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What have you given up voluntarily or involuntarily because of quarantine?
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One of the things I have given up so far is alcohol. I drink in restaurants and outings but I have not been able to since quarantine and I have not sought it out as well.
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Do I miss social gatherings? Yes! Do I miss alcohol? Not really. I might have a beer after I post this though because now I am thinking about it 😂
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Is everyone as ready as I am to start traveling again? I am very excited to start a weekly segment on my YouTube channel which is a 5 minute travel chat.
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I will be sharing my travel stories and tips. Tips include saving for travel, travel photography, dating abroad etc.
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I was inspired to start this segment because I want to educate people on how to travel better when countries open up.
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First video will be up this weekend or early next week. Please subscribe to my channel. Link in bio
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Black woman
You are beautiful
You are enough
Your struggles don’t define you
You are a force
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Celebrate a black woman today and like @theufuoma said, gift her an all expense paid trip to the Maldives in 2021 today! I am accepting gifts so pull up #morphexjamescharles
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Outfit post from my picnic and city escape last weekend. I don’t do enough of these and I always get questions about my clothes.
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These dresses are from @asos and I got them for about $30 each on sale. I usually wait till clothes go on sale or better still wait till stores have additional xzy% off sale prices so I am assured of the best deal before shopping.
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Buying clothes full price is so 2013.
Jk if you have the dough then by all means. I still refuse to buy clothes full price 😭
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Music by @veshbeats x @dmj.alao
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What is your spirit animal?
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Elephants eat and frolick all day which makes them my spirit animals because I do the same 😂
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I did not realize how much I cared for animals <minus geckos and snakes> till I was in my late 20s! Seeing Elephants eating well and flourishing in their habitat makes my heart warm!
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The saree is my favorite traditional attire- I know my Yoruba Mother will slap me for saying this. I wore one in India and I feel so lucky to be able to wear a Sri Lankan saree as well. The compliments I got from Sri Lankan women in this attire was overwhelming! Being able to appreciate their culture and take part in it is so special to me!
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Also, how lush is this tea plantation? A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without tea! Walking around the tea plantation is an experience of its own. Even better if you get to pick tea leaves or watch the women who do it. Check out my stories for more on my visit to the tea plantation.
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Does social media influence you to travel?
For me it does! I have the typical bucketlist countries which I cross off when I visit but certain pictures from fellow travelers & influencers makes me want to visit a place.
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Sri Lanka is a bucket list destination and also influenced by social media. The beautiful scenery that you literally have to see to believe made me buy that ticket and take the solo trip!
My February has been made!
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I went ziplining in Ella after visiting Nine Arches Bridge. Check out my stories to see the experience. #srilanka
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Sending love and light to whoever is reading this caption. I know so many things are going on around us with covid-19, racism, oppression and police brutality. It is okay to protect your mental health by muting all social media till you are more comfortable.
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It is also okay to talk about it. Some people have said talking does not do anything but I disagree. It is spreading information which is an action in its own.
I hope everyone has a safe weekend ❤️
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Welcome to Mirissa!
A beach lover’s paradise in the South of Sri Lanka. This is the last city on my Sri Lankan tour and it is definitely the hottest temperature wise *whew*! I can’t complain though- anything is better than Chicago’s cold!
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This city is also a surfer’s paradise and I have seen people surf in the deep parts of the ocean. Couldn’t be me I would literally drown so I will keep flapping in the shallow waters.
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In Mirissa I am taking surfing lessons, snorkelling (fingers crossed), beach buming & getting on the famous beach rope swing. So excited to share!
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New Hair, Same Mindset
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FAQ: What type of camera do you use?
I use a Sony a7r II with a Sigma 24mm lens
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Photography is however not 100% about the equipment. Last year, I broke my camera so I had to use my phone to take alot of my travel pictures. You would not be able to tell.
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Photography is mainly about how well you can execute a vision. The equipment is secondary.
<Check out my flower bath post on tips for taking good pictures>
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Last trip before everything officially went to shit. Things I have been doing to keep busy:
Sleep
Watching Anime
Sleep
Hulu, Netflix
More sleep
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I don’t think I have gotten this much rest ever! I am also thankful for the workers and healthcare professionals on the front lines. No one chooses their line of work thinking they will deal with a pandemic but here we are and they keep pushing. Thank you 🙏🏽
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So many people have asked me where I get my strength and energy from. I get it from life and life lessons.
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I observe things that happen around me and these things give me strength. The strength to know that everything happens for a reason and somethings in life cannot be reversed. The strength to also know that human beings are fragile so it’s best to live your life to the fullest.
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Life makes me feel so fulfilled regardless of any curveballs and I am thankful for the strength to continue living and smiling!
Happy Saturday and what is everyone doing this weekend? I will be running some errands and cleaning my apartment.
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I just never know what to do with my hands 😂
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Checking in on everyone to see how we are all doing?
It’s okay to not be okay at this time also with US elections coming up, the tension here is so high.
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I can’t believe the lockdowns started only in Feb/March, it feels like 2020 has been 5 years stuffed in 1.
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Reminder as restrictions are slightly easing up remember to continue to #wearamask
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I turn 29 today and it does not feel like a Happy Birthday for certain reasons. Like some of you know, my Mom passed away 1 week ago due to covid-19 complications. She was a nurse who literally gave her all to her work.
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I wish I could celebrate my birthday under different circumstances but God knows best.
I am sure she is smiling at me and telling me to cheer up. Here is to year 29 and many more years to come 🍾🥂
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I get questions from well wishers about how my family can be supported at this time. There is a go fund me link in my bio which was set up for her. Thank you to EVERYONE who has donated so far! The love has been overwhelming!
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