🖤This girl right here, she’s on the trip of her life… she’s currently got her feet in the Aegean Sea! Yeah little ole me :) 😊As I stand here watching the sunset over the ocean off the coast of Athens Greece, I cannot help but flashback to my life a few years ago… I was fresh out of a surgery residency and ready to take on the world, or so I thought. I didn’t realize how much of a mental and emotional beating I had taken throughout my training… along with the HUGE misconception that now that “it’s” over everything is going to be good. 😑Ever done that? Told yourself - once “this thing” is over then all will be ok, everything will be better, then life can begin. That is a super scary place to be because you’ll find you are hoping from one countdown to the next totally unaware that the problem is actually YOU… 🖤You don’t get to a better place in life by just making it through the bad times. You get to a better place in life by GROWING into a person able to weather the various storms! I thought I was excelling at life… I had achieved every professional goal I had set out to, I was in a relationship with someone I thought was my person…. But yet, if I was super honest with myself, I was not a happy person. I was exhausted, drained, empty, and simply going through the motions. I was so delusional I would tell anyone that asked that things were going great, but yet often cry myself to sleep silently so my bf wouldn’t hear. 😐Needless to say I was in a dark place. I cannot sit here and tell you I woke up transformed one day and took control over my life - haha nope, but I did reach a point where I was willing to try anything to change my current path. This is when coaching fell into my lap and for reasons I cannot explain to you, I said yes…. 😍Little did I know that coaching would not only completely fund a 2 week trip to Greece and give me the freedom to travel. But coaching also has been the catalyst for my own personal growth journey! Things are so different now and all I can say is THANK GOD! Thank god for this opportunity, for this community, and for all the love and support I’ve received over the last 2.5 years!
‘A Greek love of the colour of virginity has caused many of [the stone walls] to be painted white, as if it were not enough to be blinded by the sun alone’ - Louis de Bernieres, ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’
The Kikhlades and its whitewashed walls and dazzling light swept me right off my blistered feet. Barren mountains with rock that glittered gold in the sun, aqua waters so salty that I actually floated for once in my life, silver gums that smelt like home. Picnics with the lads, passionate conversations with strangers from all over the world, beers with new friends from all over the world, being adorned with glow stick jewelry by Gypsy ladies trying to hussle (‘You sexy beautiful, maybe just a little money for my baby?’) I learned constellations in the night sky from a local in Naxos, ate dinner at 11pm every night and only began the party at 2am, ate cheese for every meal and learned enough Greek that every time I spoke it, someone would exclaim ‘Aah, you are Greek yes? From Melbourn-eee?’ Best summer romance I’ve ever had ❤️ #kikladhes#aegeansea#iosgreece#cyclades#greece
Happy 27th birthday to this amazing man @marshall.happ !! Over 6 years later and I couldn’t ask for a better life partner, travel buddy, or best friend ☺️ So happy to be able to celebrate your birthday with you this year in incredible Greece! Love you! ❤️ #happybirthday#canyouswim#iloveyou9much#travelbuddy#greece
Самая приятная часть нашего путешествия 😊 Я не люблю только тюлений отдых на пляже, также как и не очень люблю только экскурсионные туры. Первые слишком расслабляют, вторые - изматывают. Я люблю все совмещать: сначала ты питаешь свой мозг, затем насыщаешь душу. Только такое сочетание идеально для меня. Сейчас настало время расслабиться и отдохнуть по-настоящему 🙌
Море... моя любовь к нему безгранична и навечна 💙
#Turkey#Kuşadası#aegeansea#love it #awesomeview#blue#holidays#Эгейскоеморе#красота#счастье