About 6 months ago my friend Ayla and I were talking about places we wanted to visit around the world. We started listing towns and cities in the States and then branched off into Europe and South America. I don’t remember exactly why, but when we named Colombia we both agreed that’s where we were going.
At Redington Shores, you’ll find everything you need to unwind and relax. For miles there’s an abundance of natural beauty stretched along the Gulf of Mexico. I come here often usually to watch the sunset by the pier and catch up with needed alone time.
I wanted to write about what it really means to achieve personal goals because I think we sometimes loose sight of what’s really important. I was talking to a friend the other day about how people are so achievement oriented that they value the end result more than the process leading up to it.
This reminded me of how the same ideology is applied to the accumulation of material things in western society. We are tricked into thinking that more things equals more happiness and therefore higher quality of life. As we know though, placing our sense of worth in material objects only leads to frustration and a false sense of self curated by the ego.
I don’t know a single person who doesn’t want to travel. I think its within the human psyche to want to go to places we’ve never been. We are explorers by nature. We are curious to see the unknown.
Traveling is important in whatever form it takes. A road trip to the next state over can be just as valuable as a flight to a foreign country. To be more accurate however, it’s more so the mindset of the traveler than it is actually traveling.
At the same time though, traveling in general has the ability to shift one’s worldview, which brings me to my first point.
When I saw the epic view of someone doing back flips on a trick line between two palm trees and in front of the water, I knew I had to pull over and strike up a conversation!
Ben told me he was passing through Florida and only had a few days left. We exchanged contact information and planned to meet up in Turtle beach a few days later.
This was a new experience for me. I had never seen someone perform dangerous tricks on a thin elastic band and now I had the opportunity to take photos of it.
Watching Ben slack line was exhilarating because there’s a certain level of risk which puts you in a heightened state. There are so many ways to mess up but with his skill, his balance and commitment to the sport it made it even more exciting to capture!
Here are some photos I took of Ben
We took a trip to Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island
While I was in Rhode Island I met up with a few friends! Here are some photos of our time together.
Narragansett, Rhode Island
One hour and 10 minutes south of Tampa.
I hopped on I-75, rolled the windows down, blasted the music and cruised to Venice Beach.
The only plans I made were to walk around, sight-see and take photographs of what I found interesting. I arrived at Venice around 4:00 p.m which gave me a few hours of sunlight.
I parked in the Historic District and walked right over to the beach.