Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! On this special day, I’m going to share part of a poem from one of my new favorite poets, Rupi Kaur, who in this paragraph describes what I’m thankful for: “There is family. Blood or chosen. The possibility of falling in love. With people and places. Hills high as the moon. Valleys that roll into new worlds. And road trips. I find it deeply important to accept that we are not the masters of this place. We are her visitors. And like guests let’s enjoy this place like a garden. Let us treat it with a gentle hand. So the ones after us can experience it too. Let’s find our own sun. Grow our own flowers. The universe delivered us with the light and the seeds. We might not hear it at times but the music is always on. It just needs to be turned louder. For as long as there is breath in our lungs — We must keep dancing.” Below is a pic I took on my phone from this Thanksgiving Eve sunset. Colorado and Mother Nature provides us with some epic sunsets!
If that poem doesn’t already express it, here’s a definitive list on this day of gratitude: - My family, Lucy (my dog), and my friends
- Water, food, shelter
- My health - My camera and my car, my two essential c’s
- Autumn, the mountains, the ocean, sunsets
- Travel - The Center of the Golden One, my meditation/safe place
- My photography business, which is SLOWLY starting to grow - Uber/Lyft, which allows me to create my own schedule and meet characters in my future book
- And a new person in my life, who when I said, “Fair warning: I’ll be taking a lot of pics.” He didn’t put up a fight; he simply
responded, “Obviously. 😊 “ ——————————————-#carmelyphotography#happythanksgiving#grateful#gratitude#lakewood#colorado#coloradopure#coloradogram#coloradolive#coloradolife#coloradoliving#coloradolove#coloradoinstagram#coloradosky#coloradotography#coloradosunset#sunset#sunset_pics#sunsetlovers#colorado_creative#coloradountamed#coloradoproud#coloradolivin#coloradoskies#november2017#igerscolorado#jj_colorado#jj_mobilephotography#thankful#thanksgiving
👟 #newrunningshoes 👟
What’s the over/under on how long these new kicks will stay clean? 😜
Haven’t worked out for two days. Monday was a needed rest day. Tuesday got away from me with work + family dinner.
Back at it today, but the run was a bit slow. But got it done. Did my second Body Boss HIIT workout as well. I️ am liking these a bit better than BBG because there’s more variety. But they are a bit 🍎🍊 so not totally fair to compare them.
I’m going continue doing both because why not! I’m not strict with only doing certain types of exercise on specific days. It depends on how my body feels first, then what the weather is like so I️ can hopefully be outside, then how much work needs to be done that day. Once those variables have been assessed, I️ get my sweat on and adjust accordingly. 💪
I️ get that this kind of fluidity doesn’t work for a lot of people. But it works for me. ✅ 3.15 miles
✅ Body Boss Pre-Training Week 1 - Workout 2
"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love." John Muir