Good Afternoon

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Coco

I have a personal belief that there are signs everywhere that point me in the direction that I need to be in life. I kind of think of it like Hansel and Gretel… I’m trying to find my way and God’s leaving little bread crumbs for me to follow. So when I saw this on my cousin’s facebook page, I knew that I was meant to see it.

There are times that I feel a strong connection to “good guys finish last”.  I appreciate when I can see results in my life from the good that I feel I try to do.  That quote really speaks to me and reminds me that things will not turn out how I had anticipated, but in the long run I’ll see the rewards of being a good a friend.

Happy afternoon everyone.  I’m enjoying the beautiful weather here…

Airports + Sunrise.

All these pictures look basically the same, but there differences if you pay attention.

RPTE 44: On my way home…

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 19: Travel home

On my last day with the whole RPTE crew, I wrote this post and fought the tears back when I said good-bye to all of them. Even though most of the group is headed out to China for the next RPTE, I won’t be able to go, as I already have plans to travel elsewhere. Leaving them and traveling home alone was bittersweet after 19 days of fun and bonding.

Here are some pictures I took while I was waiting in the terminal alone. :*(

*Click on the images below for a better view.

RPTE 43: Bangkok Boogy.

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 18: Bangkok

When we finally reached Bangkok, we took the subway to the Chatuchak Weekend Market and I grabbed this picture of some of the RPTE people. Dane was giving me the finger, but for the sake of innocent, virgin blog eyes, I photoshopped it out. :) But if you click the picture for a larger view and look real closely at the reflection in the background you can see Dane giving the finger. ha!

I think we were talking about the silk pocket incident. :)

Something green an pretty at the market.

Last but not least, Amy! Love ya!

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip
check these out…..
Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth
Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

To prove a point.

Looks like the worse weekend ever has just become the craziest weekend ever.

I spoke too early with my post earlier this morning.  Which proves the point… I can be very moody and manic depressive.  Yikes.  Thanks to everyone who endures my craziness!

RPTE 42: Living on Water

Raddest Photo Trip Ever Day 17: Cambodia

On the last day of our stay in Cambodia, we embarked on a journey with our tuk-tuk drivers to a town built on a river. We traveled through the water in our boat, amazed by the homes that were either built on stilts or floating directly on the water.  Thanks to Richelle and her candy and her big heart, children flocked to us.

Be sure to click on the images below for a better view.

To see other pictures from other photographers on this trip
check these out…..
Bobby Earle // Richelle Dante // Erika Lindroth
Amy Martin // Katie Lewis

Thank goodness.

Originally I used this blog to share my intimate thoughts and feelings anonymously to the unknown world. Now that some people who read this blog actually know me, much of what I write I censor nowadays. (I don’t want people to know just how crazy I am).

Right now stress overwhelms my heart. And if you know me at all, I am fairly good with preventing myself from stress. Call it apathy or avoidance or whatever, I try not to get stressed. But over the last few days I just couldn’t get away from it. I actually ran into. Epic fail.

I have had the worst weekend EVER.

I need to talk about this and let it go to de-stress myself, but the thought of literally speaking of it with someone fills me uncontrollable anxiety and a huge, mean dinosaur seems to want to sit on my chest as there becomes a heavy pressure on my upper body. So for now, to you, Mr. Internet, I cannot describe how much this weekend has impacted my life.

First Trip of the Year!

This weekend I was hoping I’d be in Colorado enjoying the snow and taking tons of pictures of myself and my friends in the snow. They were being kind of flaky, so even though I was super amped up to go, I didn’t really think it’d happen. I didn’t prepare or pack anything. As I suspected, my plans to visit Colorado fell through, but when my friend suggested I head somewhere else instead, a light bulb went off in my mind. It didn’t even occur to me to use fly somewhere else because my heart was set on Colorado.

I took advantage of a free ticket and now I’m off to Georgia! I couldn’t be more excited… a state I’ve never been to. I’m sure I’ll be back there soon, since I don’t anticipate Erika moving any time soon, right? My flight leaves at midnight! I’ll go through Houston and Charlotte (which I’d love to visit as well because it looks gorgeous from the airplane) to get to Georgia! Woot. I doubt I’ll be doing anything touristy. Just enjoying good company and trying to pretend I’m a local even though I’ll be wearing flip flops.<3 haha.

My 2010 Travel Itinerary….
Jan: Georgia
Feb: Peru
March: Vegas, Ireland?
October: China!
(somewhere in between… Georgia again, Connecticut, New York, New Orleans, LA) Yay!