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rhianonsuee

Rhianon 🗺 Trying to live my best Bilbo Baggins life 🌎 Currently: Home 🏡 https://abnb.me/e/erYuQpt78Q
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On october 18th, 1867, the formal transfer of alaska from russia to the united states took place in sitka. the united states bought the territory for 7.2 million dollars. 2 cents an acre. (like, what. thats so cheap. especially when you find out what was hiding there.)
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many americans thought this was a waste of money, however, and called alaska “seward's folly”, after william seward, the state's secretary who championed the purchase.
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little did they know, but that “folly” was full of gold, and lots of it. and i, like everyone else who has been lucky enough to spend time in alaska, know that this nickname is even further from the truth due to alaska being home to some of mother earth’s most majestic landscapes and wildest creatures.
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the name alaska is derived from the aleut word “alyeska”, meaning “great land”. it is one of the most beautiful, most wild, and most indescribable places i’ve ever been. i still can’t believe i was fortunate enough to live there for a year. that little town of sitka (which has also been named one of the top 20 most beautiful cities in america) holds such a special place in my heart and i miss it and my friends every day.
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so, to all my friends who still call alaska home or who have at one point called it home, happy alaska day!!! 🐻🏔
33 179 2 days ago
Always appreciate the beauty of even the littlest things on our big beautiful planet 💛
25 117 4 days ago
Today is world mental health day. i don’t personally struggle with deep depression, but i have lived in some dark places of my mind in the last few years and i have struggled with anxiety. i also have people in my life who struggle with depression and other mental and emotional pains.
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i want you to know that you are not alone in your pain. it also does not define you. your doubts, fears, and worries do not define you. it will get better, but only if you want it to get better. people who don’t want help, can’t be helped. you have to want to make a change to get yourself out of that dark place. ask for help. you will not be judged. you will not be looked at like you are less. everyone suffers from some level of mental or emotional pain at some point in their life. instagram may make it look like it, but no one’s life is perfect. no one’s. pain is universal and life is hard!! but it’s also so beautiful!!!
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i love what @ruthielindsey said in her post today- “until we do hard inner work & stop trying to numb our pain, we carry it around with us like layers and layers of hurt that keeps us from being our truest, whole selves and truly connecting and finding peace." she goes on to say that we need to learn to rewire the way we see our pain, hold it tenderly, and make peace with it so we can find a way to make it purposeful.
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i used to bottle up my fears and my worries and my sadness and my anxiety. i didn’t cry or show my emotions. i didn’t want anyone to know that i was struggling. i have always internalized everything. it’s not healthy. the greatest thing i’ve ever done is talk to someone (and let myself have a good cry when i need it). i’m grateful to surround myself with people that i can talk to, really talk to, about all that deep, painful stuff. but with that support i know i have, i am still working on it everyday. it’s still hard for me to open up and talk about my emotions and let others know that i’m hurting. i’m trying though.
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a friend, a coworker, your mom, a therapist (it’s not shameful to have one!! i don’t, but i’m thinking of getting one)- find someone you can talk to. your mental and emotional health is so important! you are so important 💛💛💛
24 159 2 weeks ago
The best pick of the patch!! 🎃
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last week i took a solo road trip to nashville for the release of @jedidiahjenkins first book “to shake the sleeping self”. i’ve been following his journey since (pretty close to) the beginning and it’s unreal to see it in print. i can’t even imagine how he must feel about it! if you haven’t heard of this human or his story here’s the shortest summary ever of it: he rode his bike from oregon to patagonia over the course of a year and a half, met a ton of amazing people along the way, saw beautiful places, had incredible life changing experiences, and learned a lot about himself and his beliefs and life in general. i really believe he’s one of, if not the, most important writers of our time and i urge you to go buy his book rn (it’s now been out a week!). and also follow his insta bc his captions are just as thought-provoking as his book.
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i was one of many people there to support jed and have the chance to talk to him and thank him for writing this book. little @parnassusbooks was packed- all the seats were taken and dozens more people stood in the back. and all of jed’s friends were there. to show him how proud they were of him. to show their love for him. they came from all over the country. it was so incredible and so heartwarming to see that kind of unconditional love and genuine support and friends just showing up for their friend. it made my heart smile so dang big. that’s what i want in my relationships and i treasure those current relationships in my life that emulate that.
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it was such a surreal thing to meet these people that i “know” on social media and whose words have come to mean so much to me over the years. and then to find out that they really are the same magical human beings in real life as they are on instagram. so friendly, so genuine, so uplifting. i immediately felt comfortable talking with them, like we were close friends who had known each other forever. they make everyone feel so loved and seen, even strangers. it was incredible to be able to connect with them off of my phone and in person. it was a dream experience and one i’ll never forget. thank you god, jesus, universe, santa claus, dumbledore 💛✨
6 115 2 weeks ago
A year ago my parents and i landed in iceland. it was the most magical and awe-inspiring place i’ve ever traveled to. it’s so cliche to say, but i truly left a piece of my heart there.
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every time i think of iceland i remember the beauty, the uniqueness, the majesty, the pureness. i remember road tripping across lands decorated with mountains, lava fields, waterfalls, canyons, ice caves, glaciers, hot springs, black sand and rock beaches, trees, rocks, ocean, and seeing it all within the same day.
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it’s incredible that one place holds so many different terrains and elements of nature.
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i remember making soup for dinners in our airbnbs, eating @gomacro bars while hiking up hundreds of stairs to waterfalls, getting bit by a pure icelandic horse, snorkeling in the purest water on the planet in a c***k in the earth, stopping every five minutes to get out of the car and take a picture, screaming when we saw the northern lights and watching them dance in the sky for two hours.
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i left a piece of my heart in that country and my soul yearns for it every time i think about it. even when i’m not thinking about it.
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i’ll be back there someday. someday soon. hey, we’ve got the whole other side of the island to see, right @katwellbrown?!
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have you experienced this kind of yearning for a place you’ve traveled to? where was it? what about it made you fall in love? share with me your stories!
41 169 3 weeks ago
What moves you? what gets your adrenaline pumping and your heart leaping out of your chest? what lights your soul?
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for me- it’s adventure. it’s doing something that i’ve never done before. challenging myself. proving to myself and to others that i can do it. even if they told me i couldn’t. even if i told myself i couldn’t. surprising those people. surprising myself. living life at 100% and not settling for anything less.
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every month when i write my monthly intentions i always include “one new thing this month! what is it??! ________” sometimes it’s traveling somewhere i’ve never been, trying a new workout class, starting a new hobby, booking my first photography gig, experiencing a new experience. it can be anything, just at least once a month i do something i’ve never done before. it helps me to challenge myself and to constantly be uncomfortable so that i can continually grow and just experience life.
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so what moves me? adventure. experiencing. being uncomfortable. growth. living life 100%. also pizza. pizza at @millsapfarm moves me too 😉🙃
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now it’s your turn. tell me. comment below! what moves you?
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#livebangs #bangsblitz
37 233 4 weeks ago
Woke up today and it was 50 degrees outside. soon these leaves will start turning and it’s going to look like fall and not just feel like it! 🍂
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what’s your favorite thing about this time of year? is it the changing of the leaves? the drop in temperature and the crisp air? the seasonal foods like squash, and pumpkin, and apple cider, and soups, and warm delicious baked treats? perhaps you are in school and it’s the beginning of a new school year?
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i sometimes miss school- the fresh school supplies, absorbing new information, forming new relationships. but then i remember the anxiety of trying to keep that perfect gpa, trying to understand everything, trying to remember everything learned in class, trying to just not fail. and then i’m glad i’m not in school anymore and all this time of year means for me is i get to eat alllll the pumpkin things again 🤗🍁
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except this year.. this fall i don’t have a job. i’m back home after being in alaska for a year and i don’t know what my next move is. i’m filled with anxiety and worry. i’m worried again about failing, about not knowing everything, about not knowing what to do. i guess i’m kind of in the same boat as i was in school! fall is all about new beginnings and change though, and change is supposedly good, right?
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i started out this post talking about the temperature drop and what your favorite things about fall are, and ended it getting all real about my worries and fears right now. definitely not what i was going for when i started typing, but it’s good to get raw on here. i sometimes may seem like i have it all together in these little squares, but i promise y’all i definitely don’t.
18 186 4 weeks ago
Two months ago when i was reading one of the most important book i’ve ever read written by one of the most important writers of our time @jedidiahjenkins on top of an alpine ridge above my favorite town in alaska 📖⛰
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friends, this book comes out in one week!!! i can’t wait for y’all to get your hands on it and your mind in it and to experience to shake the sleeping self for yourselves. i resonated with this book so much. and the way it’s written- it’s like jed was talking to me and telling me his story, like we were best friends. you’re going to feel the exact same way.
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“but i had to do it. it felt correct. it felt like a key i’d been looking for. i needed movement. i knew it would answer questions and change me. i didn’t know that this trip would free me from shackles i couldn’t see. i didn’t know it would pry my fingers from the parts of myself that had to go. i was holding tight to the narratives of my youth like treasure. but with hands full, i couldn’t receive anything new. and i couldn’t see that i was clutching both treasure and poison.”
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#prhpartner #toshakethesleepingself @penguinrandomhouse @jedidiahjenkins
23 164 4 weeks ago
“…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – oscar wilde
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it’s the last day of summer and i for one could not be more excited!! although i had an amazing summer full of so many fun adventures, i’m ready for fall. i’m sick of the intense temps and the humid and suffocating air. i’m so ready for changing leaves 🍁, pumpkin pie @andysfrozencustard (and just everything pumpkin) 🎃, leggings and boots and sweaters and beanies, the crisp air, bonfires, hiking and not being drenched in sweat five minutes in, alllll the fall things 😍
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what about you? are you ready to say bye bye summer and hello fall?? or would you rather have a never-ending summer??
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📸: fabio aka my cousin @fat_well
33 202 5 weeks ago
I wanted to write a caption with some deep, meaningful, thought-provoking words for this picture. but all i can think about is the buffet of wood-fired, farm to table, fresh af pizza i’m going to be eating in just a couple hours at @millsapfarm 🤤🍕 and that’s honestly probably what i was thinking about in this picture anyway
42 205 5 weeks ago
Missing these views a lot today ⛰
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also i have some exciting news on my stories so be sure to check that out!!
20 158 last month
Standing on the balcony of a monastery that hangs off a cliff overlooking the beautiful layers of mountains and fall foliage in central greece 🍁🍂
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this day we visited the amazing clifftop monasteries of meteora in central greece. the greek word meteora translates to “suspended in the air”. monks and hermits have been finding refuge in the unique rock formations for more than a thousand years. there are 6 eastern orthodox monasteries (some dating back to the 14th century) that remain in place, still home to a small number of monks and nuns and house many priceless artifacts and wall paintings. we got the opportunity to meet a couple of the monks while we were there and heard their personal stories, listened to their history, and shared tea and cookies with them. we sat outside and listened to the bells toll and a recording of the monks singing their holy songs. it was such a privilege and really just super cool to walk through these buildings of deep history and understand why these people choose to live the lives they live. to soak in the beauty around us and experience something that not many people get to experience. it was definitely one of my favorite places we traveled to during our field work.
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i don’t know anyone else who has been here, except for those who did the same study abroad trip as me, but i know it’s a destination for tourists. have you been to meteora? have you ever been to a monastery in general?
20 171 last month