whaddaya wanna know?

vipassana ended sunday morning.  i’m planning a three-part series about it, but to guide my writing, let me know what you’re curious about in the comments.  or send me an email- julia.gabrick@gmail.com

right now i’m in Palm Springs, chilling out, enjoying nature, reintroducing dark chocolate to my diet, and still not drinking alcohol.  it’s been fantastic but alas, i’m heading back to LA tomorrow.  i’m not sure how to do that. 

i visited Joshua Tree National Park immediately after the course ended, to practice speaking and driving.  here are some photos:

the weirdest thing about the place is the topography.  the second weirdest thing is when you realize you’ve grown accustomed to it. 

there are four people on this rock.  i am not one of them.

there are four people on this rock.  i am not one of them.

i felt pretty ok right after vipassana.

i felt pretty ok right after vipassana.

and yesterday i went to Coachella Valley Nature Preserve.  it’s an oasis, both figuratively and literally, in Thousand Palms.  not being Lawrence of Arabia, i never expected to visit such a place.  it was really cool and i definitely pretended to be an explorer lost in the desert.  here’s what that looked like: