Today was Gus’s first trip to the beach! As soon as we let him off the leash he ran into a wave after a stick. He’s passed out in front of me now, after a bowl of doggo lamb stew and a beach romp he can’t keep his eyes open, even for the rustle of our human snacks. Gus is my whole heart, if you’ve met him I can confidently say he’s probably won you over. He’s gentle, expressive, adaptable, and so much fun! He herds his cats and sleeps on my feet SO sweetly when he wants my food. I love him, I love him so much. Here’s us being friends bc I had really yummy #barkbox treats to share. I was a little nervous about testing a beach because I don’t take Gus off leash very much. He follows us to the gate to leave the dog park when we start walking, but he’s very friendly and always in a controlled environment, so when he’s off leash he’ll wander and greet dogs and people, if they seem into it. I kept treats with me and practiced occasionally calling him over to give him one, and even though he’d run far and longer, my nervous heart was always given relief bc he came back every time! He’s my perpetual simba baby getting a reluctant mom bath and I wouldn’t have it any other way. My purest love in the world 😭😩❤️ #imobsessedwithmydog #gusthecuss #dogsofinstagram #terriersofinstagram #nwft #northwestfarmterrier #weekendadventures #weekend #instagood #instatravel #travelblogger #exploringhome #california #carmel #montereybay #theblogbloc #travel #beachbabes #beachdog #hesmellslikeaseashell
Bb Danna in Latakia in Syria, 2001. My mom sent me a bunch of pictures from this trip this morning and it just makes me think about how elastic time is. I guess that’s been a theme here lately. Not only is time skewed by actual physics and space, it can also feel so skewed by pain, stress, joy, anticipation. This was so many lifetimes ago. It was so long ago that I couldn’t number for you the shells I’ve shed and lives I’ve lived since then. I am only the same person by interconnected people and moments, almost all of my cells are even different, new. We’re all just our people and our moments, I guess, and that feels disconnected but it also feels safe. It means that you can invest as much value as you want into who you are, you can decide what your moments will be and who you will be to your people. I don’t think I’ll ever stop feeling so big, and even though it often hurts, my moments and my people are bonded to me by how much heart I put into them. I’m okay with everything feeling so big if it means I can feel that big. I’m okay with having that much to give. Happy Monday bbs
Today I am v depressed about the state of my nation, toxic masculinity, toxic friendships, my split ends, all my tights ripping at the same time, and the ephemeral nature of our consciousness and what it means for my faith. Have this pic of me eating cotton candy bc I said so. Good morning! And if I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night.
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I learned to love my body (and [sometimes] ignore the little bully that lives in my heart and wants me to know all my “flaws”) honestly from watching women I found on Instagram. I watch strangers on here relentlessly push love and scream affirmations into the sometimes hopeless void of our collective consciousness. I wake up in the middle of the night and fall into rabbit holes of honesty, learning everything about a person I’ve never met because I want to reflect what they reflect. I want to be on the side of hope when it comes to the millions of calls for your attention, and what you can commit it to. I had a wonderful day today and was still very self conscious asking my wonderful bub to take this picture for me. Because I don’t want other people to catch me celebrating me. I don’t want to invite others to look at me or wonder about me or ask themselves “does she really think she needs a picture of that” because that’s what my brain says is happening ALL THE TIME. One of the few beautiful things about this mad world we’ve built is that other people are also aware of how fleeting this all is. Other people don’t give a shit, and if they do, most of them are just appreciating you giving a shit when everything can seem so dark and hopeless. Take the picture. Love yourself. Keep making light even when you don’t trust what you’ve got to work with. Even if it comes to nothing, there’s always that hope that even while your light is burning out, it is lighting someone else’s.
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What a day!!!! Yesterday we explored beautiful beaches outside #lapaz and visited #todossantos after having an amazing breakfast at a roadside place with peacocks and rabbits in the back! To my left in this photo is a beautiful bay that’s incredibly shallow all the way across. When the tide went out before we left, the water had receded 20 feet. Watching dogs and kids run out so far, so safely, while we sat with new friends and cold beers, it was pretty much exactly what I want to feel every day, all the time. .
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