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Location: Death Valley National Park
Selected by: @outoftheofficetraveling
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I didn't take many photographs of myself in Death Valley, especially compared to Yosemite and Sequoia. By the time I reached Death Valley, it was at the end of my National Parks road trip, so I was definitely getting more tired, and the cold started to affect me more.⠀
In the Yosemite snow, I took off extra layers of clothes (so as not to be too bulky) and posed in front of the camera, taking lots of shots so I knew I had at least a few frames I would like. In Sequoia, I shed my gloves and played in the falling snowflakes, finally starting to enjoy being in front of the camera.⠀
In Death Valley, it seemed somehow even colder than the previous two parks, despite the lack of snow. During the day, temperatures were warm and the sun was high, but when I was out shooting the most - sunrise, sunset, and at night - it was bitterly cold. The stiff wind cut through my winter layers and I was reluctant to shed them as I had at the start of my trip.⠀
Death Valley also posed more of a compositional challenge to me, as Yosemite and Sequoia had classic grand vistas, and Death Valley was more about patterns and subtle beauty. I did, however, desire at least one shot of me in my favorite portion of the park, the dunes.⠀
The sheer scale of the dunes was impressive - where I am standing in this shot are even some of the smaller peaks. I climbed so many tall dunes, panting my way up as each footstep sunk deeply into the sand. Hiking here was certainly a challenge, and taking a shot of myself was even more so for having to run back and forth through the sand to check the camera between shots.
🇪🇸Estamos tan de relax que ni sabemos en qué día de la semana nos encontramos! 😳Creíamos que era martes... Si la semana que viene nos confundimos y no vamos el lunes a trabajar ¿creéis que colará con los jefes? 🙄
Went a little heavy on today's blog post, but those are always the best ones. Vulnerability at its finest.⠀
Amidst the wild is where I feel most at home. I am my purest self in this state.⠀
My most profound self-discoveries and shadow work have been revealed during moments of solitude. Traveling provides this in abundance and honestly is why I crave adventure as much as I do. Since I have begun allowing people to come into my genuine headspace, especially those I meet on the road, I have developed more confidence with each interaction that takes place. Although I am honest with every person I talk to, no one has yet to witness all the prismatic pieces of me. But solitude has.⠀
[blog: The Importance of Traveling, Solitude, and Authenticity] #diaryofmagnolia
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It’s almost impossible to watch the sunset and not dream 🖤
One of my favourite beaches that everyone should visit. Given my injury I wasn’t brace enough to climb the rock for the insta famous shot but I probably enjoyed my stroll along the beach more 👣
Lindsey: The whole concept of the blog is about being “in-between” and about not knowing what you want to do, with anything. For me, personally, that feeling corresponds to running because going for a run helps to give me a purpose for an individual day. Do you have any thoughts on how running can help you cope with life?
Heather: Yeah, I think with running I always know what to expect. I may not know exactly how the run will go but it is something I can plan and prepare for. It’s one thing that isn’t an unknown. It’s a constant. It’s one of the things no one can control but me. So I think it’s a coping mechanism in some ways.
"We’re creative, strong, and ambitious people. Often the person getting most in the way is ourselves because we set our expectations high and are too hard on ourselves when things don’t always go exactly as planned or expected." Bless @nszark, thank goodness for heart to hearts with my single & dream-chasing girls.
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Why did I decide to talk about “moments”?
Moments play a vital role in molding who we are as individuals. They turn into memories that later become stories to share (or not to share *wink wink*). This is why I start off interviews by asking my guests to “talk about that moment when…” It grants someone the opportunity to open up and tell a story.
I wanted to create a space that allows people to relate to some of the moments I experience as well as my guests. In a carefully curated social media world—we see all of the highlights and almost none of the lowlights. However, a rose can grow from the concrete. Beautiful things come from the darkest of times, which is why I enjoy exploring and talking about the moments who have made us who we are—for better or for worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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