On a lovely Monday afternoon in September, I happened to text my good friend Sterling (also known as Sage…story to come) just to check in and see how she was doing. About five texts in she jokingly invited with me to come stay with her in New Orleans for the weekend. And then she casually dropped the “I have a room at the Ritz” card to bribe me to come be her adventure buddy. Knowing I had a flexible schedule and a few airline miles…I was buying a flight for Friday a few hours later.
After a lot of months, a lot of feels, and a lot of thinking this would be a fleeting feeling…I finally decided to click publish on this post. Maybe I won’t feel the same later, but today I do. So #ImmaDoMe.
After I came back from my trip to Peru, I’ve been asked probably 100 times, “how was the Inca Trail?” I think most people probably expected me to say something along the lines of “it was the worst part of the trip” or “it was really hard”. After recovering from the hike, I am SUPER stoked to be able to answer that question along with “what did you pack?” and “what would you do differently?” since there seems to be a lack of REAL answers to these…at least from relatable sources. Now you can have the unadulterated truth about the Inca Trail not only from Lydiva herself, but from the other Peruvian Princesses. (PS – Keep scrollin’ for the best pics!)
No one likes waiting, especially me. I hate waiting in lines, waiting for a package to arrive, waiting for the text to come through after seeing the little three dots go away… You get it, I’m impatient (to say the least).
So naturally, on the week I was promised a huge opportunity…I have to wait.
Every time I go back to The City it seems to become more special to me. It’s become a second home of sorts over the years as my people move to “the greatest city in the world” and let me come be a part of it for a few days. Here’s some snaps from life in The City last month.
No, this isn’t another swimsuit blog post. This blog post is all about my favorite fashion trend that I can only rock when Texas weather cooperates with me – JUMPSUITS! You might be thinking, “Lydia, I could never rock the jumpsuit”. I know, I know…but you’re WRONG. While it is freakin’ hard to find one that fits just right, I discovered a few places that offer jumpsuits in short, tall and regular sizes. So if these jumpsuits can fit me, they can fit you too!
This isn’t a post about “how I’m going to get in shape” or “how I’m going to start eating healthy again”. In fact, I’m not really a believer in New Year’s resolutions, but I do believe there is something powerful in a clean slate. It allows us the opportunity to reflect on the past and hit the refresh button on life (which is definitely easier said than done). So in 2018, I decided I would actual set GOALS for myself. I’m not talking resolutions, I’m talking achievable things that I can work towards throughout this year and not feel like a complete failure by day three.