Have A Groovy Tuesday

*Playlist at the end 🙂

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday!

It was kind of a struggle to get out of bed this morning, but I kept snoozing until I finally rolled out of bed to go shoot sunrise. Now that I go out to shoot on a pretty regular basis I typically choose to shoot sunrise/sunset or during golden hour. Those are definitely my favorite times to shoot for obvious reasons. Sunrise the last two mornings wasn’t as impressive as some that I’ve seen here in Florida, but I kind of expected this because there were no clouds both mornings. That’s why I wanted to make sure I got out of bed this morning because I saw in the weather forecast that it was going to be cloudy today and if you didn’t know already, clouds MAKE the sunrises and sunsets. Now if only I could find out which type of clouds make the best sunrises/sunsets. If anyone knows, please share in the comments below! Anyway, here are some shots from earlier:

This was at Lake Rowena in Orlando, which is right across from the Orlando Museum of Art on Mills. I’ve noticed this lake always has gorgeous views of sunrise, but there is no where to park! The neighborhood that is closest does not allow any street parking. -__- So I basically cheated and parked at a business nearby since I wasn’t planning to stay long anyway.

I hope the residents who live around this lake appreciate the beauty they have every day.

The reflection from the lake was on point today!

Also, I wanted to share a mix by Jarami, a Swedish duo. It’s almost a solid hour of R&B goodness with an extra side of funk. Definitely a mix to groove out to. Enjoy and make today a good one!

❤ always,

jewlz

 

Sneak Peek of South East Asia

Hi friends!

Currently, I’m in Cambodia and I can’t even begin to tell you the experience I’ve had so far. I’ve only been here a total of 3 full days and it’s already so overwhelming trying to take everything in. It’s so different here. It’s amazing. If you’ve never traveled to a less developed country I highly suggest you do because it’s such a different travel experience all together. In a good way. I’m definitely out of my comfort zone and dying in this crazy muggy weather, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. Anyway, I just wanted to share some of my photos from this crazy adventure I’m on.

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How To Travel More

Hi friends!

It’s been a while since my last post, but that’s because I like to post when I actually have something I want to write about instead of feeling forced to post something. So today’s post is going to be about my tips of how to travel more. I really became obsessed with traveling this year. Prior to 2015, my trips consisted of Hawaii, Seattle, different road trips in California, a few occasions to Tijuana (used to be a pretty common thing for us Californians BACK IN THE DAY), and of course my road trip across the US after I graduated from nursing school. If you’re like me and stalk Instagrammers who travel all the time or LOOK like they travel all the time then you’re not alone. I too, can get stuck on Instagram for HOURS on end just daydreaming about all the places I want to go. It’s pretty nerve racking sometimes. Especially when they’re travel videos on YouTube. Anyway, I finally made it a point to travel abroad to South America in April and have gone on other small trips around the U.S. since then and am going on another big trip this coming November to South East Asia! I am super excited and wanted to share with you all how you can travel too! Read More

The Shift

I just finished watching the most inspiring movie called The Shift starring Dr. Wayne Dyer. It’s about conscious living and leading a life of purpose and meaning to your authentic self. It was so amazing and I recommend it for everyone to see and it is currently free to watch online in his honor.

Thank you to @happsters for sharing this wonderful and soul 🙏🏽 touching movie.

http://www.drwaynedyer.com/the-shift-movie-watch-now?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_Dyer_the_shift&utm_source=9988982&utm_id=6379HH&utm_content=6379HH

Hobbies and Knowing Yourself

The other day me and my friend were having a conversation about knowing yourself and always making sure you have time for yourself. She’s currently in a relationship and was telling me how it’s hard for her to get time to herself at times because she has to always consider her free time for her significant other. This is one of the reasons why I choose to be single and I’m happy to be single because all my free time away from work is spent on me and what I want to do. I feel blessed to be able to have the freedom to spend my days off being lazy, catching up on sleep, reading books or exploring my city, etc. I was telling my friend how it’s so important to be able to spend time away from your significant other to do things for yourself so you can stay in tune to you and the things that make you Y-O-U. Read More