Living in Barcelona for almost two months reminded me of why I started this trip.⠀
Living in LA I was always in “go go go” mode all the time and all about always “doing” rather than just “being”.⠀
Don’t get me wrong, I do love the hustle but I realized that priding myself in always being in hustle mode, not having time, and being “too busy” wasn’t healthy either.⠀
Here are some things I was reminded of while in Barcelona this summer:
1) Dinner = They take their time⠀
Being back in Spain was a good reminder to stop, savor the moment (and the meal of course), and not be in a rush all the time.⠀
Take time to enjoy things as simple as having dinner because those are the moments you will look back on.⠀
2) Evenings = They value their friendships⠀
People here make time for their social relationships by socializing after work instead of going straight back home after a long workday.⠀
We all have super busy lives but what about making time for some human connection from time to time?
3) Sitting at the park = They “be”⠀
One of my favorite things to do in the evenings was to walk down the road to the park in front of Sagrada Familia and just sit. ⠀
It can be hard at first but sitting on a bench in the park without an agenda is relaxing af.⠀
4) Sunday’s = They recharge⠀
You know you’re in Spain when you have to go grocery shopping on Saturday’s instead of Sunday’s.⠀
Take some time Sunday evening to do something that brings you joy and I guarantee you will feel a million times better on Monday morning.⠀
5) August = They take time off⠀
A lot of small businesses take August completely off.⠀
Taking a whole month off isnt realistic for everyone but taking some time off to reconnect with yourself is worthwhile.⠀
#sagradafamilia #spain #espana #sheisnotlost #wonderfulwildwomen #iamatraveler #girlaroundworld #digitalnomad #digitalnomadgirls #roamtheplanet #girlsjustwanttotravel #ladiesgoneglobal #locationindependent #successprinciples #digitalnomad #womenpreneur #womenwithpurpose #successminded #womeninbiz #lifedesign #growthmindset #reconnect #itsthelittlethings #humanbeing #entrepreneurmindset #liveonpurpose #bemindful #bossladiesmindset
🙌🙌 TWO DAYS!! 🙌🙌
All I have to do is survive three more hours today and a psycho last full day of work tomorrow before...
A. I drop down to part-time hours nannying!
& I adventure to our second favorite state for a long weekend!
All the praise hands because I am so burnt out with work and everything & so ready to adventure because this girl needs all the camping, ocean sea-stack views, forest exploring, waterfall chasing, National Park adventuring, cider drinking, and best friend conversations for four full days!
Looking out over my kingdom. Yes, I drew these on for sensorship.
Beautiful SAVE GRANGE LIDO campaign artwork by the local & super talented @carneandco
• Grange Lido is a rare Art Deco Grade II listed building, the last and only surviving seaside lido in the North of England. The local (& not so local) Community would like to see it restored to its former glory & reopened as an open air pool.
Locations of paper petitions (the council is not accepting any online petitions!) if any local followers want to sign one can be found in the following locations: Grange-over-Sands, Flookburgh, Cartmel, Cark, Kents Bank, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Ulverston, Arnside, Barrow, Burton-in-Kendal, Lancaster, Bowness-on-Windermere. Click the link in our bio for the Save Grange Lido Facebook Page.
#childhoodmemories #savegrangelido #posterdesign @save_grange_lido #concarne @carneandco
#wonderfulwildwomen #dowhatyoulove #optoutside #expandyourplayground #experience #outdoorwomen #womeninadventure #experience #inspire #adventure #adventureculture #live #wildandfree #travel #findyourwild #strongher #celebrate #support #outdoorswimmingsociety #lido #art
It was my first day back on the road. It took me far longer than it should have to get from the Golden Gate, here to #halfmoonbay
...so excited by movement and scenery changing like slides on a projector, I had to stop constantly to soak in the views. The paralyzing fear that hits me before heading off on my own had worn off by this point, as it always does. Replaced by that floaty, fluttery, heart overflowing feeling you get when you are able to arrive where you are, eyes open to the shimmering veil of magic that drapes so beautifully, everywhere. In this picture, I am brought back. To the moment where everything else falls away, and all that is, is right now. Pure and sparkling; LIFE ♥️ •
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] “Intentional living is the art of making our own choices before others' choices make us.” ― Richie Norton
I read this quote the other day and the words rung in my ears and stuck to my bones. It meant so much to me because of the reference to both choice and intention. In my experience, choice and intention go hand and in hand, and in the absence of either, lasting change is impossible. Choosing things that are good and healthy for us isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary --and that’s why intentionality is so important. Once we set an intention to do something… then every choice, and every action that follows must fall in line with our initial intention. And as it relates to mental health and overall wellness, fall is the first test of our true intentions.
Let me explain,during the summer months, getting outside is fun. Not only that, it’s easy. It’s nothing to simply grab a cold drink and meet a few friends out for lunch, or swap out your Saturday brunch plans for an impromptu hike.
Once the days start getting shorter (and the degrees get lower) however, it can be harder to find the time, energy, or desire get outside and that’s where our two favorite words intention and choice come into play. During the fall and winter months chances are you won’t find yourself accidentally lingering longer outside or skipping town for the weekend to head to a local beach.
Instead, you will have to choose; to carefully select the time, spaces and activities that move you, that motivate you and that speak to you. This is the gift of Fall. Fall gives us the opportunity to carefully craft our outdoor experiences….intentionally.
What are of the ways you get outside during the fall months?
#forceofnature #rei #optoutside
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P A I N T I N G
I often thought that I have the 'perfect' picture many times. But then there is another idea and another amazing picture. This one seems to be my unexpected top for now. Thanks for all the ideas & the wonderful artistic co-working 💙 @aerialsilkvienna @laszlo.roth
Soaking in the views 💙💚 this hike was uphill the whole way in the direct sun, I was dying trying to keep up with @ash1ey_mae
🤣 But the view was worth it! 🙌🏽
Gold + blue - the colors of fall in Wyoming 💛💙
Canooing was the BEST activity 🚣🏾♀️
You know that the seasonal shift is underway when the mountains have fresh snow on them. We are lucky to be able to experience these cycles through connection to the land. #natureheals #allmyfriendsarewild
Visiting the ancestral territory of Lil’wat and Skwxwú7mesh nations.
“The earth has music for those who listen” -Shakespeare ✨
Campsite No. 2 where we hiked to a mirror lake with glacier views, splashed in glowing waters and first saw the Northern Lights. 🚣♀️🇬🇱
Flattop Mountain - 12,324 feet. A quick stop before continuing to Hallet Peak.
You can stand under my umbrella ⛱
Just over here daydreaming about fall colors and mountain livin' today. (Is it Friday yet?)
Uma foto linda pra lembrar que a vida é bela e que temos que aceitar o que a vida nos oferece apesar de não ser o que vc gostaria sempre tem “o lado bom”, o aprendizado sempre fica. Meu conselho (pra mim e pra vc) é, busque a paz dentro do seu Ser, aceite tanto os momentos de felicidade como os de tristeza, pratique o autoconhecimento, viva o agora, ame intensamente, não adianta sofrer por algo o qual vc não tem controle... A VIDA É BELA! VIVA E NÃO SOBREVIVA! 😘 #tbhatunmachay #hatunmachay #peru
heaven is a place on earth, possibly Greece
Sometimes it’s good to get a little perspective 👀 soho chilling with @jacksonlana
I might have missed August turns (life happens, ya know?) but I’m back for September! All day Type 1 fun with @el_reido
skiing laps in the sunshine on a light dusting of fresh snow!
Trying to discover as many back roads as I can before the snow takes over the mountains!
Summer I’m going to miss you, as always, but I’m getting really excited for BEANIE SEASON! And snowshoeing and winter hot spring soaking and waterfalls to be back in full flow and fires across the West to be done. #northwestisbest
A lovely evening in Sheridan Wyoming 💛
The best kinds of adventures involve the following:
⭕dogs (plural is critical here)
⭕chocolate (not pictured here).