Spiritual Saturday :- Start Where You Are

At the end of each year, countless people around the world look back at the events and experiences they gained in the past 365 days. From there, they make an assessment or a comparison to what they had promised themselves the year prior. More often than not, a comparison to the accomplishments of those in their social circle are made.

The endless lists. New Year Resolutions. Life goals. Promises.

It begs the question – How constructive is this exercise??? Continue reading

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Fashion and Beauties of Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

On the first full day of my 20-day visit in Vietnam, I noticed something very obvious and conflicting, with my eyes while in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Everywhere I go. Everywhere I look. The thermometer read +35C (95F). The heat. The humidity – oh the humidity – it was about 95%. Luckily by this time, I had started to acclimatize to the crazy hot heat of Asia – this took 1.5 months. However, it still felt like a ginormous sauna / steam room to me, every time I leave the comfort of air conditioning. Continue reading

Travel + Love = Fling OR The REAL Thing

Love - Romance - Fling - Travel

Love – Romance – Fling – Travel

LOVE – is a beautiful thing to share and to have in life.

Personally I’ve been in a couple of (very) long term relationship and a smattering of shorter ones. I have traveled while in relationships and while single – though recently mostly the later, hence the name of my blog.

Traveling solo as a single woman may leave me vulnerable at times, however, it also help create opportunities I would not have if I was attached. I have noticed, in general, when people travel alone, they become a bit bolder and braver – willing to do things they would never dream of doing when in a familiar place or with familiar faces. Continue reading

Be Inspired by these Fabulous Fashionistas!

This is such an inspiring group of women. It is truly important to be able to express yourself authentically – for the sake of yourself and to maintain integrity.

Do as you please.

Trying to please everyone else makes life unnecessarily challenging for yourself. It’s a lot easier to focus on yourself and make yourself happy. This may be a challenging idea but I believe it’s such an important idea to live by.

I am a person who grew up constantly seeking approval, always wanting to ensure those around me are happy. It’s exhausting and stressful. Right now, as I transition into a person who puts myself first, the words: selfish, inconsiderate pops up. I may feel guilty at times but then again, if I don’t consider myself the most important person to look after, who will? Why rely on others when it’s simplest and easiest to just rely on myself for my own happiness?

Let’s drop the labels that society have taught us to use on each other. Just allow each person to be who they are truly and honestly – without judgement. Look at them with pure love and compassion – not pity or disdain.

These old “grannies” are incredible in their own right! Celebrate life and beauty! XO

Thank you to Channel 4 for making this fabulous documentary!