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LNT tee in the Sierra Nevadas 🌲

LNT tee in the Sierra Nevadas 🌲

Kind mercy over harsh judgment....Listed under “things we could all work a little harder on”.

Kind mercy over harsh judgment....Listed under “things we could all work a little harder on”.

Sunday in Oxnard.

Sunday in Oxnard.

BALANCE & ADAPT ____I’m afraid I can’t tell you more about balance, because right this second - I’m out of balance. Starting out a brand, business, or pursuing something can be difficult. But who says It can be easy too, even if you had it all together? It’s hard to keep balancing when we, ourselves think we’re out of balance. The only way I think I can do, moving forward is to focus and hold on to the only way, truth, and life that keeps it all together; and that’s the object of my faith. They say passion is the willingness to suffer for something we love. As I find myself in this place of passion where I start to question,“JB why don’t you just settle for the easy route and seek for stability in the comfort zone?” then it just means I’m going to hang up on the “call” I was called to. ___Balance and adapt go hand in hand. Both are tough to juggle around because they both require discipline. And in the discipline there’s suffering too - being stretched, molded to be refined to think and live anew knowing that through it is suffering that produces perseverance, and perseverance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame. . . It’ll be worth it, because the object of my Faith is God and the love He poured out in His son, Jesus. For my faith, I did not produce but a gift bestown onto me by God.

BALANCE & ADAPT ____I’m afraid I can’t tell you more about balance, because right this second - I’m out of balance. Starting out a brand, business, or pursuing something can be difficult. But who says It can be easy too, even if you had it all together? It’s hard to keep balancing when we, ourselves think we’re out of balance. The only way I think I can do, moving forward is to focus and hold on to the only way, truth, and life that keeps it all together; and that’s the object of my faith. They say passion is the willingness to suffer for something we love. As I find myself in this place of passion where I start to question,“JB why don’t you just settle for the easy route and seek for stability in the comfort zone?” then it just means I’m going to hang up on the “call” I was called to. ___Balance and adapt go hand in hand. Both are tough to juggle around because they both require discipline. And in the discipline there’s suffering too - being stretched, molded to be refined to think and live anew knowing that through it is suffering that produces perseverance, and perseverance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame. . . It’ll be worth it, because the object of my Faith is God and the love He poured out in His son, Jesus. For my faith, I did not produce but a gift bestown onto me by God.

This is one of my favorite photos. I did not think I would be able to see the Alaska Range with the heavy cloud cover we had, but when I checked, this is what I saw. ..49mmISO 100f/5.6Shutter 1/400...#lensbible#earthpics#amazing_shots#amazingearth#bns_earth#ig_myshots#ig_world_colors#universetoday#outside_project#thestoked#thealaskalife#sharingalaska#explorealaska#ilovealaska#viewbugfeature#wearethewild#beholdingcreation#sky_love#the_best_shotz#wowshot#igrepresent #alaskarange #cloudyskies #mountainlover #landscapephotomag #bns_sky #907
Caribou Lodge Alaska

This is one of my favorite photos. I did not think I would be able to see the Alaska Range with the heavy cloud cover we had, but when I checked, this is what I saw. ..49mmISO 100f/5.6Shutter 1/400...#lensbible #earthpics #amazing _shots#amazing earth#bns _earth#ig _myshots#ig _world_colors#universetoday #outside _project#the stoked #the alaskalife #sharingalaska #explorealaska #ilovealaska #viewbugfeature #wearethewild #beholdingcreation #sky _love#the _best_shotz#wowshot #ig represent #alaskarange #cloudyskies #mountainlover #landscapephotomag #bns _sky #907

With a little snow, everything seems to become more magical 🌲 Photo by: @stevint

With a little snow, everything seems to become more magical 🌲 Photo by: @stevint

@e.milyann in the Vintage Alpine Tee 🌻

@e .milyann in the Vintage Alpine Tee 🌻

Diamond Peak on another day of this seemingly endless December sun. #prayforsnow #pnw #jj_oregon #youroregon #pnwdiscovered #oregonexplored #exploregon #thatPNWlife #theNWadventure #bestmountainartists #oregonnw #pnwonderland

Diamond Peak on another day of this seemingly endless December sun. #prayforsnow #pnw #jj _oregon #youroregon #pnw discovered #oregonexplored #exploregon #thatPNWlife #theNWadventure #bestmountainartists #oregonnw #pnw onderland

Really miss the sound of Cole's hiking poles right now 😢

Really miss the sound of Cole's hiking poles right now 😢

Catch that snowball! Concentration Simba❄️⛄️*#ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリバー大好き #レトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバ #大型犬 #大型犬のいる生活 #大型犬のいる暮らし#大型犬との暮らし #大型犬のいる暮らし #pecoいぬ部 #excellent_dogs #doglovers #wooftoday #goldenoftheday #goldenretrieversofinstagram #goldenretriever #ilove_goldenretrievers #welovegoldens #ilovegoldenretriever #ilovegoldens #gloriousgoldens #golden_retrievers_world #goldens_ofinstagram #excellent_dogs #todayswanko #inulog #gloriousgoldens #pecoクリスマス

Catch that snowball! Concentration Simba❄️⛄️*#ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリバー 大好き #レトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバ #大型犬 #大型犬 のいる生活 #大型犬 のいる暮らし#大型犬 との暮らし #大型犬 のいる暮らし #pecoいぬ部 #excellent _dogs #doglovers #wooftoday #golden oftheday #golden retriever sofinstagram #golden retriever #ilove _goldenretrievers #welovegoldens #ilove goldenretriever #ilove goldens #gloriousgoldens #golden _retrievers_world #golden s_ofinstagram #excellent _dogs #todayswanko #inulog #gloriousgoldens #pecoクリスマス

@milliethegolden cozying up in the hammock 🐶 Photo by: @fursty

@milliethegolden cozying up in the hammock 🐶 Photo by: @fursty

Massive strangler fig up in North Queensland. The host tree ended up falling on another tree and as the host rotted away all that remained was the strangler fig. It was hard to recreate the depth here but definitely worth seeing with your own eyes!
Curtain-Fig-Nationalpark

Massive strangler fig up in North Queensland. The host tree ended up falling on another tree and as the host rotted away all that remained was the strangler fig. It was hard to recreate the depth here but definitely worth seeing with your own eyes!

Somehow, I can say 2 am is always worth it.
New South Wales

Somehow, I can say 2 am is always worth it.

BALANCE & ADAPT ___Let me talk about ADAPT first. When I used to work in BayArea with #pixelcreationsllc, my mentor and considered family ~ uncle Martin would often say this to me, “adapt and survive”. I figured it was a term used in the Military because of his training and background. We did a lot of adapting with running a photo studio. We did lots of heavy lifting with the business aspect and close calls that we had to navigate around in able to serve our customers / clients and community well. Adapting wasn’t an option but a means to grow whether we are abase or abound with gears and gigs. That was 6 years ago since I last worked and helped run a photo studio. Because of that experience from being spread thin, dealing with various types if clients, working off the clock, last minute gigs, and managing multiple projects; I learned how to adapt but I still had compromised on a lot of things. Whether that’s time to pour into relationships or self-care, running the business took it’s toll on me because I didn’t know how to balance. Although I came through that process with a stronger work ethic and better grasp on organization, I learned to be a self-starter and became resourceful. It stretched me to do the things I’ve never done and made me pliable and adaptive on any type of projects (mainly doing events). This was the beginning of my film venture when I had to figure out how to do my first ever ‘Wedding Video’, 5 years ago. The result, it compensated towards the growth of the photo studio and learning curve for the rest of the crew. ___Thanks to our mentor, I learned to ADAPT in able to compensate what was needed or lacking for the business to thrive. ___I’ll tell you more about BALANCE and how it worked hand in hand for me.

BALANCE & ADAPT ___Let me talk about ADAPT first. When I used to work in BayArea with #pixelcreationsllc , my mentor and considered family ~ uncle Martin would often say this to me, “adapt and survive”. I figured it was a term used in the Military because of his training and background. We did a lot of adapting with running a photo studio. We did lots of heavy lifting with the business aspect and close calls that we had to navigate around in able to serve our customers / clients and community well. Adapting wasn’t an option but a means to grow whether we are abase or abound with gears and gigs. That was 6 years ago since I last worked and helped run a photo studio. Because of that experience from being spread thin, dealing with various types if clients, working off the clock, last minute gigs, and managing multiple projects; I learned how to adapt but I still had compromised on a lot of things. Whether that’s time to pour into relationships or self-care, running the business took it’s toll on me because I didn’t know how to balance. Although I came through that process with a stronger work ethic and better grasp on organization, I learned to be a self-starter and became resourceful. It stretched me to do the things I’ve never done and made me pliable and adaptive on any type of projects (mainly doing events). This was the beginning of my film venture when I had to figure out how to do my first ever ‘Wedding Video’, 5 years ago. The result, it compensated towards the growth of the photo studio and learning curve for the rest of the crew. ___Thanks to our mentor, I learned to ADAPT in able to compensate what was needed or lacking for the business to thrive. ___I’ll tell you more about BALANCE and how it worked hand in hand for me.

Sneak peak of a new hat being added to the site next week 🌻

Sneak peak of a new hat being added to the site next week 🌻

There will always be a light for those willing to look.

There will always be a light for those willing to look.

Caribou walking the ridge line in the Alaska bush. The time of day played to my advantage for this shot. Just after sunset. .....#wildlifephoto #lensbible#amazing_shots#amazingearth#bns_earth#ig_myshots#ig_world_colors#universetoday#outside_project#thestoked#thealaskalife#sharingalaska#explorealaska#ilovealaska#viewbugfeature#wearethewild#beholdingcreation#caribou #sundayz #wildlifeart #wildlife_vision #wildlifeaddicts #the_best_shotz #wowshot
Caribou Lodge Alaska

Caribou walking the ridge line in the Alaska bush. The time of day played to my advantage for this shot. Just after sunset. .....#wildlife photo #lensbible #amazing _shots#amazing earth#bns _earth#ig _myshots#ig _world_colors#universetoday #outside _project#the stoked #the alaskalife #sharingalaska #explorealaska #ilovealaska #viewbugfeature #wearethewild #beholdingcreation #caribou #sundayz #wildlife art #wildlife _vision #wildlife addicts #the _best_shotz #wowshot

Denali on canoe lookout 🐶 Photo by: @trailsandbears

Denali on canoe lookout 🐶 Photo by: @trailsandbears

Impromptu Christmas shopping and Simba’s like “I’m not a shopping kind of guy”😑*クリスマスショッピングに連れてきたのだけどシンバちょっと顔がふてくされてるよ!**#beanoutsider #llbeanpets #ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリバー大好き #レトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバ #大型犬 #大型犬のいる生活 #大型犬のいる暮らし#大型犬との暮らし #大型犬のいる暮らし #pecoいぬ部 #excellent_dogs #doglovers #wooftoday #goldenoftheday #goldenretrieversofinstagram #goldenretriever #ilove_goldenretrievers #welovegoldens #ilovegoldenretriever #ilovegoldens #gloriousgoldens #golden_retrievers_world #goldens_ofinstagram #excellent_dogs #todayswanko #inulog #gloriousgoldens #pecoクリスマス
Mitsui Outlet Park Bayside Yokohama

Impromptu Christmas shopping and Simba’s like “I’m not a shopping kind of guy”😑*クリスマスショッピングに連れてきたのだけどシンバちょっと顔がふてくされてるよ!**#beanoutsider #llbeanpets #ゴールデンレトリバー #ゴールデンレトリバー 大好き #レトリバー #ゴールデンレトリーバ #大型犬 #大型犬 のいる生活 #大型犬 のいる暮らし#大型犬 との暮らし #大型犬 のいる暮らし #pecoいぬ部 #excellent _dogs #doglovers #wooftoday #golden oftheday #golden retriever sofinstagram #golden retriever #ilove _goldenretrievers #welovegoldens #ilove goldenretriever #ilove goldens #gloriousgoldens #golden _retrievers_world #golden s_ofinstagram #excellent _dogs #todayswanko #inulog #gloriousgoldens #pecoクリスマス

Photo of @boom_.r and @keepyourantlers, Monterey. 2017I didn’t want to say much when I posted this. Mainly because I knew there were a bunch of things happening around. I’m not here to break the ice, level the plain field, neither show my concern so loudly if these can be done in silence. After posting this, which was technically a repost - right away I’m convicted. It’s the very reason why I added a caption on this one instead of leaving it empty was because I’m reminded to BE INTENTIONAL. @stephespineli wrote a blog about the harmful and good effects that comes from social media which you’ll see the link on her bio highlights. I struggled this before but I knew that starting a brand/business where social media will no longer become a piece of me that consumes but rather an avenue to share the process and challeges of our entrepenuerial ventures. I realize that I needed a purpose and a heart check just like my friends @syncedculture all hit the same conviction and are praying together to shed light in the harmful effects of social media, and even technology. I’ve been in and out of social media for awhile. Even made a tough decision to step down and turn down certain roles, organizations, and type of work only to find balance. I do know that it took me awhile to gain self control and a good grip on how I steward time well that’s given to us everyday.Austin Kleon’s book, “Show Your Work” added a better perspective on how I can utilize my time using these tools such as Instagram. Treating it as an tool to share our work and process of @cameronjustinyu and I’s business venture. These words “Be Intentional” is not at all new to me. To use social media as a tool of means to inspire, learn, encourage, and connect are the positive effects. Yet we slip through the cracks of digging up old habits. Back to the rut where we fill the void that’s harmful to our mental, emotional, and physical health even; too much of everything is bad. Same goes for Social Media. You may have seen my story. Two things I’ve been learning is to: BALANCE & ADAPT.I’ll share more with you guys on what these words meant to me.

Photo of @boom_ .r and @keepyourantlers , Monterey. 2017I didn’t want to say much when I posted this. Mainly because I knew there were a bunch of things happening around. I’m not here to break the ice, level the plain field, neither show my concern so loudly if these can be done in silence. After posting this, which was technically a repost - right away I’m convicted. It’s the very reason why I added a caption on this one instead of leaving it empty was because I’m reminded to BE INTENTIONAL. @stephespineli wrote a blog about the harmful and good effects that comes from social media which you’ll see the link on her bio highlights. I struggled this before but I knew that starting a brand/business where social media will no longer become a piece of me that consumes but rather an avenue to share the process and challeges of our entrepenuerial ventures. I realize that I needed a purpose and a heart check just like my friends @syncedculture all hit the same conviction and are praying together to shed light in the harmful effects of social media, and even technology. I’ve been in and out of social media for awhile. Even made a tough decision to step down and turn down certain roles, organizations, and type of work only to find balance. I do know that it took me awhile to gain self control and a good grip on how I steward time well that’s given to us everyday.Austin Kleon’s book, “Show Your Work” added a better perspective on how I can utilize my time using these tools such as Instagram. Treating it as an tool to share our work and process of @cameronjustinyu and I’s business venture. These words “Be Intentional” is not at all new to me. To use social media as a tool of means to inspire, learn, encourage, and connect are the positive effects. Yet we slip through the cracks of digging up old habits. Back to the rut where we fill the void that’s harmful to our mental, emotional, and physical health even; too much of everything is bad. Same goes for Social Media. You may have seen my story. Two things I’ve been learning is to: BALANCE & ADAPT.I’ll share more with you guys on what these words meant to me.

1) looks through photos of b.ren2) immediately googles flights to goldie
Gold Coast, Queensland

1) looks through photos of b.ren2) immediately googles flights to goldie

American Nomad tee 🌼 Photo by: @nikki_hand

American Nomad tee 🌼 Photo by: @nikki_hand

The best adventures come when you pick a road and explore it, not knowing where it leads. Unknown destinations allow for a greater appreciation for the journey, rather than neglecting the moment for an anticipated view. It's dangerous to focus on an endpoint. In waiting for an expected sight, we miss the present and its joys. Be conscious of the present and allow it to direct your path, rather than any preconceived ideas of a perfect view. That path will be filled with joy.

The best adventures come when you pick a road and explore it, not knowing where it leads. Unknown destinations allow for a greater appreciation for the journey, rather than neglecting the moment for an anticipated view. It's dangerous to focus on an endpoint. In waiting for an expected sight, we miss the present and its joys. Be conscious of the present and allow it to direct your path, rather than any preconceived ideas of a perfect view. That path will be filled with joy.