When Keith and I sat down to plan our trip we wanted to find a place far removed from our everyday responsibilities. Between us both, we had been working around the clock to get Vanity & Trade up and running, baby Tyson was throwing our sleeping schedules off, and we were both working full-time jobs (both of us entrepreneurs). So when Bali turned up as an option, we peeled out of LA like a bad sunburn.
In my own personal journey with Bali, I experienced the weightlessness of the island, having no sense of time, going off the grid and actually being in the moment. I discovered peace again- one that made me feel more balanced, aware and in touch with where I am in my life and where I wanted to be. I write this from the plane where I am getting ready to land and get back into real life. But my hope is that I can implement the peace and stillness I’ve rediscovered in Bali, into the launch of Vanity & Trade and into the upcoming financial reporting earnings season where I will be writing multiple press releases and 15 page scripts.
With all the complexities that life brings you, with all that we work towards on a daily basis, its easy to lose sight of what’s really important, when the chaos and white noise of “need” and “want” become the norm that it shouldn’t.
After all I am just talking to you as we are all on our own personal journeys. For myself– the ability to implement my day-to-day intention is the key to both my business and personal life.
As pictures say a thousand words, I’m going to let these photos do the talking and leave you with this: although there were endless amounts of adventures in Bali– hikes in jungles, swimming under waterfalls, visiting a monkey sanctuary, meeting fascinating new people, surfing on black sand beaches — after 8 days, what was most ingrained in my mind when leaving Bali, were the words of our yoga teacher as he would impart his wisdom in his daily meditation lectures. “Today is your lucky day,” he would say, “because it is another day that God gave you. Love yourself and try every single day to align your mind and body. Then do it with a smile.” He reminds me to give gratitude and have intention every day.