Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sedona 2016

It’s been so long since I last blogged. I still need to continue on from my last blog post. The problem is I have very little downtime until about 9:30 p.m. and by that time I’m ready for bed. I choose how I spend my time, so really it’s my own issue. The downtime I do have is spent with my husband and nugget and then once she’s in bed Josh and I get to catch up about our day. However, this week my boss is on vacation which has given me some extra time to catch up on little things I’ve been putting off.

Two weeks ago Josh and I went on a much needed vacation. It was our first vacation away together since having Atiana and it was so nice! We contemplated on so many different places to go and ultimately decided to go somewhere that was drivable and somewhere unlike any place we’ve ever been. We typically travel out of the country so this was a nice little change, although it wasn’t much cheaper than when we do travel out of the country. Prior to our trip I must have named off 5 different places to Josh that we “could have gone” for the amount of money we paid to stay in Sedona. However, flying anywhere right now does not sound fun and Sedona was pretty AMAZING.

While we were there we got the most amazing “hippie” massages, ate some of the most amazing food, drank a lot of champagne (what’s new), got up early one morning and went hiking/jogging, rented an ATV, saw some really cool Indian ruins, laid out by the pool, talked a lot, laughed a lot, showered outdoors every day (the outdoor shower in our room was so freakin cool) and just enjoyed every second of no interruptions and being able to just get up and go. We never even slept in. I think the latest we slept in was 6:30. Josh and I both get up early every morning to get started with our day. Josh is up by 4:30 a.m. and I’m up by 5:15/5:30 a.m., so I guess 6:30 is sleeping in to us. I never worried about working out while we were there because we really didn’t have the time. We did one 2 hour trail hike/jog the first morning we were there and the rest of the weekend we just got up and did whatever we had booked for the day. My workouts didn’t resume until vacation was officially over which was pretty much a week later. It was so nice! Our last day there we decided to just wing the end of our trip. We originally planned on possibly driving to Phoenix or Scottsdale to stay for a night, or possibly staying at a casino that we came across on our way home, but ended up driving all the way home and stayed at a hotel in Irvine for the night. It turned out to be a really fun night of dinner and drinks at the Irvine spectrum and then we walked back to our hotel. We got up the next morning and drove to Newport and had breakfast on the beach at this really cool restaurant that had the most amazing chilaquiles I’ve ever had. We were home Sunday by noon to pick up our nugget and she was so excited to see us. Next week we are going on vacation to Havasu, Arizona but this time we are bringing Atiana with us.

One thing I love about going on vacation is how much it recharges you. It allows you to clear your mind and come back feeling so refreshed. This vacation took me back to when Josh and I first fell in love. We were young, carefree, traveling all over the place, we would call into work sick and just get up and go somewhere random for the day with absolutely no worries in the world. We can’t just get up and go like we once use to because we have a child now, so to have 5 days of nothing to worry about other than each other was so amazing.

Usually while on vacation I deactivate my social media. I deactivate it because I don’t want to read all the negative posts in my feed. I like to feel like I’m in my own little world while on vacation with no distractions. I purposely didn’t deactivate social media this time because let’s face it, we had a 7 hour drive and I needed a little distraction along the way lol. I was reading different posts to Josh along the way and we were laughing at some of the things people post because some of these people are just so clueless as to how ridiculous they sound ….The people that post their drama and constant dilemmas in life don’t even realize that most of the time they are ranting about the person they have become. Reading post after post about moms who say they are constantly judged, gossiping, backstabbing, jealousy, etc…If you are one of those people that posts this kind of drama all the time, maybe you should take a look at your own life and who you’re surrounding yourself with. Maybe it’s YOU, maybe it’s not all these other people you complain about. And the truth of the matter is, if you’re constantly posting all of your dilemmas and things that spark up controversy on social media I’m pretty sure you’re also the person spending all your free time gossiping about others too. I don’t ever feel like anyone in my life is judging me as a mom, as a friend or the choices I make. Maybe that’s because I choose to surround myself with likeminded people, or maybe that’s because I’m confident in who I am as a person, and as a mother. I think the biggest problem a lot of people (women) face is confidence in who they are as a person, as a mother, as a wife, as a friend etc..When you’re confident in who you are as a person you don’t have the kind of drama I hear so many people rant about. I live a happy positive life because I choose to be happy, I know who I am as a person and I’m happy with the person I’ve become over the years. I choose to see the positive in every situation and if I have an issue with someone or something that was said I go directly to that person rather than talk behind their back and that alone solves all the drama I see posted on a daily basis. So even though I totally went off topic with this blog, I want to end it with saying – Women, please learn to love yourselves, because until you learn to love you, you’re going to continue to be unhappy and find the negative in every situation. STOP caring so much about what others think and STOP caring so much about what others do. Stop creating non-existing drama because of your own issues and just learn to love yourself and this beautiful life you’ve been given.

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