Living my best life.
V tired right now and looking at pictures of being at home and sleeping. 📸 by @milapajamas
I meant to post this on Father’s Day, but the day got away from me. My Dad has been gone for a long time now, but not a day goes by where I don’t think about him and miss him. I try to be thankful for the time I got to have him but most of the time, if I’m being honest, I’m just angry he’s not here anymore. There was more life to be lived, but as we know, cancer doesn’t care about those things. I found these old pictures of him, just looking as handsome as ever (I threw one in of my Mom because, come on, how cute is she?!). The first picture is my Dad in Japan. He worked there a lot and would bring us home so many treasures. It was one of his favorite places in the world and he wanted to take all of us there more than anything. Life happened, and we never got around to it. Well, cut to a few months ago, I’m told I’ll be shooting in Japan. Decided to bring my Mom and Sis because it’s better late than never. We just landed a bit ago and are in love with 🇯🇵 already. We’re going to some of his favorite places and I feel a closeness with my Dad that I haven’t felt in a while. Anyway, go out and explore and do all the things that you keep putting off. It’s worth it.
#e32018 was pretty cool. 😊
#Repost @hardwick ・・・ Anthony Bourdain was on the podcast a few years ago and was so open, warm, and hilarious. He was inspiring to me on so many levels, not the least of which was that he came out from under an intense drug haze and became successful by just being himself while following his curiosity and passions. I think a lot of us who have struggled with addiction, depression, anxiety—or any of the wide menu of mental health issues—looked up to Bourdain as our champion. The guy who beat it. And you know, maybe that’s not totally fair to put that on him because it isn’t a dragon you just slay once and you’re done. You wouldn’t exercise for a little while and go, “Ok done! I’m fit for life now!” It’s an ongoing process, and that’s okay, because everything needs maintenance. And why is it we put such emphasis on maintaining our cars, our careers, even our dumb fucking social media accounts and NOT our minds??? That other stuff is external. A distraction. It ultimately doesn’t matter. But WE matter. (and yes I see the irony of devaluing social media on social media—it does have positive uses, but it shouldn’t be more important than our health so maybe put that FIRST). Also, what happened with Bourdain does NOT take away from all of the amazing things he achieved and the issues he overcame while he was alive. Between what happened with Kate Spade just a few days ago or any of the 800,000 people worldwide who sadly take their own lives each year, it is important to remember that mental health issues are unbiased. It doesn’t matter how much you have or don’t have. It doesn’t matter what your race, cultural background, or religious beliefs are. It can affect anyone, anywhere, and does. I BEG YOU, if you feel like you’re trapped under the weight of your own brain DO NOT hesitate to get help. It isn’t embarrassing, it doesn’t mean you’re broken, and it doesn’t mean you’re weak. Everyone needs help sometimes and it is a strong move to ask for it. If anything, please let the big takeaway be that no matter where we are in life, we should seek help when we are feeling swallowed up. Take care of yourselves, everyone. The world is a better place with you in it
“As you move through this life and this world, you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” - @anthonybourdain
I loved this man. I’ve grown up with him and the stories he told through food and otherwise. I never got to meet him, but I’ve shared many meals with him, while reading his stories or watching him go to magical (or not so magical places) of the world. An Instagram post feels lame, but I’m intensely sad that this man is gone. I will forever miss you, @anthonybourdain.
Three more hours until the polls close, California Fam. Let’s do this.
Very casual photo of me doing some outdoors stuff. #ShineBrightLikeADiamond #dangerouswoman
I am Gucci you are Crocs.
My Mom is honestly the cutest. She’s the funniest, bestest, most precious Mother in the whole world. I love you, Momma. Happy Mother’s Day, @viperass.
Tasty snack! @therantinghousewife
Merci, Juliette. Xoxo. 🐪🐪
Happy birthday, my sweet pops. I miss you and love you, forever and always. #CappachinosEveryApril20 #bestdadinthewholewideworld #420