#exploreBC: Pender Island Life

Living in the middle of the city with the constant "get-shit-done" energy is exciting and all, but sometimes I just need to put everything down and be surrounded by the trees and the ocean. It's surely one of the best ways to recharge my battery and keep my sanity. I find myself getting caught up perfecting my daily routine (same wake-up time, same alarm ring, same coffee shop, same route to work, same routine after work, etc) and eventually, I get this feeling of emptiness that makes me question, why do I care so much?

Being in the wild reminds me that many things in life are temporary. Things that I get caught up in my daily grind become insignificant when I'm surrounded by towering trees and the vastness of the ocean. I'm just a vulnerable speck that can't survive without wifi, my car, and coffee (sad, but true).

To practice self-care, I took a weekend trip out to Pender Island, BCaccompanied by some amazing women. We all got to enjoy a moment of complete relaxation - quiet reading time included. I got to cleanse my eyes staring into beautiful landscapes instead of the cold concrete jungle. Even the rain felt romantic and beautiful. Great conversations, great food, great views and wine - it was perfect. Hopefully this post will remind you to take care of yourself this weekend and spend some quality time with the people that matter to you most.

farm to table
table to belly