This week I’ve been lost in daydreams — about surfing, business goals, new places to travel to, and of course, sunsets! I know it’s good to take a mental breather every once and a while, especially after such an awesome and busy year, but I’m getting carried away in my daydreams — an hour or two will fly by when I’ve set that time to be working on a project! Send help!
Y’all certainly know how to make this surfer girl feel oh-so-loved! Mil gracias...thank you for your beautiful comments and words of encouragement on my last post on my seven year Costa Rica-versary -- AND for hanging out with me on this crazy app we call Instagram! We all rise up together! XOXO Kristen AKA the #sunsetchaser
Today, seven years ago I hopped on a plane to Costa Rica. It was my first trip to this beautiful country, my first surf trip (I had only just taken my first surf lesson a couple months prior), and I was still a NYC corporate girl. Little did I know, this week long vacation full of surfing (well, a ton of wipeouts!!!) and pouring rain was going to lead me down a different life path. A year later after that first trip, I was back on a plane to Costa Rica, this time to live full time in Tamarindo a month after quitting my job in NYC. Fast forward six years later, I am still in awe and disbelief that my former NYC corporate girl self had the gusto to leave behind a well paying job for a life chock full of unknowns. Samba to the Sea has always been about following my dreams and living life to the fullest. What has resulted is being able to surf everyday, chasing sunsets wherever I travel, and being able to make a living with one of my passions, photography. But, it hasn’t been all beautiful waves and magical sunsets and that’s totally OK because that's life! It's messy, beautiful, hard, magical, crazy, etc. Most importantly, life is what YOU make of it. Or as I like to say, the grass is greener where you water it! Who knows where the next seven years will take me, but I sure am down to continue on this beautiful adventure! ***AND I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this day with y’all than sharing my podcast interview that went live today on Creative Empire @mycreativeempire with the amazing gals Christina @christinascalera and Reina @reinaandcompany !!!! Link in profile!*** Photo by @sand_and_grease_photo , edited by me
Dream bigger. You may not know how it is going to happen, but until you put it out there it can not happen.” A little #FelizFriday inspiration while listening to the oh-so-amazing @amberlilyestrom. Who else is gonna dream bigger with me?! * #sunsetchaser