Not that I needed it brought to my attention but it was, “you have been radio silent on your blog lately”. Yes, yes I have. I really love my blog and it has given me the chance to spend more time exploring my passion. But I got caught up in making sure I posted consistently and it was taking up almost all of my free time. With my day job, night job (La Loves) and my personal life I was just getting too over whelmed. I am trying to learn more balance in my life. Don’t worry I am not giving up my blog, again style is one of my passions and I have loved all of the positive feedback I have received while producing La Loves. But I do need to find balance in my blog and in my life.
Although this is only a little tease because tomorrow I am packing up and going on a one week yoga retreat in Mexico….by myself! I booked this excursion only three weeks ago. I feel like my life has filled up with so much stress lately I am about to burst. Maybe I am being extreme and the more I look into where I am going, I am not sure how I will survive. I know this sounds like a dream come true to most but I have never traveled alone and am not very good at being alone. Of course there will be people there and I am sure I will make friends but I need to learn to be happy with my own company. Check out this article I read recently on ’15 Reasons you Should Spend More Time Alone’. It is crazy how addicted I am to always being connected and there is no better way to kick my habits than cold turkey for a week. Haramara does not have phone or internet access which is of course freaking me out but I know I NEED to disconnect for a bit.
This is a yoga retreat so there will be two yoga classes a day to keep me busy for a bit, but other than that I plan on relaxing, catching up on some reading and maybe I will try a surf lesson or two! I was told to pack as light as possible and that “we don’t really get dressed in more than yoga clothes for the week” (what?!). Again, this should be a nice change.. no valuables=no accessories (help me now!). Check out my slim packing list below. But in all seriousness, I do hope to find comfort in my own self and have some fun while doing it! Have any of you ever done something like this??
Yoga Wear: This is a Yoga retreat after all! As much as I love Lululemon I don’t always have an extra $90 laying around for new pair of colored spandex. I have recently really started liking the brand Zella that is carried at Nordstroms. I really need to add these pink space dye pants and pink ombre top to my collection asap! Also loving these blue yoga pants and top.
Beach Wear: This will be taking up the other half of my suitcase. I love colored bikinis! This Vitamin A blue swimsuit needs to be in my suit case!! I have soft spot for multi-colored bikinis… so this one has to go too! Anytime I am heading to the beach, sunglasses, a hat and sandals are a must!!
Beauty: Don’t need much here. I only plan on packing waterproof mascara, a Nars multiple (can use on eyes, lips or cheeks; my favorite color is South Beach ) and my favorite beach waves spray for my hair!
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