A week of fun with my great friends, followed by a week with just myself fully enjoying writing, working, running, swimming in the ocean, and eating delicious Thai every single day.
Like Santorini, I got to be a local here, even if only for a week. The waitresses at my fave restaurant totally knew me. I mean, it wasn’t a “Norm!!” scenario, but they did know my order soon as I sat down.
I wanted this week to myself to close out the international section of the #WMFT writing and reflecting on all I’d learned along the way. One thing I learned is that this reflection is continuing.. even now, being back home in the US, I’m letting my memories simmer, and putting conscious attention on extracting the insights from my experiences so I can both solidify my own personal growth, and ultimately share the useable value I find here with all of you.
Really.. for lack of a better more ridiculous phrase…… it means the world to me.
So on that note, let’s enjoy the beach together, and I give you my word that more insights and value-added reflection is coming for us both.
Being a Koran Beach local! I also found this epic dried mango at the supermarket and pretty much ate that everyday too. YUM.
Went running every day. Totally enjoyed a free daily routine during my week for me that the #mobileentrepreneur lifestyle allows. Loved it.
Selfie stick view of my little work area one day. Using the selfie stick always adds a little kick to the day. Why? Because it’s always ridiculous. #SelfieStickChronicles
Early AM client call luckily after the bar downstairs had closed and coffee out of my old water bottle. Yes, I traveled with coffee crystals from Greece. PERF.
The morning when I had a call at 3am, the bar was still hopping, so my client and I Skyped from the kitchen. Hey, sometimes you put the pen in the peanut butter and just make it work, ya know?
My awesome little corner near the outlet and the fan.
The doors open and light finds me working from the wee hours in the back corner. Sounds terrible, but ya know what? I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE my work.. I LOOOOOOOOVE all of you, and so working in the wee hours.. writing these blog posts… reflecting to find useful insights to share… editing stupid videos for us to laugh at… of course talking and emailing with all of my clients… this week was amazing for me because after all the travel and movement and doing and seeing and everything that’s happened on this trip, it was that much more clear to me how truly purposeful and inspired I feel doing what I do, and doing it for you, and me. Feels like the ultimate win-win… like I’m actually living out how I’m truly gifted, and f*ck, that feels great. So yeah… looking at multiple pictures in a row of me on a computer may not be the classically inspiring jumping-pic-on-the-beach, or giant-ridiculous-castle, or whatever.. but for ME, there’s little else that inspires me more. I’d say that’s one of the greatest goals we can go after as people… is to really look FOR OURSELVES for what lights up our soul… find that thing that we can do for hours and hours and hours and hours and barely need a break. It’s inside all of us somewhere, all we have to do is have the courage to look. If you want help looking into yourself in this way, hit me up, because with my clients… this is what we do. We find it for YOU and we get you living it too. #fuckingEPIC Any questions, seriously, please just drop me a line.
My beloved ring from Nepal.. just makes me happy to wear this. Means so much to me and really just brings me joy every time I look at it. :))
Totally f*cking hilarious that I could still write and chill wearing my noise-canceling headphones while the bar fired up at night. I kinda loved how uncool I looked, you know, to the comparative typical opinion that hanging out at the bar is obviously what I’d want to be doing, you know, partying it up.. and instead, I just sat there in bliss, listening to my own music, maybe a great educational video (I’m so that girl), maybe a podcast.. totally doing my thing. So much freedom in really just doing what you truly want to do despite the conventional view of what’s “right,” “cool,” or whatever else. Do your thing, my peeps.. you’re f*cking cool as that you every time.
Ok, I did spend a little time at the beach with my selfie stick. #SelfieStickChronicles
And in the water with my selfie stick seeing just how far away I could make myself look. #RIDICULOUS
A quote I just posted on the facebook page that I thought went well with this image….. “Immerse yourself in whatever you’re doing, as much as you can. #theskillofbeingpresent”
My hood at night.
Daytime closer to the light. 🙂
Started with green curry…..
Tried the Thai salad…… also yum…..
Ended with the rest of my days at this awesome place with delectable chicken satay and, no joke, the best Cesar salad I’ve ever had. #Noooorm! (Check out the ridiculous post from the #SelfieStickChronicles on the FB page HERE.)
Last sunset at the beach before heading home to the US.. did the sand thing for these beautiful pics then watched the sun go down from the surf with no selfie stick in sight. Living it, loving life, and ready to head home. 🙂