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the daydreaming is getting intense

Zoning out and daydreaming have always been a huge flaw of mine.  Perhaps at times delightful?  But, in the midst of a work meeting or other important conversations, it’s frowned upon that now is the time where I think about the sun blowing up ahead of schedule, and only a select few (including myself) were aboard the International Space Station and were thrust out faster than the speed of light and SURVIVED.

It was quite a long time ago I realized that my daydreaming of “What if X happened” made me rather passionate about writing.

Today’s daydream was rather relentless in evolving into something spectacular.  I had written something incredibly feministic.  So feministic it blew across Trump’s desk and I was deemed a moron, bravely accused through the shield of his Twitter no less, and suddenly eyes around the globe were on me to answer for it.  What was so excessively intense that I’ve been deemed such an idiot?  As the piece gained popularity, publishers were banging down my door to house the title, I was banned from the country by the President and his noble staff.

I was in court, on trial for being un-American.

I was invited into Canada by the PM himself – over Twitter (duh).

This whole thing kept rolling into the craziest thingI I’ve ever zoned out for.

I had to ask my personal nurse to dab my brow, as the sweat was forming so quickly I could barely keep up.

On my lunch break I had to keep telling myself “You’ve only got thirty minutes, keep it together.”

My reality started to cross with the daydream, someone came up to me on the street, I thought they were going to ask to take a picture with me, but really I was blocking the door he was trying to enter.

I already got cocky, thinking about how much everyone adored me, but no one had read the very thing I had written.  They just wanted to be part of it.

I had become James Franco and Seth Rogen with The Interview.  They’re declared enemies of North Korea for making a comedic movie that isn’t at all good, but everyone supported because it’s the democratic thing to do.  And now, the very same is happening to me.

I wondered if any of my family would get kicked out of the country, too?  Could we visit each other?  Is the Canadian PM really a dick – it would suck if he was, he’s rather good looking and cried on TV that one time.  But that’s really side-tracking into masturbatory daydreaming and that does no good while driving home from work.

Anytime I wrote something new, the world heralded it as amazing feminist literature – I’m the next Iron Jawed Angel, I’m going to save all vaginas from prejudices and closed the gender wage gap 100%.

I arrived home feeling exhausted.  The street was quiet, and yet here I stood not bothered, the newest enemy of the state.  And I had done it all before 9 PM EST.  I slammed my car door with a solid “amen, sister” and hoped secret assassins wouldn’t jump out of the bushes and kill me, or have already poisoned the tacos bundled in the brown paper bag safely clutched in my hand.

I changed into more comfortable clothes and I hope that if my body is found dead in the morning, you all know I died wearing what I love, my purple fleece pants with the hole in the crotch.

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I don’t post about specific buildings too often. The Montréal Tower is pretty cool. It was built for the 1976 Olympics and is now just abandoned space. The pool is still in use for locals and you can go to the top of the tower. 
The view is fantastic from the top, you can see all of Montréal and then some. 
I also enjoyed walking around the deserted Olympian stadium. It’s weird to see all that effort to go in to constructing a space and now it just sits except for a small piece. 
Canon 5D MarkIV, 35mm on a 24-70mm lens, f/10, 1/400 seconds, ISO 100 *
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Taken recently in Quebec City, Canada. 
Canon 5D MarkIV, 24 mm on a 24-70mm lens, f/5.6, 1/160 seconds, ISO 100 *
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#adventureisoutthere #adventure #travel #travelphotographer #womanwriter #travelblogger #womanphotographer #womanwanderer #canon #canonusa #teamcanon #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #adobelightroom #tabithabear #womenwhotravel #dametraveler #roamtheplanet #quebeccity #ourplanetdaily #canonfanphoto #photography #optoutside #exploretocreate #beautifuldestinations #canada #worldnomads #femmetravel #quebec Having some fun with the B&W challenge from Canon. 
This is one of my favorite photos from the Grand Canyon. 
Taken with my Canon Rebel T6s, 18mm, f/11.0, 1/125 seconds, ISO 100 *
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#adventureisoutthere #adventure #travel #travelphotographer #womanwriter #travelblogger #womanphotographer #womanwanderer #canon #canonusa #teamcanon #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #adobelightroom #tabithabear #womenwhotravel #dametraveler #roamtheplanet #nationalpark #ourplanetdaily #canonfanphoto #photography #optoutside #exploretocreate #beautifuldestinations #grandcanyon #worldnomads #femmetravel #arizona Old Port in Montréal is a blast. A lot of the pictures I took begged to be in black and white, especially the nighttime photos. The bright lights really helped the night pop. 
Taken with my Canon 5D Mark IV, 24-70mm, f/11.0, 1/40 seconds, ISO 32000. *
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#adventureisoutthere #adventure #travel #travelphotographer #womanwriter #travelblogger #womanphotographer #womanwanderer #canon #canonusa #teamcanon #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #adobelightroom #tabithabear #womenwhotravel #dametraveler #roamtheplanet #montreal #ourplanetdaily #canonfanphoto #photography #optoutside #exploretocreate #beautifuldestinations #canada #worldnomads #femmetravel #quebec This is part of the Japanese Garden at Montréal’s Botanical Gardens. 
We bought a double ticket - one to visit the gardens and the other to see the Montréal Tower across the street. I thought I’d spend hours at the garden considering what they have on their site and what I’ve seen others post online, and I figured only a moment at the tower. 
The gardens were under construction and several paths and areas were closed with detour signs. It was incredibly hard to navigate and at one point we had to exit the gardens on one side and re-enter on another to attempt to see some more. Because of getting frustrated, we left and headed to the tower. 
The tower was a fantastic and pleasant surprise. Super neat and enjoyable. I’ll post more about it. *
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#adventureisoutthere #adventure #travel #travelphotographer #womanwriter #travelblogger #womanphotographer #womanwanderer #canon #canonusa #teamcanon #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #adobelightroom #tabithabear #womenwhotravel #dametraveler #roamtheplanet #montreal #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #photography #optoutside #exploretocreate #beautifuldestinations #canada #worldnomads #femmetravel #quebec This post got away from me, and it’s wordy enough that it’s been cut off. Please see my comments for the rest. 
I took this photo almost two years ago now.  Instantly, I am critical. How I could have done the lighting better, held the camera a different way, changed settings to freeze the waterfall in the moment better or to give it better movement. Why didn’t I just wait two more minutes and no people would be in the shot? It was daylight for another 20 hours anyway, etc. 
I found a picture of myself from three years ago. A quick shot on a point-and-shoot in a crappy hotel during a work trip. My hair was super long and healthy, I was in good shape and eating well, and my immediate reaction was “I look really good here. Why was I so hard on myself?” When I took the photo in Iceland, I was so happy. I was so proud I had brought myself to that very moment. No one got me there but me; I drove through Iceland on my own and trusted whatever came my way during my stay. And when I got to Kirkjufell, a place I had seen online and in books so many times, I was grinning ear-to-ear. I was standing in a spot that women have stood who inspired me to travel. Photographers I look up to. Locals. Sheep. The northern lights have danced above this very piece of earth, and two years later I criticize the poor photography instantly before remembering how happy I was at that moment. 
When I took the photo at the hotel three years ago, I wanted to be skinnier. I wanted to look prettier. I stood in front of the mirror there for almost an hour tearing myself apart for not meeting the ridiculous standard I kept changing. And three years later I’d give anything to look like me in that photo again. *
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