euphoria, Elation, Exhilaration
Recently, I binge watched Jane the Virgin and picked up the line: To have faith is to banish doubt. Makes sense. If I have faith in you, I relinquish all uncertainties I have of you; I believe in you without questioning or hesitating. Many times we get 'stuck' in life by our own ambiguities; whether it be … Continue reading 10 Ways Traveling Heals
I lead a monthly book and wine club within my apartment complex and for the month of October, we selected My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock. It’s a memoir in reflection of Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, “DO ONE THING EVERYDAY THAT SCARES YOU.” Noelle was nearing the age of 30 in NYC and loss her celebrity gossip … Continue reading False Evidence Appearing Real
While endlessly scrolling through my Instagram feed, I stumbled upon Chris Guillebeau's, The Happiness of Pursuit. The author had traveled to every country (193) in ten years and took it upon himself to write about why people seem to make these life quests. The book is more of a guide on what a quest may be, how … Continue reading The Chase