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!
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.
Sometimes you have to be up close to really see what is in front of you.
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.
Palo Alto, CA | 2016
Streets of San Francisco | 2016