Surf Life
#Roxy #leopardcatahoula #puppy #junobeach #juno #florida #beach #LeftEye  (at Juno Dog Beach)

#Roxy #leopardcatahoula #puppy #junobeach #juno #florida #beach #LeftEye (at Juno Dog Beach)

Flashback to junior high…. cuz I was kinna a little #PunkRockGirl #DeadMilkmen #Miami #punk #music #smellslikeottosjacket  (at Grand Central)

Flashback to junior high…. cuz I was kinna a little #PunkRockGirl #DeadMilkmen #Miami #punk #music #smellslikeottosjacket (at Grand Central)

Happiness….

I have found this strange place. Strange because it is rather foreign to me…. We have fallen into this contented state of happiness. He and I…
We are together every night. I can count on him. We go out. We eat together. We laugh and talk about our day. We stay in. We cook or order in and watch movies or our stupid shows. He’s not afraid to fart in front me. I, of course, never fart….  : )
We play with our dog. Our dog, that was my dog when I was talking about adopting her, but immediately became our dog that first night I brought her home.
We wake up. We check the wind and the weather and the waves. I put a board in the Jeep. We get coffee. We all go to the beach. I paddle around and catch a few waves. He plays with the dog. We walk her a mile or so down the beach and back. Sometimes we jog.
We’re like… happy. Like really happy. And oddly normal. The dog seems to have tied our little family together.

When I lived in Hawaii, I always had some long distance thing on the mainland going with the understanding I could date on the island. It was ok. And probably good for that time in my life.
But now, I spend every day and night with my boyfriend. It’s consistent and reliable. It’s the closest thing to a normal, healthy relationship I’ve ever had. We don’t drink or do drugs. There is no blurred reality. It’s just real and stable and…. normal.
My Instagram has gone from Oahu-Surfer-Girl to I-Love-My-Boyfriend-And-Dog-In-Juno and I totally love our life.

Living in South Florida has totally changed me. I never expected this life for myself. I’ve found an amazing man and I’m pretty sure it’s permanent. I actually think we’ll get married sooner or later. And maybe even try to have a baby. Try… We’ll see what happens. But in the meantime, I’ve become a way better surfer after having to surf here in South Florida. I can longboard better than ever before and my short boarding is actually decent these days. It’s hot here every day and I love that. We go diving or paddle boarding or boating any time we please. It’s like living in Hawaii but better for me. My best friend is around the corner and my family is nearby. Sometimes in Hawaii, I felt like I was just going to fly off the face of the earth. I can’t explain it. It’s just a feeling I used to have. I was heartbroken to leave and there are things I still miss. But my home is here now. This guy and this dog and this place are home for me now.

I’m lucky and relieved and thankful my boyfriend found me. And then chased me once he found me. And then stuck with me through our ups and downs.
I really love this guy. And I love our little unconventional family.

Mornings with Alex and our waterdog #junobeach #Juno #Florida #floridalife #doggypaddle   (at Juno Beach)

Mornings with Alex and our waterdog #junobeach #Juno #Florida #floridalife #doggypaddle (at Juno Beach)

I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature.. All of this is art to me.
Hunter Reve  (via desertflume)
Roxy in the back of the Jeep with my board #itsajeepthing #leopardcatahoula #offtothebeach #family #love  (at In the Jeep)

Roxy in the back of the Jeep with my board #itsajeepthing #leopardcatahoula #offtothebeach #family #love (at In the Jeep)

Went to #Guanabanas after #surfing all afternoon, thanks for the hook up @cejka23, and this was blocking my car in. Sometimes my life in #SouthFlorida is a lot like my life in #Hawaii was. Took the dog to the beach in the morning and caught some pretty amazing #longboard #waves at a #secretspot all afternoon. #greatlittleSaturday #Jupiter #Florida #floridalife #liftedtruck  (at Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar)

Went to #Guanabanas after #surfing all afternoon, thanks for the hook up @cejka23, and this was blocking my car in. Sometimes my life in #SouthFlorida is a lot like my life in #Hawaii was. Took the dog to the beach in the morning and caught some pretty amazing #longboard #waves at a #secretspot all afternoon. #greatlittleSaturday #Jupiter #Florida #floridalife #liftedtruck (at Guanabanas Island Restaurant and Bar)

#passedout #family #love #patience #whilesleepingdogslie  (at Home)

#passedout #family #love #patience #whilesleepingdogslie (at Home)

Quiet mornings…. #family #love #bordercollieaussie #leopardcatahoula #puppy #lefteye #tattooyou  (at Home)

Quiet mornings…. #family #love #bordercollieaussie #leopardcatahoula #puppy #lefteye #tattooyou (at Home)

My four month old puppy is smarter than your honor roll student. And doesn’t need a baby sitter when my boyfriend takes me to dinner. But best of all, won’t talk back, bring home an asshole boyfriend, go to jail, or cost me thousands in college tuition. Also, look how cute!