Taking a deep breathe…to unWINEd.

Yesterday, it hit me. Like a ton of bricks, followed by the feeling that I had been run over by a Mac truck, then backed over again with said Mac truck about 14 times.

I was just SPENT. Absolutely burnt. Could barely keep my eyes open. Tired to my core.

I think the last 6 months have done me in. In mostly good ways, but it’s just been an incredibly busy time, with a lot of ‘new’ thrown in, a lot of challenges, both physically and mentally, a shitton of travel and just gogogo.

I clearly need a break. My sister clearly does too.

We ALL need a break sometimes. And sometimes we don’t realize it until that ‘hit-by-a-ton-of-bricks’ moment. I realize how incredibly blessed I am to have an opportunity to truly unWINEd in my self-professed ‘mecca’ for the fourth year in a row. To be able to travel at all. To finally be on my feet financially, after several years of barely making ends meet. This feels like the culmination of this life that I have built from scratch, almost four years ago (FOUR! Incredible.).

In a way, I plan to pay it forward, to honor the mindfulness I pledged this week, to honor the blessing of this opportunity, to embrace un-routine, moments, and wine. Lots and lots of wine. 

Sometimes those hit-by-a-ton-of-bricks moments hit you upside the head with yet another reminder…never take for granted, never take lightly what is completely unfeasible for so many people, and to embrace all the good in life, big, small, and everything in between. Because it’s those in-between moments that are almost always the most incredible.

And I urge you…find a way this week to UnWINEd, just a little. Let the mind go, release the pressure you put on yourself and just be

Cheers friends.

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35 thoughts on “Taking a deep breathe…to unWINEd.

  1. Ton. Of. Bricks. Totally and utterly agree. Needed. Like whoa.
    can’t wait to see you, miss you tons — I may even HUG you hehe, even though we don’t do that ;-)

    1. Yes! I actually envisioned your blog post a few months back where you were just SPENT and needed to pull back. That’s exactly how I feel!! Thank you, can’t wait!!

  2. woosa! Yes, m’am! You know when I was just in New Orleans the first day you unplug you kind of twitch, but after that it’s soooo relaxing.

    Have so much fun:) And take tons of pics!! I need to live vicariously through ya!

  3. I don’t know what a Mac truck is but I think I know where you’re going with this… lol.
    Have a fantastic vacation! If I get a chance to unWINEd this week, I’ll take it! Probably not until the weekend though. I’d like to unWINEd by WINEding myself up with my boyfriend, if you know what I’m saying. ;)

  4. You know what this means? It means I’ve been reading your blog for over a year!!!

    I have an extremely vague and possibly sketchy/unreliable recollection of, after you’d been back a couple of days last year, you being down on yourself for not staying as in-control with food/exercise as you’d wanted on your trip. As I said, sketchy recollection (and I can’t find the post I’m thinking of) but it sounds like you’re in a much happier, more centered place in life this year and that’s really good to see. Sounds like you really did unWINEd :)

    1. Wow, you have a great memory Vanessa!! (and yay, a year! hehe) I really did beat myself up a bit after last year’s trip, and this year, I really wanted to focus on NOT doing that. Sure, I ate and drank far more than normal, but I am not going to second guess myself or tear myself down, because the trip, the memories, all of it were worth it! UnWINEd like whoa!

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