It’s trail Tuesday and I’m reflecting on some amazing trails/trips I had this summer. One of my favorite was the trip to the Southern Oregon Coast with the hubs 😍. Can’t wait for more adventures this fall 🍂
Slow mornings are my favorite because that usually means coffee is in hand, pajamas are still on, news is going and the diffuser is running full blast. I’ve been filling it with tons of eucalyptus to help with my stuffy nose. I also have been making it a habit to write down everything that needs to get done that day, first thing when I wake up. I’m a list kinda girl. It’s helped so much in making sure things are getting done on time. Anyways, happy Tuesday everyone. I hope it’s the best. 🧡
3 1811 minutes ago
S soncem obsijana! ☀️ Sonce nam pošilja vse manj vroče žarke. No pa saj je ta letni čas zato še boljši za pohode v naravo.. 🏔⛰
V kolikor boste lovili sončne žarke ali preganjali meglo. Označite sliko @tinka.planinka ali #tinkaplaninka
My higher ambition is to crawl out from under the ash, and laugh at all the things that thought they could bury me ✨
As much as it sucks that summer is over (in Alberta anyways!) , I am looking forward to snowy adventures with some awesome people, we aren’t the kind of folks to hibernate when it gets cold ❄️
Having a “perfect” body isn’t going to make you happier. Having a “perfect” relationship won’t make you feel complete. Having a huge group of friends won’t make you feel less lonely. Having a “dream” job, or a high gpa, or a fancy car or house won’t make you feel fulfilled.
I have spent so much of my life thinking if I was just prettier or smarter or more outgoing, I would be happy. I thought the “perfect” guy would make me feel whole. I felt like if I was just skinnier I would feel more confident.
More than that, I believed I was less than because of all of the things I felt I didn’t have.
Last year, my world imploded- I was heartbroken over the loss of a relationship, one of my best friends ended her life and I felt like an inadequate friend, I quit a job, questioned my career path, and financially struggled. My mental health spiraled in a way I hadn’t experienced in years.
And over the last year I have spent more time alone than I have in my entire life. There have been so many moments I’ve questioned myself throughout the last year- but truly it has been such a beautiful reminder of my strength.
Slowly I am learning that the only thing that will make me happy, fulfilled, or complete, is the relationship I foster with myself.
Once I stopped searching for roots in the hearts of other people and for my value in other things, I have found there is nothing more powerful than realizing nothing is perfect or easy in life- and in the face of that realization, still feeling a sense of radical self-love.
I have learned that I am the greatest love of my life. I am my biggest investment. I am my biggest supporter and my biggest advocate.
I still don’t have a perfect body. I still don’t have a perfect relationship. I still don’t have a perfect career path. I know that I never will.
But I’m unlearning that I have to have any of those things to be happy- and gosh, is that a beautiful, fulfilling thing.
this morning was spent climbing trees and bridges and biking over uneven brick lanes and what is probably the only hill in st.pete.
i laid in the grass with the light dancing through the trees unto the pages of my book.
and now i am sitting in one of my favorite corners of this city, eating what might be the messiest and most delicious chocolate croissant and listening to mumbled conversations of the people that surround me.
covered in chocolate and dirt and loving every moment.
Saturday's hike to Big Bird Peak and Pterodactyl Pass. Big Bird Peak is a fun scramble with great views in every direction. Pterodactyl Pass is the most perfect mountain pass with views of the Tablelands on one side and the Great Western Divide on the other. Planned to hike a lot farther because the Tablelands look flattish and easy on the topo...but they are not. Turns out 100 ft contour intervals can hide a lot. 😳
Fall feels: boots, cozy sweaters, and old trucks! 🍂🍂🌞🌻 What makes it feel like fall for you?
7 10522 hours ago
when you're carrying a heavy backpack for miles in the desert your mind begins to battle itself...constantly flipping back and forth between two thoughts...
the 1st thought "why the hell am i carrying this thing on my back?!!! what was i thinking? I'm sure eventually I'm going to fall over!!! why am i willingly putting myself through this pain? did my boots shrink? why does it feel like my feet want to break through these things? please make the pain stop!!!"
and the 2nd thought "Holy Crap! can you believe I'm carrying this awesome backpack across the desert?!!! look at my awesome boots! they've been through so much! i love you and will never throw you away! No Pain, No Gain!!! I'm a total badass! Give me more give me more!!!!
11 3711:59 PM Jul 28, 2018
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer...
17 40611:26 PM Jul 23, 2018
get lost in nature and you will find yourself...