Category: Thoughts and Words

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AAS Depth Championship, p.1

I’ve been trying to write about my first experience competing freediving but I can’t seem to get into the flow of things. I’ve written paragraphs about how I began freediving, the certifications I’ve done, the places I’ve been. But none of that feels important. I decided I wanted to set the national record for Panama …

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Sensuality

Sensuality. It’s a funny word. Almost shameful to think of at times. Easily confused or used as sexuality…sometimes allowing a vulgar or dirty thought come into your mind when you read or say it. Sensuality. I say it in my head over and over again because I want to embrace it without shame or embarrassment. …

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Flow

Just go with the flow. Listen to your voice, Move your body, And free your soul.

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To old and new

I left home the beginning of May 2017. In the past 16 months I have been in over thirty flights, traveled to eight different countries, I’ve eaten with locals in rural China, danced the night on the streets of Hong Kong, seen beautiful sunsets in the most remote and pristine locations, swam with manta rays, went …

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The Big 30

A month-ish ago, July 28th, I turned 30 years old. I usually write on my birthdays but during those days I was still running from my laptop, busy as a bee and with my mind all over the place. It definitely was not the mindset I was hoping I would be in when I turned 30 …

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The search

I search for the shadow of the one I knew, Only to find fading memories of laughter and joy. So I take a breathe and fall down deep, Where the searching stops and instead, goes within. To look inside this mending heart, And feel at peace with my own love