Ever since I was a young lad, back in school, I noticed there were these teachers who could merely teach a subject from a book. They did it in a set order, using predetermined phrases and a certain style that was constant. Plain and uniform, boring... like a fucking piece of white bread. There weren't many who could adjust their teaching to the abilities and tendencies of their pupils and explain things in their own individual way. They were needlessly propagating competition and instilling fear in the fragile hearts and minds of kids. That is when I lost interest in school, in society and in religion. It was the same during under graduation and at business school. Yapping from a power point presentation or an excel spread sheet, repeating questions that were decades old and psychologically trying to influence many minds made me perceive them as nothing but trash!
Don’t misunderstand me—I’m not totally uncompetitive. It’s just that for some reason I never cared all that much whether I beat others or lost to them. This sentiment remained pretty much unchanged after I matured, embraced manhood. It doesn’t matter what shit you’re talking about—beating somebody else just doesn’t do it for me. I’m much more interested in whether I reach the goals that I set for myself, whether it be for bread or leisure. .
In all things we should try to make ourselves be as grateful as possible. For gratitude is a good thing for ourselves, in a manner in which justice, commonly held to belong to others, is not. Gratitude pays itself back in large measure.
I am forever grateful for how far I’ve come and how well it’s been #2yearsagotoday ❤️
A girl and her kettlebells: a love story.
Showed up to the gym in Hungary and they are renovating, so the girl at the front desk said: we have only cardio machines and classes. I decided, okayyyy I’ll figure something out. Went upstairs, to find an empty classroom and....KETTLEBELLS! Praise the lawwddd! We are gonna make it.
Shorts: bought at ALDI, best supermarket ever
Sports bra: borrowed from @_palomaya_ 😂
Lil’ Red, please come home to me soon 🎒
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Embrace not only your scars but every inch of your body as well. I was once rejected by someone because of one thing he considered wrong about my body. Yup, one! He was searching for someone that was perfect when he himself, like everyone else, can never be. Don’t worry, I thank the heavens everyday to have dodged a bullet by someone so shallow. The lesson taught me to further love and be comfortable in the skin that God gave me. There is no such thing as a flawed body. We were all created with unique traits that individually make us innately human. If you’ve experienced something similar, Self hugs and kisses. It’s their loss to have overlooked someone so beautiful.
A bit of hitchhiking from Armenia to Georgia in an old russian truck... .
A 300-km journey that took almost 11 hours and 7 cars...
The 'eleven hours' which is one of the amazing experiences I've ever had in my life thanks to all the nice people who gave me a ride and made my journey with their kindness!
Nana @khouskivadze special thanks to you and your friend for picking me (a guy!) up, when it was getting dark after I crossed the border and nobody stopped; For the 2 Laris you gave me so I wouldn't get overcharged by taxi drivers; and of course for the nice friendly chat! :)
کمی از هیچهایک ِ ارمنستان به گرجستان در یک کامیون قدیمی روسی...
سفری ۳۰۰ کیلومتری که با هفت ماشین مختلف انجام شد و یازده ساعت زمان برد...
یازده ساعتی که یکی از فوقالعادهترین تجربههای کل زندگیم بود،به لطف تمام آدمهایی که من رو تا یه جایی رسوندن و با مهربونیشون سفرم رو ساختن.
Today I had to remind myself I’m enough. My worth is not defined by what others think of me. I’m enough for myself. I truly love who I am. I have so much growth to do, and I hope I never stop growing. I have dreams I am capable of pursuing by myself. In so many ways I never dreamed of this path that I’ve taken for my life. I never thought I would be outdoorsy, I never thought I’d be unmarried at 29, I never thought I’d live in a freaking van, I never thought I would travel solo full time. If y’all would’ve known me 4 years ago! Lol. I was a wanna be boujee girl. But I had to force it because that’s who I thought I needed to be in order to be successful in life. I was so wrong, and I finally embraced my true self. I’m still getting to know her, and I love her. But I still struggle with insecurities and doubt. Some days are easier than others to turn off the demons in my head. Today they were screaming, it was hard to ignore. I had to remind myself I am worthy.
I just feel like someone needs that reminder too, and I hope you know you are worthy.
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Lately more people have been coming up to me and asking, “are you Emily?”. My initial response is always surprised. Embarrassment that I don’t remember how we know each other. Then they’ll add, “I follow you on Instagram” and I’m totally shocked. And flattered. This real person in front of me cares about what I have to say.
It’s humbling. And I’m so grateful. But it also makes me think more deeply about the things I do. What I’m supporting. What I’m saying or not saying. I have a platform now and over 40,000 people’s ears. It’s an amazing privilege, and one I want to use in a positive way. The things I say and do, and also in the companies that I support or advertise.
That’s why I’m so excited to partner with @lifestraw — a company that is truly doing good. For every bottle sold, a child gets a years worth of safe and clean drinking water. They’ve consistently been committed to serving the communities around the world that need them the most — something that I truly admire.
And from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for following along.
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Waking up in the middle of the night,
Leaving bed early,
Skipping TV shows,
Turning off WIFI,
Cancelling all the plans,
Staying consistent when no one is appreciating,
Don't worry, one day you will feel proud for doing all these things.
BE YOUR OWN FAN,
BE YOUR OWN HERO.
I am doing all this from past 10 years and trust me these proved to be the best decisions of my life. •
Working 16 hours for your passion and having sleepless nights is love, TRY IT. •
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🇫🇷 Ok, cette première journée d’hier était INCROYABLE. On a découvert nos poneys du jour, sachant qu’on va en monter plusieurs durant la semaine pour ne pas trop les user. J’ai rencontré « Feu », un magnifique et adorable mâle. Après avoir fait connaissance avec nos montures le matin, la horde de 60 chevaux avec qui on va randonner pendant 6 jours est arrivée d’un coup. Les voir galoper en totale liberté, faire ce qu’ils voulaient et être au milieu de nous était juste un sentiment à couper le souffle. On a traversé des rivières et longé des paysages de fou pour finalement arriver aux pieds du Volcan Hekla en fin de journée. J’ai hâte de découvrir les autres poneys et de continuer à être au milieu de tous ces chevaux en liberté ! 😍
Un voyage en collaboration avec @cavalngo#cavalngo
🇺🇸 Ok, that first day yesterday was INCREDIBLE. We discovered our ponies of the day, knowing that we will climb several during the week to not wear them too much. I met "Fire", a beautiful and adorable male. After meeting our mounts in the morning, the horde of 60 horses with which we will hike for 6 days arrived at once. To see them galloping in total freedom, doing what they wanted and being in our midst was just a breathtaking feeling. We crossed rivers and skirted crazy landscapes to finally reach the Hekla Volcano at the end of the day. I can not wait to discover the other ponies and continue to be in the middle of all these loose horses! 😍
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Markha Valley Trek // Part I
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So from the lush green landscapes of Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, we saw a dramatic change in the landscapes in Markha Valley Trek. The experience of walking along the Indus River in a vast barren land for hours and hours everyday is an experience which is going to stay with us for a lifetime to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀
The remoteness of the Markha Valley Trek attracts many trekkers to its trail. And inspite this remoteness there are small settlements on the entire trail, offering you a bed to sleep and food to eat. These tea houses are hosted by Tibetan people which makes this trek a cultural experience taking you closer to Ladakhi culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We intended to start our trek from Chilling (3,200m) but we ended by hopping on a 4X4 vehicle till Skui (3,400m). After spending some time in a tea house in Skui, we started hiking towards Sara (3,500m). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It must have been around 6pm when we found ourselves walking into a rustic house in the middle of literally nowhere. There we found this old lady with a rather charming smile on her face. She welcomed us with all of her heart and poured us some tea. So, this was the place we decided to halt for the night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It was amazing to see how instead of a life of scarcity, these people and houses represent a life of richness. There are huge windows in all the rooms which let plenty of sunshine in. People wear a rich smile on their face, they have pure air to breath, the clean water comes straight from the glacier. All the meals are so fresh because the vegetables are organically grown by them. The entire community works toward minimising the waste to the environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
It felt great to be a part of it for few days! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cheers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onewilddream#markhavalley#ladakh
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek // Part III
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“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.” ― John Muir
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The view was from the tent we pitched at Gangabal Lake! It was the most spectacular location for pitching the tent. I won’t write much and let the pictures speak for themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have a good day, you guys!
Cheers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onewilddream#kashmirgreatlakes#kashmirgreatlakestrek#kashmir#kashmirtourism#incredibleindia 🇮🇳
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Never stop exploring 💜 Do you prefer travelling alone or with a group?
تحبون السفر لحالكم و الا مع قروب 👭؟
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