The Great Escape
It’s been almost two weeks since I went to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. It already feels like it was a month ago. But then it makes perfect sense of why I just can’t seem to get back into the swing of things! I also just got back from a one day camping trip to the Sierras.
Being outside and among nature at it’s finest is truly eye, heart, and soul opening.
Doing more weekend getaways and going to Zion and the Grand Canyon have been on my To-Do list for longer than I would like to admit. But now I am conquering those goals.
When the Walls Start Closing In
I sit here thinking, I should be relaxed and grateful, yet I continue to feel unsettled. I definitely have moments where I wish I was in the midst of city chaos or the hustle of the hospital while on a trip away.
I thought maybe my unsettled-ness had everything to do with not unplugging or relaxing enough. But what I realized is when I do take the time to feed my soul it uncovers the dusty gems I’ve hid away. I’ve been distracted.
Distracted with keeping up, building a career, making money, etc.
I am unsettled because I am not doing what I want to do. I am annoyed that I am not working on my personal ventures. I can be at work just thinking about everything else I want to do or I am camping in the great outdoors thinking I should be blogging or at least practicing yoga and finding a way to share it with others.
I distract myself with all the right things. A lovely job, beautiful friends, flowing yoga, and of course some trashy tv. I need all of these things.
But if I want my side hustle to be something so I can make it my main hustle then I need to be dedicated.
Dear Future Me
Please be forgiving, but relentless.
Remember a glass of wine will always be there.
Take time for you always.
Humans are social beings, but you can say no to dinner or happy hour.
Demand 100% of yourself.
Smile when shit gets hard.
Remember it is better to fail than to say, “What if”
You are everything you need to be.
I wanted to have a crazy revelation in the vastness of Zion. Yes, it reminded me that life does not have be as complicated as we make it and a slower pace can do us all good, especially when you live in Los Angeles, CA. But if anything, it just reminded me that I am capable and I know what I want. I just have to do it.
Nike is right. Just do it folks.
My Just Do IT List
Stop running and making excuses.
- Eat healthier
- Exercise more
- Blog more
- Stay connected to loved ones
- Do calligraphy
- Be a part of a yoga community
- Read more
- Journal weekly
- Build an empire
Just a few things I need in my life to get the unsettled feeling to GTFO.
There’s No Better Time Than Now,