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California: No Life Duty

I couldn't help but notice the text in the first image I looked at from this series.

"No Life Duty"

This popped out as the perfect motto for this solo Cali trip. What I take away from that message is, that my life can take on any trajectory I see fit. I am not confined to just one role. While I am driven by own my moral obligation to be kind to others and to do my best to leave this world a better place than I found it - there is not just one way to live that. 

For the past five years, I have identified myself as "the owner of Hiptipico" and placed a heavy burden on my shoulders. I based my own personal value on the success of that company. And sacrificed my own well-being for the betterment of others.

While selflessness is a core value I hope to never lose. I also believe in moderation and self-care. It is critical to take care of yourself before you can care for others. I finally understand what that means.

And that is what this trip to Cali is about. 

How do I identify myself as I grow and move forward to the next chapter? Who is Alyssa? Outside of Guatemala, outside of the office, outside of the constructs of Hiptipico. What is my life duty?

I am recently embracing this freedom to feel, think and create on my own terms. Using this time to transform into a stronger person while shedding what I no longer need. Always carrying with me the moments that fulfilled me and continuing to chase experiences that fuel my soul. 

 

Alyssa facing the ocean as she stands on the beach in a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa facing the ocean as she stands on the beach in a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa facing the ocean as she stands on the beach in a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa facing the ocean as she stands on the beach in a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa facing the ocean as she stands on the beach in a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa heading towards the ocean with a surfboard in hand as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa heading towards the ocean with a surfboard in hand as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa walking down the beach as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa laying down on a beach towel as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa laying down on a beach towel as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa walking under the boardwalk at the beach as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa walking under the boardwalk at the beach as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa walking under the boardwalk at the beach as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat
Alyssa walking under the boardwalk at the beach as she wears a palm-tree patterned bikini and a Hiptipico wide brim hat, wrapped in the Hiptipico Remolacha Blanket

 

Location: Pismo Beach, California

Photographer: Carlee Tatum, Milk & Thistle

Hat: Hiptipico Sun Hat

Bathing Suit: Shop Entourage

Jean Jacket: Kersh

Pink Beach Towel: Dock & Bay

Shoes: Hiptipico Monterrico Flats

Beach Blanket: Hiptipico Remolacha

 

xx

Alyssa

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