|On me: Top: Johanna Ortiz, Skirt: Storets, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Bag: Izzy and Ali, Earrings: Storets
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva
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Hey everyone, I’m so happy to be back!
I know what you’re thinking, where have you been!? Under a rock? To which I would answer yes. A massive boulder in fact, they call it “wedding planning”. And after the planning comes, well, the wedding. So you can imagine that I was knee deep in seating charts, color palettes and dinner playlists for the past few months (14 to be exact). And while I don’t regret a single second of the planning, it did take up a lot of my attention. In the weeks leading up to my wedding, I started to feel really overwhelmed, so much so that it was affecting my sleep and I was having pains in my chest. I tend to be a bit of a worry wart, or a little “neurotic” if you ask my Dad, so yes I was sweating all of the details. So much so that it was causing me a lot of stress. On one week when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed, I packed up my car and headed off on a three hour road trip with one of my favorite girls. Laura and I were so excited to see San Louis Obispo and even more excited to indulge in all of the charm of the Madonna Inn! As we drove across the Chumash Highway, and I took in the panoramic views of the mountains, I felt all of my stress melt away. We spent two nights at the Madonna Inn and I went home feeling like a “lighter” version of myself. Sometimes a quick getaway is all you need to reset and re-charge. Our morning stroll in their Secret Garden was magical and I loved being up before the rest of the tourists.
What do you do when you’re feeling stressed?Thanks so much for stopping by! I missed you guys.
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