Bloom.

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Santa Cruz Botanical Garden, Santa Cruz | 2017

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.

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Stay afloat.

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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA | 2017

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!

Banana slugs, and cold water, unpreparedness- Oh my!

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Sanborn County Park – Saratoga, CA | 2017

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.

One More Revival

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Cuesta Park, CA | 2016

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.

Don’t lose sight.

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Central Park, Santa Clara | 2016

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.

can you tell you’re hurting me?

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2016

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.

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Rodeo Beach – Sausalito, CA | 2016

I know, I know. We’re not wearing our shoes, but they’re in the corner of the towel bed we made. I haven’t been to the beach at all in 2016 yet and I do not even remember the last time I went to a beach, so this was quite refreshing regardless that it was a cloudy and very windy/chilly day. Thank you to my friends for taking me.