My parents instilled a love of travel in me at a very young age. Early on I remember being whisked away to Disneyworld, the Alamo, and my personal favorite: our summer home in Hilton Head. Fast forward to now and I still maintain that gyspy soul and vibrant hope for the unknown, but my traveling has been cut way short because, well, adult (job, fur baby, bills, responsibilities, etc.) So when I get the chance to get away, better believe I'm taking that leap!
If you knew me two years ago you'd probably be able to attest the fact that my life has changed immensely. If you didn't know me two years ago then HEYYY! Glad you stopped by my blog. But I digress, I was depressed, failing out of school, in a long term relationship but pining after an ex, isolated from my family, had no friends and just kinda generally in one of my worst slumps since Mark died.
My how things have changed. I drove 18 hours (on my own I might add) to see FRIENDS in Vermont for a weekend workshop with Patrick Beach.
It all started with a weeklong retreat to Aruba last year. My boyfriend at the time was spending Thanksgiving hunting with his family in New Hampshire. I was invited to join of course, but being the vegan I am, politely declined, instead choosing to go on my first yoga retreat to beautiful, sunny Aruba. To say I had a blast would be an understatement. I did way too much yoga, scuba dived for the first time, took tons of pictures, and made new friends. Which brings us back to now. Gorgeous yoga couple Cilla and Noah own Sukha Yoga in Burlington and we decided to have a mini Aruba reunion.
Originally Aaron and I had planned to take this trip together. Drive up to Boston like we had for the past 2 summers to spend time with his family, and continue on to Vermont. Needless to say, that wasn't how things panned out. So instead of backing out like my usual introverted self had planned to do, I went at it alone. It was a lovely little (long) drive. And I learned so much from that weekend spent with PB and friends. Check out some of my favorite images:
I could add at least a dozen more pictures to this post, but I won't. If you've scrolled through all of these you're a freaking trooper. I hope you enjoyed a peek at my travel diaries, maybe even feel as if you've traveled a little bit with me.
Wherever you go somehow becomes a part of you, and I am made richer and better by all the people I've met and things I've experienced.
Until next time.