This, & solely this exact spot has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I’ve been to 24 countries in the last year & this spot was the only one that I’ve dreamt about. Today, i took the scenic route. I walked to this spot alone & sat for an hour, I thought deeper than I’ve ever thought before. I thought about the hard times ahead, paired with gratitude & clarity. As I sat I realized something about travel- so often i think it’s a burden, when in fact it’s the most valuable reset button in life. I’ve been gifted this moment to regroup, to reinvent myself. To be the best I can be, to find joy in the ordinary & peace in exploring. Every person I’ve met on this trip has enriched my soul in one way or another. I’ve conversed passionately, I’ve laughed hard, I’ve cried, I’ve felt alone, & I’ve made forever friends. This very spot reminded me that travel isn’t always about pretty. It isn’t always comfortable & sometimes it’s hard on your heart. But I’m learning that’s okay. Bucket list spots change you, they remind you to never loose your sense of wonder. They leave marks on your memory, they help you find your soul, they remind you & inspire you. Thank you OZ for being everything I thought you’d be! Veni, Vidi, Amavi
“And so, she decided to start loving the life she’d imagined.” Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. You meet marvelous people along the way and make connections and memories that last a lifetime. You have nothing to lose and a whole world to see. So buy that ticket, and take that ride.
GOD, Thank you for the closed doors. Thank you for not allowing me to settle for second best. God, everytime I thought I was rejected for something good, you were re-directing me to something better. God i pray you will give me peace when frustration creeps in. I pray you will give me strength to press on when I'm told, 'no'. God, I thank you for teaching me that 'no' is just a step to a bigger and better, YES!.AMEN .😍🙏 #LIVSNJUTARE#STRIKHEDONIA#31
I admire more about this girl than I can put into words, BUT if I learn one thing from her during our semester living together - I pray it’s this. @s_reecee the way you so beautifully embrace strikhedonia is contagious. Thank you for sharing that with me.
__ #STRIKHEDONIA : (n) the joy of being able to say “to heck with it”
When nature makes you feel alive...and free...and connects you with strangers from around the world who offer to take a photo of you experiencing the wonder...and you return the favor...and it's such a beautiful thing. 🌎❤️#SutroBaths#LandsEnd#SanFrancisco#SoloTravel#strikhedonia 👉🏻shout out to @karlthefog for keeping the scenery ever-changing. 🌁👈🏻
The first painting is for the same person who had the other word painting. She wanted a light blue background and do the same things as the first painting. She also wanted this specific word, Strikhedonia which means being able to say to hell with it. The second painting was asked from me by a friend. She loved the quote and wanted to keep the font of the quote but a different background. I really like how the watercolor background turned out. I did a second one exactly like it but with different colors for someone else but I do not have a photo of it right now.
I still have some projects I need to keep working on, it's kind of hard having to make time around work and just wanting to go hang out and go to football games and helping the band and such. I'm figuring it out lol
Both acrylic on canvas
Second one also has watercolor
First is 18"x24"
Second is 12"x16"