a vacation state of mind…

This space has been a bit neglected lately, but for (somewhat) good reason…a much needed cluster of vacation days.

You know what I find most interesting about going on vacation? They way that I, and what I guess most other people do, while away from their daily life. They truly live.

We talk to strangers, smile, relax and are in a generally positive mood. Why do we do that? Is there a way to incorporate that’s into our daily lives?

I find myself to be so much more engaged in life. I take time to feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my skin. I complement total strangers, start conversations with almost everyone and truly feel alive. It’s like I never want that feeling of living and interacting to go away!

I want to smile more. I want to be aware of my surroundings and to notice how amazing life can really be. I want to feel free to be me. Crazy, imperfect, curious, sensitive, strong, me.

I want everyone to feel that freedom from being the persona that we put on everyday to try to impress others. Just be you. You are amazing, just the way you are. In all of your beautiful glory, no apologies.

So, let’s take a vacation.

Let’s get away from feeling the pressures of who society wants you to be. Not be afraid to say hello to someone new and make a friend. Sing bad karaoke. Dance to the beat of your own drum. Laugh at your own jokes.

Let’s be free.

Don’t forget the sunscreen my lovelies.


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