March 6, 2015

MAUI: Morning Zen- Les Mills

Good Morning!
Finally its here. The weekend.
It has been raining SO much this week. Yesterday morning, the rain finally left for a few hours and I was able to get in a little cardio and body balance in at Black Rock!

Lahaina is the most gorgeous place. I swear by it. Just curious but do any of my body flow people miss me?!?! I sure do miss all of you! Especially my partner in crime Lyssa Lou. I can't wait to be back instructing with you!!!

If you have taken Yoga before, I really REALLY recommend going to the Les Mills website and finding a Body Balance class close to you and give it a try. Its a mix of
 Yoga • tai-chi • Pilates
The best combination.
I feel amazing every single time I leave Body Flow,....or now called Body Balance!
Anyway, I am a certified instructor for Les Mills and would love for you to try out a class!
I can promise you that you will leave feeling so energized. 
I remember when I first started Body Flow a couple of years ago, I could barely touch my toes. Actually, I dont think I could touch them to be honest. My flexibility has increased drastically. My legs are strong...S T R O N G. My balance is on point most days. And just my overall as a human being I feel balance in my life. 
IF you have any questions please feel free to ask. 

I must say, being able to do my practice with such incredible views has definitely spoiled me. BUT I know exactly where my mind will be transported to every single time I step into the fitness room with dim lights and closed in walls. And every single time I will feel incredible joy, longing, determination, beauty, love, DRIVE. And all of these continued feels will get me back to this place of paradise on earth.

NAMASTE friends

March 5, 2015

MAUI: Thank You!


I can almost 
T O U C H 
the weekend.

Mahalo Dear Friends for taking the time to read my last post and  for all of you who have taken the time to comment on my post, share my post, text me and pray for me. 
It means so much to me to simply know that you have taken the time to read it.

Bye now

March 3, 2015

MAUI: Paradise to Alabama....and a way to get back.

Hi friendies!

I only have 19 1/2 more days until I leave the most beautiful and inspiring place I've ever seen. Blogging from Maui has been the B E S T. I do hope all of you have enjoyed it! But, I also hope that you all will continue to read my posts from good ole Alabama!
I will be back here ASAP, so you can count on that!!! You might as well stay in the loop of my life and the exciting journey that it will take to get back to Hawaii!

Speaking of Journey to get there.... I need to somewhat talk my plan out loud here for a few minutes. I would love anyones encouragement, advice, and direction!! First of all, Im kind of stepping out of my comfort zone right now to even talk about this. But here we go....

You all know that I L O V E what I do. Right?!? because I absolutely love every single thing about being in the photography industry. I love photographers and I love their vision, drive, determination, perfectionism, and the list could go on!! But, since I've been in Maui {yes, working} I've realized how much I want to be back here As Soon As I Can. Working for myself is stressful. Freelancing is SO fun! I love making my own schedule. I love working from home. I love the people I work for. etc. BUT, the thing that trumps all of that, that is definitely a CON of the list is that I do not at all like the fluctuation in my income. Some weeks can be great. Some we can be horrid. Its an iffy field and knowing where I want to be, the inconsistency will not get me back here!

SO, here's where your ideas, direction, motivation, etc can help me! When I get back to Alabama, I'm on the search for a job! I would LOVE to find a photographer that I could work for Full Time! Or, I would love to continue to work in the photography field. If it isn't photography, anything creative I am confident in my ability to do. I just want stability and consistency in my career. I want to be able to fully focus on the future! While Freelancing is rewarding it is also stressful and I think the stress of it will hinder me in getting back to where my heart has now found its home. 

Thanks for taking the time to read!
Please please please feel free to leave me any ideas of where I can look!
Thanks so much friends!


March 1, 2015

MAUI: week catchup

Can you believe it?!?! 
It's M A R C H already!!!!

This month is going to be so fantastic
Minus the fact that in 22 short days I leave from this place that makes my heart so happy. I feel healthier here. My body feels energized. My hair feels healthier and is getting lighter. My skin and complexion has this happy glow. Its honestly the most beautiful feeling ever and I am so sad to leave it for a short time. 

I bought this little journal when I was in Oahu. I think its the perfect reminder while I am away to just go for it. To take chances and to work hard to get where you want to be. 

And this is where I want to be. I know things didn't work out like they originally were supposed to, but I will be back here and its will be 100% worth the work that its going to take to get here. 

THIS FACE is probably what I am going to miss most of all. I love my Gypster Hipster and her sleepy self. Shes such a cute pup and shes my little friend. 

Almost every night I walk from the house down to the beach to go watch the sunset. Its so gorgeous. I also really love to people watch here. There are so many people out, especially since its whale season. And the whales really show off for everyone! Its so cool.

Yesterday....{Saturday} was the first time I have put on makeup in a week. We have been working and on Friday we went to the beach! The internet has been down for two days straight sooooo I haven't been able to blog! FINALLY late last night it came back on!
If I were in Alabama without internet....I would be going mad trying to figure out how to pass time without internet...well in Hawaii, you don't have that problem at all!!! You just go outside and your instantly happy<3

Yesterday was the first time in a week that we didn't cook our own meal. The pizza is one we made at home! The salad is from lunch yesterday from a local restaurant. It was a good meal, but I honestly have really enjoyed cooking everything. I love the control. haha....but seriously, I do! I love knowing what ingredients are being put in my food. You also feel better! AND Portion control. Restaurants usually give you double to triple what normal meal size should be! Anyway.....enough of food & health talk. 

Its SUNDAY and I am so ready to go to church. We missed last sunday so Im a little excited...OH and Faith and I went shopping yesterday. So I have a new skirt and top to wear today! wooooohoooooo :)

To all of my Alabama people....I MISS YOU ALL SOOO MUCH and will see you soon. 
Thanks everyone for reading!

Bye now 

February 26, 2015

MAUI: Sunset Walks

Hi There!!
I hope your weeks is going great. 
Unfortunately for some of you in my hometown, you're getting hit with a good bit of snow.

I have been enjoying my morning workouts outside in sunny 68 degree weather.
It might just be my favorite part of the day, as well as my evening sunset walks to the beach!

Yesterday I got to spend about an hour and a half on the beach before working. 
It was so gorgeous.

It was the perfect kind of beach day too. The trade winds were blowing, the sun was half way hidden behind the clouds. And there was a crowd on the beach!

So relaxing. 

I honestly do hate talking about it when I know my entire family is at home freezing to death, but hey look at the bright side at least you got out of work and school. so enjoy what you've been given! In all honesty winter is another reason why I really REALLY cant wait to call Hawaii home. so I can just have zero cold!

Thanks for reading!

February 23, 2015

MAUI: Exploring Paia!

Good Morning Blog Friends!!!
So T O D A Y marks one month left of my amazingly awesome trip to Hawaii.
I know this last month here will fly by so fast and I don't want it to. 
I am however, super excited to get back home, get to work H A R D, and get back here as quick as I can!!!

Yesterday was a day of exploring. 

Have you ever seen such beauty?! Its just everywhere you look!

Faith and I drove to Paia and explored the little town.
I L O V E D every second of it. 
My favorite little shop from this town was 
Here are a few photos of the shop!

And I jut realized, {naturally} all of my photos of the shop are from the men's section of the store. What can I say?!?! I just love men's fashion <3
The women's section of the shop was super great too!

This spot near Paia Bay was insane! There were so SO many Kitesurfers. Just TONS of them! So that was really awesome to see. I've seen people surfing a lot since I've been here but the amount that I saw yesterday was just way cool!

Faith and I are planning to go back here just to relax one day!
Yesterday we did a whole lot of shopping.
So I will have more photos eventually!

Bye now

February 21, 2015

MAUI: Whales

Good Morning!!
FINALLY its Saturday and Im ready to simply 
R E L A X on the beach!

I swear to you, my skin is more pale than it was before I left Alabama a month ago. 

Earlier this week, I went on a Whale Watch!
It was so much fun. Whales are so adorable and so so interesting.
There way of life is so neat and it was fun learning about them.

I saw big groups of them, probably 10 whales all together. 
There were a few "little" babies. 
sooooo CUTE and so curious.

I also saw two dolphins!

I am so addicted to Island Vintage. Holy Heaven. I love love love it and am going to have serious withdrawals until I get back to island life. 

Today is a BEACH day All All ALLLLL day and I am beyond ready for it. Hoping to get a little bit of a tan and hopefully before I head back to AL you will be able to tell ive been in Hawaii for over two months. I'm not holding my breath on that one.

Well Im off to get ready for the beach!
Bye now