I hope the holiday season is treating you well 🙂 These last couple of weeks have been interesting: my best friend was in a terrible car accident and suffered a tragic loss a week before my birthday. Prior to this, I had already planned this trip to Tulum as my 7th and final trip of the year. I was supposed to go with a friend but she had to back out at the last minute. So between that, my friends accident, and developing a sinus infection a few days before I was supposed to head out, I contemplated cancelling this trip. However, since I already paid for everything and would have ended up losing money had I postponed it ( which you know I don’t do) I decided to go by myself and man am I glad I did!!
For those that don’t know, Tulum is a sleepy beachside town about an hour and a half drive from Cancun. The town boasts ruins, lovely beaches, and just an overall chill, relaxed vibe shared amongst the locals and tourists who visit this hidden gem. I peeped this place on the internet a couple years ago and have since wanted to check it out. Although I only in town for four days, I was able to do everything that I set out to do like: check out the ruins, spend the day at the beach, take a yoga class, spend some time at the spa and EAT!!!!!!!
My time in Tulum was absolutely magical, I ended up meeting some lovely girls traveling from California (hey Melissa & Claudia!) one of whom worked at a lovely restaurant where I was showered with a birthday serenade, free drinks and a custom dessert on my visits to the establishment. I loved eating at the off- the beaten path taco stands, drinking margaritas, viewing the local artwork, riding bikes around town and just decompressing from everything going on around me.
Sometimes, being by yourself is exactly what you need. My time was also spent journaling, reading, sleeping, spending time with God, reflecting on what a GREAT year 2017 was for me, and casting vision for what I want to accomplish in the year ahead. Below are some pictures from the trip.
Now that I’m home and on meds to knock out the last of this sinus infection, I plan to relax, eat snacks and ease my way into 2018. Do you have any upcoming trips planned before this year ends? Feel free to share in the comments below.
Peace & Love,