Category Archives: dreaming

Some Insta-moments

I love Instagram! But I don’t post pictures very often… I’m kind of picky about what I put out there.. it needs to feel right. I hate blurry pictures, and I rarely post pictures of the people I’m with. Not that I don’t love them, but I want my account to have a certain mood about it. I’m not trying to be pretentious here at all (trust me, I’m not the world’s best photographer!!), but I’d like  it to be a display of how I see things, be it a flower, an animal, or just something I can’t take my eyes off of. (Cue Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons!)

Anyways, here are a few pics from my account. If you want to follow me, you’ll find me at @anki_hm 🙂

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City

Daytrip to Cannon Beach

Daytrip to Cannon Beach

The Hotcake House in Southeast Portland

The Hotcake House in Southeast Portland

PSU Campus

PSU Campus

What shaped me

When I was turning 16 it wasn’t so sweet. I was an angsty teenager who threw fits and didn’t know where I belonged, or what I was supposed to do. And yes, this is one of those sappy posts that reminisce about past times and which – in retrospect – almost always make sense.

I found my refuge in music. It was my solace, inspiration, motivation and escape from my own world. What I found in music was what kept me afloat. And there is only one album I can credit that for. It prompted the start of my own recognition – the journey of my own transcending into a more spiritual awareness. It all started with Jewel. And to this day I have to remind myself I wouldn’t be where I am today without the epic CD Pieces of You, acrylic paint, the arts of Paul Gauguin and writing. Today I’m 32, but whenever I hear this song, I’m traveling back in time, reliving my youth, cherishing the memories and thinking  I’ve had a heck of a ride. And it will keep going, because as humans we are  all always in some kind of transition, whether it be relationships, work, ideologies, dreams, ambitions…. you name it.

This song will always be my favorite. Because it made something inside of me alive, and whatever that was soothed me in some of my most difficult times.

 

Slipping through my fingers… then suddenly gone

Do you know the feeling?

Ah yes. You should know by now that I’m such a geek. I’m a sucker for drama, lyrics, music, literature…words. They haunt me and make me suffer. I become the meaning. It’s scary yet so wonderful.

I currently love this amazing song. Enjoy, get lost and resurface.

 

Quote of the day

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagiend.”

– Henry David Thoreau

dream_yourself_away_by_luizalazar-d5rh30k

Californication

 

11_519489985856_8417_n

33544_484420105319_8245869_n

 

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls”

Well said, Anais Nin. These are some of the places I have yet to visit, but hope to cross some of the destinations of my bucket list this year.

Key West (via)

Key West (via)

Cuba (via)

Cuba (via)

Yellowstone (via)

Yellowstone (via)

New Zealand (via)

New Zealand (via)

Scotland (via)

Maine (via)

Maine (via)

Maui (via)

Maui (via)

The Bahamas (via)

The Bahamas (via)

Tuscany, Italy (via)

Tuscany, Italy (via)

Corsica (via)

Corsica (via)

The “heart symbol” should be sufficient for this post, but it’s not

OK, you guys!!! Do you even know how much Mulholland Drive means to me? I mean, David Lynch is THE MAN! Ever since Twin Peaks I’ve been obsessed with this psycho-alternative universe he’s got going on. And I’ve even had the pleasure of meeting this genius; do not be fooled. He is not some fruit basket in a world of veggies, this man is a master mind and the joke is on you if you don’t get it. So – I’m ready to discuss all my theories on the wonder that is MD, but even if you’re not a fan, how can you not be seduced by this scene… (I hate myself for even bringing this up, but we live in a tabloid-hungry society where every mag has Jen Aniston’s mug on it, and in this scene, her beau, Justin Theroux is the director.) Eat your heart out, suckas! Or indulge, if you’re into film noir and its sub-genres.