Monday, May 26, 2014


This will be my last post for a little while because tonight I leave for a two week adventure in Bali, Indonesia!
Early this morning I was beyond nervous. I am spending 3 days alone in Bali (most of which to recover from jet lag), and then 10 days with a group of people I have never met through Intrepid Travel.
The above statement probably makes me sound crazy but there is intention behind my trip.
I want to see things through my two eyes. I don't want to hear from a friend or family about something, or have my opinions shaped by others. I want my two eyes to take everything in: people, food, culture, the way that beautiful island is constructed, and form my own opinion.
I want some time to myself. To write, to think, to experience. I want to appreciate my own company.
I want some time to be without technology. Some time without makeup, and trendy clothes, and people constantly checking social media.
I want to meet people from the other side of the world. And hug them and thank them for welcoming me to their marvelous land. I want to see smiles, and laughs, and be reminded that kindness is a universal language.
I want to have faith without all of my first world luxuries.
I want to crack my heart wide open, and let my love shower others, while having the ability to feel some in return.
I want to be reminded that despite being in a place 9,000 miles away from home, I have built a safe place within the four walls of my soul, and piece of light and comfort I always bring with me.
I was reading a magazine to still my nerves, and in it it talked about the perfect ages for women:
20. The best biological age for getting pregnant.
29. The age of ideal beauty according to U.S women.
34. The age at which women are happiest with their naked bodies.
74. When women are happiest.

I read the last one, and thought 74?!? Can't I spend my whole life saying every year was my happiest?
So, my main intention for the trip: to pursue happiness. To chase it, catch it, immerse myself in it, and then share it. Through words, hugs, smiles, compliments, and energy.
I am so excited and grateful to share a bit of my journey with all of you.  Here we go, 13 days in Bali, Indonesia.

Happy Monday everyone! Xoxo
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  1. Oh, friend. I'm so excited for you. I know you will use that alone time to rest, but also to honor that time for yourself in a new place, in a new found peace, and to enjoy the beauty that life is. :) I am beyond excited to read about your time there. HUGS to you & I'll be praying for you! Wishing you lots of happiness on your adventure! XO!

  2. You are amazing! I love your attitude towards life and how you approach it. Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  3. Have a fantastic trip! Will look forward to hearing about Bali which is on my must do soon list!


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