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  • Spent majority of this year:
living out of a suitcase.
being free like a gypsy.
Didn’t tie myself down to any commitments.
wandered like a nomad.
saved.
travelled.
came back home
saved 
and travelled again. 😌
2019 you have been the year or extreme growth and healing & I’m so thankful 🙏🏻
  • Spent majority of this year:
    living out of a suitcase.
    being free like a gypsy.
    Didn’t tie myself down to any commitments.
    wandered like a nomad.
    saved.
    travelled.
    came back home
    saved
    and travelled again. 😌
    2019 you have been the year or extreme growth and healing & I’m so thankful 🙏🏻
  • 472 22 19 hours ago
  • I’ve felt like I’ve been in a creative rut lately. I feel that way this time of year, usually. Things are just so crazy, I say. I don’t have the time. I’m doing other things. Once this happens. Or this. Then I will focus again. ⁣
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But, for me anyways, that’s not how creativity works. I can’t necessarily turn it on and off like a faucet, but I also can’t sit back and wait for it to fall into my lap. I have to try. I have to be intentional. ⁣
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And more than anything else — I have to start. I have to make a poster for my classroom. I have to paint a piece of wood and send it to my grandma for Christmas. I have to force myself to write this before I go to work this morning.⁣
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And you know what’s interesting? When I start it’s easier to start. When I’m painting it’s easier to write. When I’m wearing a whimsical sweater with dinosaurs on it (like today) it’s easier to come up with interesting lessons for my class.⁣
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Creativity begets creativity. Inspiration comes from starting. I squeeze some oil paint out of the tube and the words came with it. ⁣
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What creative projects are you working on?
  • I’ve felt like I’ve been in a creative rut lately. I feel that way this time of year, usually. Things are just so crazy, I say. I don’t have the time. I’m doing other things. Once this happens. Or this. Then I will focus again. ⁣

    But, for me anyways, that’s not how creativity works. I can’t necessarily turn it on and off like a faucet, but I also can’t sit back and wait for it to fall into my lap. I have to try. I have to be intentional. ⁣

    And more than anything else — I have to start. I have to make a poster for my classroom. I have to paint a piece of wood and send it to my grandma for Christmas. I have to force myself to write this before I go to work this morning.⁣

    And you know what’s interesting? When I start it’s easier to start. When I’m painting it’s easier to write. When I’m wearing a whimsical sweater with dinosaurs on it (like today) it’s easier to come up with interesting lessons for my class.⁣

    Creativity begets creativity. Inspiration comes from starting. I squeeze some oil paint out of the tube and the words came with it. ⁣

    What creative projects are you working on?
  • 2,262 60 10 December, 2019
  • Enough. Stop telling me I’m going to be raped on trail.
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We need to have a conversation about the dialogue we engage in with solo female travelers.
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“You’re going...alone?”
“Why isn’t your fiancé coming with you?”
“My husband would never let me do that.”
“You’ll be packing, right?”
“Well, it’s different for women than men.”
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Are we threatened, whether consciously — or more likely unconsciously — by the idea of a woman going against the typical status quo and having more self-agency? Is it too abnormal to see a woman deciding that she does not need a partner or a friend or any kind of chaperone on her journey?
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The threat of rape is a psychological weapon that is likely to discourage a woman from traveling, trusting herself and her own abilities.
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If a woman is mistrustful of men, and even worse, of her own self and abilities, then how in the world is she supposed to work up the courage to travel the world, especially solo? It’s much easier to keep a woman “in her place” if she doesn’t become independent in mind, body and spirit.
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From this, how can we see telling a woman she’ll “get raped” as anything other than cruel and manipulative?
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HERE ARE SOME MORE APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVES:
- “Wow, that sounds amazing! How can I best support you?”
- “I’m very excited to follow you along on your journey and cheer you on every step of the way!”
- “I’m a bit concerned about (x). Do you mind me asking a few questions?”
- “This is going to be such an enriching experience! Can you tell me more about (x,y,z)?”
- “How can we best keep in touch during your travels for occasional check ins?”
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Be mindful of your attitude, body language and choice of words. I don’t need my confidence shot and agency put into question. I need support. Telling me I’ll experience a wildly traumatic assault on my body while traveling is not the way to communicate your concerns regarding my safety.
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Would love to hear other folks’ input on the matter and if they’ve experienced similar!
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I’ll also be posting a link to the article that inspired this post in my bio! It’s an excellent and enriching read!
  • Enough. Stop telling me I’m going to be raped on trail.

    We need to have a conversation about the dialogue we engage in with solo female travelers.

    “You’re going...alone?”
    “Why isn’t your fiancé coming with you?”
    “My husband would never let me do that.”
    “You’ll be packing, right?”
    “Well, it’s different for women than men.”

    Are we threatened, whether consciously — or more likely unconsciously — by the idea of a woman going against the typical status quo and having more self-agency? Is it too abnormal to see a woman deciding that she does not need a partner or a friend or any kind of chaperone on her journey?

    The threat of rape is a psychological weapon that is likely to discourage a woman from traveling, trusting herself and her own abilities.

    If a woman is mistrustful of men, and even worse, of her own self and abilities, then how in the world is she supposed to work up the courage to travel the world, especially solo? It’s much easier to keep a woman “in her place” if she doesn’t become independent in mind, body and spirit.

    From this, how can we see telling a woman she’ll “get raped” as anything other than cruel and manipulative?

    HERE ARE SOME MORE APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVES:
    - “Wow, that sounds amazing! How can I best support you?”
    - “I’m very excited to follow you along on your journey and cheer you on every step of the way!”
    - “I’m a bit concerned about (x). Do you mind me asking a few questions?”
    - “This is going to be such an enriching experience! Can you tell me more about (x,y,z)?”
    - “How can we best keep in touch during your travels for occasional check ins?”

    Be mindful of your attitude, body language and choice of words. I don’t need my confidence shot and agency put into question. I need support. Telling me I’ll experience a wildly traumatic assault on my body while traveling is not the way to communicate your concerns regarding my safety.

    Would love to hear other folks’ input on the matter and if they’ve experienced similar!

    I’ll also be posting a link to the article that inspired this post in my bio! It’s an excellent and enriching read!
  • 635 77 5 December, 2019
  • 4 full months living out of a suitcase, yet not for the reason of backpacking abroad somewhere, not looking to “find myself” or “soul search” (though a whole heck of a lot of that inevitably happened), just looking for change. And boy oh boy change is what I got, change of scenery, change of people, change of mindset, shifted perspectives. Lots of alone time, lots of feeling lonely, for the first time in a long time, too, if I’m being honest. Reconnected with old friends, made new memories, challenged myself, spent way more money than I was ever anticipating, didn’t have a plan. Got new opportunities, lost new opportunities, took time to not focus on finding new opportunities. I’ve learned so much, without having to go very far, and I’m so grateful to have my creative juices flowing again, my motivation to create, to cultivate my passions, and after living so minimally, clearing out the bad, I have opened myself up to whatever comes my way.  Create the life you want to live, y’all. 💫 #jumbledthoughts
  • 4 full months living out of a suitcase, yet not for the reason of backpacking abroad somewhere, not looking to “find myself” or “soul search” (though a whole heck of a lot of that inevitably happened), just looking for change. And boy oh boy change is what I got, change of scenery, change of people, change of mindset, shifted perspectives. Lots of alone time, lots of feeling lonely, for the first time in a long time, too, if I’m being honest. Reconnected with old friends, made new memories, challenged myself, spent way more money than I was ever anticipating, didn’t have a plan. Got new opportunities, lost new opportunities, took time to not focus on finding new opportunities. I’ve learned so much, without having to go very far, and I’m so grateful to have my creative juices flowing again, my motivation to create, to cultivate my passions, and after living so minimally, clearing out the bad, I have opened myself up to whatever comes my way. Create the life you want to live, y’all. 💫 #jumbledthoughts
  • 734 46 8 December, 2019
  • МОМЕНТ ЭТО ПРЕКРАСНО ✨💛
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Это момент, когда тебе понравился человек, ты подошёл и сказал ему об этом. Самое простое и самое сложное... мне вот недавно понравилась одна женщина в возрасте, сидящая в классной шляпке, красивучем платье и со счастливыми глазами. Я подошла и сообщила ей об этом)) оооой как она засияла ещё больше 💛 или например, понравилась я вчера парню в кафе, он подошёл ко мне, сделал минутный комплимент, пожелал хорошего дня и ушёл. Я так сильно улыбнулась, это же просто приятно. Делать такие штуки очень круто, просто так, без каких-либо ожиданий. Это невероятный обмен энергии и лучиков добра. .
Или например с делом. Тоже самое, захотелось что-то сделать, возьми и сделай. Переступи через свои «А ЧТО ЕСЛИ» ... отбрось их! Делай! .
Наша жизнь на столько удивительная, на сколько мы вообщееее не имеем представления. А ещё она мчится со скоростью света, поэтому схваченный момент - это лучшее! Живите!!!! Кричууууу!!! Живите так, будто в последний раз! Творите, говорите, выражайте себя  и будьте счастливы!!! 🧡🧡🧡🧡💛💛💛💛
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#bali
#indonesia
#valyainbali 
#balihealing 
#travelawesome
#solotraveler 
#balibabes
#pasutbeach 
#canggu
#yoga 
#balilife
#balibabe
#baligirl
#balishooting 
#balimodel 
#travel 
#freewriting
#morningritual 
#goodmorning
  • МОМЕНТ ЭТО ПРЕКРАСНО ✨💛
    .
    Это момент, когда тебе понравился человек, ты подошёл и сказал ему об этом. Самое простое и самое сложное... мне вот недавно понравилась одна женщина в возрасте, сидящая в классной шляпке, красивучем платье и со счастливыми глазами. Я подошла и сообщила ей об этом)) оооой как она засияла ещё больше 💛 или например, понравилась я вчера парню в кафе, он подошёл ко мне, сделал минутный комплимент, пожелал хорошего дня и ушёл. Я так сильно улыбнулась, это же просто приятно. Делать такие штуки очень круто, просто так, без каких-либо ожиданий. Это невероятный обмен энергии и лучиков добра. .
    Или например с делом. Тоже самое, захотелось что-то сделать, возьми и сделай. Переступи через свои «А ЧТО ЕСЛИ» ... отбрось их! Делай! .
    Наша жизнь на столько удивительная, на сколько мы вообщееее не имеем представления. А ещё она мчится со скоростью света, поэтому схваченный момент - это лучшее! Живите!!!! Кричууууу!!! Живите так, будто в последний раз! Творите, говорите, выражайте себя и будьте счастливы!!! 🧡🧡🧡🧡💛💛💛💛
    .
    #bali
    #indonesia
    #valyainbali
    #balihealing
    #travelawesome
    #solotraveler
    #balibabes
    #pasutbeach
    #canggu
    #yoga
    #balilife
    #balibabe
    #baligirl
    #balishooting
    #balimodel
    #travel
    #freewriting
    #morningritual
    #goodmorning
  • 175 20 23 hours ago
  • Pronta para novos lugares, novas pessoas, novas experiências, novos perrengues, novos ritmos, novas aventuras, novas manobras e uma nova Thais. Serão mais de 60 dias desbravando a América Central, estou à procura do melhor que ela tem a me oferecer. Start nas férias, voando para meu lugar favorito no mundo 🇨🇷🌴🏄🏾‍♀️ | Muito obrigada às marcas que engordaram minha mala, estou saindo equipadíssima do Brasil. @vansbrasil @tricatsgirls @altai @ols_skate @nigglipads #solotraveler #skatesurf #puravida
  • Pronta para novos lugares, novas pessoas, novas experiências, novos perrengues, novos ritmos, novas aventuras, novas manobras e uma nova Thais. Serão mais de 60 dias desbravando a América Central, estou à procura do melhor que ela tem a me oferecer. Start nas férias, voando para meu lugar favorito no mundo 🇨🇷🌴🏄🏾‍♀️ | Muito obrigada às marcas que engordaram minha mala, estou saindo equipadíssima do Brasil. @vansbrasil @tricatsgirls @altai @ols_skate @nigglipads #solotraveler #skatesurf #puravida
  • 845 36 10 December, 2019

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  • 5 months ago I arrived in the smallest town with a population of maybe 300 people, with one solid road in all the town. I told myself I was only going to stay in the same place for 3 months& here it is 5 months later. Coral Bay you have been a gem. Once again I am leaving a place with both happy& sad tears. Sad tears because I am closing a chapter of my coral bay days unexpectedly, but happy tears because I have done every single thing possible that there is to do in the bay. I have again made friends that have became family& have made unforgettable experience. Thank you to those of you that have been a part of my coral bay chapter, you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Cheers to all the old unforgettable adventures& here’s to the future ones yet to come. -Xx 💋 Aysian out
  • 5 months ago I arrived in the smallest town with a population of maybe 300 people, with one solid road in all the town. I told myself I was only going to stay in the same place for 3 months& here it is 5 months later. Coral Bay you have been a gem. Once again I am leaving a place with both happy& sad tears. Sad tears because I am closing a chapter of my coral bay days unexpectedly, but happy tears because I have done every single thing possible that there is to do in the bay. I have again made friends that have became family& have made unforgettable experience. Thank you to those of you that have been a part of my coral bay chapter, you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Cheers to all the old unforgettable adventures& here’s to the future ones yet to come. -Xx 💋 Aysian out
  • 3 1 6 minutes ago
  • 🔊SOUND ON .
#fbf Thanks to this lad, I was lucky enough to get briefed on the making of one of the World’s Wonders.
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Did you know these precious stones were engraved onto the carved marble slate that make up the entire facade of the Taj Mahal. 
Can we imagine how tedious it had been working on a single piece in order to produce the elaborate pattern! 
Talk about wonder the stones were even retrieved from various parts of the world. It’s fascinating the ancients were so advanced.
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📍Agra, Taj Mahal
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#solotraveler #archeologist #tajmahal #agra #incredibleindia
  • 🔊SOUND ON .
    #fbf Thanks to this lad, I was lucky enough to get briefed on the making of one of the World’s Wonders.
    .
    Did you know these precious stones were engraved onto the carved marble slate that make up the entire facade of the Taj Mahal.
    Can we imagine how tedious it had been working on a single piece in order to produce the elaborate pattern!
    Talk about wonder the stones were even retrieved from various parts of the world. It’s fascinating the ancients were so advanced.
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    📍Agra, Taj Mahal
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    #solotraveler #archeologist #tajmahal #agra #incredibleindia
  • 1 0 6 minutes ago
  • Inside the Armenian Cathedral of Esfahan, Iran
  • Inside the Armenian Cathedral of Esfahan, Iran
  • 28 4 28 minutes ago
  • All the few rivers I got to see in the Amazon region are very gorgeous. Madre de Dios river is one of them and it is part of the huge Amazon basin. 
The largest city by this river is Puerto Maldonado, which is around 180 MAMSL. Actually my last stop before taking a night bus to Puno where I am currently.

#solotraveler #peru #puertomaldonado #amazon #river #nature
  • All the few rivers I got to see in the Amazon region are very gorgeous. Madre de Dios river is one of them and it is part of the huge Amazon basin.
    The largest city by this river is Puerto Maldonado, which is around 180 MAMSL. Actually my last stop before taking a night bus to Puno where I am currently.

    #solotraveler #peru #puertomaldonado #amazon #river #nature
  • 5 0 35 minutes ago
  • Siempre habrá dos versiones de ambos lados, de día y de noche.
Me siento tan agradecido con Dios, el universo el haber concluido con está meta que tenia desde hace muchos años atrás, justamente el año pasado mi tema de conversación era que quería conocer Canadá 🇨🇦 inspirado por mi mejor amiga @kerendpt la #1 ❤️❤️ Todos los días que veía sus historias también, veía videos sobre Canadá de otros YouTubers 🇨🇦 en mi tiempo libre, todas las noches antes de dormirme, y en mis horas de comer (sin exagerar) y siempre me decía yo estaré en Canadá 🇨🇦 en un año o dos años y honestamente nunca se me vino por la mente ni jamás pensé que tenia destinado terminar pisando Canadá tan pronto y más que nada sus maravillosas Cataratas de Niagarra, es más si regresara hace un año ni si quiera iba a creer que un año estaría haciendo esta publicación que están leyendo. 
Cómo mencione en una publicación hace unos días “Algo que he aprendido que hay que tener mucho cuidado lo que pensamos, visualizamos, deseamos, no deseamos,hablamos, vemos, escuchamos, nos juntamos y creemos. Por que todo es en base de energía y lo atraemos tarde o temprano y lo he comprobado ✅ en los últimos 6 meses ya sea bueno o malo. ¡Eso es ley de la atracción! 😎” -E. N 
La verdad eso es totalmente cierto, y con esto lo he comprobado, los que me conocen realmente no soy de dinero, ni fui criado con ideas de viajes, nini nunca tuve historial de viajes de niño cómo muchos compañeros de la primaria, secundaria, prepa. Siempre era el que decía “Que padre ser tú” “Yo quisiera ir ahí” 
Mis papás siempre me han dicho “Quieres algo trabájale y cómpratelo tú” y así es, gracias mi persistencia, esfuerzo y sacrificios que he hecho he podido hacer cumplir esto.

Ahora sí yo pude, tú también. No importa de dónde vengas, que situación económica tienes, si has viajado anteriormente etc etc. ¡Todo se puede! Nomas propóntelo, créetelo, visualizatelo, 
No le cuentes a Don Pancho ni a Doña Shela 🗣🚫 Shhhhhhhhhhh 🤫🤐 Just do it and shut up 🤐!!!! Solamente cuéntale y pregúntale a personas que lo hicieron y que se construyen algo. ✅✅✅ ¡Espero que está publicación les ayude a todos! Gracias si tomaron su tiempo de leerla
  • Siempre habrá dos versiones de ambos lados, de día y de noche.
    Me siento tan agradecido con Dios, el universo el haber concluido con está meta que tenia desde hace muchos años atrás, justamente el año pasado mi tema de conversación era que quería conocer Canadá 🇨🇦 inspirado por mi mejor amiga @kerendpt la #1 ❤️❤️ Todos los días que veía sus historias también, veía videos sobre Canadá de otros YouTubers 🇨🇦 en mi tiempo libre, todas las noches antes de dormirme, y en mis horas de comer (sin exagerar) y siempre me decía yo estaré en Canadá 🇨🇦 en un año o dos años y honestamente nunca se me vino por la mente ni jamás pensé que tenia destinado terminar pisando Canadá tan pronto y más que nada sus maravillosas Cataratas de Niagarra, es más si regresara hace un año ni si quiera iba a creer que un año estaría haciendo esta publicación que están leyendo.
    Cómo mencione en una publicación hace unos días “Algo que he aprendido que hay que tener mucho cuidado lo que pensamos, visualizamos, deseamos, no deseamos,hablamos, vemos, escuchamos, nos juntamos y creemos. Por que todo es en base de energía y lo atraemos tarde o temprano y lo he comprobado ✅ en los últimos 6 meses ya sea bueno o malo. ¡Eso es ley de la atracción! 😎” -E. N
    La verdad eso es totalmente cierto, y con esto lo he comprobado, los que me conocen realmente no soy de dinero, ni fui criado con ideas de viajes, nini nunca tuve historial de viajes de niño cómo muchos compañeros de la primaria, secundaria, prepa. Siempre era el que decía “Que padre ser tú” “Yo quisiera ir ahí”
    Mis papás siempre me han dicho “Quieres algo trabájale y cómpratelo tú” y así es, gracias mi persistencia, esfuerzo y sacrificios que he hecho he podido hacer cumplir esto.

    Ahora sí yo pude, tú también. No importa de dónde vengas, que situación económica tienes, si has viajado anteriormente etc etc. ¡Todo se puede! Nomas propóntelo, créetelo, visualizatelo,
    No le cuentes a Don Pancho ni a Doña Shela 🗣🚫 Shhhhhhhhhhh 🤫🤐 Just do it and shut up 🤐!!!! Solamente cuéntale y pregúntale a personas que lo hicieron y que se construyen algo. ✅✅✅ ¡Espero que está publicación les ayude a todos! Gracias si tomaron su tiempo de leerla
  • 22 1 1 hour ago