Wander with love๐Ÿ’•

As I begin again On the gypsy trail, Moving about in time and space, I find myself filled with gratitude and humility

Typically travel evokes feelings of anxiety, or excitement, wonder on inspiration…
but this time it’s different
Not to say any of the above feeling are not present, they are just gently burning in the back ground, like a fireplace on a cool winter night- beautiful ablaze and warm, but by no means dominant….

TonightI feel calm, relaxed and peaceful completely satisfied buy life’s offerings.
A warm breeze kissing my soul as the sun Shines and the waves barrel…that kind of contentment

And I am Humbled

San Diego is a beautiful city and Oceanside an even more amazing little town. Filled with good vibes, and fantastically kind locals rooted in values of community, simplicity, loving hard, playing hard and celebrating the diversity of life we all bring to the table…

The tribe of humans that I am lucky enough to call my friends are off the charts….

Chefs, teachers, firefighters, herbalists, scientists, professors, mothers, servers, real estate agents, lovers, givers, healers with the best of intentions and the biggest of hearts. But these people who are my friends, are also my teachers. I am better because of them, my consciousness continually elevated by their desires to learn and grow and raise eachother up is so humbling. And I cried today because I will miss them. As I set out on the gypsy trail I find the gratitude in my heart even stronger because I am better because I know these magnificent beings.

So That’s the cool thing about travel. Although Oside and these people will soon be far far away. Their love is not…
If you let your life be expansive the circles you run in will only continue to expand. (And if you find yourself in Oceanside San Diego. Give wrench and rodent a try:) for sushi satisfaction. Or perhaps good old fashionable comfort food w a twist is your style, Local Tap House has some of the ย best flavor (and beer ๐Ÿป around)… or if you wan to Keep it simple, cruise over cyclops organic farm, run by locals and cook up a delicious feast yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

So will I miss San Diego, with its delightful people, incredible nature (and for a big city it’s still got some nature– yes it’s got it all, desertes, mountains, beaches galore…) and the most divine October sky and sunsets that take my breath awaY

Well yes.

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what I will miss most is the feelings —the cocoon like love I am so very grateful and blessed to be surround by

I have however learned that all these feeling of love and gratitude and humility are inside me. Always. And wherever I go I can take them with me!!:) I don’t even need to pack them and put em in a bag… they don’t take up space (and are free)..which means more room and money for bikinis!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and if you know me at all … well you know what I mean.๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ‘™

So as you go about on your own journeys wether is around the globe or down the street to the store , remember to take little pieces of all that you do with you.
Keep learning and growing from the biggest adventures to the smallest lthings…

And stay humble.

Because when your heart is tender and your mind is open the vastness of life will continue to inspire you-

By living with passion ย you are capable of things far greater than you know.

Continuing along the gypsy trail.. with love in my heart and smile on my face-

see you soon Oside, see you sooner Costa Rica ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฆ„… waves and jungles and monkeys oh my!!!๐Ÿ˜ ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Sending out love ๐Ÿš๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’•
Your salty and sun kissed mermaid

The natural rhythm of life

The natural rhythm of life-

The ebb and flow, the rise and fall๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’™

The waiting game

The disconnect between expression and satisfaction spans the space from the heart to the mind….
How much do you deny yourself the freedom to thrive?

This life Is very blessed- simply by being life… That we forget, so sometimes we need to be reminded

…The things that we are passionate about, wether we are conscious of this drive or not, are the things that fuel our soul. Listen to these and make time for them- I love to write, and when I am living day to day and not finding time to write, to express, to connect, that is when I need to pause; re-evaluate how I’m Spending my time- and adjust priorities accordingly….

We get so caught up in doing we often forget how to just be. We become so consumed in going places, doing things that it begins to feel natural to move SO fast…it feels natural to be out of sync with the rhythm of life…modern society is on a time frame that does not account for the- the beat- or pulse that this planet has operated and thrived on long before we ever came along…. This natural pulse that I strive to function within is something I realized that I have become out of sync with-

It’s a bit ironic I guess that in my quest to slow down I have begun to move too fast. Work with out intention will consume you- and quickly steal you from your connection to eachother and our interwoven Web with Mother Nature…

Have you ever found yourself so caught up and focused for something “big” that’s coming that you are completely vacant from the present and miss of of the moments happening Now!?

A yoga lifestyle and zen masters like Thichย Nhatย Hahn remind us the importance of slowing down and living in the moment “our true home is in the present moment, to live in the present moment is a miracle”

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Only once we allow ourselves the time to
Slow are we able to realize how very rapid everything is zooming about. And this accelerated pace of go-go-go,
Work, work, work is exhausting. Perhaps that’s why travel and time spent with friends, enjoying walks and good company. Are so important. Because it brings us into the present.
It allows us to live in the “Pause” between the “big” life events and really truly enjoy every single breath- without which- we wouldn’t be alive.

What a shame it would be for me to
Move to Costa having completely missed
Out on on my last few months here—there is so much love, and so many things to be grateful for right here in my own home town. This work, that I get to do, the waves I get to surf, the friends who i am able to share love with:)…

Although work will be full steam ahead until I go, a mindfulness around my job, and a gratitude and happiness have changed my attitude and provided a new enthusiasm in the days left before i head off to Costa Rica… ย and where to fromย There who knows?!?

… these last few weeks have been so full of visitors and full moons dances, and bubbles for win!!!๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿค“๐Ÿฆ„


So wherever you find yourself today, take a moment to ask yourself….What is your purpose?

What is your intention for your actions?

And have you taken the time to tell your loved ones how truly valuable they are:) in times like these of war and hate we so desperately need to shareย love and kindness and give to eachother with all our beings. So take it slow and let the mystery of life unfold as naturally and without expectation but full of love and wonder ๐ŸŒปโค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ Have a happy day:)

Your salty and sunkissed mermaid
๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŠโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿš

Dirt Roads, Sandy feet and Salty hair.๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿš Facing fears and Loving life:)

Pre-amble to my ramble, this story wanders like my mind, soul and life:) but if you can bare with me I promise to make you smile โ˜บ๏ธ

Sometimes we go places and do things with no specific intention or expectation, and the results of being open- trusting and surrendering – are both humbling and impactful -this is the result of my most recent 10 day adventure to Costa Rica ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿ’ก๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโœจ (The Country I am so excited to be moving to in October) โฑ๐Ÿ“†๐ŸŽ‰

Sometimes we are unaware that we don’t have the answers until someone asks the questions….

Recently being presented with the simple question… “Well… What ARE you afraid of?…” I’d realized that I hadn’t asked myself this question, and as a result… Found myself swirling about in a conflicted fog unable to find clarity around unsettling- scared feelings…

I have now been musing over this โคด๏ธโคด๏ธโคด๏ธ for the past few weeks (and Sub consciously I think, quite possibly, much-much longer …)

Regardless of the answers I came up with to this question, the prevailing notion that was continuing to reveal its self upon inquiry, was – fear… And that this fear rides on a wave called failure….

Fear of not being enough, not being good enough, not being “enough” or able to accomplish what I am on this planet to do..

This mindfulness of fear in my life led me to remember why I practice yoga- to breathe, to accept, to let go, and to move forward with grace and love… and sometimes create space, to be vulnerable, and to open up to friends that can help you work through things that solo time and self inquiry are struggling to reveal…

This acknowledgement of fear, and acceptance of being vulnerable and scared led me into a magical heartfelt conversation- blanketed in a post surf emotional buzz, set to the back drop of a jungle rainstorm and accompanied by hot coffee, dark chocolate AND a beer:)…. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒงโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒง some shit got real-

When you find it time in life to work through some “stuff” I highly recommend doing it in “style” haha…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‚

But first… (before we get too deep, let’s talk about the fun times!! )

At this point in my adventure I had…
*Rented a car in a foreign country
-fear # 1 โœ…
*Drove solo up and down Costa Rica’s north coast mobbing down dirt roads with minimal to no GPS
-fear # 2 โœ…
*Found some new waves AND paddled out solo
-fear # 3&4 โœ…โœ…

At the end of a few days I made it back Guiones safely, even with a small detour or two, and felt pretty amazing about all these things- ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒฌ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ

I actually had a pretty epic moment, well
Lots of epic moments, but one in particular as I was cruising along a desserted, jungle encased dirt road, music blasting where I became acutely aware of what a magnificent life it is- I looked in my review mirror and saw in my back seat; my yoga mat, my surf board and my trusty Patagonia bag- I felt elated, at the freedom, at the bliss, at the joy in my life- none of which would have been experienced had I stayed in my comfort zone and not chosen to face my fears-

None the less, after returning to Guiones from such a super rad soul searching mini surf mission, something was STILL nagging me. Crazy to be so harassed by thoughts surround my jungle nature happiness

So, I sit down with my girl Ali ( in the previously mentioned situation- jungles and rainstorms and chocolate oh my…๐Ÿ˜›) and she asks me “Well, what IS it that you are afraid of…”
Because if the conquering of the mini mission Hadn’t squashed these feelings, clearly it was something more, and….

BOOOOOM, God bless the beautiful souls that life sends to us and the people that become our friends-
Mind blown๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅnever before had I thought to even ask myself that question- duh ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“

And now that I’ve had time to reflect, marinate, write, and come back to Cali I am returning to this notion of all fear being driven by failure and the idea of not being enough—- and it all magically comes full circle and directly relates to my mantra for 2016 –

“I am enough.
I have enough.
Trusting in the universe I know she will provide”

As my spiritual journey deepens, and my mind and soul expand I have come into a space of loving myself where I now know and embrace that I am enough! (Thanks to a steady yoga practice and healthy addiction to the waves) ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’•…this idea of not being good enough (an insufficiency I have felt since some traumatic child hood events) is something Im ready to rid from my life- changing the samskaras of thought….

Good vibes only -right?!? โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿข (life is too short for anything else) ๐Ÿฆ„๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’•

We are what we think, and My thoughts and energy are now choosing to occupy a higher vibration…๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
So now after living almost 30 years, I Am finally ready to take my power back- lots of tears and self work? yes! but also SO much fulfillment. Yep…(Smiles, Sparkles, yoga, rainbows, unicorns, mermaids, surfing, adventures, butterflies… And LOVEEE- Yeeeeww!!!) ๐Ÿ˜โœจ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿข๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝโค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿš๐Ÿฌ That’s how Im now choosing to do this whole adulting thing.

Early this year This I taped to my bathroom mirror..

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So what does any of this have to do with Costa Rica adventures, and moving there come October…well I’m getting there:)

Wether I’m afraid of running out of money, or not being able to get a a job- allowing me to teach and give and to uplift my community- or whatever it is that scares me of this “failure” reminded me to not let that fear drive my life. This trip and these experiences reminded me to follow my heart to give selfless service, to teach, to love others, to connect to nature and play in the waves- and when I’m on that path, in my right truth- living my Karma, that whatever happens in indeed exactly what was meant to…

So as I follow this truth to tropical jungles and counties across the globe, my visions of a fulfilling life are further supported by the beautiful humans I encounter on the plane ride home.๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ซโ˜€๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฌ๐Ÿ›ฌ

Yes. I am one of those people who get really excited about who I’m going to sit next to- what magical divine being is the universe going to send my way ?? and it never ceases to amaze:)

This time, it was.a “normal” looking couple a bit younger than the age of my parents; with a kind smile and a hello, I plop down and get comfy and let that be that…. About mid plane ride home I pull out my journal and start to write, my typical flight routine ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“’
The sweet man next to me asks me “how
Many of those have you filled up?”
And for those of you who know me, like a puppy who’s about to get pet, I’m wiggling, excited for interaction ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒ€

To make a long story shorter this man and his wife are amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜ They too are on a journey of their own, having left the hustle and bustle of LA some years ago they moved to Bend Oregon to be closer to nature, take on a slower pace of life and engage in activities that make their souls feel full- Taking chances with unforeseen outcomes favor those who take the chance….
So wether it is a mission to teach english and yoga In the jungles of Costa Rica, or a journey north, quitting ones job and landing employment by a Kombucha company, finding happiness is a result of following your heart. Believing in yourself and the magnificence you possess…
I mean, Come Oooonnn … Look at the book mark this sweet soul pulled out of his book and gave to me… Coincidence? I think not:)

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I guess point of sharing this story, the moral ( and not that all stories have to have a moral, but this one does!๐Ÿค—) is to face your fears and follow your heart โค๏ธ

Fear is healthy- our reaction to this fear however, is what defines usโœจ

Am I a bit scared to quit a job that I enjoy and makes great money doing, sell my car, minimalize my “things” to fit in a box and closet, and set out to the wilds of the earth jobless and homeless… Well, of course!
But what I’m more afraid of is living a life by society’s “rules”- surrounded by concrete, in shoes and pants ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, “comfortable”, inside 4 walls, behind a picket fence, trapped and owning things that actually own me- ignoring the calling of my wanderess, gypsy soul….never knowing what is down that dirt road, through the lush jungles, or what joy lies behind the eyes of a sweet soul seeking education In places where such luxuries are not so easily afforded. So whatever calls you in life, whatever stirs your souls and makes you passionate, do that, do it with all your being and your life will be full โฃ

Or as Mark Twain so elegantly puts it

” Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do, then the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover”

….Feeling So happy to be able to share my stories with you:) Stay in love, stay inspired ๐Ÿ’•โœจ๐ŸŒˆ
Have a magical day!

With so much love and light ๐Ÿ•‰
Your salty n sunkissed mermaid ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš

The things that make you smile.

Seriously. Life๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ
My hope for you is that the gratitude in your soul is able to match the abundance in your life.

It’s is a very blessed life. The more gratitude, the more abundance. The things I learned from yoga extend far beyond a stretchy body.

And as I sit here In the San Diego airport, post train ride; post,
pre train ride margarita (absolute necesity) with my mom, I’ve got one of the greatest moms btw.. And I can’t help but smile:)

Life is so generous… Life. not life but “Life”, capital L living and being. Adventures stir my soul and inspire me to the heavens.

The concept of people moving through time and space, paths crossing, energies mixing is very exciting to me. So many possibilities. I mean always, but particularly when your travel and you are removed from the routines and “normals” that so many of us use to define who we are:)

The ambiguity excites me. I think this is because I have learned that we are really so much deeper than our flesh, and our titles and our jobs, and clothes and cars and by experiencing new places and new things our souls have an outlet to connect on the level they like to. Exponentially bigger than our small bubbles that we frequent on the daily as human being.

“After all we are not humans having a spiritual experience we are spiritual beings having a human experience” (quote not by me, but not sure who.. Maybe eckert Tolle)

Traveling Is just a peek a Boo game with The bigger existence available to all of us. Every second of everyday. Not because it moves us closer to a final destination in a liner way, but because it moves us closer to each other. Up and out. Infinitely. And this possibility for connection is what makes me feel most alive, that and waves of course ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ›ซโค๏ธ

So whatever it is that drives you. Whatever makes your soul flutter, Makes you heart orgasm (yes Maria ๐Ÿ˜˜) do that. With all your existence and really truly live The life you dreamed. Tomorrow I’ll be back in the land of pure life. And I couldn’t be more stoked. Doing some job recon… Planting some trees, surfing, smiling, laughing, dancing, but most importantly living my truth. Being love with the monkey’s and the jungles. sharing the best vibes and the happiest of energy in the only way this gypsy mermaid knows how…
With all love all the time:)

On another hand flying to LA sure beats driving, and taking expired sudafed is questionable (and I only take stuff like this when I’m Recovering from a nasty cold and worried the pressure from the airplane might make my head explode… And that would be messaaaayyy ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ) anywho. Living on wild side today… Haha See you soon Costa Rica ๐ŸŒบ
Staying oh so salty and sunkissed
-Katie โ˜ฎ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•

yep..bathroom selfie sesh had to happen too… Haha it was a clean big beautiful bathrooom all to myself. HAD to ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚ don’t judge

Yep and of course this guy ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŠimage

mi corazon es llena mi alma es feliz. nada mas de buenas vibrasโค๏ธ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿ•‰

Pure gold is not anymore a metal of the earth than the ore of our souls. A sweet sticky honey. Oozing, rich and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ Tap into natural abundance and feel this richness penetrate every pore of your existence โ˜€๏ธ

We are vessels of love.
We are vibrant, radiant beings pulsingย with life.
We are the matrix connected and whole… ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ€โ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒ

Feeling so inspired and so grateful and so completely in love with this beautiful blessed life. Too many good vibes not to share!!!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š

We came from this earth, and one day we will all return, but in the meantime we should continue to celebrate this shared existence living and loving to the max…

It really seems that if we give whole heartedly and unselfishly everything we gives comes back to us and more. We cannot create or eliminate energy, so yes it’s a bit magic, but it’s also science too!! The vibrations you put out in the universe do come back to you. So do Yourself a favor and share smiles and love authentically and with as many humans as possible. Love is powerful ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I’m not religious the bible says “you reap what you sow” and I believe this to be true with all of my existence . There ย has been abundant goodnes ย in my life recently. When we plant the seeds of love and compassion our gardens grow the most luscious juicy fruits. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ

I’ve been working like a loco since I’ve been back from Costa and these last few days I’ve had off were pretty rad.. days that with out any expectation surpassed anything I could have dreamed. I was able to slow down, be close to nature and reminded of what a beautiful tribe of human beings I get to share my life and energy with… And it feels importAnt to share these experience with you.
As humanity our need to give and reciece love is the single most thing that connects us- its so necessary to cultivate environment that allow us to fall out of our heads and into our hearts, thinking less feeling more. Being sensitive and compassionate and vulnerable are most beautiful qualities
โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ creating space to in our hearts to love and celebrate what a magical gift life is… How very special ย this moment being right here right now is ๐Ÿ™‚ sometimes we work too much but we should try to find a way to enjoy every blessed second. When the actions we do have positive intentions that intention carries on long after the action has passed…

Finding myself in a place of gratitude, love and humility I write to remind you to do the same. Never was a moment wasted spend loving ๐Ÿ’•

As one of my favorite saying goes “wherever you are, whatever you do, be in love”
-Rumi

All love. All the time. From Baja, to the house of blues, to mornings with chickens and encounters around town may we continue to rise in love. From my soul to yours. Have an amazing day๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐ŸŒป

A super stoked salty and Sunkissed mermaid ๐Ÿš๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ

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

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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…

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….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„

 

UB40, sex and chocolate ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ฅโค๏ธ

Yep:)

Throw in some Stevie nicks, Norah jones, Zeppelin, Marley and van Morrison in that music mix and you’ve got all you need for the makings of a perfect morning-

not that there was anything wrong with mornings surfs and smoothie- coffee- hostel loving and living, but oooo-weee, super sexy-sweaty-sweet sexing, rad playlists, AND (organic) chocolate in bed… Just to start the day!? Happiness?!?….YES- yes – yes – yes yes ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿ›Œ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ.
And a thank you to miss jelly bean purple (who you can follow at http://www.livingaloha.com) for the endless hours or epic play lists and unlimited love I can feel you sharing, that I get to draw from…every second of every day. So blessed for your love โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’Ÿโ˜ฏ

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From there it’s only natural that the afternoon found its self melting into the ocean. Swimming and body surfing in glassy waves,๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท wine by the bottle and ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃand walks beach side to this Beautiful sunset

Wet hair, salty air, and the most magical mermaid- merman loving ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿš๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ™
Wet hair, salty air, and the most magical mermaid- merman loving ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿš๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ™

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– life is short, do what makes you happy…. Found this John Lennon quote the other day.image

This quote holds many truths that are easy to lose track of when chasing a life full of tangible things, and not simply- simple living and happiness. Be happy- and all the other “stuff” finds a way to fall into place.

Today brings Another mellow morning, super fun glassy wave surf session and smoothie slurping extravaganza… This Air B&B we get to enjoy has been delightful. The night we came in the water in the bathroom shower and sink wasn’t working๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ˜ณ (as a result of sediment buildup in the nozels from a power outage a few days prior- wild) Non the less the super host Robert who runs the units left us this most thoughtful gift yesterday am!!

Host with the most. Asked for a blender, got this in return ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ
Host with the most. Asked for a blender, got this in return ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŒ

not necessary, but oh so appreciated.:)

Any who, today’s post surf, post smoothie beach adventure was cut short by ominous clouds so we find ourselves here…

Lazy afternoon loving ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐ŸŒงโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฆโค๏ธ๐ŸŒงโ˜๏ธrain leaping from the sky kissing the ground with the warmest, almost steamy, intentions… and I choose to just lay back watch the world move- enjoying mellow music (Corinne Bailey Rae is the most perfect companion for an afternoon thunderstorm), beautiful company and nature. I smile- so full of loveย ๐Ÿ™‚

Mermaid lounging, while this amazing man researches more fun adventures ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š
Mermaid lounging, while this amazing man researches more fun adventures ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’š

Life is amazing.
Sometimes I worry, which I know I know quite well is pointless, but I’m human and find my mind making noise non the less- when this happens I try to remember two things- first this quote “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable then there is no help in worrying. There is no need to worry what so ever” Dali Llama
And, Secondly, since clearly I can’t even begin to compare myself to the Zen of the Dali llama i just try to remember to stay in the present. This exact moment is SO special. But it will pass wether you enjoy it not, so enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s meant to happen will- take a breathe, and be appreciative and happy for everything that you have. Right here, right now. โœจ๐Ÿ’โ›ฑ๐Ÿ—บ

Looking forward to more waves, ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ…can’t wait for an evening sunset surf…

On a bigger scale looking forward to all the gifts- the ups, the downs, the twists and turns, the clarity and confusion, balance and growth ย as I wander down the path of life. I feel so grateful for all that I have, and the knowledge that whatever I end up is exactly where I’m supposed to be- the universe continues to Inspire and humble. Sometimes we just need to pause- pause, long enough to realize- that this moment is a miracle and everything is going to be just fine:) inhale trust, exhale doubt. Inhale love, exhale fear. Inhale you have arrived, exhale you are home…..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿข

Wild and wandering…..
Salty and sunkissed…
and In love with life ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฑ
Pura vida sweet friends.
Have a most beautiful day โœŒ๐Ÿฝ๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

And cause those who know me know I'm a sucker for a selfie. And sometimes i just can't help myself. Sending you Peace, love and smilesโ˜ฎ All love all the time โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
And cause those who know me know I’m a sucker for a selfie.ย And sometimes i just can’t help myself. Sending you Peace, love and smilesโ˜ฎ All love all the time โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ