A New Chapter: Moments

Time passes us by so quickly, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what needs to be done, or what needs to be accomplished. Time works against all of us. I, myself, try to get things done as quickly as possible which leaves more time for photography and surfing. I guess 1 year from today when I look back at my life, I’ll have a collection of memories to relive 🙂

Here’s a quick video I compiled this past weekend to remind me to keep doing the things that make me happy.  Photography is becoming  a bigger part of my life, discovered through surfing. I can’t wait to see where this new chapter takes me.

The full Youtube video was suspended due to Jay Andre management’s removal. It had over 10,000+ hits. 😳

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Been a minute…

Hey guys, thanks for subscribing! My bad it’s been awhile. But I’ve lost another GoPro and it’s getting a bit expensive losing equipment while generating no revenue for this blog. Any way, I am preparing to live out a dream soon. Hopefully, I’ll be able to capture the experience to share with the world. But in any case, I’m livin’ it.

Here’s the latest pic. I’m hoping to share once I have everything lined up to limit cost. Hope you’re well.

– TD

Daisy Surfs the World

Big Daisy, aka Big D, aka Big DD, aka Daisy Dukes, aka Daisy Bear. Daisy has been with me every surf trip I’ve taken last year. I remember going solo to LA for a weekend and while there, things just weren’t the same. I can’t live without 2 things, my surfboard and my Daisy.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings

Here’s some memorable pictures of Daisy hanging loose on our surf trips.

My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Roger Caras

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness? Jonathan Safran

A dog can’t think that much about what he’s doing, he just does what feels right. Barbara Kingsolver

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. Dean Koontz

Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Orban Pamuk

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. Quentin Tarantino

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. Woodrow Wilson

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. Charles de Gaulle

You can bet on it, Daisy loves the ocean as much as I do. I enjoy watching her sit on he beach and taking all the sounds, smells and views in. She’s such a great side kick and I look forward to taking her on many more trips into the future.

She’ll be getting on a surfboard soon. So make sure you subscribe!

Follow Your Stoke

People often ask me when they see my Instagram if I am a professional surfer. They then ask me how I have time to surf while working full time. After that, they ask, how do I have so much energy to commit to a career and a passion. It’s simple, I love it. But in the end, it boils down to motivation and drive to do more.

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I love PCH and California’s coastline. It gives me so much peace and it’s quite the playground.

There’s nothing wrong with committing yourself to work or family. But in order to have a happy and equally balanced life, you have to make time for yourself. People work most productively when they’re happy. There is no better combination to productivity than doing work that makes you happy. Even with juggling a career, professionals need time escape to prevent from being overworked.

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Coastal life

That’s plenty of time to commit to side project, hobby, family or loved one. I pretty much commit to reading, writing, surfing and photography.

If you really want to do something, you can. Make time for it.

Here’s a music video I created dedicated to what drives me, My Nirvana. Let’s see if you can find out what I like. Comment, like, share, follow.

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You’ve got me reelin’

One of the very reasons why I started this blog was a way to channel my emotions. Music, photography, surfing it’s all about bringing out emotion. I always feel the same emotion when I’m sifting through my blog, like I was there at that very moment.

Looking ahead. #Tahoe #bigdreams #brightfuture #motivation

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Emotions are strong and they can be devastating if you don’t know how to channel them in the right way. That’s why music and photography can be so profound. Music helped get me through some really tough times. Photography reminded me where I came from and why it’s important to continue moving forward. But surfing, essentially allowed me to find my way.

Iration, Reelin

Needle on my compass is spinning
Imagination is winning
Can’t get my head right
I get the feeling that I can’t get back
Night driving, no headlights
you’ve got your reasons
And I know you’ve got your seasons
But I keep getting lost with you
But something in the way ya turned your back makes me wanna try to push through

Everything I’ve done since starting my Instagram helped me heal. It helped me find my purpose.

Today, Tomorrow, It’s Always Worth Living

Okay, okay, this might be somewhat of a rant. So my bad, just need to put it out there.

We’ve all lost battles, but never the war. It just bothers me that some people are cowards and never want to own up to their actions or responsibilities. This can be people in and out of the water.

But I’m talking about people in general, surfer or not. Be grateful you’re alive. It’s never over unless you throw in the towel. I guess that’s one thing I like about surfing, it’s a passion and gives you something to look forward to when you’re having a rough day.

Recently, I’ve seen some loved ones throw it all away. Not sure why they decided to end it… It’s a damn shame. If you’re still breathing, there’s always a chance.

If you don’t like who you are today, you can change tomorrow. Better yet, you can change now. You can make better decisions. You can always make a difference in someone else’s life or your own, starting now.

Whatever hardship I go through, I know I’ll make it back in the water.

If you know anyone that is suicidal, please help them. A simple conversation can make a big difference.

Here’s information on how to get help. People care.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24 x 7 chat and phone access to counselors.

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Walking out to a lovely sight. Exhausted. #mysurfblog

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