BED AND BREAKFAST
Talk about some serious R&R.. During my recent trip to Toronto we spent an evening at the Four Seasons. During this experience I discovered three things about myself: 1) Not all tubs are created equal, and I need to up my bubble bath game by… a lot. 2) coffee tastes better in bed. 3) I can instantly feel at home wherever there’s a view of a hundred lights glittering in the night. No matter how infatuated I am with the beach, I am also a big city girl at heart.
I also learned the importance of “treating yourself”. I always advocated for this, and all the little daily things (drink enough water, light candles..you get the idea) BUT sometimes it is equally if not more important to stop everything, and just be. Let yourself celebrate what you’ve accomplished and recharge for the next chapter in life. Now am I saying to drop everything for a couple of days and book a fancy hotel room eating breakfast in bed? YES. or whatever the equivalent to this is for you, that seems too “inconvenient” or impossible. Save up. Take the time, energy and resources and invest them in yourself every once in awhile. Allow me to remind you: you’ve earned it. Like Gwen Stefani once said “workin so hard every night and day and now we get the pay back”. Except, too many of us forget about that last part. I know I did for a long time. In fact, right before we arrived at the hotel I had to practically harass my friend into buying a bag that she specifically saved up for and EARNED. (she followed through and loved me for it) Since when is self care something to be ashamed of? This trip made me realize this and honestly rethink the way i was living and working—burning myself out regularly and only getting a fraction of what i could accomplish. If this sounds like you, please don’t take these words lightly. It does get better the moment you decide to show a little love for yourself. 24 hours. That’s all it took. 24 hours of good food, good views, and a cozy bath robe and I was fully recharged. That’s not too hard, is it?
swim: courtesy of legato apparel
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