Never forget the memories even the bad ones. I have been in a season of growth spiritually and culturally. I don’t have my life together as much as I would like but I am exactly where I am for a reason. The people I encounter are an encouragement to me regardless of their beliefs and I get the opportunity to live life with them. If I was to forget the bad times in my life it would be impossible to relate to people who are going through similar bad times today. I want to be an inspiration to the people I meet. How about you?
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1pHDr0w on August 19, 2014 at 01:14PM.
Where are we going, where have we been? I get so caught up on these and anxiety takes over and I shut down. The thought of the unknown and looking back on failures makes it difficult to remember the importance of now. When what happens happened and what will happen will happen. It shouldn’t change who I am. I hope that I encourage you as I am trying to encourage myself to enjoy every moment even the ones that you’ll look back at and see as a failure but know that it was just an exercise for what’s happening right now.
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1v8Zv4X on August 18, 2014 at 10:50AM.
Just one of those days. #thatdogsamson
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1vSUkKF on August 15, 2014 at 06:08PM.
Among the trees Amanda (@barefootgoodness) stands tall after conquering the hike up to Oyster Dome. This photo is from a few months ago. She’s rad!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1AeCNLF on August 13, 2014 at 02:02PM.
Afternoon swim time for #thatdogsamson. I’ve kept him out of the water for far too long. Today, I’ve started teaching him how to jump off a dock. He isn’t so great at it, but maybe he will figure it out eventually!
Which reminds me. Finding rest and taking breaks had been on my mind a lot lately. Life isn’t so simple when we let it take over. What does it take to keep it in control? At what point is the hard work for success make us hit that breaking point? Rest is a very important part to making our busy lives more livable. I’ve been encouraged to take breaks throughout the day and at least one low key day a week. I’m not even sure what that looks like. With my schedule doing freelance it’s super difficult to do so and it’s so easy to become distracted by everything.
Since I’ve had Samson I’ve found that taking him out to a park has helped me get out and think about life.
How do you get rest? What helps you recharge for the week ahead?
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1sSsucR on August 11, 2014 at 07:19PM.
Hanging out on the field with a goofy vest being a photographer. Couldn’t ask for a better first experience watching a Sounders game in person. Second half!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1sEI7mY on August 10, 2014 at 08:48PM.
Just about to partake in a matinee showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy” with family. I couldn’t be happier to finally see this movie. This outing is in celebration of my nieces getting older! 10 and 13 year olds! Happy birthday girls! They grow up so quick!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1sxZUwa on August 09, 2014 at 10:57AM.
Took me out to the ball game. #GoMariners ⚾️💨
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1svycQM on August 08, 2014 at 09:29PM.
Comedy shows with these guys
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1ovlGMU on August 07, 2014 at 07:48PM.
Hitting up @kingshardware for our weekly Tuesday meet up. For cheap burgers and cheap drinks but genuine hangs come and join us at 6pm! We usually hang out here until 8pm then hit up a few more places as the night goes along. So if you’re late, you’re late. Would live to have you and your friends join if you’re in Seattle!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1ujsmmF on August 05, 2014 at 11:10AM.
Everyone loves Samson! So glad that @sambrandvein had a chance to stop by and grab drinks, talk life and play fetch with Samson! #thatdogsamson
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1tQvedp on August 04, 2014 at 09:10PM.
Just enjoyed a fresh cup of this brewed by Chelsey at @slatecoffee. It’s from the last roast by Handsome Coffee Roasters. Now a relic from the past. Thanks to @nephtrejo and @beckytrejo for gifting me this delicious treat. Goodbye Handsome Coffee Roasters!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1snQy72 on August 04, 2014 at 03:09PM.
Oh look, he found a stick! This has been my life lately. Hanging out with Samson. If you see us walking around Ballard be sure to come by and say hi! He’s a champ and I’m not so bad either. Hope you’re having an excellent weekend! #thatdogsamson
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1s0CTSr on August 03, 2014 at 08:09AM.
Along the Pacific Coast Highway south of San Francisco. My friends @philipkyle and @torysavannah are traveling this road right now. Just reminds me of when my nieces and I went north through here in June. Has it already been that long ago? Such a fun experience!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1xQVFNO on August 02, 2014 at 03:29PM.
Yes. Point Break with these two sassy humans. Not a bad way to spend an evening surprisingly. Keanu and Patrick doing their thing while we eat burgers and drink brews!
Originally posted on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1s5R1us on July 30, 2014 at 08:42PM.