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Last week, I was happy with Harry & James...
It's my babes birthday!! ❤🎉
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Turning pages from the past and found a photo I captured while traveling around Edinburgh. I remember this day quite vividly. Walked cobblestone streets, drank scotch with a local, hopped on a local bus, read the newspaper at a pub that an older gentleman offered to me, and somehow explored more in a day, than I ever imagined.
So lucky to be taking sun in the mid January☀️
GIRL POWER AT WORK
Last night we arrived in the Algarve...and this morning we woke up to a little rain ☔ So we've had a perfectly lovely, cosy snuggle morning in the bus and caught up on some work and life admin.
Now it's time to pop on a proper coat 🙈 and venture out to explore 🖤
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Aristotle
And so they say, one year older, one year wiser. Turning 28, I can safely say I’m living my dreams and cannot be more grateful to be where I am today. I wanted to pause for a moment to appreciate the most important things in my life, for which I am so thankful - family, friends, and the people who make an effort to stay in my life. Also especially thankful for the lessons I’ve learnt in the past year, as they help shape me, and make me clearer of the person I want to become. I am learning to appreciate that thriving in life is a journey, not a destination. “In your 20’s find a balance between hustle and rest. You don’t need to have a love life or a soulmate figured out. Go travel the world. Battle your demons. Do what you love. Find people who value your heart and yours will attract. Don’t live in the past, because you have so much more to see.” Thank you everyone for the birthday love and well wishes. Cheers to the late 20s! 🥂
Sure yiz all know I'm mad bastard for over-sharing, but my internalised stigma has often stopped me from sharing this; would you believe it's my 2 year anniversary since I almost very successfully nearly killed myself. Last year was still shite for me so I said nothing but now I'm actually only delighted to be here. Thanks to all my great friends and fun times (and my st. Pat's holiday, medication and talk therapy, obvs). Never underestimate what a shit job, horrible living conditions and a bad relationship will do to the head.
Anyway I'm off to get coffee, because I like coffee and it's just another day.
A mad downward scramble to get to the lookout point, but even getting caught in a few wait-a-while vines and being eaten by leeches along the way didn’t spoil the fun. 😬
Sarah is a super rad person I met earlier this year at PGM ONE, where she hosted a wonderful storytelling workshop (a skill I surely need to improve), and I’m really excited to see her again at @shift_jh
in just one week!
“Some of my earliest and fondest memories exploring the great outdoors as a kid were alongside my paternal grandmother. Grandma Shimazaki was (and still is) the absolute best person to hike in the mountains with. She can identify almost every wildflower, plant, rock, bird, and mammal we happen to encounter on the trail. After our excursions we would pour over her countless naturalist and classification books together, looking up the few unknown beauties she couldn’t quite recall the names of out in the field. She didn’t know much English and I never learned to speak Japanese very well, so nature became our common language. Being outside together bridged the language gap that separated us in other contexts. The true beauty of nature is that it fosters connection— to ourselves, to each other, and to Mama Earth herself. It should never separate us, never exclude us, nor privilege the select few.”
Sarah Shimazaki (she/her) // @sarahemilia
100% of Canadians can walk on water 😎 *if you unfocus your eyes, my arms kinda look like moose antlers 😂
Hands up in the air for Fri-yayyyy! After having a short week last week from the holidays this one definitely felt like it dragged in my opinion. Ready for a little outdoor time and some important errands this weekend. I'm REALLY excited for next weekend's semi-planned adventure though and hoping the weather will hold out. Also, I've been reading horror stories about the conditions of some of our parks & trails from the government shutdown. Fortunately I haven't seen anything terrible yet on the trails I've been on but I am doing a popular hike this weekend and getting worried about how things will be. I'm sure you've heard it from many this week, but it is an important message that you can't hear enough. Keep our outdoors clean, leave no trace. Do your part to help clean up when possible and absolutely get on someone if you witness them trashing our outdoors.
But my biggest concern is all the employees that have been suffering during this shutdown essentially over a damn wall. I'm not going to get too much into politics on here, I have my opinions and I'm sure you can make guesses on them and where I lean to, but I've been following all this closely (as I do with most current news & events in our world and encourage you to as well) and it needs to come to a resolution. The government is not working FOR its people right now at all. What a mess.
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Quickly catching our breathe before hiking into the backcountry to catch some pow 🤘 Also laughing my butt off because Cam made a HUGE scene while taking this photo (such a comedian 😘)