Every step toward the future of your dreams is a step in the right direction. Sometimes it’s a major stride when the world’s on your side, other times it’s baby steps to continue momentum while caring for yourself. As long as you’re moving, you’re doing it right. (At least, that’s what I tell myself...?) • How do you keep moving toward your dreams when real life is anything but easy? • • • • • • • • • • • • #communityovercompetition #motivationquotes #deathvalleyca #deathvalleynp #travelblogger #risingtidesociety #tilinsiders #spreadpositivity #dreamchaser #femalefilmmakers #quotestoinspire
A little love story (and a new wedding trailer) to end your Wednesday! ✨ When Damir caught his first glimpse of Thalita, he looked at her the way every girl hopes to be looked at on her wedding day. His eyes were full of excitement, passion and a beautiful love that went much deeper than Thalita's beautiful gown and stunning makeup (although she was a knockout!). ✨ Even that first, quick look made it clear he's so deeply in love with her soul ... and every single wedding guest in attendance could feel the palpable, heartfelt love and friendship these two share. ✨ Weddings like this remind me why I got into this business in the first place. The “big day” is so much more than pretty flowers and intricate gowns; it’s the union of two people who’ve survived the twists and turns life put them through to finally find their soulmate — and that’s exactly what Thalita and Damir did❤️ . THE TEAM: Wedding Coordination: @evjweddingco Venue: @therockleigh Photography: @idaliaphotography DJ: @sceeventgroup Florals: @flowersby_diane . . . . . . . . . . . #newjerseywedding #njwedding #newjerseyweddingvideo #newjerseyweddingvideographer #therockleigh #ohioweddingvideographer #ohioweddingfilm #njweddings #theknot #newyorkwedding #nycweddingvideo #catskillswedding #northernnjwedding #lovestories
This jet lag haze has me wishing for (penguin) beach days. Who’s with me?!🐧 • To be fully transparent, I flew on a red eye from California almost five days ago and I’m STILL struggling to wake up on time! Yes, I’m a weakling apparently, but I’m a weakling in search of a jet lag cure ... so friends and fellow travelers, if you have a go-to remedy, hit me up! • #jetlag #bouldersbeach #capetownliving #penguinbeach #simonstown #southafricabeach #capetownguide
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will change forever.” • I left my heart with the pups in Puerto Rico yet again last weekend on my second trip with @paws4survival_rescue. The selfless rescue work this team does to give helpless animals the love and lives they deserve will never cease to amaze me. I know I shared a ton of 🐱 and 🐶 on my IG stories last weekend, but here’s a quick look at some pups we saved. • If you want to help @paws4survival_rescue save even more animals, you can donate, foster or even just follow along on social to join the growing community of animal lovers (link in bio). ❤️ #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedogsnyc #nycrescuedogs #rescuedogsnyc #nycrescuedog #dogadoption
Exciting news on the travel writing front — my first article for @fodorstravel is live and it’s making me miss Estonia all over again. • For me, cracking the travel writing code has been a bit of a challenge and a ton of trial and error. It’s so much more than writing a travel to-do list; I’ve learned the best kind of travel journalism focuses on sharing cross-cultural stories and experiences to give readers a deeper understanding and respect for people around the world. • While this article on a hidden beer bar in Tallinn, Estonia, is hardly a deep, cultural story, it is an invitation to go somewhere new and try something out of your comfort zone — whether its striking up a convo with the table next to you or trying a beer you typically wouldn’t because you can’t read the label (🙋♀️). While you may not realize it at the time, these seemingly small moments create the memories and stories you’ll undoubtedly tell the rest of your life. • Now, over to you: What’s the most interesting cultural experience you’ve ever had?! • Also, story link in bio! #fodorsonthego #visittallinn #visitestonia #craftbeertravel #gltlove #tallinngram
Who’s ready for some puppy love? 🙋♀️ I’m heading to Puerto Rico tonight for a day and a half helping @paws4survival_rescue liberate the stray dogs and cats from the streets of PR. As many of you know, @kristenkiralyfilms and I are preparing a documentary about their work, and this is the final stage of filming before the edits begin. (!!) 🎬 What you didn’t know? My flight was a totally impromptu decision, and perhaps not the most thought out. As in, I have less than 48 hours in PR. As in, I’m leaving at midnight tonight and getting in at 4am before a full day of rescuing. (Then leaving the next day.) ❤️ I definitely make decisions with my heart — NOT head — but hey, sometimes that can lead to the greatest experiences, am I right?! Will be sharing more in my stories! . #hurricanemaria #helppuertorico #rescuedogsnyc #puertoricogram #femalefilmmakers
Like a rainbow, opportunities are fleeting. If you fail to seize them instantly, they’re gone in a flash. But, if you take a chance and throw a hat in the ring, the outcome could be a thing of beauty. 🌈 Living near this waterfront view, I learned quickly to drop everything and grab my Sony the second a storm passes. The same goes for careers, or, even more so, chasing your dreams. 💫 While we may not see it, we’re all presented with opportunities to pursue our passions and achieve seemingly unattainable goals, but we can’t over think it. I’ve reached my greatest accomplishments to date by saying “yes” without thinking through every detail that could go wrong. Impulsive? Yes. But impulsiveness can lead to getting out of your comfort zone, and getting out of your comfort zone most definitely leads to a life of unexpected friendships, rare accomplishments and zero regrets. 🌈 Now it’s your turn! What’s the most impulsive thing you’ve pursued... and more importantly, how did it turn out?!