I’ve been contemplating about my life in the past recently — childhood, teenage dramas, embarrassing moments, misjudgments, heartaches, heart flutters, lasting friendships, passing friendships, happiness, love, travels, achievements, and a whole lot more going through my head. Some parts were difficult to process, mostly because I didn’t know any better back then, but I realized that being present was one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned. I discovered that in order for me to be present I also had to be honest with myself. Not what I ‘should’ be doing or feeling but what were my real thoughts or natural reactions. It really made me slow down which allowed the pausing moments so I could enjoy my surroundings and the people I’m with. Here’s to another year! #blessingseverywhere#gettingold#belated#HappyNewYears2018
In honor of #MartinLutherKingJr Day the @nationalparkservice is offering free admission to parks across the country! Get out and #FindYourPath at @joshuatreenps and beyond.. 📷: @travellushes & @melodymccarthy
Back in college, during several cross-country road trips, my friends and I made it a tradition to stop everyday, wherever we were, to relax, enjoy the sunset, and reflect on the day. It's become a bit of a ritual for me; I hope to never forsake these small, fleeting, majestic moments that contribute to life's beauty.