#waterandlight

One year ago today I embarked on the most beautiful, challenging and just downright crazy journey I've ever experienced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And if I'm being honest, it's bringing a lot up in my heart. Reflecting on the woman I was when that plane left American soil, and who I am today... and sure. I grew a lot over those three months backpacking. But the trip wasn't what changed me. It was when I returned home, thrown into the limbo of becoming an unemployed recent(ish) college grad who had spent almost every dollar to my name. Catching up with friends who had been working / in grad school for months. It was learning to cope with countless job rejections, living in a constant state of anxiety that all those adults were right -- I would never find a job in my field without my master's. It was questioning e v e r y t h i n g. And amongst it all, carrying the weight of a fresh breakup on my heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The resilience I built during that time of immense uncertainty that has allowed me to grow into who I am today. The seed to grow the confidence in myself, so when I hit the ground running with a job that has been challenging in every aspect of the word, I could face my anxiety head on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You can't run away from your problems, trust me, they will follow you half way across the globe. But know that you have everything you need within yourself. And if you get anything from this caption that's WAY too long, know this: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are strong, you are worthy, you are capable.

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@_dragonslayer_ doing his best Filipe impression

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Ignorance is bliss

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Water & light

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🌊💦🏄💙
Photo by @woodygphoto

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🐢+ ❤️

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Monsieur Rocha, el pensante elegante.

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Venus fly trap! Happy hump day y'all! @saltwater.raised

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@rfbellerose Low Tide at The Clam Bar

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Blueberry Coffee|
Goofy foot. Road Travels. Jack Johnson and sunshine that felt like California.
Proud to know this one and all his hard work and dedication. ⚡️
@danielnorris18 📸 @newlondonred

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Cat Nap

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// Voyagers Meet // the annual sardine run up the Eastern Cape coast brings the usual visitors, along with a wave that's completing it's journey from thousands of km's away....joining in a crescendo at sunrise 😊 🙌 #pdvimages #waves #sea #ocean #sonyimages #stabfullframe #surfermagazine #zigzagsurfphotos #natgeo #sardinerun #southafricanskies #waterandlight #nature #travel #surfing #bodyboarding #thisissouthafrica #instagram_sa #waveart #oceanart #oceanminded_arts #sunrise #viewbugfeature #magicseaweed #jaw_dropping_shots #ig_masterpiece #southafricaza #sonyalpha #deadreckoning @deadreckcrew

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Same wave

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What a day!! 😍 wave after wave for 4 hours all to myself 🤤 @stealtharmy @stealthfins @reeflexwetsuits @boardtodeathclothing @emeraldsurfcity @gopro

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