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I took the @ToyotaCanada Corolla Hatchback for a test drive mini-adventure with Momo, this time down to Jericho Beach. Momo waited patiently while I took photos of all the features. I dug the sport seats, Momo dug the rear seats split 60/40 for cargo space. Big bonus for wireless charging, navigation, Apple CarPlay, and all the other connectivity features. Link in bio! #CorollaLife #ad
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I took the @toyotacanada Corolla Hatchback for a test drive mini-adventure with Momo, this time down to Jericho Beach. Momo waited patiently while I took photos of all the features. I dug the sport seats, Momo dug the rear seats split 60/40 for cargo

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Spring has come and gone here on the west coast. The cherry blossoms and wisteria and rhododendrons have fallen off the trees like some kind of birthday cake autumn. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a spring more than this one. If you watch it closely enough, the story of life starts to make sense.

Thanks so much for all the support on yesterday’s post. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and still sifting through your suggestions and supportive sentiments.
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Spring has come and gone here on the west coast. The cherry blossoms and wisteria and rhododendrons have fallen off the trees like some kind of birthday cake autumn. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a spring more than this one. If you watch it closely

I owe you all an update on Momo’s health. I’ve not figured it all out yet, which is a funny thing. I feel like I want to find a solution before I talk about the problem.

His hips and back legs are hurting more and more, it’s arthritis and hip dysplasia. I’ve got him on glucosamine and chondroitin, laser therapy and cartrophen injections. I give him hip massages, and don’t do anything too impactful with him. I’m feeding him Ziwi Peak an air dried dog food with green lipped mussels. I’m gonna start him on fish oils too.

Momo of course thinks he’s a puppy, so it’s my job now to make sure he’s doing low-impact exercises, that he rests properly, that he doesn’t twist his hips too much. I’ve been carrying him a lot more too if the ground is too uneven or tricky to walk on. A good exercise for me 

It’s all part of life and I’m so happy to be here with him in any stage. I’m still hoping he makes a bit of a comeback but it’s been a bit tricky. He’s still got a lot of life and love in him, I know it. I’ll update again as all these things progress!
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I owe you all an update on Momo’s health. I’ve not figured it all out yet, which is a funny thing. I feel like I want to find a solution before I talk about the problem. His hips and back legs are hurting more and more, it’s arthritis and hip dyspla

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@hilaryswank 🙌🏽

I’ve had some setbacks and my dream of buying land is on hold for another year or two. It was a huge bummer but this opens the door to a different question: where should we travel to next?
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I’ve had some setbacks and my dream of buying land is on hold for another year or two. It was a huge bummer but this opens the door to a different question: where should we travel to next?

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@rachelryle @andrewknapp stop!! This is too cute!! 💕

I want to hear about your ambitions. The ones you’re afraid to do. The ones you’re not sure you’ll succeed at but you want to try anyways because they matter to you. The little ones and the big ones. Even the ones you don’t know where to begin with. I’ll start:

I want to practice compassion more. I want to shoot for more projects for organizations that I love. I want to collaborate more. I want to travel further. I want to get deeper into nature. I want to get back into design work. I want to create a brand that’ll benefit others more than it’ll benefit me. I want to build a house. I want a garden. I want to have a family.
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I want to hear about your ambitions. The ones you’re afraid to do. The ones you’re not sure you’ll succeed at but you want to try anyways because they matter to you. The little ones and the big ones. Even the ones you don’t know where to begin with.

Vancouver, British Columbia
TL;DR: Mondays, am I right?

Life is tough. Regardless of wealth, health, or anything else. And the more you look at a problem, the closer it becomes. Still, you gotta look at it, acknowledge it, and move forward.

The hardest part? Once you’ve successfully acknowledged and moved forward from a struggle, another awaits. The struggles. The constant, ineffable struggles.

I used to believe I wanted my life to be in a frictionless state, in equilibrium, an endless boulevard of green lights. Newsflash Andrew: the frictionless state is a myth! Or at least very temporary. You’ll feel an occasional homeostasis, of course. Life is peppered with relief.

Being alive is a struggle. Physically managing your health, mentally wrangling your emotional state, learning to dance with the people in your life, work, home, dogs, and every little detail that requires you to check in occasionally.

Appreciate your struggles. They mean you’re alive. And they beautifully bookend all the little moments in between.
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TL;DR: Mondays, am I right? Life is tough. Regardless of wealth, health, or anything else. And the more you look at a problem, the closer it becomes. Still, you gotta look at it, acknowledge it, and move forward. The hardest part? Once you’ve succe

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Camped all the way up the Sunshine Coast to watch a spectacular sunset and be yelled at by a guy named Mike who believes the sun is 90 miles away and the earth is flat. 🤦‍️
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Camped all the way up the Sunshine Coast to watch a spectacular sunset and be yelled at by a guy named Mike who believes the sun is 90 miles away and the earth is flat. 🤦‍️

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I’ve been focusing a lot of my mental energy on what I want to be doing. I keep thinking back to a trip to Tanzania in 2013 with @boma.africa. Crossed the Serengeti, climbed Kilimanjaro, met Maasai people, visited Ngorongoro crater, summited Mount Lengai for sunrise and in the morning serenity, listened to the rumble of the active volcano below us. It was a jam packed 21 days that I won’t ever forget, and still one of my favourite trips. Initially I was just going to create their logo, but they inviting me out there to shoot it to fully experience it.

I’m putting this out there incase anyone needs a photographer or a designer. Any company doing work with locals, preserving the ecosystem, or working towards positive purpose impact, I’m a photographer for hire. Please tag some organizations you love below!

PS. Check out Boma Africa if you’re into it, they’re an amazing eco-tourism company.

PPS. Of course I’m gonna keep taking photos of Momo all of eternity!
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I’ve been focusing a lot of my mental energy on what I want to be doing. I keep thinking back to a trip to Tanzania in 2013 with @boma.africa. Crossed the Serengeti, climbed Kilimanjaro, met Maasai people, visited Ngorongoro crater, summited Mount Le

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Grab some driftwood and throw on your Patagonia jackets. We’re meeting up tomorrow at @bookwarehousevancouver on Broadway at 1PM to sign some books and talk about travelling with a dog!

We’ll also be in Victoria at @bolenbooks on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm. Tag a BC buddy who likes dogs or travelling or books or life.
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Grab some driftwood and throw on your Patagonia jackets. We’re meeting up tomorrow at @bookwarehousevancouver on Broadway at 1PM to sign some books and talk about travelling with a dog! We’ll also be in Victoria at @bolenbooks on Tuesday, April 30th

Vancouver, British Columbia
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@emilyblincoe @zachdriftwood is looking great in this pic

One planet.
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One planet.

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I used to believe that if I wasn’t happy with where I was, I can change three things: people, places, and things.

The people, maybe the hardest to change: who you spend your time with. Are they enriching your life, enforcing good habits, enabling bad ones? If you spend lots of time on here and I don’t bring you joy, unfollow me. Follow someone who empowers you in my stead.

The place, could mean either moving to another city, apartment, or just taking a walk. Move. Move your body. Take a hike in the woods without your phone, swim, hike, yoga, take a road trip, cross country or across town. Book a ticket to somewhere that you feel will change your life and immerse yourself when you arrive.

And finally things, the toys and tools and food and phone. Too many are a burden. You’ll usually find out what things you shouldn’t be hanging out with: if you eat bad food, your body will tell you. If you wear bad clothes, your friends will tell you, hopefully. My photography has been feeling stagnant, and I’ve been pushing myself to shoot more film photography. This photo was taken on 35mm in that same effort to change the tools I use. You can usually bring the old thing back if you miss it too much.

What if I can’t change them? Or worse yet, what if I don’t have the will or the drive to change them? Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t have any answers at all, I’m finding. The struggles with these things and places and people are also the very things that make life worth pursuing. The bad apples you’ve been hanging out with are apples too, we’re all just walking each other home. The places that drain you might have become better spaces because of you. The things that you shed are snakeskins, they’ve served their purpose, however imperceivable that purpose may seem.

So I’ll go, I’ll start small, I’ll change the camera I use today and something more significant some other day. “If you don’t like where you are, move! You are not a tree!” an American author named Jim Rohn might have said that.
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I used to believe that if I wasn’t happy with where I was, I can change three things: people, places, and things. The people, maybe the hardest to change: who you spend your time with. Are they enriching your life, enforcing good habits, enabling ba

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@rachelryle Dang it! @cubbygraham beat me to the ‘like’ 😜

Find Momo one year ago today, in Slovenia, at a (huge) tree house. 
I was driving through the mountains after visiting lake Bohinj and pulled over to eat lunch. I looked up at this treehouse. I climbed inside and found nothing but a pop can, a lighter, and an amazing view. I thought I should hide Momo in the treehouse. Truly that would have made a better photograph. But it was dangerous to carry him up, and he wouldn’t have liked being up there alone. So, this photo now lives in our book, Find Momo Across Europe, which I’ve heard you’re enjoying.
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Find Momo one year ago today, in Slovenia, at a (huge) tree house. I was driving through the mountains after visiting lake Bohinj and pulled over to eat lunch. I looked up at this treehouse. I climbed inside and found nothing but a pop can, a lighte

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