After being in paradise for 2 weeks, I had a super rough adjustment getting back on an East Coast schedule, and completely dragging ass from the Maui time difference.

Being in California and cruising to Maui directly after was easily one of the best ideas I have ever had.

Not taking enough down time, and truly pressing pause has become the story of my life.

I can even look back this day (thank you fucking Facebook) and see where I was and what I was doing.

This day in May of 2014, I embarked on a Yoga retreat in Belize with a truly amazing Yoga studio called @innerstrength

It was there that I started to unravel a few pieces of me that I otherwise would have not been able to unravel.

But through it all, there was never true definitive growth and personal change.

To know looking at the pictures and seeing and remember the state of mind I was in is a total trip.

I can’t say that I feel the same as I did two years ago this present day, but I do know where life was taking me then and where it is taking me now

Coming to face something you have not been able to face will draw out many aspects of insecurity

It’ll make you feel as if everything surrounding you is trucking along at rapid speeds, while you’re slugging along trying to pull your foot out of the cement.

But in order to have a different result, one must do something out of their comfort zone or they’ll never discover their personal truth.

Living through and for others can become the downfall of your personal growth

Once you have established what is truly right for you, no matter how hard the reality is, it’s what needs to happen to let go of the past and start to build your ultimate future

Today, I enjoyed my coffee taking pieces of California and Maui in my back yard here in Massachusetts.

Being inside makes me feel claustrophobic these days and I plan to spend as much time outdoors and being in the sun as possible.

Get out. Get moving. Get living.