Your fav crew is back! Two years after South Africa rocked our worlds we’ve reunited in South Lake Tahoe. Our day on Friday began with a lovely WFA day out of the google office. Everyone enjoyed some lamb shawarma and hummus and the myriad of snacks. Next we made our way to Kates house where her mom cooked us some incredible vegetarian chili and corn bread. We even had a cameo from Liz! Then we made the long trek through the tundra to get to Tahoe. Kate braved the roads as Taylor manned the music and me Elana and Zoe enjoyed more hummus and chips. The next morning we made our way to south lake at the ripe time of 10am. Kate led the way again as we drove through complete white out. She has officially mastered the 40 point turn. Upon arrival to the lake house our snow leopard of a car got trapped and we had to dig it out of mountains of snow. But it was all worth it to enter the incredible home, get views of the lake, and eat more hummus. Highlights of the house include: lake views, old photos, and a letter from Barbara bush. More updates to come
Reframing is a powerful tool that I use when coaching my clients. We don't realize the power that the stories we tell ourselves has on our mindset and emotions. We can positively reframe a story about our past, present or future and change the way we think and feel.
Why do we post on Instagram?
What is your *intention* with this platform?
Is it a way to express yourself? Is it to market your business? Is it to fill a void? To make others envious? To make people laugh? To update friends and family?
I’ve been asking myself similar questions recently, as there are days, maybe even weeks, I have no inspiration to post a photo or write.
Sometimes I feel pressure to show up regularly, because algorithms they say, when I just can’t.
Why would I post when it’s forced?
There are days where I numbingly scroll.
There are days I compare myself to others to the point where I honestly feel like shit!
And there are days where I feel so inspired by this app and so grateful for the beauty and the information I’m taking in.
For me, this platform is extremely powerful. I mean, some people have become “influencers” but how are they actually influencing?
I’ve realized my main intention on here is to yes, aid me on this entrepreneurial journey I am embarking on, but above all I want to express myself through images and I want to inspire/educate others (and myself) through my written word.
I just want to help humans feel better and make the world a slightly better place, because I know what it feels like to feel down and out. And I see the planet suffering.
So, what is your intention?
What we share is more powerful than we even know.
We are all making an impact in one way or another.
my favorite thing is when i say something like “do you want to kick water/tackle/throw snow/be generally aggressive” with my clients and i see the pure excitement on one of their faces (it’s usually never on both of their faces lmfao)
This right here is what keeps me going. I love you, and I don’t know what I’d do without my goofball. You are truly amazing and everything I could have ever asked for #vday#sendit#love#sunnyskiesweride
Happy birthday to this double-fisting-slurpee mountain goon. It only took 7 years for us to figure it out buuuut we here. Thankful for you, adventures past and many to come🤗 (Last photo from 2013 when we were tiny babies in Mallorca and I camped for the first time😬)
I lost my virginity when I was 12 years old. (I don’t think my Mom even knows this yet)
And I’m now almost 8 years abstinent….. Well February 22nd will be 8 years.
This post is going to be a little bit different than the ones you’ve seen today about Valentines Day.
I’ve never talked about this openly. I just wanted to share this because I am not perfect. I’ve gone to many extremes in my life to get to the point where I am today.
I could write a whole novel on the dynamics that happened from 12 years old till today and why I went to such extremes.
But I wouldn’t trade any of it.
I’m not sure why I lost my virginity at 12 years old. It kinda just happened.
But what happened after was my friends reaction to it and then that became the currency at which I would gauge the game of life.
I was voted as the “The Biggest Flirt” for my High School Superlative.
So from 12-19 years old I had found a game I was really good at.
My friends would say, “Hey, you can’t get her.” Then the game would begin.
And I also want to preface, I was never an asshole.
The girls excuse was always, “Well it’s Zach.”
I was seen or saw myself as the “Player.”
But something happened right after I turned 20.
I was asked the question from a priest mentor of mine: “What would your future wife and daughter think of what you are doing right now?”
It made me sick to my stomach to think about. I couldn’t sleep that night. I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
So at the point, I made a decision that I was going to go abstinent.
That it was something that I needed to do in order to truly prepare myself to be the best potential Husband/Dad I could possibly be.
Not because being “abstinent” in and of itself for everyone will yield that result.
But for me, an extreme case, it needed to happen.
And as a result, making that decision resulted in a ripple effect on my whole life.
I read a book a week for 4 years straight.
I freed up soo much time to start asking myself better questions on what I wanted to do in this life.
I’m not saying it was all great. I sacrificed a lot.
I stopped partying as much.
I became very anti social.
I stopped going on dates.
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Lake Tahoe in the winter ❤️✨ ¡Nos divertimos mucho con tanta nieveeeeee! Snowboard, hot tub, guerras de nieve, y muuucha paleada jajaja! Esta temporada me tocó vivir 3 “épocas” navideñas🙈😬 estoy reconsiderando mi postura de que no me guste🤔 #sirenamexicana#orgullosamentemexicana // #tb We had lots of fun with the snow last week! Many activities including shoveling day and night to avoid getting buried by the snow😂😍 I had three “Christmasy” seasons this winter, I may start considering my dislike for this holiday jeje! #happywinter#caribbeangirlinthesnow#southlaketahoe
Crazy how time flys by. Super thankful I was able to be Varsity Cheer Captain for my last year cheering with my team. I am so thankful for everyone I’ve have met and created friendships with. I will cherish all the crazy adventures and memories for a lifetime. 💚💛🎀
Snowboarding update: I still suck 🤷♀️ 😂 this pic was actually taken in front of our Airbnb on the second day of our Tahoe trip. We were snowed in and couldn’t get to the slopes that day. Instead of carving on the slopes for 5 hours before driving home (jk I can’t carve yet), we spent 5 hours digging a path out of the driveway for our cars and then digging our sedan out of the snow when it inevitably got stuck on the snow-covered road 🤦♀️ swipe to watch us struggle with the snow machine!
Just another pretty picture in a world of pretty pictures. Here’s an interesting question. What photos matter to you? Has the attainability to quality, saturated instagram with beautiful images? What kind of photography do you enjoy? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.