So for those of you that follow along my Instagram or Facebook pages, you may have noticed an abundance of handstand pictures. What’s the deal you ask? Well yogi Lauren Rudick put out a challenge for herself to handstand everyday for a year, and invited others to join in the fun. Naturally, I thought that sounded awesome and took her up on the challenge.
The last year has brought about a lot of changes that ultimately have lead me to this really big one… Moving to Salt Lake City. I’ve grown up for the most part in Florida and after a few years in North Carolina, found myself back in FL again last year. I’ve always known that I didn’t want to stay there, even in grade school, but somehow kept ending up there. College because of scholarships, then I started skydiving and FL had ideal year round conditions, then there was a guy, the list goes on… And the whole time in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to see and do more. Experience more of what this amazing planet has to offer.
March Madness Day 17:
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~Rumi, Sufi poet & mystic.
We did some sunrise shooting this morning for Jonathan’s next project. It was truly a collaborative effort to help his vision come to life. Just awesome people ready and willing to help out in any way possible.
Because it’s SO MUCH FUN!! Here is a sampling of photos from some of my 1200+ jumps. Enjoy!
I love to eat. And if you’ve spent any time around me you’ve probably noticed that I enjoy documenting yummy eats. So here are some of the delicious highlights of my trip to England (you may notice a trend :P). Being the cold, wet, and dreary place that it often is, it’s no surprise that most of the cuisine here is very hearty meat and potatoes sort of fare. We passed on the meat, but I did have to try an authentic fish and chips while we were on the south coast.
A trip to England wouldn’t be complete without a visit to London. Jonathan and I took the train to Paddington Station and spent a couple days seeing the sights. We did the typical – Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Camden Market, etc. I’ve been wanting to see Wicked for years and lucky for us we were able to get tickets.
The last stop of the cruise was Kauai. And luckily for us, my friend Tristen lives there and gave us a super special tour of all her favorite spots. Kauai is one of the most beautiful and lush places I’ve ever been. And having our very own guide to take us to all the secret locales and show us around was such a wonderful treat! I even got to try stand up paddle boarding for the first time. :)
The next morning we woke up in Hilo. My dad being the geophysicist extraordinaire that he is took us to Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is still smoking, a rather eerie sight if you think of the potential destruction when/if she blows again. Jon got to walk through his first lava tube, a massive underground tunnel essentially that once had molten lava rushing through it. We drove through the lava fields leftover from her eruptions in the 70s winding all the way down to the southernmost tip of the island where lava continues to trickle into the ocean. The ground is a wide expanse of black hardened lava, an almost desolate feel compared to the majority of lush foliage and greenery around the rest of the island.