happy to be here venice, ca
Still here, living. Here’s my face to prove it!
Today marks three years since I moved to California! It was shortly after I turned nineteen, and in blind pursuits of freedom I packed my bags and bought a one-way plane ticket across the country. The pursuit continues, but I am not so blind. I have found that freedom within myself. It does not conform. It is not linear. It is curious and unforgiving. The surrender to freedom is what continues to guide me and remind me I am home even when I do not recognize that I have one. Southern California has and continues to be a loving teacher. Encouraging me to explore any and all interests, even if they lie outside my comfort zone. That wisdom is recognizing the opportunity to grow from change and failure, humble is not boasting in success and courage is in showing up and trying. I am home wherever I roam, and I am so happy to be here. Here’s to more abundant, fun-loving years of laying by the beach, longboarding, flying planes, riding motorcycles, dancing, traveling, laughing, trying new things, delving deeper into my spirituality, late nights that turn into morning and constantly moving towards that which feels good to my soul! Thanks for reading & to everyone who’s been part of this journey. I’ve got nothing but love. 💙🦋
“You could be on a sinking ship and still find a place to sunbathe” - @nope_nothanksyo 🌸
Whole lotta love ♡ #venicetribe #housemusic #henrypope #geniuslocifest
Soaking in organic herb baths, healing in eucalyptus steam, wrapped in the smell of honey & mango, admiring rolling waves carry on in ebb & flow… life is sweet.
Hawaii is a green dream filled with sweet plumeria, gleaming stars, curious turtles and swelling waves. I am finding my feet after my return to the mainland. I’m missing being rooted within nature and feeling quite restless. The island heart within me is wishing I didn’t get back on that plane, but I know there is much more to see ahead of me. I’m craving the sounds of whistling birds over bustling cars. The air isn’t as fresh and I long to take a full, clear breath in. I have never fit inside a square box because I recognize the Earth is a rolling circle. With it, I am born to roll. That is the beautiful thing about spheres - they go on and on leaving space for endless possibilities and room for change with each rotation. I am carrying with me nothing but an open heart full of love for everyone, everything, every passing moment. When I live in this, I am gifted with a clear mind and a blissful existence. I am grateful just to have the opportunity to experience what we label as “life.” I am excited for what the future holds. I am embracing the now. I am a force of nature and a magnanimous creature of the Universe. I am going to see what the world has to offer and what I can offer the world. I am embracing the flow of the expedition. I am grateful. I am love. I am light.
To be alive is enough
Reminder that life is perspective only you have control over. A series of self-made choices. I choose the greater good over evil. I choose nourishing what feels right within my soul over what deprives me of growth and life. I choose beginning with gratitude rather than critique. I choose to lift others over putting them down. I choose peace of mind and heart over chaos. I choose living simply over complication. I have made these choices because I love myself, and I will consciously make an effort to live presently in and love every moment I have been gifted here on Earth. x
Days in the dunes
Among the trees I have grown… New England is magical, and so are you
mental and physical connected speaking simultaneously bittersweet superpowers anyone can access succumb to beauty beauty in details beauty as details collection of fragments either lived or existed according to self take the ride glorious and wild lived and loved lacking predestination inside this vessel (reminder to be kind & patient with self and others )
spending time observing listening for what resonates conversations with the universe the world becomes rooted in less ego, more soul mind and body speak recognize them as soul whistling hymns radiating vibrato feel the earth rotate on it’s axis around and within consciousness transcends love breaks borders know no hate all to be done is just to be I am you, you are me
The sun also sleeps in the city that I love
A glimpse of heaven
This is the time of vision, love, growth, focus and action. Vision in acknowledging both the past and one’s limitless potential, love in those around you and yourself, growth in mindset and action in seizing each day. With a heightened awareness, welcome the New Year with open arms. Practice straying away from social media, not because your heart does not go out to all, but understand how important it is to live in the present moment. Dedicate time to nourishing your art and soul. Everything we need is in front and within us, but we must look up and in. Refuse to get lost in the inauthentic. Go towards your full potential coming into this next rotation of the Earth around the sun. More than anything, be a good person. Be kind, patient, aware and accepting of those around you. Let your dreams, love and limits know no bounds.
It’s not warm when she’s away
Eyes on fire
I had the pleasure of wandering across Madisen on an early June afternoon. Sitting so calmly upon her skateboard staring out into the sea. Not only was her presence captivating under that scarlet flowering gum tree, but I was immediately greeted by a warm smile. I asked her what the source of that happiness she shared so freely was, and the list was endless. Simplified, Madeson’s greatest praise belongs to music and the world of color we live in. Happiness follows when you find her listening to R & B, alternative rock, Pink Floyd or Tame Impala, both whom she considers legendary. Madeson would like to share with whomever is listening that we should do what makes us happy more often. Within the day-to-day and within the chaos, we must find a way to ignite that spark within us and to leave the light on. Happiness is our universal truth, and love is the way.
Keeping the streets safe
Collecting petals for coffee-stained pages
Wandered off the beaten path
lussuria per il sole ☼
There is beauty & peace in simplicity. To roll through this lifetime traveling in a dusty blue VW bus or sailboat selling fresh flowers, crystals and other self-made crafts would be enough for me.
Through my eyes the world becomes seemingly enchanting
I'll stop the world & mellllt with u 🍊 #prehole
Living in a dream
"We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine." 📸: @jaybanzia x
This life is more than ordinary
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. — K. Vonnegut
Every brunette needs 3 blondes
In a world of pure imagination