I love documenting life, travel and my adventures. That was one of the solid foundations in which twowildtides continues to flourish. I’m grateful to have this platform and to have the ability to work with so many incredible people and brands. I do not take that for granted for a minute but it hasn’t come without a ton of work. This line of work requires a lot of time on the computer and my phone which can honestly be exhausting. Self-care is so important to us at twowildtides and we recognize that sometimes you need to put the phone down and LIVE.
With that being said, I hopped on a plane for a last minute trip to Ottawa a couple weeks ago. I was through the roof, head in the clouds, over the moon excited. However, I didn’t want to be thinking about how I would turn this experience into an article or snapping enough photos that are insta-worthy. Instead, I wanted to be fully present, alive and in the moment. I didn’t want to miss a second of this trip or the people that I spent it with. I decided to go on this trip without being focused on the blog. I needed this adventure to be exactly that – an adventure. I needed a break. Now this is not to say that there won’t be an article or no photos but it wasn’t my focus. Perhaps, I’ll have enough content as a regular ol’ traveller to turn out some awesome work. But if not – oh well. I wasn’t focused on creating content. Even as writers & photographers sometimes we need to simply let go and enjoy. Life experience is a wonderful teacher and I’m prepared to learn.
Char and I have been talking a lot about balance and how important it is to find it daily. The blog and our writing work is such a big part of who we are but it’s not everything. I’m so excited to continue to venture into the unknown and learn and love and fail and succeed and live. I will continue to document the things that are important to me. However, this one particular trip is going to be a mindset shift.
Long story short – if you’re feeling a little stuck, that’s totally okay. Take a break. Re-focus. Shift your mindset. Watch all of the beauty that will unfold when you let go of a little control.
Hopping on that plane was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you stick around maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the trip on our instagram. Maybe not.
Let us know what you think!