I am on my first solo road trip. Me and my old car have made it successfully to Portland, OR, where I had my first shoot of the trip (today, that is). It went well, much better than expected actually. I have not had much time to explore Portland much though, as it is a short stay here and I've been mostly seeing through my dirty car windows, which is not really seeing the city at all. Today after my shoot I attempted to explore downtown, but with little luck. Perhaps Seattle (two stops from now) will be more promising.
enjoyed driving alone. I tune into my mind and feel the roar of my
engine under the beat of my music as I tear down the freeway (safely,
mind you). Now I've really gotten to test my limits. I drove about 7
hours (with only two short pit stops) to southern OR where I stayed with
some friends. It's so different up here in OR compared with CA.
Fascinating, really. I find Portland to be full of beautiful young
people, whom I all want to meet and talk with. I am so glad to have a
GPS with me - I don't think I could have gotten around with out it, the
roads out here are so strange to me.
After my shoot
(where I got to play in a large cardboard box) I got two beers and
wandered in Powell's City of Books (store). I wished I'd been a wee bit
more sober for that adventure. I came back to my 'home-base' where a
family friend has been gracious enough to let me stay. She cooked a
quick and amazing parsnip-pasta and asparagus dish paired with wine.
Probably the most food I've had this whole trip so far -when in travel
mode I can somehow go many days only nibbling at food and never actually
filling myself, so this was much needed. Yay! Yum.
I have two shoots! Busy day. I love being a nude model. Sometimes I
feel really down about it, but so far this trip has only reconfirmed my
admiration and determination for doing what I do. I am grateful for this
opportunity to travel and explore, both literally/physically but also
inside, emotionally. I am at a strange fork in my life, a tipping point
with much change forthcoming...and there are decisions to make, paths to
It's only a matter of time and effort.
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