Инстаграм @jellybelly_ Jessica Lee
Looking forward for new adventures this year. Over the long weekend, I took a spontaneous trip to one of my favorite places in California. Big Sur. Something in the way the rugged mountainous forest meet jagged cliffs that are pummeled by big blue pacific surf that just takes my breath away. It’s been four years since I’ve been back up to central California. I’m hoping to do more trips this year. Planned and unplanned, small day trips around town and big trips around the world. I realized, I’ve only visited 10 US states but I’ve been to 30+ international countries. Hoping to change that and see more of my home country. Who’s with me? Also, if you’re into photos like these (yoga photos), I started a separate Instagram account for them @jessgetdowndog a little over a year ago to track my progress and other fitnessy related things (like slacklining or acro). I’d like to keep this account for other interests like adventure, travel, my niece and nephews. #livebangs #bangsblitzday #bangsblitz #mermaidpose #yoga#yogi #ekapadarajakapotasana #loveandalliscoming #wanderlust #bigsur #sheisnotlost #mytinyatlas
2018 was one of the best years I’ve had. My favorite things about the year? Certainly not things but people. Going to the beach as many days I could, feeling the sand in between my toes, watching the best sunsets on the beach and connecting with some of the most amazing and inspiring souls. Highlights include my niece sleeping over in LA, visiting 3 new countries, finally traveling on my own, weaning myself off of SSRIs (anti depression/anxiety medication), yoga retreat in Greece with @susievanessayoga, rock climbing in Yosemite for the first time with @ardyslacks, trying aerial yoga with @flyingthroughit, taking my first steps on a slackline, trusting people to do new acro moves with, hosting friends in my tiny apartment, acro at the Oasis on Thursday nights, friends from all over visiting LA (furthest from Australia @chappochaps), learning to consume less plastic, and finally traveling and surfing with @nikki_kins_ in Costa Rica. Every year comes with highs and lows and this year, the highs definitely outweighed the lows. Looking forward to what 2019 holds, but no resolutions yet. Did you make resolutions?
Think I’m FALLing for you, Costa Rica. 💚 Took a hike into the middle of a rainforest of Tenorio National Park during pouring rain to see the super blue waters of the Rio Celeste. Cause of the rain it was brown but equally as beautiful and awe inspiring. Yes, I’m in just a sports bra & shorts wearing a raincoat and rain boots. And no, they didn’t help and there was a small pool of water in my boots at the end. Worth it. #optoutside
I made it to level 32! What an adventure. I like reflecting on the last year but I’ll save that for New Years. So instead of doing that, I just want to show a ton of gratitude to all the people in my life who’ve helped shape this year and make it super memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There’s nothing quite like walking into dreamy restaurants or Will Byers’ living room, unexpectedly matching your friends, last minute trips to Yosemite, or being tickled in front of several expensive bottles of wine. So much gratitude. Stay tuned for an Original Muscle Beach friends post, but for now I’m going to Sunday Funday there. Will you be playing at the beach? I’m making and bringing pie!
After my recent trip to Europe, I am pleased to say I know my passport number by heart. 🧡 This is what moves me, TRAVEL. 🗺 “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met yet.” -Melody Truong #liveBANGS #BANGSblitz #BANGSambassador Adventure passport cover & my white slip ons by @bangsshoes! I recently became an ambassador for them and have a discount code to share if you’re interested, DM me & go check them out!
"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could." - Louise Erdrich #lifewelltraveled #raiseagirlwhotravels #wanderlust
Happy Fall Equinox! This was one of the best summer’s I’ve had in a while. One of my favorite memories: finding these piano stairs and making my Pinterest bucket list a reality. Also just became a @bangsshoes ambassador! Your adventure helps others find theirs. Check them out! #liveBANGS #BANGSambassador #bangsambassador2018
“You know a moment is important when it is making your mind go numb with beauty.” -Friedrich Nietzsche