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DIRTGURL TRAVELS

Out of Touch

Hey, Y'all!

Yeah, It has been awhile. I know I am supposed to keep up with this thing but, the best explanation I can give is-- Shit happens. Everything has been happening so fast, there is barely enough time to breathe. But in a good way, obviously.

 I am leaving for a week/ two-week long adventure to Zion National Park to shoot for another photographer and let me tell you, I have never been more excited. After, I will be making my way up the west coast to see my sister graduate from college. I am calling this My "Solo, kind of Hobo Trip" because of the fact I will be basically living in my car.  Hehe, so pumped! Living the nomadic dream!

Even though I'm going to be by myself I have never been more excited. Being alone creates something special inside us. It's great for us to learn how to be alone in our minds, and to put ourselves in situations where we find ourselves...(I think a 16-hour car ride will do the trick) It's great time And how you live. I have never been more stoked about everything I'm going to learn on this two-week trip. 

Just being out there changes me. I can't quite explain it. Taking pictures as a way of expressing myself and being who I am. The way I look at the world and how I see people, it all turns good- if that makes sense. I see the smiles on peoples faces. I see the laughter. I see the good. And I think that if something makes you feel that way- you're on the right track. When you're a single young woman there is a lot of pressure on you. The pressure to find the right guy. Pressure to have this fake sense of beauty. Pressure to be perfect in every way. I want to break those rules. We all need to strive to be better individuals but, we also need to be real people. I don't need someone to make me happy. I don't need to live in a fancy house or have the latest Kylie Jenner lip kit. After all, it doesn't really matter in the end. I have a feeling when all of the millennials, including myself, are all old and grey, we're going to regret a lot of stuff in our past. I feel like a lot of people are going to regret the way they acted/ treated other people. We are not going to care what we look like, or who we were dating-- we are going to look back and see how it shaped us as individuals.  

I guess only time will tell.

Anyways, I hope you all are doing well and your life is full of happiness and adventure.

Cheers

 

P.S. I guess my heart is easily vulnerable. This is where I am most inspired. Especially to write.

 

 

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