I’m a pretty avid hiker so I was super excited to leave my little LA bubble and go explore the beauty that is Zion National Park, It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever laid eyes on. I kept stopping just to take in what I was experiencing.
Lately I’ve been trying to get my mind, body, and spirit in a positive and healthy place. It’s been really hard being stuck in the day to day of working a job that I don’t enjoy, not eating healthy enough, drinking too much etc… The routine of it all has made my anxiety skyrocket and is causing me to feel really unhappy. Taking little trips has been my therapy.
I’m so thankful that Chase is in my life. He gets me out of my bubble and we experience such beautiful places with each other.
Love + Nature = a happier me
I recently took a trip to a magical desert oasis in Joshua Tree.
It was an event thrown by ‘SUP magazine and my experience cannot be put into words let alone narrowed down to one blog post.
I live in Los Angeles and I had never actually been camping and never had the desire to. Sleeping in a tent, freezing temperatures at night, and not having a bathroom does not sound fun to me so it never even crossed my mind. Well, thankfully my boyfriend does not share these same thoughts so off into the desert he went and I (reluctantly) followed. The first night I was being a major grump, which I still regret. Something that I struggle with daily is being able to move on from something that pisses me off and just have a good time. I can’t even remember what is was that made me mad but guaranteed it was not a big deal.
ANYWAY the next morning I awoke refreshed and ready to experience a day in the desert! We ate, drank, listened to live music, and just experienced nature in a way that I never had before. I had conversations with people that I’d never met and danced to music that I’d never heard and every second of it was perfect.
I am SO glad that I didn’t let something as small as being cold or not having a bathroom keep me from this beautiful experience.
Thank you ‘SUP magazine for putting on a perfect event. I’m counting down the days until DITD4.
*Before I embarked on the this trip I planned to take a ton of pictures but quickly realized that battery life in the desert goes fast and when you’re having the time of your life charging electronics is the last thing on your mind*
Chase, Greg, and Ron getting some shade
cute little tent (not ours)
this solar charger was pretty cool
Chase getting a sound bath
Chases desert feet
Chase being one with nature (peeing)
Taking a shot of whiskey in the desert feeling real cowboy-ish
we went into town for lunch and did some great people watching at Pappy & Harriets
cute little souvenir store
Goodnight Joshua Tree.
I stayed in bed the entire day today.
mostly it was amazing. I had a few moments where I had to fend off some anxious feelings about all of the life I’m not living while I’m just laying here, but then I remembered that this is part of taking care of myself.
Relaxing, not beating myself up for still being a little off, and not back to where I feel like I “need” to be. Truth be told I’m realizing that recovery from shitty things takes a really long time for me… like way long.
But everyday I’m that much closer.
you can move on from something and still be a little fucked up over it. You are a beautiful being with beautiful feelings.