Camping in Mendocino

We went on a camping trip in July and it was pretty perfect. It was far enough away that we felt disconnected from Sacramento and there was no cell service for most of the trip… which was amazing.

This has been a very busy work season so I relished the chance to literally disconnect and not temptingly check my work email or take care of any business. It was so… refreshing. I felt so relaxed when we got back home, and dove back in to work and promptly stressed myself out again 😂🔨

Does anyone else feel like everyone needs a 4-day weekend once a month to recharge the batteries?

It’s so easy to get caught up with the Joneses or wrap yourself into your work. I really don’t care what other people are up to, socially, but I fall prey to the work trap. Some days I feel like there is a lot riding on me; I definitely have a strong work ethic and take pride in my work but I take it a little too far and wear myself out. I have to take a step back and remind myself that I’m just one person and things don’t actually totally land on me.

I am desperately looking forward to my next European adventure coming up in September but in the meantime, I do enjoy looking back at my photos — especially from this camping trip — and finding my happy place. During this time my Sony was in the repair shop so I shot strictly iPhone and did some minor edits in VSCOcam. Here are a few photos. I’m still not missing Instagram, really, so do check back for another update soon! I have a blog post coming about how I make flying comfortable. If you have a trip coming up you don’t want to miss it 😉

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