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
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
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.
Beauty in Bali from daaasily on Vimeo. After a little bit over a month later, I finally put together a little clip of some video footage taken in Bali. Don't forget to click 'HD' for crisp quality of the scenery. Enjoy!