A little less than two weeks ago, I finally decided I was going to commit to going on my first solo trip ever to the city I’ve been dying to visit–Portland, Oregon. The truth about why I booked my plans so late in the game is because I simply kept waiting to feel “ready” to book, while I would talk for months how I was going to do it. And I’ll be honest, I am NOT the type of person that says one thing and does another. I like to stay true to my word or better yet, walk the talk. So truthfully, I felt like a fraud for saying I was going to travel to xyz in the Fall but never committed to it. Until two weeks before my trip. Continue reading “My First Solo Experience in Portland, OR”
For the past few weeks or so, I for some reason started to feel a lack of passion for Southern California. It was to the point that I called my best friend and told him I was considering moving back to the East Coast and he was in shock. That’s mainly because all I ever wanted was to move and live in California and here I am (ask my best friends from middle school, I wrote it in someone’s yearbook lol), living all fine and dandy, yet, somehow lost the love for it. And I just couldn’t put my finger on why. Continue reading “Finding My Love for California”
Malibu, California — one of the most beautiful and aesthetic looking places in the Golden State (in my opinion). The first time I ever visited California at the age of fifteen, my parents took me to Malibu because that’s all I wanted to see and once I was on the pier, I fell in love.
On this day trip, my friend and I decided to check out Malibu Farm, since it’s a very well-known food spot for local and organic food, and the view is also just amazing. The drive to Malibu from OC wasn’t too bad, since we left at a time traffic was alright, but it was still at least an hour drive. Continue reading “A Day Trip to Malibu”
These past few weeks have taken quite a toll on my mental health, and even though this is very personal to share, I think it ties in well with where and how I developed my beliefs on happiness, positivity, and the mindset I have for life.
The first time I realized that happiness depends on yourself and your interpersonal relationships with others (friends, family members, colleagues, etc.) was when I was in ninth grade and my science teacher gave a short speech and stated that no matter how far you try to run, no matter where you are, you can never be fulfilled with the true feeling of happiness until your relationships with your close ones are at its best. At the age of fifteen, I really had no idea what he was talking about. But today, I couldn’t agree more with his advice. Continue reading “My Take on Happiness”
Laguna Beach is by far one of my favorite spots in Southern California and personally my favorite beach! The vibe here is always relaxing and feels like a getaway, but really it’s a fifteen minute drive from where I live!
The other day I had a super quick shoot here with a good photographer friend named Emma Faukner. I really enjoy working with her on projects and shoots because our goals align when it comes down to getting a shoot done. We don’t want to do it simply for photos for our portfolio or blog, but rather, for the fun-filled adventure and experience that comes with it. It’s genuinely amazing meeting new people who enjoy doing things for the natural thrill of it, rather than what it appears like to others. Continue reading “A Day in Laguna”