The waves that crashed upon
The rocks that you were trying to walk along
And in my head I heard them play a song
For you and me
Anyone familiar with this song? I can’t stop singing it every time I look at these pictures. It’s called Lost at Sea by Zedd.
Big Sur Adventures: Part II 🌊
My bf and I jumped over a fence and walked towards the edge of the rock formation. I sat on this little cliff — below me waves were crashing. I was terrified! One wrong move and I was gone. But I remained calm and kept my composure as my bf took the shot. I took a deep breath and decided to connect with the universe instead. Suddenly everything was quiet and serene, I had never felt more connected to life than at that very moment. I even spotted a sea otter and I enjoyed McWay falls from afar. (can you see it?) ✨ But, of course, repercussions followed. A park ranger was waiting for us, ready to write up an infraction. But I was way too happy about my little epiphany, it was hard to feel upset. Life is just so beautiful!
THE END 😌 (Find Part I of this story in my previous post)
Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet. Sometimes life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to be.
“I’m tired of people romanticizing overexertion. Exhausted is not the new chic, coffee (though a delicious necessity) is not a food group, and running on fumes is not admirable. Why do we hold pedestals for sleepless nights, breakdowns, and inner turmoil? Are those really things to aspire to? Self-care. Balance. The ability to know when your body, mind, and spirit need to take a step back. Those are things we should admire. We have to stop blurring the line between ‘commitment’ and self-endangerment because too many people are burning out before they have a chance to truly shine.” - author unknown
We often hear people tell us you two are absolutely “perfect” and have it ALL. Don’t be fooled.. this image is what you often see on social media but the caption often times doesn’t portray the reality of that moment.
Before this picture there was a combustion of tears and the come down from the heat steaming out our ears. While we have SOO much AMAZING and positive things going on right now for @the.gwed, keeping things 💯 real, we have been finding ourselves in a mental struggle and have had a hard time balancing just LIFE.
We have full time jobs and go home to work another 5-8 hours every day on event planning, website building, financial and accounting, media coordinating, donor management, video meetings, interviews, keeping our wedding party engaged, filtering through all the “no’s” and “nay-sayers” and throwing on a 😊 on top of it all. This past year and a half there have been many sacrifices: social life, money, intimacy, health and wellness, homecooked meals, alone time, and sanity. We only share this NOT as a pity party, but to show you that people who you think have it “together,” sometimes don’t. And that It is perfectly okay to NOT be okay.
We must remind ourselves that sacrifice doesn’t mean losing or having less of.. It means letting go of something for something greater. Despite it all, THESE are the challenging experiences that we need ourselves to dive into rather than run from. THESE are the experiences where we test our patience, force ourselves to communicate, create our checks and balances, and push one another for greatness. ⚡️👊🏼⭐️ #theGWED#thevowofgiving
Quick stop over in KL. Unfortunately, we unable to get tickets (the day of) to the iconic Petronas Towers. Just means we'll have to come back again. And if you can't tell, I'm pretty smitten with these towers anytime of the day, night or even the edible version! #tb 🇲🇾