| June 26, 2016 |
Growing up in New York, I thought I’ve seen the worst drivers in the country. It turns out that New Yorkers are just aggressive drivers, with the basic understanding of traffic rules and regulations. In contrast, a large percentage of South Floridians appeared to be law-avoiding drivers. I was constantly impressed with some stunts drivers were able to pull off, and am incredibly impressed I left South Florida without any vehicular damage. Here’s why.
| June 20, 2016 |
Ohmygosh, I love the Universe.
The other day, I was telling one of my soul sisters about my favorite store on Long Island and how we should visit while I’m in New York. Henna Happiness in Huntington Village is a spiritual supply shop bursting with good vibes and everything from crystals and tarot decks to henna tattoo art and prayer beads. The small boutique is filled with inspiration and I always get lost in its glory.
I have been thinking about purchasing a new crystal to cultivate positive energy as I am embarking on a new journey. Also, my soul sister has never been to this store, and I was simply itching to bring her. The Universe heard my callings, and delivered a coupon for 20% off crystals the very day I planned to visit the boutique.
*Self high-five* Thank you, Universe.
| June 16, 2016 |
I just told you I love South Florida. Yet, I left. Why? Basically, I got comfortable and lost my desire to explore. I was too comfortable at work, home, and my social life. I didn’t feel I was learning or growing. I was content – not soulfully happy.
I felt a shift inside of me – a yearning for something more.
After taking my life’s biggest leap and leaving my home in New York to live the Salt Life in South Florida, I knew I could do it again. My year of living in a new state for the first time and adapting to the “real world” gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams, no matter how big or small. There was no turning back on my commitment to fulfillment. Florida became too small for me, and I was ready to face new challenges.
| June 14, 2016 |
Some places leave a certain imprint on our hearts and souls. After my initial three-month internship in South Florida during my doctorate program in Physical Therapy, I knew I’d have to return to the Sunshine State. Though I ventured to the Fort Lauderdale area with no family or friends in proximity, I quickly adapted to the salt life and developed a support system and family. When I left to finish school in New York, I set my intentions to return to Florida. My entire room at my family’s house on Long Island reflected my desire to be by the sea – from my newly-constructed “Salt Life” shadow box to the nautical memorabilia imprinting my walls, it was undeniable The Universe would give me the opportunity to return.
Approximately one year later, in April of 2015, the doors of opportunity opened and I made my second voyage to South Florida to embrace the Salt Life and live freely. I truly fell in love with the area, which is rooted in my experiences both at work and play. I feel a deep connection with the Sunshine State that will never be severed. In my 13 months, I not only connected more deeply to my intuition and self, but discovered new passions and built relationships with incredible people.
Being in New York for the last week has allowed me to reflect on all the reasons I will miss South Florida, and what drew me back to begin with…