Romping around the pacific north west these past few days. Marvelled by these waves crashing against this shoreline all day, every day.
Now headed back to Vancouver for a few weeks before a pretty epic trip to Europe.
I’ve kept a journal sporadically since college. It’s always been a mix of notes, thoughts, sketches, and visual fragments I’ve saved from my day-to-day. The Sprocket by @HPCanada prints sticky photos that I now get to add to my notebook. #partner
Spot the 5 differences.
The crew at the world premiere of The Definites which is a really beautiful film about escapism and Art Basel and so much more.
I’m in North Carolina for the weekend (Momo is back in Canada ). I’m running around the @cucalorus festival shooting film makers in a real life photo hunt scenes and it’s a lot of good fun. If ya like this game let me know and I’ll post a few more! Or keep an eye on the Cucalorus Instagram page where they’ll all be posted.
We all have something that ties our best memories together. Mine has been Momo since as long as I’ve had him in my life. I’m working with @HPCanada to share the Sprocket photo printer, it's pocket sized and helps tie those memories together in a tangible way. #partner
I took Mellow out for a spin in her favourite season to get an inspection which she failed marvellously. I’m weighing my options on getting her back to good health. Mainly: hire someone to do it while I travel or store it until I get back and have it as a future project that will last years. If someone wants to buy it for a million dollars I’d be open to that too. #thefloorislava
Hope you’re relaxing this weekend.
You can still get free stickers of Momo by buying/reviewing our books, info in link in profile! I’m gonna ship the stickers out soon and that’ll be it for that offer
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson
I strive to associate tangible goals to intangible blocks. I need to be able to vocalize solutions to the often obscure, invisible walls that land in front of me.
These walls, often based in fear, are anxiety inducing. I let them do that sometimes. It makes everything harder, more daunting, and seemingly impassable.
These fears are important, however. It’s important to recognize them, and to acknowledge them. They’re shedding light on something that’s very real to me. But once I’ve acknowledged them, I’m done, and it’s time to move on to the next step.
The next step is the most important one: action.
For some reason I always think about the trip I took to watch the eclipse. I sat on my bed wondering: what if I don’t pack the right things? What if I have car troubles? What if I have problems at the border? What if I can’t find a place to camp? And the list went on and on and on. I did this for well over an hour. I paced, I checked my phone to distract myself, I did everything but what I needed to do. Eventually, I knew what I had to do. I started packing everything I thought I needed for Momo and I and reassured myself that if I forgot something, I could find a solution then. I brought my toolkit incase something happened to the car. I packed my passport and reassured myself that there was no reason for border problems. I found a spot on a map to camp that night, and before I knew it I was on the road, headed to my destination. I saw the eclipse. It was pretty great, but that trip, for me, was really about facing fear with action.
The most liberating thing I’ve found in the face of fear is to make a plan and follow through with it. And give yourself room to screw up, cause it will happen. -
Have you conquered fear? What tools have you developed? Feel free to share some of them below.
Just want to take a few #mοmοments to thank you for leaving reviews and purchasing our books. I truly appreciate it. (And I just noticed that our books are on sale on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles, and I’ll send you Momo stickers when you upload the receipt at andrewknapp.com/stickers)
#Ad Do you let your dog on the furniture? How about if it’s a mid-century modern coffee table from @Target’s new super-functional space-friendly #Project62 collection? I figured out a way to let both these things happen, and it’s with Project 62’s Marble and Rose Gold Coasters (which comes in a pack of 4 like the maximum amount of paws on pets). 4 paws + 4 coaster = protected furniture & happy animals.
This spicy boy and I are still stuck in Albuquerque, I’m told they call it the Land Of Entrapment (I’m ok with this). Anyway, we’re making the best of it, and we’ll be hanging out at Flying Star Cafe on Rio Grande around 4pm-6pm, I’ll be the guy sitting alone with his dog.