Tears in Paradise๐Ÿ˜ช.


๐Ÿ˜“Yes there are even tears in Paradise…

So although its been over a month since I’ve shared anything, ย there is in fact, a very good excuse.. That phone that was cracked and broken officially ย KO’ed on me, and believe it or not… LIFE WENT ON! =)

Right? unbelievable…ha… I supposed the saddest thing about all of that is not being able to share… Some people may think it was horrible to be “disconnected”, but in reality, spending time away from technology and artificial stimulation of modernization allows you to really dial into the matrix of nature and web of life that is the ever present and truly the driving force of humanity. This time in Costa Rica is the most “connected” I’ve ever felt in my life…Nature, Pachamamma, is a most magical force that so many of us here in the industrial world simply ignore.

It is in this same nauture in which I feel most alive. Over stimulated by cars, electronics, and all the things we as humas use to occupy our time we miss out on the commings and goings of the very essence of ourselves… How fabulous it is to be void of “distractions” and enjoy morning coffee with the rain storms, natures songs of chirping birds, iguanas rushing by, toads gulping in the warm night air, trees growing-swaying-falling and living EVERYWHERE. So much fresh new air… Tree’s literally take sunlight and turn it into food. Hello magic! =) Anywho. with that being said. SO much to catch up on. Its crazy how little you can do everyday- yet SO much happens… (yes, the glorification of busy is completely over rated, but that’s another day another story)

So, now that I’ve been back in San Diego about 2 weeks, I’ve got my pictures uploaded and a shiney new Iphone at hand and many untold stories that are so ready to be shared!!!… And it was just getting good right!?! Sex and chocolate and… now tears???

Ok, so I say that lightly, there is nothing fun about tears. Or heartbreak…๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

No matter where you find yourself on this amazing planet hearts can, and do, break. it’s not glamorous- it’s messy, and painful, tender, and vulnerable, but it’s part of life- So although most my travel tales are pretty epic stories of jungles and monkey’s, smiles and waves, I don’t want to create the illusion that I am out of touch with the spectrum of “real life”emotions and feelings.

Taking it back to mid-novemberish a point in time came where I was presented with options/ opportunities that as a result caused a chain reaction that ultimately led to some serious heartbreak and changes in an on going relationship that I had here at home, and as a result of that, a seriously intense, soul wrenching tear filled week…

But through the tears, I think it’s only human to try to smile and make the best of what we have… And for this particular situation- Margaritas were the best we could do… I mean passionfruit margaritas??!?- chili guaro shots, and some bomb home made tortilla chips nachos๐Ÿด๐ŸŒฏ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ nom nom nom… yes please :)Next time you are in Guiones, stop by Al Chile, great everything… Food /service/ drinks… Reggae playing on the radio and surf on tv- I think i’ll stay a while- and maybe even come back tomorrow โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ

Any who, mid day indulgence turned into afternoon fun and photo sessions!!! ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ“ทโ—ผ๏ธโ—พ๏ธโœจ… I’m a sucker for dance parties and pictures-

life is too short to not try to enjoy moments, even bitter sweet sad moments, all we have is the present, and you can never get this time back, so I encourage you to smile on, despite what trials life brings you

The world needs your smile ๐Ÿญโ˜บ๏ธ

… I mean, of course it’s okay to cry and hurt, tears are so beautiuful and like the rain that washes the earth ever so cleansing, but after that- the sun will shine- allow your self space to heal and enjoy all the magic that Mother Earth provides us ๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ”ฎ

The following day delighted us with some glorious mid morning thunder and rain.. which in November is Costa is less than common, so I consider this show from Mother Nature quite a blessing… At some point the weather lets up just enough where we decide it’s a good idea for an afternoon surf๐ŸŒงโ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒฅ๐ŸŒฅ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ…

….totally enough sunshine to paddle out (view from our balcony)… ๐Ÿ˜ณโšก๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒž

And then, right about the time we reach the water, torrential downpour ensues. So what do we do? Well surf. DuH!! ๐Ÿ˜›….

And it is in magical moments like these that I came to realize why I travel, why I choose to live free, void of perhaps the “comforts” or security of a job, a home, a husband, a car, a big bank account… Because while floating in the ocean, watching the raindrops smash into the warm salty blue sea, the clouds circle tornado like, consuming the blue sky, like a scene from a movie, I find myself in splendid awe…that this is not in fact a movie…it IS life, it is my life and feel so humble and grateful…I would so much rather be rich with experience than, rich with things, money comes and money goes, but these memories are forever…

These feelings allow you to be so in love with life that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Byย following your passions and listening to your heart you create space to fall in a natural rhythm with life, worry melts away and essence of life in its natural state of existence continues to reveal itsself. ย The excitement and thrill of nature drive you to further connect and explore the wilds of your heart and wilds of this earth ย ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ›ซ๐ŸŒ€…

But, back to this crazy storm and these mysteriously sexy afternoon storm clouds… They begin to funnel, creating a vortex in the sky and I’m seriously waiting for monkeys on brooms, or mini dragons or something to come soaringย out of their void … ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต๐ŸŒช๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ I am in absolute awe, never in my life have I seen something so spectacular unfold before my eyes. Then the storm beings to float on by, and as quickly as it arrived, almost to create the illusion of a fairy tale sunset. Clouds and florecent glowing colors fading into the sea… Then WOW- raging rain and thunderous booms again- as the storm travels further out to sea.. And then… then, there was the lightening.๐Ÿ˜ณ

Oh Shit โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธโ›ˆโ›ˆโ›ˆโšก๏ธ๐ŸŒฆโ›ˆโ›ˆ๐ŸŒฉ๐ŸŒฉ๐ŸŒฉโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ Holy Massive, electrifying bolts of fury, like ravenous tounges of dragons lashing out to the ocean cracking and splintering as they lurch and explode and light the sky… They are a bit far off to the south end of the beach near the point, but hot damn, this surf session is over … Shit just got real, and like a led Zeppelin song, “babeeee- I’ve got to leave ya- it’s time to ramble on”…

A muddy barefoot rain drenched journey back to the condo we are a staying in, a quick rinse in the outdoor shower. And I feel complete, despite the aching throb of a confused, conflicted, hurting heart, waves and nature are always enough to soothe. Then it’s time to begin to pack. Tomorrow we change locations- off to playa grande and the “pipe house”… And in typical costa Rica fashion it doen not fail to enchant.

The pipe house and my week in Playa Grande was pretty sweet I think it deserves its own entry:) so stories comming soon!!

Daydreaming about the land of seashells, sunshine and sunsets…Sharing smiles and love #allloveallthetime ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŒ…โ›ต๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿšโค๏ธ

– Your Salty and Sunkissed Mermaid๐Ÿณ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ„