Mexico 2017

Since I’ve returned from Mexico, I’ve had little snippets in my head of what I wanted to touch on about my trip. And as I’m actually sitting down (for the third time) to write it out, I just don’t even know where to begin.

I’ve never traveled out of the country, so that in itself was an adventure. I was so stoked to get my passport in the mail and especially stoked to get a Mexico stamp inside. Driving through Puerto Vallarta was a huge culture shock and made me feel so thankful and humble for all that I have. Don’t read too much into this guys, I’m sure there will be a post about that in the very near future.

You guys. The resort. Garza Blanca was unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my whole entire life. Our suite was absolutely stunning. We had two bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining room, and living room. We also had a steam room shower and a spa on our balcony. Yeah, on our balcony. It was amazing, and I definitely felt like a queen. The resort had two pools, multiple bars (all-inclusive of course), and amazing restaurants with amazing foods. We were walking distance from a little beach where we were able to rent kayaks and snorkels, which were amazing experiences in themselves. The staff was so friendly, I don’t think there’s anything I’d change about our resort experience. I’m definitely staying at Garza Blanca next time I’m in the area!

And just when I thought Mexico couldn’t get any more beautiful or romantic, we arrived at the wedding venue. We had to take a boat to get there (barf) but it was so incredibly worth it. It was what seemed like a little island called Las Caletas, with tons to do. From what I could see, there were water slides, restaurants, bars, and hammocks everywhere you turned. It was a little bit of a walk to the actual ceremony, but it was so breathtaking, I don’t think anybody minded. The ceremony itself was so beautiful and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. Oh and the food, even more to die for than the resort. Make sure to check out the video of the wedding that I put together, so you can really see what I’m talking about. You won’t be disappointed!

Overall, Mexico for me was a huge breath of fresh air that was very much-needed. I’ve never been as happy or care free as I was for those four amazing, beautiful, eye-opening days. I was feeling extremely down at the start of the year, with things not going exactly the way I had hoped they would. But this weekend, surrounded by paradise, good food and drinks, kind hearts, and some of the people I love the most, my head was cleared. I may not be where I had wanted to be at this point in my life, but I’m insanely blessed to be where I am. I just took a trip to Mexico with my best friends to see a woman I’ve known since she was girl get married, for God’s sake. I’m so flipping lucky. I’ve learned that no matter how terrible it seems at the time, everything happens for a reason. God has a plan and place for all of us, and who are we to question what that is or when we get there?

As of now, I’m falling back to the usual doom and gloom of the real world (and this weather, yuck). But I’m also keeping my Mexico mindset (for the most part) and remembering how blessed I am to be here, as well as remembering how blissful I was in those short moments. I know that a happiness like what I felt in Mexico is real and it’s possible, and I can’t wait to make it my permanent mindset.

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