tenacious_rach
(@tenacious_rach)

She's just so gorgeous. I adopted Zora nearly 13.5 years ago from our county humane society and she's been my princess ever since (never letting me forget my lowly human place in the hierarchy, lol). But seriously, she's a sweetheart, she just also happens to know she's awesome, like most cats, lol. 😉😽 #tabbycat #tabbycatsofinstagram #tabby #catsofinstagram #catphoto #catphotography #cat #kitty #kittycat #gorgeous

Princess Zora completely zonked out, lol. She's still super adorable. 😻😽💓 #cats #catsofinstagram #tabbycat #tabbycatsofinstagram #tabby #cat #kitty #kittycat #sleepingcat #catsandbooks #catsandbookshelves

Bought one of these as a birthday present for a friend but loved it so much I just had to snag one for myself. ☕💞😊 Anytime I see a skull and crossbones I think of pirates and when I think of pirates I think of Goonies. One of the best, most iconic 80s movies ever. Love it! Just with a pastel feminine twist. 😉 #skullandbones #skullandcrossbones #coffee #coffeemug #gooniesshoutout #goonies #gooniesneversaydie #sopretty

Forgot to post the rest of these the other day, lol. CONSTANTLY DISTRACTED 😜 #selfportrait #tattoos #tattooedwomen #tattooed #ink #justforfun #smile

One of my favorite shots from several years ago. I love everything about this image - the composition, the vibrant colors offset by areas of dark, the lines and angles, positions of the people in it, just everything. #photography #candid. #candidphotography #instagood #smalltown #smalltownlife #america

It's been a long time since I've played with some photos, and I don't have many with the newest ink, so.... #selfportrait #tattoos #tattooedwomen #ink #tattooed #justforfun #smile

It's been a long time since I played around with some photos, and I don't really have any that include the newest ink, so..... #selfportrait #tattoos #justforfun #tattooedwomen #ink

2018 Bucket List taking another hit this summer - Start learning a second language! A side benefit of being bilingual: Staving off Alzheimer's and dementia for an extra 4-5 years! (There are studies - trust me, I'm a librarian! Lol )  I've wanted to do this for years and even though I know it will be slow going with work and life in general, I'm still really excited. Japanese is comprised of 3 different writing systems and I've only just started the first, hiragana, this summer, but I'm already hooked.  I'm also loving getting back to writing with pen/pencil and paper again - it's the best way to learn!  Many of the resources I've looked at so far have provided cool cultural information as well, which in turn has made me think about and appreciate a lot of my own cultural stuff, rather than just focusing on all the negative stuff that news and media constantly shove in our faces.  So that's another refreshing benefit! It's not about how fast you go, just that you don't quit.  You're never too old and it's never too late.  Give it your best!  #lifelonglearning #ilovelearning #nerdforlife #bucketlist #bilingualbeginner #japaneselanguagebeginner #nevertoooldnevertoolate #followyourbliss #believeinyourself #dothework