ready + set + solo | explore yourself
According to Dalai Lama, we are encouraged to “go someplace you’ve never been before” at least once a year \\ because it’s possible to notice an opportunity when needed. Now that 2018 is nearly behind us, I remember adding Aruba | the happy island | to my ‘must do’ list.. It was one of the fifteen different islands I read about in flight to Trinidad \ or Tobago \\ During my stay in the District + frequent nights in DuPont Circle, I discovered another shoutout to Aruba | the happy island | at Surfside DC. The decor + menu crafted offers caribbean history and food infused with island flavor. Third of all ||| Aruba | the happy island | made its way to my hands very recently, during chores + it still has my name written all over it.
Take only what you need to survive because everything else will fall into place. My intentions are set on Aruba, and there’s still time. One of Daddy’s most used phrases \ plan your work + work your plans \\ often comes to mind when planning + preparing for any adventure. The way my accountability is set \\
ItsBelle - to travel light
ItsBelle - to be basic
ItsBelle - hope for Something greater
maybe its one of those ‘TBD’ things to-be-discovered.
Stay alert + enjoy the presence - that is your greatest gift to self. Through many discoveries, experiments, and a little socializing - its seems that the sweetest parts of the journey aren’t always in plain sight. Auntie Oprah reminds us “you get in life what you have the courage to ask for” \ yet she never says who to seek or exactly what we should ask for \\ things I do wonder.
ItsBelle - to capture the journey
ItsBelle - to realize fresh perspectives
ItsBelle - to vacate \ a beautiful vacation is my jam \\\