ankle boots c/o Old Navy, coat c/o Forever 21
I find that on every vacation or in every city I travel, I somehow always learn something about myself, my life or the world itself – it can be a teeny tiny discovery or a big revelation, but I always feel a bit of an internal shift when I board that plane home. Whether I’m travelling somewhere familiar (like Maui) or to a completely unknown destination, getting away from home is always about discovery for me.
Maui was all about relaxing, being present and just turning my brain off, which made me really realize how absolutely important it is for me to sometimes revert to how I was as a kid. While I try to be strict about meditating and doing some breathing exercises most days, when you’re a kid you just snap into that single-tasked mental space like it’s the most natural thing, and it usually involves some element of play or nature. Being digitally connected all the time has made my brain feel most natural in a perpetually multi-tasking, firing-off-in-all-directions mode, which is not the most ideal place to be in mentally if you want to feel some sense of peace and contentment most days. Though I love meditation and yoga, I’m trying to learn how to just be a kid again moving forward – sitting at the beach and watching the waves, exploring an unknown corner of the forest near my parents’ place, playing a board game with my friends, etc.
So in the spirit of being a kid, I’m so excited to spend some time this weekend with some of my favourite girls who always make me laugh so much and forget about my to-do’s. Seriously can’t wait. Hope you all have the most amazing weekend and get some much-needed, childlike play time too!