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MEL VANDERSLUIS ✯ travel  Travel & Lifestyle Content Creator ✰ @bymelanieaudrey ✈︎ Home for Christmas 🎄 ↓ Presets. Tutorials. Blog. YouTube.

When I was thinking of a caption for this photo the first word that came to mind was vulnerable. I feel social media is (or should be) a lot about vulnerability. You are putting yourself out there for everyone to see, to potentially be judged, to be loved or to be hated. It’s a terrifying yet beautiful thing at the same time.

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage...when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives and to our work.” - Brené Brown

I personally really enjoy being vulnerable on this platform because I like having real conversations with you. If I didn’t allow myself to be vulnerable I wouldn’t have as many opportunities to learn and grow, my work would be different and so would my relationships.

We are all so different and each have so much to offer in our own unique ways. It’s a beautiful thing to let yourself truly be seen and to be heard.
📷: @mhomsy
✨: @raxxan thank you for adding the Milky Way in the sky ☺️

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Music has a way of bringing back a moment in time. While I spend the next few weeks enjoying the holidays and being in the cold, I’ll be playing songs that remind me of warmer climates!

I have the chance to giveaway 4 pairs of these @mobvoi #TicPodsFree to 4 WINNERS. Here’s how to enter:
1. Comment a song that gets you up and dancing! 💃🏼🕺🏼
2. Tag a partner in crime
3. Bonus entry if you repost this video in your stories and tag @mvandersluis and @mobvoi.
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Entry only valid in the first 24 hours of my post. Good luck and happy holidays!! xx

Hoping my dreams are full of drone content tonight 😍
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Currently 1:30 am and I’m purchasing Christmas gifts, planning a giveaway for you guys tomorrow (keep your eyes pealed) and posting this photo which is probably in my top 3 drone shots of our whole Maldives trip!
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What time is it for you and where are you?

Merry Monday and Happy New Week!
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What are you setting out to accomplish this week? I really want to sit down and draw out a plan for 2019. Places I want to see, things I want to try and goals I want to accomplish. I’ll also be working on a few blog posts, editing a ton of Maldives photos and putting a Maldives vlog together. Going to be a heavy week! 🙌🏼
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📷: @mhomsy

What was the last risk you took?

This picture makes me laugh because it looks so peaceful yet getting to these swings made me laugh and freak out at the same time.

We sent the drone up in the air from the beach then walked to the swings with my drone remote and phone in my hand and the water got up passed my chest. I was scared to drop it or get it wet and ruined. We finally managed to get in the swings, took our shots and then headed back to the beach.

A lot of the shots I love really ended up with me having to push out of my comfort zone and into what I felt was risky zone. Push your limits every once in a while and see what happens.

California twirling 💃🏼
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Thank you California for giving us memories to cherish and time to reconnect with friends! Be back next year! ❤️
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📷: @mhomsy

Years ago my parents drove down the coast of California and have told me several times it was one of the most beautiful drives they’ve ever done. Well yesterday it finally happened! But before we started the drive down, Mike and I really wanted to see a bit more of the Half Moon Bay area. Another awesome perk of being an @americanexpress Canada #SPGAmex Cardmember is the automatic upgrade to Silver Elite Status @marriotthotels which gives priority late checkout plus access to member rates and more! With the few extra hours, we got to explore even more gems in the area like this amazing view. Check out the link in my bio to learn more. #SPGlife #AMEXLIFE #Ad

I’ve been having such a good time exploring California with Mike. We’re having so much fun in fact that we’ve decided to extend our stay! Luckily with our @americanexpress Canada #SPGAmex Card, we get an Annual Free Night Award any night of the week at select @marriotthotels & SPG properties, which means more time for Californian adventures! Check out the link in my bio to learn more. #ad #AMEXLIFE #SPGlife

She was life itself. Wild and free. Wonderfully chaotic. A perfectly put together mess. ✨
- the better man project
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📷: @mhomsy

Sharing my life with you has been my biggest learning experience and my biggest adventure so far. From enjoying warm Maldivian sunsets with you last week to dancing in the rain on the beach in San Francisco today. I’m constantly learning more about you and you are always teaching me more about myself.
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Who in your life has made the biggest impact on you and in what way?

You are the only you that will ever be.
You’re kind of a big deal. ✨
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Tomorrow I start a new project. It’s one that I spoke about in my stories not too long ago. I’m feeling nervous but also really excited! I’m grateful that I’ll have @mhomsy by my side and the team putting this project together sounds amazing. I can’t wait to share more about it with you soon. It’s going to be a wild week! Any guesses on what you think it is? I’m thinking I’ll vlog the whole experience, I really want this memory to look back on.
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📷: @mhomsy
@clubmed #clubmed
@clubmedfinolhu #clubmedfinolhu

Life is made of small moments like this❤️ @lisahomsy
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Yesterday, after 30 hours of travel later Mike and I made it home! So happy to be in my cozy bed for a couple of nights. Anyone else a huge fan of their bed?!
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📷: @mhomsy
@clubmed #clubmed
@clubmedfinolhu #clubmedfinolhu

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