Ah, jeez. The past couple weeks have been rough. No matter how excited I get about a spurt of travel, soon enough the reality catches up with me: long lines at airport security, not having all of my tried-and-true beauty products, a night at home simply to unpack and do laundry and repack before heading out again. Although San Francisco and Miami were as fun as “work trips” can be, and Montreal was simply divine–I am exhausted. I miss my bed and my cup of tea in the morning and flipping through the New York Times on the couch.
I just arrived in Puerto Rico this morning, and I’m here for 10 days of RELAXATION. I am using vacation days. I am not checking my work email. I am going to read “beach reads” on the beach, and I’m going to nap in a hammock and I’m going to take long walks with my toes in the sand. I packed sunscreen instead of makeup, and flipflops instead of heels. I’m going to go salsa dancing and wander around Old San Juan and hike up waterfalls. And instead of letting myself indulge in the “grass is always greener” funk that has been plaguing me lately, I’m going to remember that the best of all possible places is where I am right now.
That said, I’m also taking a blog break. No new posts next week! I’ll be posting on Instagram and Facebook, and trying to squeeze in a few FaceTime dates–I’m not going completely offline–but I’m going to try and be more present. ON THE BEACH.
A few other fun things:
My super sweet photographer friend invited me to her holiday party–that she photographed for Refinery29! Monday shall go down in history as the day that Refinery29 called me “the definition of holiday chic.”
I finally changed my Twitter handle to @cestchristine after four years of telling people that my name is not Camorose/Cam/Cammie.
I was also named one of Instagram’s suggested users to follow! They sent me an email and said I was a model Instagrammer, and my followers have just been skyrocketing over the past 24 hours. My goal for 2014 was 2,000 followers, and I was at 1,810 on Wednesday morning–and now I’m over 4,000. Life is crazy, and I feel like it’s so undeserved and I know that it’s all just a number–but hey, it makes me happy.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Get off your phone and your computer, and have a wonderful time with the people who matter.