Tuesday, the 13th

I was standing on the pier last night, looking over the edge at the dark sea, and like usual, all I wanted was to Jump. I have this fascination with the ocean, a quite wicked one, but I believe it’s just very intimate. I’ve always loved the open waters, the sounds, and smells, but the only problem is that I never learned how to swim. Oddly enough, when I’m standing by the edge, I’m never afraid, and all I want is to close my eyes and jump. 

I think part of the fear is that we know. 

We know that we are afraid and that mental block stops us from jumping, even when that’s all we want to do. 

We know we deserve more out of life, but it’s terrifying.

The simple act of taking the metaphoric leap into the dark cold ocean of

unknowns and fears,

stop us. 

Well, it’s petrifying until we jump. 

I believe that everything we desire and crave is on the

other side of the unknown, over the barrier our mind creates to protect us from

pain, not knowing that sometimes it’s what we need in order to grow. Even if you do not know how to swim, Jump.

Part of growing is learning as you go.Β 

Gabriela Tejada

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All Images were taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. vgeorg says:

    You are happy with ocean near to you. Spectacular views.

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  2. That fear of jumping has held so many of us back. Myself included. You captured this inner turmoil wonderfully! Well done!

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  3. wow lots of amazing photos in your feed. well done.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸŒ™


  4. Jay Bleu says:

    The ocean is so inspiring…. as another poet once said… “Well, I guess this is growing up.”

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    1. The ocean has to be one of my favorite places to breathe. That quote is a bit sad, but very much true. Thanks for reading, JayπŸŒ™

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        Thanks. Actually it is just a Blink-182 quote B-)

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  5. amazing post. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for reading!πŸŒ™


  6. Ocean pics always make me at peace. Good read!

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    1. The ocean is honestly so incredible! Thank youπŸŒ™

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  7. β€œ… everything we crave and desire is on the other side …” I love this image !
    Love your perception of life, Gabriela ❀️

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! πŸ™‚
      It’s not easy, but if we don’t love ourselves enough to want more for ourselves.. who will!? πŸŒ™

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      1. Absolutely ❀️

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