I’ve been struggling a lot w anxiety lately. It’s something I’ve dealt w my whole life & some days are just harder than others. & right when things feel like they’re better, something shakes you up to make you feel worse. I know, I get it. You’re not alone. Always remember that. Social media can be beautiful but also deceiving. This moment was captured after a hard talk that led to tears & discomfort. It made me deal & think about things that I pushed aside for months. It was hard but necessary. I sat up on this ledge for a while staring out into what I believe is one of the most beautiful bodies of water & felt better. Connected. Free. I’m thankful for the anxiety bc it pushed me to grow & evolve. Hearing someone tell me they felt so alone made me so sad. You’re not. We all have struggles. This life thing ain’t easy. I am here for each & everyone of you. Speak up, I’ll listen💖
i am super grateful for the few people who came by my blanket yesterday and talked to me about my photos. this man in particular was very wonderful. he stopped by and gave me the time of day so i offered him a free mini print. shocked by my offer, he bent down and picked out three that he liked, i signed them for him, and he gave some money that he could spare. he complimented me on the energy i was putting out and it touched my heart. he asked to take a photo of me and was so happy to take his art pieces home. it’s things like this that make it all worth it to me. this man is why i call yesterday a successful day. there are so many people that just walk by, and pretend i don’t exist, and even people who let their dogs walk through my stuff and don’t even offer an apology. i was so grateful to have a little light at the end of my day given by this man.
This is one of the most memorable hikes I’ve ever done. Not because it was the toughest or the longest or the tallest but because of the feeling I got when I reached the top. The majority of the hike was heavily wooded with different twists and turns and climbs up each path. Then all of a sudden, THIS was the view. Strong gusts of wind, sun shining, and views out for miles into the horizon made this spot the TOP OF THE WORLD. I remind myself of this feeling whenever I’m down and need motivation 💪🏼
Melaka River Jetty.
If you are coming to Melaka, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery around the city of Melaka with Boat Cruise.
You can look around the city for 30 minutes. Ticket prices during the day are cheaper than night time. 😊
Although Chicago was never a must for me, I ended up loving it! The architecture, the skyline, the food, and most of all THE BEAN!! It is one of the coolest sculptures!!! It is such a great place to take some great pictures. And there is an amazing outdoor concert area next door!
Tip: There are so many rooftop bars to get a drink and watch the sun set over the skyline! I suggest the @iogodfrey (check my story to see the amazing drinks we got there!) or The Signature Room at the 95th. @signatureroom95 (picture in story!)
Another shot! Venezia Shopping Center has moved the streets, architecture, gondolas and canals of Venice to Istanbul.🇹🇷
Amazing shopping mall features both international and local brands. Follow @thesthlmdiaries for more!
If you go on the Golden Circle in Iceland, make sure you visit the Kerid Crater! It is spectacular! You can walk along the top edge, or go down the path to the waters edge!
If you are taking a tour of the Golden Circle, make sure you choose one with Kerid Volcanic Crater- you won't regret it!
I booked through Viator and chose a tour operated by NiceTravel that also took us to Blue Lagoon. Which was a very nice end to the day.
“You are summer to my winter heart.” 💙
Are you a winter or summer person? ❄️😍☀️ The last years I would of always said I’m a winter person because I like snow, my passion is skiing and I absolutely love mountains! 🏔
Maybe due to the fact I skipped one winter and lived in sunny Spain where my winter almost felt like summer (only outside though due to the non existing central heating in Spain 😨) it started to change.
Maybe I’m 50/50 now and enjoy every season as it comes with all it’s perks 😍 What about you?