Life lessons


“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”- Mother Teresa

Currently writing from an adorable cafe in Chiang Mai and sipping on the best coffee I’ve had all summer.

Today marks one week – one week left in Thailand and one week left traveling this summer.

Overall, the past three months have taught me more than I thought they would. It has been hard, really hard at times, but also incredibly important. Moments have been so beautiful others have been hard, but I’ve found they have all been equally memorable. At the end of each day, one thing is certain and that is I am incredibly grateful for this summer and all these experiences in places far from home and special.

Road trip –> Mexico

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“Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries.” – Theodore Roethke

There was something in Mexico that really spoke to me.

I still don’t know what that something was. . .  and I think I’m okay with not knowing.

If I am honest, I liked Mexico far more than I thought I would. I was excited about going, but I wasn’t sure it was going to mean something to me. . . But it did. It meant a lot. It was gorgeous, full of life, and endlessly fun.  I took these photos in the backseat of a truck and I find there is no better way to see a place than a spontaneous road trip.

I am always interested in moving and the art of moving. I like these photos because they were all taken while the car was moving along the road between Tulum and Bacalar.

A change


The time has come to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new!

Over the next few days this little blog will be changing and I’ll be sharing a lot of new photos + videos + projects.

Hope you are having a happy Saturday! I’m currently sitting at a big wood table, in a big empty house with a dog and a cup of coffee. It’s going to be a good one.

The same sky

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Photo one: Before sunset in Chitwan National Park // Nepal.

Photo two: Sunset on Gili Trawangan Island // Indonesia.

I was attempting to organize old photos last night when I came across these.  They remind me of what I love on land, in sky, in sea, in space. . .

Asia’s big skies are majestic and few things in this big world can compete.

[Photos: Nepal and Indonesia a year apart//Grace Farson]

Night notes: Kathmandu



Leaving this gorgeous city for a quieter life in the Terai in just a few hours. Doubt I will sleep at all knowing I have to be awake again in just two small hours.

Two months. The lovely Terai. Dal Bhat daily.

Maybe I’m just far too excited or curious to sleep anyway. . .

Letang here we come!

[Photos: Views near Swayambunath Temple at Sunset//Grace Farson]

If you must leave

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This might just be my favorite photo of all time. It was taken at Shakori right after a long hula hoop and handstand session and right before the sun went down over the trees.

I packed the car and drove home this morning.

In the middle of exams this week, but needed to pause. halt. stop.

Currently just trying to make sense of anything.

. . . And if you must leave
Leave as though fire burns under your feet
And if you must speak
Speak every word word as if it were unique
And if you die, sweetheart
Die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die
Remember your life
You are, you are, all you love
You are, all
If you must fight
Fight with yourself with yours thoughts in the night
And if you must work
Work to leave some parts of you on this earth
And if you must live, darling, oh
Just live . . .

– Keaton Henson, “You

That’s all.

Just trying to stay afloat for now. . .

[Photo: What love looks like at Shakori//Grace Farson]