My friend and I checked out the multiple botanical gardens UC Santa Cruz had to offer. All the gardens were beautiful and in bloom. Although I’d recommend to bring a water bottle because there weren’t that much shady spots when we went. The flowers were gorgeous and I felt a little bad for making us stop every five steps to take a photo.
Used my fujifilm x-e1 to capture some kayaks that were just about ready to be used to make memories and go on an adventure. I’ve gone water-rafting with friends before but that was just a one time thing. Kayaking seems more relaxing and I’d definitely love to try it some time. This could be a good arm workout as well!
Definitely one of the best spontaneous adventures I’ve had with these two. She let me step on her to cross over a part of the river. He helped me keep my balance while crossing over some loose logs. Sometimes I can’t “adventure” without these two, otherwise I end up falling into a stream. No lie, I definitely would have without them. I can’t keep my balance to save my life. Regardless how cold and unprepared we were for this visit to the park, we marched through the woods and got some great photos. We definitely plan to come back again, but most likely with the proper attire next time.
This is one of the many beautiful succulents by the outside seatings at Devout Coffee. It’s so gorgeous.
Much appreciation and love to the woman who was willing to be my model for the photoshoot. She doesn’t like her photo taken much and she doesn’t like a lot of angles, but she still lets me snap away while I convince her that it’s hard for me (every time) to choose “just one photo to upload”. (The process ends up taking a few hours, not including editing time!)
Thank you, Nicole.
It was a beautiful cloudy day to come visit the area. A friend mentioned the coffee and I wanted to check it out. The place had minimalist aesthetics and played nostalgic music. The pastries were sweet and delicious and the coffee was even more so- great combination. Devout has outside seating with cute lighting and colorful succulent plants hanging along the wooden fence. Definitely a cafe I’d enjoy coming back to.
It’s tough to start on the right foot, let alone to start at all, once you leave your comfort zone. Unfortunately, I find myself thinking that maybe the highlight of my life has already passed, that maybe from here on it’s all downhill. I’d like to think that just because I feel dead inside, it doesn’t mean I can’t revive myself and start again. So right now I’m recuperating my life, and I’m going to embrace what the next few months will throw at me.
I’m hoping that even with everything that’s happening between me trying to find a new job, trying to find a new place to live, trying to figure out what to do with my life, that I don’t lose sight of those taking care of me and supporting me this entire time. That I don’t lose sight of those who matter to me with the history we have and continue on. If I ever do lose sight, then I do hope I will see them around the corner, waiting for me because they know that sometimes I just need to walk at my own pace and catch my breath. But I don’t like holding them back, so if necessary then I hope I will also have the courage to let them go because I don’t want to be toxic and get them caught up in any of the bubbles that’s blinding me.
It’s unfortunate that some things aren’t noticed until it’s no longer in our world. Some things leave us unnoticed, but still leave a piece of themselves just in case we finally decide to turn our heads in their direction.
I’m done. What’s the point of being considerate if I get shit for lying instead of being nice? What’s the point of telling the truth if I get shit for it and they want me to lie and pretend instead? Either way, I get shit for it. Either way, shit is talked behind my back by those who I thought I could call my friends, one who I thought I could call my best friend. Either way, I get hurt, so I’m done.