Barcelona, spain 🌟 such a b**e of a city. i loved it so much i’m headed back tomorrow for a work layover! 🙈 i’m working on a city guide to have up on a travelin’ lady & i can’t wait to share it! what do y’all like to see/do in the places you travel to? tell me!
Barcelona has been fuego 🔥 this trip has been exact opposite of what i thought it was going to be and exactly what i needed it to be. for the past season, i’ve been growing a lot & finally taking the time to figure out who i am. it has been so incredibly beautiful and so freaking hard too. so i kinda just needed to step to the side & get out and away from some of the sadness and surround myself with light. barcelona has been the answer to that prayer. i’m surrounded by amazing people who skate n shred and don’t shower and are okay living crusty and i feel free and seen. i really, really love and adore this place. i really love that i am loved by a god who gives exactly what we need no matter how hard it may be to grasp sometimes. this is a photo of me happy and healthy and good. p.s. i’m gonna come back to shred chicago up on my board so y’all be ready. 📸 by sweet @__adanyag__
I love traveling so much because you always end up with what you need without even really having to ask for it. it’s kind of amazing the way life works that way sometimes. barcelona has been incredible so far. this is from a plant/ coffee shop i skated to today. literally what even my heart in a nutshell 🌿😍🌿
I felt like i haven’t sat down for the past 3 weeks and i’m about to head to barcelona and my body is like wuuuuut. my mind is constantly going. my feet are constantly going. my back hurts and i’m anxious and sometimes depressed yet i still feel so much joy too. it’s a weird thing but a good thing and a god thing. i am loved and that’s why i can experience both pain and joy at the same time. sometimes i just want to eat hot cheetos and hide out in my room and cry a lot but i keep pushing. i keep packing my bags and i keep forgetting to shower. i had this revelation that i’m never going to get this back. this time of my life & this season. i’m in mid-twenties and i thought life was gonna look a lot different for me at this point. honestly, where i’m at right now and the things i’m standing in and working through, i never ever thought them for myself. i took a chance and got a crazy job and turned from a country girl to a city girl and was supposed to get married and i didn’t and i’m single as a pringle but i’m here. and i’m good. and i’m happy. and i’m heavy. and i’m healing. but these are the times and these are the travels i’m gonna tell my kids about at night when i tuck them in. whatever you are standing in, maybe it’s not what you thought for yourself. give yourself time. stop trying to push things over your life that aren’t supposed to be there (a word for someone but for mostly myself. every dang day). you are a bad a*s and you are loved and you better not let anyone tell you differently.
Celebrating this warm day here in chicago. had the best weekend with some of my best friends. we ate thai, danced a lot & even got our ears pierced. headed back to work tomorrow & i get to go run all over london again 🌟 then vacation starts and i’m headed to barcelona. this is gonna be the best week. i’m so excited to live the life i get to live. hope y’all have fun stuff to celebrate today.
“we’ll become in our lives what we do with our love.” i’ve been spread thin for the past few years & it’s been hard for me to talk about. my job is both so good for my soul and so bad for it too. it’s been so hard to love people who are rude and mean. i run into a lot of bullies flying believe it or not. and i’m there, simply doing my job. saying hi. it’s challenging. it’s hard holding my tongue when people are back talking because of a luggage and a million other dumb things that won’t & don’t matter. i can’t even tell you how long the list is. it’s hard knowing i’m simply no one to a lot of people when i simply want to be someone to everyone. i’ve been challenged over the years & it’s an ongoing battle; knowing i’m called to love the heck out of people but being really bad at it sometimes too. i’m really good at loving the people in my corner, but sometimes (like a lot of times) i really s**k at loving the people who are the hardest to love. strangers. the meanies. the needy. the bullies. the butt-cracks (i am 5) but you know what i’ve realized? they need love the most. they need kindness the most. i’ve felt so called to step it up and to keep reminding myself “they need love just as much as you do.” i picked up @bobgoff’s new book ‘everybody always’ and it is for real an answer to a prayer i haven’t figured out how to navigate for quite sometime. this #wordsfromthewindowseat is from a line i read while crying on the jumpseat yesterday. i am challenged. i am hopeful. i want to be better at loving everyone. especially those i think are the hardest to love.
Happy monday beautiful humans! 🌟 don’t forget to love yourself today and take care of your heart/body/mind. maybe that looks like eating a kale salad or maybe it looks like eating some pizza. just remember your joy & health matter too. (also this photo makes me sing the krusty krab pizza song and i can literally not get it out of my head) (someone help) 📸 by my lady @dashokay
I let my heart air out this past year. it was messy & gritty but so dang beautiful. today i celebrate big ole 25. i keep on lookin’ at the number and i’m like “excuse me how did you get here??” a quarter. george washington. that’s weird/ funny/ incredible. i keep stepping into new freedom. it’s all around me. that’s the heart beat of this year. we are gonna keep talking about hardship and heartbreak and the broken things that make us beautiful. i love y’all. truly. thank you times a million for all the birthday love. for everyone messaging & commenting on @justinbieber’s stuff i am literally obsessed w/ you. 🌟❤️🌼
Just wanted to stop by & remind you beautiful humans that growth comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, seasons & looks different for just about everyone. there is still time for you. there is still time for me. if you are discouraged & tired; keep on fighting. keep on gritting your teeth. keep on getting up. keep on pushing. you are worth that. you are worth it.
Growing up, i always stole my mom’s film camera & went out in the garden and took tons of shots of roses and our flowers. i’ll never forget how mad it made her, but how i felt like the most me. i’ve never truly understood my connection to life & growth but now as i’m writing a book & just a couple days away from stepping into the 25th year of my life, i get it. simply said, we become like the things we love. (shot in hyde park in london, england on my 35mm film camera). 💕