Last year Katie and I decided we wanted to focus more on experiencing life and making memories, rather than trying to just accumulate material things. So when she texted me when I was working last week and said she booked a hotel for a night and we were going to take a little road trip to NYC for 2 days I shouldn't have been surprised! It was a blast exploring Times Square, Central Park, and the Battery Park area. We can't wait to go back again and explore more of the city! #NYC#manhattan#centralpark#timessquare#batterypark#familyroadtrip#spontaneousadventures
✨🌲🧘♀️ California, where it all started.
Come ci sono finita in Macedonia? Esistono decine di risposte, ma la verità è che ci sono finita grazie a questo viaggio qui. California, tra dicembre 2018 e gennaio 2019, quando sulla spiaggia di Big Sur al tramonto ho preso il mio diario e iniziato a scrivere tutti gli obiettivi che volevo realizzare nel 2019. E ho ripreso per mano me stessa, i miei ideali, i miei sogni, le mie passioni.
E di obiettivi ne ho realizzati tanti: due cambi lavoro importanti, il primo triathlon, le ascese sulle montagne all'alba, il corso di arabo, e infine il tanto desiderato trasferimento in un Paese nuovo. Tutto grazie a quei giorni lì in California in cui, tra silenzio e natura, ho ritrovato il contatto con il mio vero io.
Perdere se stessi è facile. Negli ultimi tre mesi ho detto addio a un lavoro sicuro, alla mia città, agli amici e alla famiglia che mi ero costruita per ricominciare da capo in Macedonia. Mai come dopo queste quattro settimane in giro per l'Europa sento il bisogno di riconnettermi con me stessa. Di mettere radici in questa nuova casa.
E per farlo ho scelto di iscrivermi a ROOTED -il percorso di riconnessione della mia amica Eleonora @thewombmoonspace. Cinque settimane per ritrovare le proprie radici interiori. In questa fase ho bisogno di qualcuno che mi tenga per mano e riporti la mia mente alla calma, al respiro, al qui ed ora. Perché per manifestare i sogni di domani bisogna radicarsi in quelli del presente.
ROOTED è aperto per le iscrizioni fino al 22 febbraio -trovate tutte le info su @thewombmoonspace.
Io vado a farmi una tisana per dimenticare il casino che vedete in Stories 💆
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Yellowcard-October 26th 2013
Randomly decided to go see Yellowcard! Was well worth it and I’m pretty sure I got in for free, some guy just gave me his spare ticket. Shout out to that guy what a champion. 🤘🏻
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Ráno pri pití kávy s ľadom sa jedna z nás opýtala: "Pozri vidíš tam ten kopec?" A druhá odpovedala: "Áno, tam teraz ideme!" A tak sme išli a na vrchu nechali Rollerov kameň. Ktorý hneď zaujal španielske dieťa kúsok od nás. Po večeroch sme sedeli na balkóne so sangriou v ruke a smiali sa na veľkom červenom nápise GARLIC PIZZA vysvietenom medzi tetovacími štúdiami a barmi plnými nemeckých turistov.
Na Malorke sme videli delfíny, žraloky, raje, tulene... Ale najviac nás zaujalo keď za nami prišiel Slovák na Dragonere - ostrove jašteríc a povedal nám aby sme nešli do vody, lebo tam sú medúzy a už stihli jedno dieťa popŕhliť. Čo sme urobili my? Rozbehli sa k vode aby sme videli medúzu. A videli sme!
22-30.8.2018 🇪🇸 #spontaneousadventures#dragonera#valldemossa#peterroller#summer#summernights
21 hours ago
Late night Santa Monica Trips 🌙 Don’t judge my bun 😂 having an alfalfa moment
I MADE IT! So excited and jittery at the thought of starting my racing season with a @spartan race (or two 😉) this weekend 💥 It wasn't a planned race for me but I love spontaneity 🤷
Who will I see there?
The phaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantom oftheoperaisheeeeeeeeeeeere.....
...insiiiiide my miiiiiiiiiind
#phantomoftheopera #spontaneousadventures @ Princess of Wales Theatre https://www.instagram.com/p/B7wO5rrnzha/?igshid=1snajun7vcsf6 …
When I woke up this morning, I didn't know I would end up being flown to SoCal o a private jet and hop on a flight right back to the Bay Area. #lax#southwest#spontaneousadventures https://www.instagram.com/p/B8vamI9hUdI/?igshid=g2i8b1iakz75 …
When you were happy to have a lazy day on holidays and end up going to the pub for lunch a few shandys and an accidental shop.
Shop owner looked at us ferals. Perhaps pre-judged and so we took it next level and sparkled up the change rooms.
Bangkok wasn’t really high on my “MUST SEE” list honestly… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bae and I were looking for a quick getaway from Hanoi. We found some sinfully cheap flights and decided what the heck. We had only 3 days, we figured Temples/cultural stuff one day, another two days eating and shopping (for obvious reasons)!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
On “Culture day” the first taxi/Tuk Tuk told us that it was a holiday so we wouldn't be able to go bc the boats weren't running. LIE! We peeped game and got out. We arrived at the docks, dripping wet in sweat, only to be met by a wave of people selling "tickets". LIE! We FINALLY made it past them and boarded our boat. The temple gates were packed with the third and finally layer of hustlers trying to sell God knows what! Then the lady said I couldn't enter because my mid-calf skirt was too short (after another chick entered literally in shorts). HA! I was prepared for the BS and changed, she was not happy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
By the time we got in I was O V E R . I T . The humidity was sickening. I had a whole swamp under all my layers and I just needed a minute. I went to a little corner on the backend of the site and sat down. I just sat and watched and waited, for nothing in particular. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I stared at the temple details, admired how the clouds passed over these enormous structures, and listen to the chorus of languages of the passersby. In that moment, of stillness, I saw the beauty of this temple. Even as it stands erected in this crazy bustling city I was overtaken by calm peace. I had only a fleeting moment to get this picture, so here it is, lopsided, cutting off the top, and all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This isn't the "IG pic" that the true pros have but when I look at it, I see how genuine my smile is. Just taking in the fact that this black girl from VA was sitting at the base of a Buddhist temple in crazy ass Bangkok! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We then left, got caught in the rain and ended the night eating delicious Pad Thai and egg rolls on tiny plastic stools surrounded by intrigued Thai locals. What a day…
I am definitely meant to live on a island someday...
Missing this view from only a couple of days ago as I visited 2 islands all in one weekend.
#spontaneousadventures #travel#traveltribe #WednesdayThoughtspic.twitter.com/sA8rq2HNec
Calories don't count on the weekend. Who agrees? If you do, go to established confiserie Sprüngli. A nostalgic café and restaurant at Zurich’s Paradeplatz with mouth-watering dishes. 10 out of 10, it's delicious! 🤤
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Someone recently asked me how I pick my next destination for a trip. Sometimes it’s a country I’ve had my eye on forever and sometimes it’s literally finding a cheap flight and taking a leap of faith. The latter has resulted in some of my favorite trips like a whirlwind vacation to Panama, a crazy fun weekend in Malta, and this trip to Seoul. As much as I love planning, juxtaposing it with this level of spontaneity makes for all the better traveling experiences. So go book that flight you’re eyeing!! —
‘ the only trip you’ll regret, is the one you don’t take’ see you next month London #spontaneous#spontaneousadventures#london https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Wtt3bDCiTiSmZxrJcad6bVZ8jfkL6Yy1Bj4I0/?igshid=1fmyjqqmua9yt …
@kalaechock and I may have just won the award for “First to Tailgate in 2020 in Spokane.” .
My heart overflows with so much love, gratitude and respect for this woman. Spending time with her always fills my cup (figuratively and literally).