Friends, nature, and laughter are good for the soul. I would call myself an extroverted person, but I have been noticing more introverted qualities, like, I really value time alone (my soul time, I call it). This time recharges me for being with friends and being the best me with the people I love. And let me tell you, I was ready to see these friends! We hadn’t seen them for months and it was so good to connect and laugh together. And my obsession with the ocean was filled…for now. Anytime we had to be in our room I sat out on the balcony to see and hear the waves every second I could, knowing that coming home there would be no more of that for a while.
/ Mike is really good at planning things when adventure is involved. He was determined to take a truck down this Peninsula on a gravel road that he had found on the map before we left. After a couple days of inquiring he had rented us a Jeep and we were driving through the mexican jungle towards a small fishing village called Punta Allen. His plans didn’t let us down and found ourselves out on a boat with a mexican guy guiding us to dolphins and 300lb sea turtles and whatever else we could find in the crystal waters. It was refreshing and exhilirating, there is just something freeing about being on a boat. We found out this trip we took was an actual tour, but don’t take it, just rent your own Jeep, its cheaper and we actually ended up running into the broken down tour jeeps on the side of the gravel road, dang….see ya later!
/ Finding a small place called Tulum. The road leading us to Punta Allen took us through the beach strip of a town that was filled with young, bicycle riding, back-packers and explorers. During the day, small shops and stands were open along with some lively patios boasting vegetarian and organic fares, as well as yoga centres with colourfully painted gateways. As we drove back through at night we stopped at one of the outdoor wood-fired pizza places for some cerveza and margherita pizza. Live music filled the streets and people were out and about. Now, this is definitely not authentic Mexico, it is tourist central for sure, but they have created a quaint, village-like resort area that is much more attractive than the giant resorts that line the beaches of Cancun.
This should really be called, “Wishing I was sleeping here, but yes, I am reading this.” Ha.
The light streaming into this room is it’s numero uno feature, as always, but I am a sucker for simplicity with a mixture of pattern and texture.
In this journey of Ashley Judd’s she takes us to dark, uncomfortable places on the planet and in her life. We travel from the psyche of her lonely childhood to the very real streets of Madagascar, where the women she meets are turning tricks for the equivalent of 15 cents. I am drawn to her sense of compassion, yet feel her tendencies of depression that are a journey all in itself. Her mission is with PSI, and it is to bring awareness and tangible help to the crisis of AIDS in the world today. I am not finished yet, and it is not one of those, “can’t put it down” books, but I definitely going to finish it, there is a lot to learn here.
Happy weekend + here is a desktop wallpaper to freshen up that background. Enjoy + download here.
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