Posts tagged lymedontkillmyvibe
An Unspoken Understanding: Elli and Melissa Chase Sunlight Through The Olympic Peninsula

When Melissa (@mellypeacox) came to Washington a few weeks back for her Lyme treatment, I already had a plan in mind to adventure together. We'd stock some good snacks, fill the car with blankets, string twinkly lights in the back for dreamy vibes, have a solid playlist, and just go. Find all the things and do all the things, because those days are always good days. They can make you feel alive when you need it most, especially when it's hard to remember life outside of just being sick.

The untouched wild of the Olympics and Cascades are what drew me to Seattle, and are what keep me here (despite an entire family 3,000 miles away). Despite sometimes having really hard days (and missing my mom). The pull of adventure, specifically amongst these mountains, fuel and fill my soul in the deepest way.

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And Just Like That: A Visual Diary From a Last Minute Trip To Summer Lake, OR.

And just like that, there we were 

Bumpy earth and heavy thoughts, clinging on to moments past,
preparing ourselves to let go 

We made it happen
We came together
we heard the call for silence in a world filled with chaos

For just one night
we will turn our backs to the blue hue of the towering mountains

For just one night
we will usher in the golden hues of desert,
watching the fields dance their way from horizon to horizon

And that's all you need, really,
just one night 

Just one night to remember why you're here:
To lead with your curiosity rather than your doubts 

To carry with you to bed, the light of day,
rather than the dark of night.

To run wild and free with the hearts you love,
both beating and still

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Back On The Road: First Camping Trip Of 2016

I used to think that in order to see new things, experience new places, and meet new people, I had to travel abroad. I had to save, work, save some more, and buy a plane ticket to a place thousands and thousands of miles from my home, and though my yearning for ten hour plane rides is still a very, very real thing, there has been a shift in the way I view adventure. 

All of those things that I mentioned above, they surround you. They are right there, waiting for the moment you step foot outside your front door. 

I had my pills counted and put in their proper containers, snacks in the front seat, bags packed and puzzled together in the back (honestly, Adam did the majority of this), gas tank filled, and coffee placed in the center console.

It was time for an adventure, and my gosh I couldn't wait to get going! 

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An Unexpected Spring Adventure

It's all about celebrating the little victories. 

With snacks packed, water bottles filled, and baby on board, we piled into the car and made our way out to Smith Rock, one of the most popular climbing destinations in Oregon. 

The week prior to this glorious adventure day, had been somewhat of a whirlwind. I went from feeling confident in my strength and abilities, to feeling incapable and overly emotional. All in all, I was confused and a little lost. 

You know those moments when you have a million and one thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you want to express, but when you go to speak, nothing but a wavering voice and jumbled words comes out? It's aggravating, and more often than not, you leave that moment feeling defeated underneath the weight of your loss of words. Your lack of confidence. Your foggy mind...

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