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  • Reposted from @oneikatraveller Floating into Monday like...🏊🏾‍♀️🌊
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For many years I was deathly afraid of the water. Despite having taken (beginner) swimming lessons, I nearly drowned at a water park when I was about 9.  I remember feeling equal parts mortified and scared by my near-death experience.  I never regained my confidence in the water after that.
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And so, in the years afterwards, I would lie out by the pool or by the ocean but would never get in. I would watch friends from the sidelines as they frolicked fearlessly in the waves.
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It was only after meeting my husband (who I swear is half-man, half-fish) that I got the courage to try again.
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Early on in our relationship, when we lived in Hong Kong, he would take me out to the local pool and attempt to teach me the breast stroke.
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Later on, when we moved to London, he got me a series of private lessons with a swim instructor. To this day it's one of the best gifts he's ever gotten me.  Because he didn't just give me swim lessons, he empowered me to believe in myself again.
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While I'm not a strong swimmer by any stretch of the imagination (I tell myself my ample derriere makes it difficult to float 😋) I'm far more comfortable in pools and even in the sea.
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I'll never be Michael Phelps. But I'm mightily proud of my progress and this investment in myself.
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Can you swim?  Are you a good swimmer? 
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#sometimesiquotemyself
  • Reposted from @oneikatraveller Floating into Monday like...🏊🏾‍♀️🌊
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    For many years I was deathly afraid of the water. Despite having taken (beginner) swimming lessons, I nearly drowned at a water park when I was about 9. I remember feeling equal parts mortified and scared by my near-death experience. I never regained my confidence in the water after that.
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    And so, in the years afterwards, I would lie out by the pool or by the ocean but would never get in. I would watch friends from the sidelines as they frolicked fearlessly in the waves.
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    It was only after meeting my husband (who I swear is half-man, half-fish) that I got the courage to try again.
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    Early on in our relationship, when we lived in Hong Kong, he would take me out to the local pool and attempt to teach me the breast stroke.
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    Later on, when we moved to London, he got me a series of private lessons with a swim instructor. To this day it's one of the best gifts he's ever gotten me. Because he didn't just give me swim lessons, he empowered me to believe in myself again.
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    While I'm not a strong swimmer by any stretch of the imagination (I tell myself my ample derriere makes it difficult to float 😋) I'm far more comfortable in pools and even in the sea.
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    I'll never be Michael Phelps. But I'm mightily proud of my progress and this investment in myself.
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    Can you swim? Are you a good swimmer?
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    #sometimesiquotemyself
  • 295 12 13 hours ago
  • Bienvenido! Strolling the streets of Old San Juan.
  • Bienvenido! Strolling the streets of Old San Juan.
  • 1,432 83 2 April, 2019
  • So yesterday was #earthday. Welp, I guess it’s the perfect time to share this video of me ziplining in the cenotes of Tulum. This was such a cool experience but I know my family is about to roll their eyes when they see this - because it is soooooo “Anxiety Annie.” Do you see how I was asking him questions and double verifying his instructions to make sure everything went smoothly?!? Do you see me resist him pushing me off the first time because I had MORE questions to ask?! 🤦🏽‍♀️😩😂 omg someone get me. My brain is programmed to play out the worst case scenario in any situation. So annoying!! Lol welcome to the life of #ParanoidPatty. But contrary to what it  looks like, this was TOO much fun!!! I couldn’t stop laughing after I hit the water. 🙌🏽🌎💚
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PC: @aisha @bri.thompsonn
  • So yesterday was #earthday . Welp, I guess it’s the perfect time to share this video of me ziplining in the cenotes of Tulum. This was such a cool experience but I know my family is about to roll their eyes when they see this - because it is soooooo “Anxiety Annie.” Do you see how I was asking him questions and double verifying his instructions to make sure everything went smoothly?!? Do you see me resist him pushing me off the first time because I had MORE questions to ask?! 🤦🏽‍♀️😩😂 omg someone get me. My brain is programmed to play out the worst case scenario in any situation. So annoying!! Lol welcome to the life of #ParanoidPatty . But contrary to what it looks like, this was TOO much fun!!! I couldn’t stop laughing after I hit the water. 🙌🏽🌎💚
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    PC: @aisha @bri.thompsonn
  • 891 35 21 hours ago
  • Dear Self 🌸: you are beautiful, you are a badass, you are unbreakable, you are gifted, you are fierce. And even on your worst days when the world feels like it’s coming down on you, you rise like a beautiful Phoenix through the ashes and light up the sky! DEAR YOU reading this: I don’t know what people have said about you or how they’ve made you feel, but I want you to know that you are beautiful and whole just as you are! You are worth it, gifted, and loved.
  • Dear Self 🌸: you are beautiful, you are a badass, you are unbreakable, you are gifted, you are fierce. And even on your worst days when the world feels like it’s coming down on you, you rise like a beautiful Phoenix through the ashes and light up the sky! DEAR YOU reading this: I don’t know what people have said about you or how they’ve made you feel, but I want you to know that you are beautiful and whole just as you are! You are worth it, gifted, and loved.
  • 1,012 256 15 April, 2019

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  • It’s crazy how many connections I’ve been making with creatives lately. So excited to do some cool collaborations this summer ☺️
  • It’s crazy how many connections I’ve been making with creatives lately. So excited to do some cool collaborations this summer ☺️
  • 7 3 8 minutes ago
  • Guys. I feel like a long-term trip with your partner is a huge relationship make or break.
These 2 months so far have been so challenging on both of us(sickness, unfamiliar situations etc) but I’m learning ways to make these things work to strengthen our relationship. I think I am, anyway haha. All I can do is learn through experiences, only time can tell, so watch this space I guess? 😅

Would you// have you been on a long trip with a partner and how did it go ? 😏👀👀
  • Guys. I feel like a long-term trip with your partner is a huge relationship make or break.
    These 2 months so far have been so challenging on both of us(sickness, unfamiliar situations etc) but I’m learning ways to make these things work to strengthen our relationship. I think I am, anyway haha. All I can do is learn through experiences, only time can tell, so watch this space I guess? 😅

    Would you// have you been on a long trip with a partner and how did it go ? 😏👀👀
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  • Super excited about going to the toilet inside an egg
The little things...
  • Super excited about going to the toilet inside an egg
    The little things...
  • 32 2 2 hours ago
  • Growing up, I watched Our Friend Martin at least once a year and it is now a tradition I share with my students. Being able to visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and childhood home was such a surreal feeling!!
  • Growing up, I watched Our Friend Martin at least once a year and it is now a tradition I share with my students. Being able to visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace and childhood home was such a surreal feeling!!
  • 13 2 5 hours ago
  • Think positively. Worry less. You’re one step closer to your goal.
  • Think positively. Worry less. You’re one step closer to your goal.
  • 72 3 9 hours ago
  • Reposted from @oneikatraveller Floating into Monday like...🏊🏾‍♀️🌊
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For many years I was deathly afraid of the water. Despite having taken (beginner) swimming lessons, I nearly drowned at a water park when I was about 9.  I remember feeling equal parts mortified and scared by my near-death experience.  I never regained my confidence in the water after that.
___
And so, in the years afterwards, I would lie out by the pool or by the ocean but would never get in. I would watch friends from the sidelines as they frolicked fearlessly in the waves.
___
It was only after meeting my husband (who I swear is half-man, half-fish) that I got the courage to try again.
___
Early on in our relationship, when we lived in Hong Kong, he would take me out to the local pool and attempt to teach me the breast stroke.
___
Later on, when we moved to London, he got me a series of private lessons with a swim instructor. To this day it's one of the best gifts he's ever gotten me.  Because he didn't just give me swim lessons, he empowered me to believe in myself again.
___
While I'm not a strong swimmer by any stretch of the imagination (I tell myself my ample derriere makes it difficult to float 😋) I'm far more comfortable in pools and even in the sea.
___
I'll never be Michael Phelps. But I'm mightily proud of my progress and this investment in myself.
___
Can you swim?  Are you a good swimmer? 
___
#sometimesiquotemyself
  • Reposted from @oneikatraveller Floating into Monday like...🏊🏾‍♀️🌊
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    For many years I was deathly afraid of the water. Despite having taken (beginner) swimming lessons, I nearly drowned at a water park when I was about 9. I remember feeling equal parts mortified and scared by my near-death experience. I never regained my confidence in the water after that.
    ___
    And so, in the years afterwards, I would lie out by the pool or by the ocean but would never get in. I would watch friends from the sidelines as they frolicked fearlessly in the waves.
    ___
    It was only after meeting my husband (who I swear is half-man, half-fish) that I got the courage to try again.
    ___
    Early on in our relationship, when we lived in Hong Kong, he would take me out to the local pool and attempt to teach me the breast stroke.
    ___
    Later on, when we moved to London, he got me a series of private lessons with a swim instructor. To this day it's one of the best gifts he's ever gotten me. Because he didn't just give me swim lessons, he empowered me to believe in myself again.
    ___
    While I'm not a strong swimmer by any stretch of the imagination (I tell myself my ample derriere makes it difficult to float 😋) I'm far more comfortable in pools and even in the sea.
    ___
    I'll never be Michael Phelps. But I'm mightily proud of my progress and this investment in myself.
    ___
    Can you swim? Are you a good swimmer?
    ___
    #sometimesiquotemyself
  • 295 12 13 hours ago
  • Channeling this glow all summer 2019
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BUT I’m currently in the midst of final presentations and projects. Just stopping by to say hello and my final Mexico blog post is up 😂 3 months is better late than never. It’s a review of @lanegritahostel, probably my favorite hostel ever. Link in the bio!
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Also, as you plan your summer adventures, remember that it’s high season in many countries. Hostel prices will be more expensive so keep that in mind when creating your travel budgets!
  • Channeling this glow all summer 2019
    ❤️
    BUT I’m currently in the midst of final presentations and projects. Just stopping by to say hello and my final Mexico blog post is up 😂 3 months is better late than never. It’s a review of @lanegritahostel, probably my favorite hostel ever. Link in the bio!
    ❤️
    Also, as you plan your summer adventures, remember that it’s high season in many countries. Hostel prices will be more expensive so keep that in mind when creating your travel budgets!
  • 232 14 18 hours ago
  • I am not present on social media😭 I will be back soon with many photos 📸🤸🏽‍♀️
  • I am not present on social media😭 I will be back soon with many photos 📸🤸🏽‍♀️
  • 44 4 18 hours ago
  • So yesterday was #earthday. Welp, I guess it’s the perfect time to share this video of me ziplining in the cenotes of Tulum. This was such a cool experience but I know my family is about to roll their eyes when they see this - because it is soooooo “Anxiety Annie.” Do you see how I was asking him questions and double verifying his instructions to make sure everything went smoothly?!? Do you see me resist him pushing me off the first time because I had MORE questions to ask?! 🤦🏽‍♀️😩😂 omg someone get me. My brain is programmed to play out the worst case scenario in any situation. So annoying!! Lol welcome to the life of #ParanoidPatty. But contrary to what it  looks like, this was TOO much fun!!! I couldn’t stop laughing after I hit the water. 🙌🏽🌎💚
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PC: @aisha @bri.thompsonn
  • So yesterday was #earthday . Welp, I guess it’s the perfect time to share this video of me ziplining in the cenotes of Tulum. This was such a cool experience but I know my family is about to roll their eyes when they see this - because it is soooooo “Anxiety Annie.” Do you see how I was asking him questions and double verifying his instructions to make sure everything went smoothly?!? Do you see me resist him pushing me off the first time because I had MORE questions to ask?! 🤦🏽‍♀️😩😂 omg someone get me. My brain is programmed to play out the worst case scenario in any situation. So annoying!! Lol welcome to the life of #ParanoidPatty . But contrary to what it looks like, this was TOO much fun!!! I couldn’t stop laughing after I hit the water. 🙌🏽🌎💚
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    PC: @aisha @bri.thompsonn
  • 891 35 21 hours ago
  • This temple floored me.
One of those places where you stop and you start to imagine the lives of the people who carved their temple into a literal mountain!
What did they eat? What did they believe? How did they worship?
Bali was constantly amazing though.
Comment below- Where’s another magical place in the world that helps you to bring history to life?? (And tag who you’re taking with you :-P ) 📍Pura Gunung Kawi Temple, Bali
  • This temple floored me.
    One of those places where you stop and you start to imagine the lives of the people who carved their temple into a literal mountain!
    What did they eat? What did they believe? How did they worship?
    Bali was constantly amazing though.
    Comment below- Where’s another magical place in the world that helps you to bring history to life?? (And tag who you’re taking with you :-P ) 📍Pura Gunung Kawi Temple, Bali
  • 60 5 23 hours ago
  • Spend time on creating your dreams into a reality vs working for a company & someone else’s dreams. 
I appreciate the 9-5 and the stability it brings me, and the income that it generates, but I would be lying if I said I planned on staying at a 9-5 all of my life. 
I straight up KNOW that that is not Gods plan for me or my apart of my dreams. 
I’ll be intentional with using the season I am in to cultivate skill sets, work on my own goals, and maintain a standard of excellence in my work ethic. 
But girl, I’m still dreaming and you should be too 🌎♥️
  • Spend time on creating your dreams into a reality vs working for a company & someone else’s dreams.
    I appreciate the 9-5 and the stability it brings me, and the income that it generates, but I would be lying if I said I planned on staying at a 9-5 all of my life.
    I straight up KNOW that that is not Gods plan for me or my apart of my dreams.
    I’ll be intentional with using the season I am in to cultivate skill sets, work on my own goals, and maintain a standard of excellence in my work ethic.
    But girl, I’m still dreaming and you should be too 🌎♥️
  • 116 9 23 April, 2019
  • Six countries and nine cities later, my #eurotrip was everything and more. So grateful that I can look back on these pictures and memories as I start residency in a few short months. Looking forward to more adventures in the future with a bigger budget lol ✨
  • Six countries and nine cities later, my #eurotrip was everything and more. So grateful that I can look back on these pictures and memories as I start residency in a few short months. Looking forward to more adventures in the future with a bigger budget lol ✨
  • 196 12 23 April, 2019
  • What a blessing it is to go into another year healthy, positive, and loved. I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m doing it. Shout out to my friends for still being there when I come out of my spontaneous unsolicited hibernations. I appreciate you guys so much. I’ve been holding myself to the same standard to which I feel people in my life should possess and the only energy I’m accepting is love. Nothing less. Happy Birthday to me 🎈
  • What a blessing it is to go into another year healthy, positive, and loved. I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m doing it. Shout out to my friends for still being there when I come out of my spontaneous unsolicited hibernations. I appreciate you guys so much. I’ve been holding myself to the same standard to which I feel people in my life should possess and the only energy I’m accepting is love. Nothing less. Happy Birthday to me 🎈
  • 153 42 23 April, 2019
  • Ven a La luz “Come into the light” by Daniel Popper
  • Ven a La luz “Come into the light” by Daniel Popper
  • 140 5 23 April, 2019
  • My friends have friends and we are all friends los amigos....everybody chasing flowers and Im still hunting
  • My friends have friends and we are all friends los amigos....everybody chasing flowers and Im still hunting
  • 294 4 23 April, 2019
  • I just needed a break 🙏🏽🧡 You know what your heart and your soul needs. Maybe it isn’t taking 6 months off of Instagram or Facebook like myself.  Maybe it’s just unplugging from your phone for a few days, booking a solo trip, or painting in your living room while blasting good music. You know what your soul and your heart needs.
  • I just needed a break 🙏🏽🧡 You know what your heart and your soul needs. Maybe it isn’t taking 6 months off of Instagram or Facebook like myself. Maybe it’s just unplugging from your phone for a few days, booking a solo trip, or painting in your living room while blasting good music. You know what your soul and your heart needs.
  • 259 19 20 April, 2019
  • Check out Diana @dianaprietobernal with her new friend, Fabiola... A fabulous mural in La Encantada Tucson on this Mural Monday! Keep traveling our new Columbian friend and continue to Live and Let Live as Latina in Arizona!
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La Encantada is an upscale, outdoor shopping mall located in the Catalina Foothills neighborhood of greater Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. Tucson's downtown in the past several years it has seen a rebirth. New shops, bars, breweries and some of Tucson's hottest restaurants. Comprised of six distinct districts, all connected by the Sun Link Streetcar, Tucson's bustling "centro" is the nexus of our deep-rooted history and vibrant future. .
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  • Check out Diana @dianaprietobernal with her new friend, Fabiola... A fabulous mural in La Encantada Tucson on this Mural Monday! Keep traveling our new Columbian friend and continue to Live and Let Live as Latina in Arizona!
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  • 66 5 1 April, 2019
  • Did you know that this year is one of the biggest blooming seasons for the California poppy? And it all goes away in May? 
Laura @laurac_pr does! And this New York girl living in a California, is showing us the beautiful blooms in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve! Keep traveling @laurac_pr and showing us the beautiful parts of America!
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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a state-protected reserve of California, USA, harboring the most consistent blooms of California poppies, the state flower. The reserve is located in the rural west side of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2,600 to 3,000 feet above sea level, in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl's clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis.
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  • Did you know that this year is one of the biggest blooming seasons for the California poppy? And it all goes away in May?
    Laura @laurac_pr does! And this New York girl living in a California, is showing us the beautiful blooms in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve! Keep traveling @laurac_pr and showing us the beautiful parts of America!
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    Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a state-protected reserve of California, USA, harboring the most consistent blooms of California poppies, the state flower. The reserve is located in the rural west side of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County, 15 miles west of Lancaster. The reserve is at an elevation ranging from 2,600 to 3,000 feet above sea level, in the Mojave Desert climate zone. The reserve is administered by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Other wildflowers within the reserve include the owl's clover, lupine, goldfields, cream cups and coreopsis.
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  • 58 1 1 April, 2019