Earlier this month, I was in LA and it was the first time in a long time, since I went on a trip without an itinerary. It was so freeing to be on my own, open road, and do whatever want.
On my first night I went to a sound bath + breath workshop. I made a new friend in Vegas who invited me to go that night and even though I didn’t know what it really was, I went. It was really great.
It’s important to step out of your comfort zone. You have to open yourself to new experiences in order to let the light in.
I feel like the experience changed me a bit. That night I set an intention for the week of my trip and I carried those thoughts around. I’m still carrying them tbh!
I feel calmer, more focussed.
👆🏼 This photo was me picking up my rental car from the airport. I picked a car I really wanted to drive. [Mini Convertable via Turo, they gave me a couple credits to go towards it!] LA is so huge and it’s always rush hour so why not make the most of it?
I was driving Hollywood Blvd. when I saw a vintage store and a meat pie shop. I love both those things and was hungry. Made my next left, parked, and gave mum a ring. We chatted on the phone for 45min while I scrolled racks talking about life and random things I saw.
It made me feel so free. I had nowhere to be and nothing to do and I was hanging out in Hollywood, honeyyyyyy. I got a meat pie after that and stared out the window watching people walk by. It’s not very glamorous but it was totally stress free and just what I needed.
This trip was a good reminder to do what I want.
Stick to my gut feelings.
And try new things.
It wasn’t all sunshine… Beaides it raining for a bit each day I had serious breakdown one night, sitting in my car, parked outside a last minute airbnb that wasn’t confirmed. [My mum will lose it when she reads this but I was ok.] I had a backup place but I wanted to be on my own and close to my activity the next day.
Everything worked out as soon as I wiped the tears and started to drive away. Of course! I got a text with the door code and turned around. I found street parking which I found out later was a no parking ‘red zone’. but the car was safe thank gawd.
On my last night I stayed at a really cute airbnb where I had the master bedroom w/ ensuite of an alley house. The host was cool and they were about to watch Black Mirror when I arrived.
I took myself out for a fancy sushi dinner that night and thought about the last few days. In the morning I went out to the car and there was a red maple leaf on the roof.
A sign it was time to come home. 🇨🇦