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  • Obviously super candid 💁🏼‍♀️
  • Obviously super candid 💁🏼‍♀️
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  • The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is a National Forest extending more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade...
  • The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington is a National Forest extending more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canada–US border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park || Amazing photo taken by @kadenvbphotography || Join us in exploring the Upper Left by tagging your adventures to #upperleftliving || #mtbaker #forest #sunrise
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  • A little sunrise paddle the other morning, with coffee, a campfire and good company✨
Ended up getting distracted and taking too many photos, so we ...
  • A little sunrise paddle the other morning, with coffee, a campfire and good company✨ Ended up getting distracted and taking too many photos, so we drifted into some ice and struggled paddling on the way back🤣🤷‍♀️ ⁣ Photo by: @locke.nes
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  • you see, that leads to endless games
of spiritual one-upmanship
and of guru competitions
of “my guru is more effective than your guru
my yogas are ...
  • you see, that leads to endless games of spiritual one-upmanship and of guru competitions of “my guru is more effective than your guru my yogas are faster than your yogas I am more aware of myself than you are I'm humbler than you are I am sorrier for my sins than you are I love you more than you love me” And these interminable goings on about about which people fight and wonder whether they're a little bit more evolved than somebody else, and so on... All that can just fall away - Blond:ish Photo by @juliiathompson
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  • The colorful night in HK🌙
  • The colorful night in HK🌙
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  • Puerto Rico is truly full of happiness and adventure. I’m ready to get back to Colorado, but have had the most amazing time exploring San Juan and ...
  • Puerto Rico is truly full of happiness and adventure. I’m ready to get back to Colorado, but have had the most amazing time exploring San Juan and the Caribbean the past two weeks with some amazing humans 💖
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  • Apparently we couldn't get enough of the West Coast - just a few months after getting back from Yosemite, we found ourselves driving up a windy dir...
  • Apparently we couldn't get enough of the West Coast - just a few months after getting back from Yosemite, we found ourselves driving up a windy dirt road at 6AM heading towards our next stop: Mt. Rainier National Park. Not knowing what to expect from the PNW, we quickly learned just how much fog their really is. After hiking around a bit, we napped and set out for a night hike to a spot I had planned out weeks in advance. Praying that the prep work had done it's job, we got to the spot (I mean... I think it was the spot...) and I got my camera gear ready. This was it. This was the moment I had been dreaming about for months. My eyes adjusted to the dark, and when I looked up, there it was in all its glory: the Milky Way. Seeing it for the first time, it's hard to describe the amount of awe I was in. The sky was so dense with stars you almost couldn't see any sky. The Milky Way streaked above us like a carpet of stars, and truly made it one of the most memorable nights I've had in one of the Parks.
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  • tak perlu terang, hanya cukup ada dan tak kunjung padam ☺️🙏🏻
  • tak perlu terang, hanya cukup ada dan tak kunjung padam ☺️🙏🏻
  • 45 2 5 hours ago
  • #FaithfulFriday
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📍: Leavenworth, Washington
📷: @alejo_0507
📝: “For me, views like these give me an amazing sense of relaxation. If I ever ...
  • #FaithfulFriday 🌲🌲🌲 📍: Leavenworth, Washington 📷: @alejo_0507 📝: “For me, views like these give me an amazing sense of relaxation. If I ever feel like I’m not capable of doing something or if something seems impossible, I think about the views I’ve encountered and just realize how much has been done since the beginning of time. Also, it’s so easy to get lost in a mountain or in nature, but no matter what path you take whether it’s the long or short, if you keep going upwards you will eventually end up at the top to one of the most spectacular views you could ever experience.”
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  • I stumbled on to this little fall a couple months ago while picking mushrooms with a buddy. I took a couple shots then, but had to run back for rou...
  • I stumbled on to this little fall a couple months ago while picking mushrooms with a buddy. I took a couple shots then, but had to run back for round two. I spotted a couple other similar falls just off the road to go practice at next time I'm not feeling up to a longer trip too.✌️
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  • Natural Bridges in Brookings, Oregon. Did not expect to end up here when I went to Crescent City, but it happened lol. The spot where this photo wa...
  • Natural Bridges in Brookings, Oregon. Did not expect to end up here when I went to Crescent City, but it happened lol. The spot where this photo was taken, was an experience... any wrong movement and I could've fallen 100+ ft down into icy cold water... worth it! I hope to do an Oregon trip in the near future
  • 36 5 6 hours ago
  • КАК НЕ БРОСИТЬ
#bigmomzi_блогинг
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На днях меня спросили - "как не бросить то, что делаешь? Где брать мотивацию для блога?"
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Нужно понимать, зачем...
  • КАК НЕ БРОСИТЬ #bigmomzi_блогинг ⠀ На днях меня спросили - "как не бросить то, что делаешь? Где брать мотивацию для блога?" ⠀ Нужно понимать, зачем вам блог. Нужна цель! И дело не в цифре. Вызов "10к..." - не то, что двигает меня вперед. Есть цели важнее. Они связаны с потребностями ⠀ ▫️Саморазвитие. В мире 24/7 происходят изменения. Чтобы за ними уследить, необходимы время и усилия. Написание поста требует изучения многих источников. Пока читаешь, находишь еще тонну информации, которую полезно знать. Блог позволяет изучать и учиться ⠀ ▫️Самовыражение. Я всегда любила что-то делать (рисовать, фотографировать, пыталась научиться игре на гитаре). Но кайф нашла в инстаграме. Фото, обработка, тексты - мое творчество, наполненное моей душой ⠀ ▫️Помощь. Я испытываю невероятную гордость и радость, когда могу помочь вам, ответить на вопрос и подсказать. Вы спрашиваете, значит, доверяете. И это очень ценно, спасибо вам ⠀ ▫️Общение. Уже не раз в сети я находила друзей. Мы знакомились, начинали общаться и продолжаем общение спустя много лет. Я уверена, что любой может найти здесь поддержку и компанию ⠀ ▫️Коммуникация. Мне трудно дается общение в новой компании. Потребуется несколько часов, чтобы я успокоилась и немного открылась. Но бывает так, что дискомфорт остается надолго. Блог помогает расслабитсья и переступить стеснение и волнение перед новым человеком ⠀ ▫️Самооценка. Я не считаю себя красивой, вообще, не люблю свое лицо и его детали. Не могу смотреть на себя на видео, не получаюсь на большинстве фотографий. У меня много загонов и я надеюсь, что именно блог и моя аудитория поможет переступить порог нелюбви. Очень хочу начать снимать сторис с лицом, но это трудно😄 ⠀ ▫️Финансы. Все понимают, что чем больше блог, тем больше возможность его монетизировать. Планов на будущее много и средств нужно тоже много, поэтому как вариант дополнительного дохода рассматривать можно ⠀ Понимаю, что хочу развиваться и расти. Если брошу - сделаю большой шаг назад. Сейчас меня мотивирует ваша поддержка и отклик в директ и комментарии, за что я очень благодарна❤ ⠀ А вы ставите себе цели (блог, хобби, свое дело - не важно)? Как и чем мотивируетесь?
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  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild
▫️ ♥️HNY♥️
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“A mantra began playing deep in my soul, ‘I’m just dreaming. Sleep! This is only a dream.’ As e...
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild ▫️ ♥️HNY♥️ ▫️ “A mantra began playing deep in my soul, ‘I’m just dreaming. Sleep! This is only a dream.’ As each dark thought imploded upon the other, a brighter one would replace it in my mind, sparking bright glimmers of hope while I rationalized the dire situation I was in. Poison continued to infest me as ideas of drowning in pools of blackness continued to taunt me. I willed my eyes tighter, gluing them shut. This was not the Seattle I’d envisioned. This is not my Seattle. ‘This is only a dream’, I lied to myself.” - Nancy Marie ▫️ For days on end, I’ve been trying to write one of the most self reflective, painful and heart wrenching pieces that I’ve ever challenged myself with. It all centers around this photo, the symbol of Seattle, my symbol for a new life and my bright future. ▫️ The Space Needle stood for the hopes and dreams I had as I pushed out on my own into the unknown, when this dark curly haired, hazel eyed Cajun girl from Bayou Blue was still young and naive. ▫️ I fell in love with the idea of Washington and the opportunities it afforded me. I allowed the magnetic pull to guide me into Pacific Northwest living where many chapters in my life now have ties in one way or the other to the Space Needle. ▫️ I began writing of an early episode of this journey and I’ve found that the emotions I have now are just as intense as they were then. It has been the most difficult, dare I say, explosive pieces that I’ve ever chosen to write about. But, I feel that in order to see the grace that has been poured out over my life, I must understand the lessons that have been placed on my journey. ▫️ As a storyteller, I must be willing to look within myself, writing not just about the wonderful events in my life but also the vulnerable, unhealed places where time stands still and is a distant but unforgettable and poignant memory. ▫️ I was originally planning on sharing this story with you but I’ve found that I need to continue exploring where it will lead me, delaying it here for the time being. And in doing so, I will persevere as it will not only declare my triumph but also be a triumph unto itself. ♥️ Nancy Marie
  • 71 11 18 hours ago
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild
▫️ ♥️”Bear in Mind”♥️
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Have you ever been sprayed in the face with bear mace?
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One of the true testaments...
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild ▫️ ♥️”Bear in Mind”♥️ ▫️ Have you ever been sprayed in the face with bear mace? ◽️ One of the true testaments of our vulnerability and humanity is when circumstances out of our control shows us what we’re truly made of. With the masks we show to the rest of the world, we are stripped naked of everything but our basic needs and wants. ▫️ ▫️ When we are exposed to experiences of life's extreme hardships and dire stress, standing in our aloneness, or even facing our own mortality, it is then the veil covering our truest self is revealed. ▫️ Life has a peculiar way of knocking us down at times. In doing so, it alters our paths that we may be on by completely changing our mindset or bringing into focus a completely new perspective. We then see life through a different looking glass and our whole world can be turned upside down. ▫️ Nothing ever stays the same and time continues to change the way we see things. ▫️ Last June I took a trip out to Long Beach in search of black bears. I was told that there were plenty out there because they keep having baby cubs and they don't have anywhere else to go because they're stuck on the peninsula. ▫️ It wasn't my first time to Long Beach but it was my first time going there to photograph bears. I was both very nervous and extremely excited. I had my bear mace with me and even though I had a little trepidation, I was full of anticipation and excitement. The weather was unpredictable but that didn't slow me down, I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting my first photo of an untamed bear on a beach. ▫️ I was prepared to meet these beach bears, at least in my mind with my camera and big telephoto lens in one hand and bear mace, just in case attached to my backpack. The crazy thing is that if a bear were to approach me in too close proximity, I would freak out and not really know what to do. That’s why I had bear mace, just in case... - Nancy Marie ♥️ ▫️ 🔸‼️🔸Continuation of story, “Bear in Mind” on my blog, coming soon!🔸‼️🔸 ▫️
  • 121 9 7:05 PM Dec 31, 2018
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild
▫️ “Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.”
-Kim Edwards
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♥️Unspoke...
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild ▫️ “Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.” -Kim Edwards ▫️ ♥️Unspoken Secrets♥️ ▫️ Everyone has their secrets, hidden behind locked doors, the whispers of their thoughts etched into the ceiling above their beds, lit up at night, a string of jeweled Christmas lights when we go to that special place in our heads. ▫️ Most people would never come to know them or the secret lives led, where there are gaps where answers should be, a coffee cup on a windowsill, a place where someone dined alone, the dark alley where someone fell down from too much holiday drink, the nearby park a woman goes to when she’s upset. ▫️ The secrets worth knowing are displayed in plain sight, the secrets that we keep, do they stay with us when we die? Above all, we have witnesses who are silent partners who see every act, a dog on the street, a bird flying above, a sweet cat that loves to sit in our laps. ▫️ Acts of love, charity, violence, moments of darkness, chivalry and play, the secret lives abound around us every day. ▫️ There are secrets that we keep from others, secrets that we don’t ever bare to reveal to our own soul. Nothing stays secret forever, the beauty of it is that when it’s known, the secret loses its power and the vice grip it holds. -Nancy Marie ♥️ ▫️ “Secrets. Funny how, when you're about to be given something precious, something you've wanted for a long time, you suddenly feel nervous over taking it. Everyone wants more than anything to be allowed into someone else's most secret self. Everyone wants to allow someone into their most secret self. Everyone feels so alone inside that their deepest wish is for someone to know their secret being, because then they are alone no longer. Don't we all long for this? Yet when it's offered it's frightening, because you might not live up to the desires of the one who bestows the gift. And frightening because you know that accepting such a gift means you'll want-perhaps be expected- to offer a similar gift in return. Which means giving your *self* away. And what's more frightening than that?” -Aidan Chambers
  • 109 11 7:00 PM Dec 28, 2018
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild
▫️ 🎄🎁♥️Christmas Spirit🎄🎁♥️
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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” - C...
  • Photo by Nancy Marie @cajun_lovechild ▫️ 🎄🎁♥️Christmas Spirit🎄🎁♥️ ▫️ “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” - Charles Dickens ▫️ Ever since I was little the whole Christmas season has been a very big deal to me, and I don’t know about you but this year I had a very hard time getting into the holiday spirit. I’m not exactly sure why that is but I was glad when I finally embraced it. ▫️ I went shopping and bought some cool gifts, photographed the beauty of the holiday lights in the city which I enjoyed immensely and finalized the last of putting up my tree and beautiful holiday decorations in my house not even a week until the big day arrived. But, boy oh boy, the day came and went like a flash. It was over like that! Life moves too quickly sometimes! ▫️ This year I had told all my family and friends that I didn’t want any gifts. Who even says that? I guess me apparently. I just wanted Christmas day and this holiday season to mean more than unimportant and unnecessary materialistic things. I actually want that every year but this year I was insistent. My idea of Christmas is about loving others but come to think about it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ▫️ And, wouldn’t you know it, I got presents regardless. I was relieved and thrilled everyone just ignored my request and got me something anyway. I mean, I love gift giving, don’t you? And what’s better than giving a gift, it’s receiving gifts, am I right? ▫️ Next year I’ll probably say the same thing, no gifts for me please, and most probably will mean it. ▫️ And as for this year, I’ll honor the Christmas spirit in my heart and try to keep it all year just like Dickens wrote. Easier said than done but it’s just what I plan to do. ▫️ Sending love and wishes of Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrated, young and old, I know it’s a couple of days late but I just started my account today. -Nancy Marie ♥️ ▫️ “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder
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  • the forecast was calling for rain but that Alberta sunshine followed us 🌺🌳☀️
  • the forecast was calling for rain but that Alberta sunshine followed us 🌺🌳☀️
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  • pixie land ✨
  • pixie land ✨
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  • I miss you, Sammy 💙
  • I miss you, Sammy 💙
  • 929 22 7:07 PM Feb 22, 2018
  • safe to say the summer withdrawals are seriously starting to kick in
  • safe to say the summer withdrawals are seriously starting to kick in
  • 987 19 7:05 PM Nov 28, 2017
  • You know you miss island life when it consumes 98% of your thoughts 💭
  • You know you miss island life when it consumes 98% of your thoughts 💭
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  • | summer nights
  • | summer nights
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  • Keep looking up 🌲
  • Keep looking up 🌲
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  • Sorry mom & dad, I'm never coming home!! ⚓️
  • Sorry mom & dad, I'm never coming home!! ⚓️
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  • I heard it snowed in Calgary ..
  • I heard it snowed in Calgary ..
  • 234 5 11:44 PM May 22, 2016