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Our Honeymoon in Greece – Part One

When Andy and I got engaged back in 2014 we used to joke that I was more excited for the honeymoon planning than the actual wedding planning.  Maybe not entirely true and maybe a little bit true.

I mean honeymoons are a once in a lifetime opportunity.  You get to go away for an extended period of time without anyone thinking you’re “irresponsible.” You can ask your family and friends to help pay for the trip as their gift to you (I highly recommend this).  And you are treated as if you are the first people on the planet to enter into this union we call marriage.

Greece had always been on my bucket list and all it took was one photo of Santorini to sell Andy.  I typically don’t use travel agents but was so glad I did for this trip!  Kate Germond of Custom Travel planned the absolutely perfect honeymoon in Greece for us.

Our trip began the first week of September and lasted for 12 days.  We started in Athens for two nights, flew to Mykonos Island for four nights, and then ferried to Santorini for our last five nights.

Here is a recap of Athens and Mykonos in pictures and short descriptions!

After a 10 hour direct flight from Newark, we arrived in Athens!  Guidebook in hand for helping us translate and communicate with our taxi driver (who was so nice that he stopped smack dab in the middle of our drive on the highway to snap a photo of us).

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My first meal was of course a fresh Greek Salad.  You can pretty much get this at any restaurant you wander in to.  Look at that feta! So so good.

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We had a recommendation to go to the Grande Bretagne Hotel for it’s rooftop bar and view of the Acropolis.  We actually came here both nights in Athens for a glass of wine because we loved it so much. It was also right near our hotel in Syntagma Square.

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When Things Change…

Welp, here I am!  It has been 210 days since my last post.  But here I am! And yes things have changed quite a bit in my world.

Since March, I have planned a wedding, left my full-time secure job, got married, traveled to Greece, took a stab at teaching yoga full time, got a new last name (!), and have a lot more time on my hands.

Things change.  Our circumstances change.  Our jobs change. Schedules change.  People in our lives change.  And we change.  If we allow it.   Continue reading

Finding My ‘Why’

That’s a big statement, huh?  Finding my ‘Why’.

Last week, driving to work, I turned on one of my favorite podcasts at the moment, SoulFeed. The episode was titled, How to Manifest the Career You Want.  I highly suggest a listen to anyone who is often questioning their path in life (aren’t we all?).  Whether your path in your career or simply who you are being for this world and the people in it.

I had an ah ha moment while listening to Shannon. His very first point talked about starting with ‘Why.’ An idea that Simon Sinek writes about in his book “Start With Why.” Why are you doing the things you are doing in life?  Deep down at your core, what’s driving you?

This idea and conversation sparked some contemplation in me.  And this is when the light bulb went off.

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Why do I teach yoga?

Life is hectic, hard, stressful, chaotic, busy.  I can go on, we all know that. Continue reading