*This post is sponsored by The Inn At Entrada, I received a complimentary stay as compensation.
You know that feeling you get when your soul is in dire need of a vacation? Maybe it’s just me but I get this aching, fall into this constant state of unrest. That is when I can tell I need to head out of town for a few days. I just got back from St. George in Southern Utah & as always, it filled that need for an adventure. I was there last fall & got in contact with the most amazing resort. When I found out I would be heading there again I reached right back out and The Inn At Entrada was kind enough to host me again. I had a blast with some other boss babes who spent some time with me at the inn but for the most part, I was alone. The drive there, the last night at the inn & the drive home.
Call me crazy but I wanted to make this trip significant. I wanted it to become some sort of self discovery, self care type of weekend. Meditation on the rocks, morning tea outside with the gorgeous views, relaxing bubble bath, self help books with a side of chocolate covered mangoes, soaking in vitamin D at the pool. Stopping whenever it felt right on the drive, enjoying the scenery, blasting my music & giving myself time for self reflection.
I met up with an old friend the other day and was told “You have said the word ‘healing’ more than anything else this entire conversation” & I can’t argue with that. I’m on a journey – of healing. This weekend away was exactly what I needed. The Inn At Entrada is the place to be if you are pampering yourself, healing, needing a getaway etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good hotel room but something extra cozy like the casitas at the inn make for the perfect sanctuary of solitude. I could laugh, cry & dance without fear of bugging the up or downstairs neighbor. The red rock is inspiring. A fuel for creativity, inspiration, joy. Everything I needed as I sat alone with myself.
It is important to spend time with yourself. Giving your soul the opportunity to unwind & take down any walls that go up during day to day interactions. While alone time whenever you can get it is great I think an extended amount of it is essential every once in a while. If you can get away for a few days and truly be alone, there is nothing better. I think we tend to lose ourselves, we forget what our true needs are; but when we slow down & focus on that beautiful soul inside, we get a chance to truly recharge. We are able to get to know ourselves again. We are able to reprioritize our lives & set goals. There is nothing more wonderful.
So, when are you getting away from the world & investing in yourself? I think I need to start planning my next “heal-cation” quick.