It was supposed to storm all weekend but wound up being beautiful . We may have forgotten to eat the vegetables and gotten burned by the sun but this weekend was pretty close to perfect. #puremichigan#optoutside
Where can we catch you this summer? Poolside? Lakeside? Beachfront? ☀️🌸🌴
Jumping head first into a life-changing trip with someone you only just met. Open-toed shoes in the back of a pickup careening down the highway at 60mph. Hanging on for dear-life, rosaries in hand and hearts in tow. Thank you for being my adventure buddy. Warm rocks unite. 🗿
You kno those days where you wake up feeling down, but you have heard that happiness ls a choice.
So you go to the gym, because exercise usually helps, and it may help. a tad, but it still doesn’t really quite do it for you.
So you go home, drink water, and try to take a nap, because you are aware that you haven’t had enough hibernation or hydration, and you might be upped a smidgeon, but you still feel pretty off.
So you get up and start cleaning, because clutter can definitely add unnecessary stress, and things are starting to clear up, but you begin to feel overwhelmed and stuffy.
So you go on a walk, because sometimes you just need some god damn fresh air!
You stop and play piano at the park, because music is the tiiiiiiits! And the familiar feeling under your fingertips lifts your mood just an ounce, but your fingers are slow and your mind is louder than the strings.
So you continue meandering, because these things take time, and this time you unleash your Chaco tan lines in order to feel the grass beneath your feet, because it reminds you for a moment that you’re mooooostly sure that this human experience is not just a simulation, and you feel ever so slightly more grounded, but the grass is cold and it’s awfully chilly outside for the 22nd of June.
So you go home, sit down, and start to listen to your breath, because you should be more stoked that you’re alive, and it gets awfully quiet and you do lose yourself for a moment, but that’s not something you fix in an instant.
So you decide to write it all down, because writing often organizes an otherwise cluttered mind, and it takes a while, but then you start to realize that you tried a lot of shit today, and even though none of it really may have done what you wanted or expected, you feel proud of yourself. At least a little more proud than you would have felt doing nothing, and that makes you feel just a tiny bit better.
You kno those days?
That’s what today was for me. And here I am again just trynna figure my shit out and posting it on the internets.
Thanks for reading all my run on sentences, or at least attempting to!
Your boy Q
Just got a great steal on some #chacos at #nordstromrack! I’ve been looking for some sandals for the lake and I think these fit the bill! They were originally $105 and I got them for $59.97 🙌🏼 they’re very comfy and these were the only pair I saw in 8s, so I grabbed them very quickly!
I learned so much on this trip (my first backpacking trip)! ☺️ Chris had been backpacking for a while before I was able to finally go on my first trip (the perks of going to school for outdoor leadership). This was 2 years ago and I learned all about lighting a stove, leave no trace ethics, creek crossings, planning for backpacking meal, and so much more. Anyone want to come on a backpacking trip with us? ☺️
I’ve never been a fan of heights, and even though I’ve always wanted to go snowboarding, I have seriously never been to Great Bear. Well, today is the day. Not the fourth hike, but fourth location of the summer so far. Taking a stop at the top of the ski hill to catch my breath and throw up a few pictures of my multi-trail hike. Trying to get in what I can so I can gear up for a bigger trip further West next month. Stay tuned! #nofilter#hikingadventures#greatbear#chaconation
When you wish you are out there somewhere on the first weekend of summer but you are at home being an adult coz you need to save up and you got chores to do....yah, this guy! 🤷🏼♂️😅 Have a nice weekend y'all! 🤙🏽
Been logged off for a little while enjoying nature, oversized sweatshirts, and long strolls in my @chacofootwear but I wanted to pop in and announce the winners of #YogisTalkMentalHealth
Let me just say, this was SO hard to chose winners. I am so eternally grateful for all of you who participated and were so open and brave to share your journey of mental health with us. We will be in contact soon regarding your prize.
On another note. I just have to say how wonderful and generous @vayumudra has been. They have come through countless times to provide two winners a gift when issues arise. I am so truly grateful for them, if y’all haven’t checked them out, please do. The company is amazing, so generous, and so kind! Thank you @vayumudra for all you do! So much love for you. And so much love to all of the other sponsors who are so kind and generous to sponsor our challenge. We love you all and are so grateful for you!
Love and light 🧘🏼♀️
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Somewhere between living and dreaming...there’s New York.
RUSH of the water.
WARMTH of the sun.
CHIRPING of the birds.
SMELL of the forest.
MIST on my skin.
At HOME in nature.
Feelings of CALMNESS, GRATITUDE & PEACE.
I close my eyes and I feel like I’m back in this place.
During our last week in Chiang Mai we did a lot of exploring, and made a visit to this waterfall at dusk on one of our last evenings. A bunch of Thai teenagers were leaving when we arrived in the parking lot, and when we finally made it to the falls we realized we were the only ones there. (Sometimes arriving late has its perks!)
We sat on the rocks and just stared for a few minutes in awe. And then I convinced Ben to stand reallllly still so we could get this shot #tripodforthewin
Do you feel at home in nature? What natural settings speak to you?
i steals your @chacofootwear because your stinky feet makes it taste very good. i will not destroy it but i promise to pull all the straps out of place.
We never know how much time we have left, but I do know that even forever would not be long enough. I hope I can make all of your days the best of days.
I love you my sweet girl, forever and then an eternity more. I’m not sure what I ever did to deserve a love like yours.