❌🖤 🏍Trusting your bike 🏍 🖤❌
It was a challenge at first, to switch from riding dirt bikes [8-18], to rockets [18-22], to a dual sport [27 - 😎].
My xt250 was quite a bit heavier than I was used to pushing dirt on, so it meant I needed to not be such a puss when grabbing that throttle.
My profile mentions ‘thought experiments,’ but it can be hard to share your thoughts, even with seemingly strangers.. but I thought this was a good start.
When I was riding yesterday, all I could think about was how as soon as I relaxed and trusted my bike, it would gladly help me out of any situation I was in. If I just trusted the bike and pulled that throttle, whatever terrain I was crossing was soon behind me. As soon as I pull, even downshift.. my bike grips the ground, straightens up, and busts ass out of there.
In the context of life, I felt like it was pretty relatable. Just keep moving forward. You won’t always be in patches that are pleasant, and often times you might feel like you’re eating shit. But if you just keep moving forward, and perhaps even learn to downshift in shit situations... you’ll soon be out of them and realize it is possible to not only navigate them, but can even navigate them without looking down [in fact, you should always be looking ahead]. No better feeling than being one with your bike and just ripping through the bullshit ☠️🖤✖️
❌[When in doubt, throttle it out]❌
19765 July, 2019
When I took this photo I could see planes ✈️ circling the fire 🔥off in the distance with water buckets attached. Being highly empath, feeling everything from others, I’m an emotional roller coaster right now. Laughing to crying 0to100. It seems so surreal. Like nightmare we can’t wake up from. I can’t even mentally process what’s happening.. 500 homes destroyed & 5,000 are in danger. Over 38,000 people evacuated. It’s a very high stressed / anxiety atmosphere, understandably so. Mixed information between social media and the news. 😐We spent all day prepping for evacuation anyways - just to be safe - and handling a few things at our families homes that were already evac’d. Grandma and I stayed up until 330am this morning watching the news worried about the fire creeping in. All of our families have been evacuated, they are ALL SAFE but a lot of people have already lost their homes. The law enforcement and fire fighters are legit busting their ass to save our county. It’s overwhelming AF. My heart is heavy..😭 I have never been exposed to any such devastation like this before. Days feel like a blur. I also skipped my workout but have full intentions of doing it... I know it’s important to take care of me especially in a time like this when I’m wanting to help others. Sometimes when I get stressed or upset I don’t eat but I’ve def made sure I do. We’re literally playing the waiting game 🔥 wondering where it will go or if it will get bigger. When something like this happens it really reminds me what’s most important in life - being there (even if it’s just for moral support) with our loved ones💕💕 Just wanted to check in and say hi 👋🏼- thank you for all the kind words, thoughts and messages checking on us. We are safe and “stuff” is replaceable. ❤️ #carrfire#reddingcalifornia#shastalakecity#empath#infj
1751828 July, 2018
🔥💔🔥 This is where we lived for 34 years. It is currently under siege with the #carrfire wreaking havoc IN and around #reddingca . Reports this morning (Saturday, July 28) of 80,000 acres burned with 5% containment. I am glued to coverage and hearing of friends losing their homes OR miraculously finding out theirs was saved. ➡️ We are now living in Washington State and sending 🙏 to all fighting this beast. Be smart. Be safe. 🔥💔🔥
EDIT: a week later on Saturday, August 4th, the Carr Fire has burned 141,000 acres and is 41% contained. Unreal.
EDIT: August 12, 2018, Sunday — the Carr Fire is 59% contained and has burned 191,000 acres.
EDIT: August 13, 2018, Monday— 202,000 acres, 61% contained
EDIT: August 16, 2018, Thursday - 214.5K acres, 71% contained
EDiT: August 19, 2018 , Sunday - 227K - acres, 83% contained
EDIT: August 22, 2018, Wednesday - 228K acres, 93% contained
EDIT: August 24, 2018, Friday - 229K acres, 93% contained
EDIT: August 31, 2018, Friday - 229,651 acres, 💯% contained! The most destructive 🔥 in Northstate history. .
. #wildfires #wildfire #northerncalifornia #californiawildfires #thankyoufirefighters #shastacountyspotlight #sacramentoriver #calfire #gmfm_1196 (autumn)
2135828 July, 2018
How you show up for 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 will 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙨 when it’s time to show up for others. 💯🙌🏼 ⠀
5yrs ago I met a woman on fb that put her physical, emotional and mental health before anything else and made a job out of using social media to show others how to do the same. ⠀
I saw how mentally strong that made her ⠀
I saw her show up through everything life threw at her, especially the hard 💩 ⠀
I saw how those brain gainz helped her achieve a level of success she had only ever dreamt of⠀
I saw her live an abundant “MORE” life (less struggle) because of it⠀
I wanted THAT⠀
Anybody can “show up” when things are “good” - I mean we’re all inspired by seeing others overcome challenges right? Not by how easy life is.. Showing us possibility for what we could do is intriguing, Makes sense ⠀
I KNEW if she could show up for herself in such a profound way, she could lead me to do so and that shit could change my entire life. ((it did))⠀
I wanna work w/ more friends that show up for themselves when it’s hard & inconvenient. Those are the people I want in my life circle. 💜 #whynotyou
1822816 May, 2019
2 year difference! So crazy. I'm so thankful the lake is full again!! !
I still can't believe the year is nearly over, where has the time gone? This same thought crosses my mind Everyy year about this time though. Lol "Ticking Away" was featured on the Redbubble homepage July 29th, 2017.
The link to my Redbubble shop is in my bio, go check it out!
👉SALE $50.00👈 SEVEN (7) handmade crocheted pumpkins included in this set. #Farmhouse#plaid and multi colors in shades of #teal#turquoise & #cream to accent your decor for all #seasons
Stems vary from real stems that are dried and sealed to our unique handcrafted resin stems. A seventy dollar value! #forsale
🚨 Hurry, only one set available! The first person to comment SOLD and DM me their email address will receive an invoice through PayPal. Once payment is received, the item(s) will be shipped.
👉SALE $20.00👈 Three handmade crocheted pumpkins included in this set. Rustic brown & cream yarn will accent your Fall decor. Stems vary from real stems that are dried and sealed to our unique handcrafted resin stems. $20.00 #forsale
🚨 Hurry, only one set available! The first person to comment SOLD and DM me their email address will receive an invoice through PayPal. Once payment is received, the item will be shipped.
"Dreaming of Fairies"
This is one of my favorite photographs and have searched every summer since taking this for a more perfect pair of fairy wings with no luck.
If you have any butterfly or dragonflys I would gladly take them off of your hands! 💜
30417 October, 2019
Hello Autumn 🍁
Visit my Redbubble & Society6 shops for prints!
Link in bio!
Or down below for my Facebook Followers ❤
On a personal not: in a little bit I'm going to attempt some newborn photos with my son, wish me luck! 🕉
Isn't Dogwood so beautiful?
I need to plant a few of these in my yard. 🌸
I have been working on my page highlight recently, right now they are in kind of a disarray but in a few days should look a little less crazy...
17114 October, 2019
Jumping on the ArtVsArtist bandwaggon here. I love seeing eveyones amazing work, there is so much talent here ❤ #artvartist#artvsartist2019
29114 October, 2019
Flutters of the Heart? Tiny Hummingbirds nest. ❤
This beauty is part of my Window Sill Collection.
Prints & Products are available in my Redbubble and Society6 shops! Follow the link in my bio.
29513 October, 2019
Look at these cute little coasters!
You can get a set of (4) for $15 from my Society6 shop!
Remember “Doughnut Thursdays”?! 🍩🍩 If you were a Palo Cedro Farmer's Market regular, you do!
Well, market faithfuls -- If you’ve been missing your weekly doughnut pick-ups, there’s a sweet sweet deal for you! 😋
As a one-time offer, you can order a dozen (or more!) doughnuts from the site, and get them at just $2/each! 🤯🥳 Set any day for pick-up, then head over to @caffepagato in doughnut craving bliss to get your goodies! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Use Code: AreYouSerious
(Yep, til this offer expires on Oct 5, we are! 😉)
Don't miss this deal, Redding-area peeps! ❤
I love my little witch from last Autumn! I'm getting ready to start doodeling again... At least that is the plan. We will see what happens once baby is here...
2028 September, 2019
Starting to feel that autumn vibe, how about you?
I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but thank you all for staying with me 💜
This pregnancy has been incredibly rough on me, I can't sleep, everything hurts...thankfully baby is okay and I only have 1-3 weeks to go.
In the spirit of updates….we’ve got a new name! 😲❤ As the business has evolved, these treats have come to more deeply reflect my intent and desire for all of you who consume these delights: To THRIVE in your health — whatever lifestyle supports you! 🌱
I believe when you thrive in your health, you can thrive in your life — When you’ve got energy and clarity, you can tap into the passion to go after your highest expression on the earth and the purpose you’re here ⭐ Whether you’re gluten free, keto, or just looking for smarter choices that work for you and not against you, we want to support your efforts to THRIVE!
So welcome, Thrive Doughnuts! Healthy’s never tasted this good 😉😋
❤ THANK YOU + GREAT NEWS! ❤ I want to personally thank you Redding, Palo Cedro, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, and surrounding areas for your support of this sweet sweet adventure! 🍩 My favorite thing has been meeting you and hearing your stories and experiences of these guiltless doughnuts of mine. It’s a privilege that you’ve chosen these treats to add sweetness to births, weddings, evacuated days, end-of-day wind downs, friend reconnections, school celebrations, surprises for others, and just “going through the weekly stash of them" rituals 😋
It was painful to think of you not having access to these treats that have grown to be a part of your daily lives, sooooo…. I’ve worked it out and have GREAT NEWS for you! Our top 3 paleo doughnut flavors will STILL be available in Redding, exclusively at an amazing local cafe! Ready to know where?!.....All the details drop next week!! 😁🎉