i’m not just full of hot air when i say the @balloonfiesta was worth the drive from LA. it was my first time shooting film “seriously” and i’m so exited to see how the rolls turned out!
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i think we all have a thing or two to learn from dogs — i often find myself with the biggest smile on my face just watching this little dude romp around and do his thing. yesterday i watched him get SO excited about a leaf in the water. that’s it, a leaf. i guess that may sound super silly to some of you, but it’s that enthusiasm and excitement for life that makes my heart swell and gets me thinking. everything is so new and exciting for him. the littlest things make him the happiest dog i swear i’ve ever seen and it’s that sense of living in the moment and enjoying the small things that often leaves something to be desired in us humans. we’re so invested in and used to succumbing to the daily grind that it becomes easy for us to forget to take a step back and just revel in the moment. so i guess here’s just a little reminder to make a daily effort to live life in the present — the world doesn’t stop giving if you’re open to experiencing it ✌🏼
We have loved every section of this trail so far. They are all so different and unique. Hiking at night above the lights of LA has been beautiful and a great reminder of the importance of wilderness and also it's scarcity. Just below Mt Baden-Powell we looked out at the mountains surrounded by civilisation and felt very fortunate to be here instead of there.
At times I feel like the only thing I need to sustain me are the mountains and this dog. Everything and everyone else can fade away. But it’s not always true. I need you, my friends and my family... were not created for loneliness. There is a balance between peaceful solitude and companionship. If we’re ever going to make it through this life we need each other.
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fanx for all the bday luv 💕
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another majestic photo of my dog
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Recently I've been struggling with intense emotional exhaustion that's manifested as physical fatigue, reduced self motivation & yeah insomnia (who knew you could be so TIRED that you couldn't sleep?) I'm okay, I'm still enjoying each day, being true to myself & on the path to healing. I'm mainly frustrated because my life is SO full and I can't seem to find the energy or get fruitful enough rest to participate in it the way I would like. But this is a phase. This was a choice. It needed to happen in order to open myself to even, even more beautiful possibilities in the future.
The choice I made, that resulted in these changes, was to distance myself from people very important in my life. It has not been easy, & I find ways to doubt myself all the time. But last night I was listening to an interview & something was said that resonated so deeply, speaking straight to the heart of my decision, "if you're involved with somebody who has evinced that they cannot keep their word, they can't even show up on time, they cannot do what they started. You've seen that behavior over & over again. While you want them to meet a need, or to be a certain person, or to be there for you, you've seen that they can't, which means that they don't have the capacity. This does not make them a bad person; they can be a good, beautiful person. This person doesn't have the capacity to live at the level [you are] living."
Its not loving to ask someone to do something they are unwilling or unable to do.
This is my story, feel free to share yours.
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