대서양🌊 랍스타 식당 바로 앞에 있던 해변과 다음날 아침 쇼핑하러 몰 가는 길에 들른 해변이다. 저녁 때는 노을이 예뻤고 아침에는 물이 잔잔해서 하늘을 반사하는 게, 그래서 반짝반짝하는 게 예뻤다. 카티가 모래에 exchange semester라고 써서 친구들이랑 사진도 같이 많이 찍었다. 벌써 한 학기의 반이나 지나갔다니 좀 슬프다..ㅠㅅㅠ 그나저나 살면서 대서양을 본 적이 있는지 모르겠다. 중학생 때 미국에 있었던 적이 있는데 그 때 봤는지 안 봤는지 기억이 안 난다.. 유럽이나 아프리카에 간 적은 없으니 내가 기억하는 한은 본 적이 없는 게 맞는 것 같다. 그래서 자꾸 의미부여하게 되니까 더 감회가 새로웠다8ㅅ8 더 오래 바라보고 있고 싶었는데 쇼핑하려면 시간이 없는 관계로...ㅎ 차를 타고 그만 속세로 돌아오고 말았다. 그렇게 도착한 몰은 진짜 커다랬고 이쁜 옷도 많았는데 왜 아무 것도 안 샀는지 알 수 없다....☆ 아아 그리고 우리 숙소가 있던 작은 마을이 정말 정말 좋았다. 막 피아노바 이런 데서 사람들 다 같이 노래하는 소리 들려오고 분위기 되게 여유롭고 건물 같은 것도 소소하니 이쁘고.. 벌써 마을 전체에 할로윈 장식들도 꾸며 놨는데 너무 귀여웠다ㅋㅋ 아무튼 이 여행은 약간 무리해서 간 거라 돌아오는 차 안에서 과제하고 퀴즈 공부하고 여행 다녀오자마자 밤 11시에 친구랑 팀플하고 그랬지만..ㅎ 그래도 애들이랑 얘기도 많이 했고, 먹방 여행 느낌도 있고...(중요) 소소하니 힐링되는 여행이었다😶
The light shining in the background of this photo comes from Ponce Inlet. If you aren’t aware by now, the inlet is named after a pretty famous conquistador, Ponce De Leon. Originally the area was called Mosquito Inlet, mainly for the infamous mosquitos in the area, but in 1927 it was changed due to its unattractive name and Florida’s real estate boom. In the 1600's it was believed the area was visited regularly by English pirates who described it as a safe port, where they could lurk with ease for rich Spanish ships traveling from Havana to the Gulf of Florida. The second photo is a map of the inlet in 1605, mapped out Cartographer Alvaro Maxia. It's thought to be the first map of the area. PS. Thanks for being my model @etravelstead
You'd think someone who's about to trek Machu Picchu in a couple of weeks would remember to bring her runners for a coastal hike... but noooooope, I forgot them at work. I'm not one to back down from a challenge though aka I'm stubborn AF, so I ended up hiking the rocky Duncan's Cove trail in flip flops... then bare feet. This counts as training, no? #yogini#eastcoast#halifax#novascotia
I thought it was humorous that I almost slipped and fell in. Unsurprisingly, I then proceeded to fall in shortly after this was taken and the hypothermia quickly set in. ⛄️
@kimberlington just laughed.
This post has nothing to do with this adorable picture of Melvin.
When I moved to Arizona in 2010 I was a naive, selfish and unmotivated 22 year old.
In my time here I've done a lot of stupid things, disappointed myself, and disappointed a lot of other people.
I missed four funerals. I lost friends because I was a jerk. I drank a LOT of beer.
But then, I turned it around. I found my best friend. I met my cat. I replaced drinking with good choices, I found my career, I lost over fifty pounds, I learned to hold myself accountable and become completely independent. I've gained confidence in myself and my decisions, and I am sure footed. I learned when it was okay to ask for help, and when it was necessary to do something on my own.
Tomorrow I am moving back to Pennsylvania a vastly different person than when I left it. A big piece of my heart is staying behind for a few months, but I have every confidence we'll be happy together on the East coast in the new year.
Phoenix, in and of itself, is a rotten place. But I found myself here, and I'm grateful for that. I also found @bostonedge here, and his importance can't be overstated.
Later, Phoenix. ✌️