no makeup, showering or worrying about life in general. just a weekend spent with three powerful and inspirational women that i so proudly get to call my friends. oh, and luna too...she basically stole my heart.
thanks @aj.noelle for the snap (shot on film--portra 400)
🍥"Беременность - это лучший период твоей жизни" - говорили они. "Наслаждайся" - говорили они. "Получай удовольствие" - говорили они🙌
🍥А почему никто не говорил правду? "Ты будешь страдать от вздутия и тебе будет тяжело дышать". "У тебя будет токсикоз и тебе придется с этим работать". "Твой заложеный нос не даст тебе спать, а с утра - на работу". "Гормоны сведут тебя с ума". "Твоя голова будет болеть и ничего тебе не поможет"🙌
🍥Зачем женщины так романтизтруют беременность? Такое чувство, что когда они говорят "Наслаждайся", на их голове должны появиться рога, а за спиной - красное пламя. Мол, я терпела и ты терпи, но скажу что все будет великолепно, чтобы ты потом больше мучилась👿
🍥Так вот, единственное прекрасное во время беременности - отношение окружающих (ну, и, конечно, тот факт, что в тебе растет человек)🙌
🍥Это я так, вдруг кто надумает, но не знает правды🙌
🍥P.S. Ах да, еще из плюсов: грудь сейчас такая, что сама себе завидую 💛
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Fun day yesterday with @sashaswashut on a local but always beautiful trail! .
Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile - I was in Washington DC participating in my first “Hike the Hill” event (sponsored by @americanhiking@nationaltrailssystem) - advocating for trail and water conservation and protection of our public lands. .
I’ve always considered myself an outdoor advocate, but until now I guess I didn’t fully understand what that meant, or the responsibility behind it. This trip really forced me out of my comfort zone and caused me to realize, if I’m going to explore the outdoors day after day, it’s high time I start fighting to protect where I play. .
Shoot me a DM if you want to hear more about my trip and/or how to get more involved in advocating for our trails! ❤️
Cute kids, Nepal, toy guns, smiles, tongues out, and, of course, Bieber. Photos of me are rare so I tried to make it awesome :) Like and comment!
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Found a hot spring in the mountains. Best decision ever.
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"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."
Be in tune with your body, soul, and spirit. Be aware of your needs and answer them lovingly. Once we start there, we can love others accordingly, and change the world around us.
Audrey's quote strikes something deeper than just self-care. While all of us may struggle to fight the battle of self-neglect and struggle under the weight of the world's misogyny, we must remember to recognize the political and social oppression that weighs heavily on minorities and women of color. .
Another shout out to the @girltrek movement. Walking is their battle cry , and it's beautiful 🙌
I sat in the middle of my bedroom floor panicked not too long ago. Afraid of the past (probably something silly like how I didn’t act kind enough to someone close to my heart). Afraid of the future (because who knows how many terrible, awful things could happen when it came). But as I ran from thought to thought, I had a moment of silence where one question seemed to ring through the needless worrying. “What and who am I if I think in this panic driven state constantly?”. How could I be anything but my worries if I wasn’t simply here experiencing the moment that was the only moment I would ever really know and truly feel. Because all other memories in the past are simply fragments of what was and will never be again. The nauseating panic that kept me up was not and is not me. It isn’t anyone. Eckhart Tolle puts it beautifully that, “the background static of perpetual discontent” is what we have become so insanely used to. Our default state in this wacky world of demands and expectations. So if you’ve gotten this far, take this post as a reminder to breathe tonight. A single moment of silence you create. Feel your fingerprints on your fingertips, feel the temperature of the room and take the biggest damn breath you’ve taken today. Slow down. You’re doing fine.
For my dad’s 60th birthday, my brother (@antonvassiliev) and I surprised him with a trip to Iceland. For him, this was a polar opposite to any trip he has ever taken. We got to spend a week together exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in the dead of winter and I was finally able to show him what brings me the greatest joys in life. Although it is an expensive area, the time to travel with just father and son was completely priceless. That’s what #MadeForGoodLiving means to me. Check out @FrankAndOak and let them know what good living means to you using their hashtags! #yesFO#FrankAndOakNetwork
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Almost a year after college I still feel like I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I don’t think I necessarily have to have it “all figured out” at my age, and I’m skeptical of people that say they do. But right now I feel like I’m going nowhere fast, keeping myself busy doing all sorts of different things, but not putting enough focus and intention into any single endeavor.
Maybe I’m just overthinking it like I always have. The other day I got coffee with a friend and we talked about our lives over the last few months. I told him what I just said and he said I should stop being so hard on myself. I’ve always been my biggest critic, and it seems like my inner critic has been going on a rampage as of late.
I took this photo during my last week in New Zealand, after five months of being in country, and three weeks of an epic South Island road trip with some of the raddest people I’ve ever met. Maybe this is just because my head was in total vacation mode at this point, but I remember just being so, so happy in this moment. I felt like I really had things figured out at this point in my life. My personality, my energy, my general mindset towards the future were all more positive than they had been in a long time.
Although I’ve been feeling pretty lost lately, I’m happy with the self-improvement mindset I’ve been developing. I’ve been trying to smile more, meeting with more friends I haven’t seen in a while and meeting new people, exercising more, eating better, sleeping more, reading more, thinking about what’s going to make me most happy, and looking for more ways to become a better me. It’s been a difficult process trying to break bad habits and create new good ones. But something worth doing is never easy right?
Reminding myself of the good times, but doing what I can to create even better times now, and in the future. 🤙
It felt like the apocalypse. Smoke from the fire had consumed the canyon walls while the sunset illuminated the air with deeper colors. We stood there with a crowd of people waiting for the smoke to give us a glimpse of what laid below and sure enough, it opened. I couldn’t believe my eyes.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: In exactly one month I leave Seattle to pursue my dream. March 19th my car will be packed as I head off into a new chapter. Photography has become such a big part of my life, and now I can finally try to pursue it as a career. I've become far too comfortable at my job here at home, and it's time to look for bigger and better things. I fully expect to be back home in September, but who knows? Maybe I can support myself with freelance work to last me even longer. I'm definitely nervous, but above all else I'm excited. The past couple years have been a slow escalation to me reaching this point, and now it's finally coming to fruition. Thank you all for the support over the years. The best is yet to come.
What’s your biggest passion/s in life? Okey, I go first. Apart from photography there’s a few things I really like or enjoy doing. Learning new languages, cut flowers, eating sour dough bread and drinking espressos.