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.
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.
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.
Emily Malkauskas and Nate Brouwer doing yoga together one night in Downtown San Jose. These two were amazing! I didn’t want to be a creep and stare at them doing yoga together but they came up to me to take pictures for them, which worked out perfectly for me.
Nate has been doing yoga for at least a year and Emily is new to this but definitely picked things up quickly. These two were so cute together. She accidentally sneezed on him, due to being trapped being in the same position above him, and he didn’t mind at all! I love that he was totally chill about it and even joked about pretending it was just “the ocean breeze”.
Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me so I had to settle with using my phone. I’m hoping to see them some time in the future once more, and this time with my camera.
*Disclaimer: Used HTC One M8 phone to take this photo
Palo Alto, CA | 2016