missdondonyan #tbt to that time I went on a road trip with beautiful strangers and we walked through the ice cold Narrows in Utah. Photo: @alliemtaylor 1w

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missdondonyan Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. 1w

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missdondonyan I want to be with you. It's as simple and as complicated as that. 1w

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missdondonyan 43.5728° N, 121.9983° W
Odell Lake, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon #MappingMariya
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missdondonyan You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That’s the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place. 2w

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missdondonyan It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere. #MappingMariya 2w

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missdondonyan I don’t want you to find me accidentally; I want you to find me when you’re ready. When you know what you’re looking for, when you know you won’t let go once you’ve found it. 2w

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missdondonyan Enjoying the view at Crater Lake. #MappingMariya 2w

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missdondonyan 42.9118° N, 122.1481° W
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
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missdondonyan 44.8512° N, 122.6462° W
Silver Falls State Park, Silverton, Oregon #MappingMariya
Photo: @taylorewilder
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missdondonyan Oregon bound. #MappingMariya 2w

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missdondonyan 37.53165° N, 112.25992° W
Natural Bridge, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. #MappingMariya
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missdondonyan Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams. Or wake up and chase them. #MappingMariya 2w

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missdondonyan When you're young what are you supposed to spend your money on? A new handbag? I'd rather be traveling. We have the open road, and plane tickets can easily be bought online with a click of a button. It's okay if you barely have enough to cover the flight. Go explore. We have the world to see and new friends to make. I can't think of anything else you'd spend your money on that would be more life fulfilling than traveling. 3w

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missdondonyan We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. #WhatUtahkingAbout #MappingMariya 3w

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missdondonyan You don’t measure love in time. You measure love in transformation. Sometimes the longest connections yield very little growth, while the briefest of encounters change everything. The heart doesn’t wear a watch - it’s timeless. It doesn’t care how long you know someone. It doesn’t care if you had a 40 year anniversary if there is no juice in the connection. What the heart cares about is resonance. Resonance that opens it, resonance that enlivens it, resonance that calls it home. And when it finds it, the transformation begins…
#WhatUtahkingAbout #MappingMariya
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