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"Ashes" (feat. Anchor Brewing)
I'm further expanding my knowledge of San Frans history. I love learning about the origins of this city and learning about the best of the best. I got to try Anchor Brewing beer for the first time earlier this fall and became hooked on it. I was fortunate enough to get invited to go to a brewery tour with my sister Courtney. We got to learn the history of this brewery and all the ups and downs they went through, in order to come out on top. Sound familiar? Geez, it 100% reminded me of elements of my story. I didn't even have my first beer of the tour and here I was relating to this story that our tour guide Phillip was telling us. We got to try their classic beer and learn how the beer is made and what it takes to get that crisp great taste that it has. I was so impressed with the brewery and the hard work put into making this classic beer. I've spent the whole last month partying and celebrating life and this tour that we went on, really put in perspective all the hard work i'm putting in for myself. Anchor brewing went through hell and to still be standing today, that is the work of survivors. It still boggles me that I have gone through so much and now life tries to balance itself out so that I can experience things like this. A year ago I was living for my treatment but I wasn't doing my treatment to live. Now i'm living and experiencing. To think I deprived myself of things like beer, because I punished myself for the illness I was diagnosed with. Now I can join in the party and understand what it means to finally breathe in the same air as those who work equally as hard. At one point Anchor Brewing was making beer that didn't even taste good, they just kept chugging until thing eventually became what they are today. Sometimes we have to truly experience the lowest points to get to the highest points. I always reflecting on both, because equally make us whole. Now I know my highest points are not gonna last forever. I'm still sick, I still have an uphill battle to fight, but that doesn't mean I won't stand tall like the building Anchor Brewing is now housed in. Heck, they burned down several times and found their way back again and again. That's one thing I took from this tour, that although i'm probably gonna be burned down again, i'll eventually find the solid ground to stand tall on, just like Anchor Brewing.
Photographer: Courtney Johnson
What i'm wearing: Jacket - Good Fellow, Jeans - H&M, Shoes - Guess
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2 Years In My Life: Chapter 8
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