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Destination: St. Lucia

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Hopped on a plane to St. Lucia that was overflowing with honeymooners and couples fawning all over each other. And there over in the corner is little old me… sitting by myself on the flight to one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean. Talk about a hilariously awkward moment! This was a true, its only awkward if you let it be awkward, kind of moment. But when you looked past the adorable couples everywhere, there is the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen in the Caribbean! The water is pristine, the food was delicious and there were countless activities to indulge in. Below are some of the highlights from my time in St. Lucia!

I stayed at Sugar Beach Resort, who hosts the most gorgeous views of the Piton Mountains. The beach is white sand and right beside the best snorkeling on the island. This is the best location on the island to see unique fish, stunning views and quiet, relaxing beach time. The food was exquisite and worth every penny, and there were plenty of options for couples and families alike!

The luxury villas at Sugar Beach are the best I’ve ever seen! Equipped with your own private pool overlooking the ocean, these villas are the only way to experience Sugar Beach. These rooms all have their own butler that will assist you with any of your needs, from shuttles to room service, you will not be left wanting anything.

Tet Paul was one of the best ‘easy’ hikes to do on the island. Your guide will take you through the vegetation on the island, show you the villages you overlook on the way up, and give you the history of the island. The Tet Paul hike ends with some of the most amazing views on the island, overlooking not only the island, but the two Piton mountains. This is the perfect hike for families and those wanting to experience a leisurely hike.

They warn you about the smell that volcanoes produce… but oh my… is it intense. The tour of the volcano and learning about its history was amazing and intriguing. But its the mud bath that everyone raves about the most! Extremely warm and slightly gross, these baths are supposed to rejuvenate your skin with minerals you can find no where else. Let me tell you, there was a noticeable difference in my skin after this experience!

Fun Fact: They are opening up another mud bath soon, so you should be able to enjoy even more time in the St. Lucia volcanic mud baths!

Sugar Beach and St. Lucia was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. It was STUNNING, full of adventures but also tranquil and relaxing. I would recommend any couple, family or individual plan their next trip to St. Lucia! I promise it will be one of the best trips of your life!


Fear of Being Late to the Party

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I am afraid of being late to the party.

I am afraid of being late to the party. What if I am too late to pursue the things I really want to do? What if I can’t catch up to those who are succeeding in my field? What if I can’t achieve the dream I have set in my head?

These thoughts enter my brain every time I start to think I could do more in life. I am afraid I’m too late to the party. I am too late to become anything special, and all the good ideas and companies have already been created and implemented.

Does anyone else ever get this way? You get excited about a new idea and a new goal that feels right, only to watch everyone around you seem as if they are way ahead of the game? You begin to question why; why do you have a passion for this if all the ideas have already been taken? Can you really offer something new to the world?

Well, I am here to tell you that those feelings are normal. And, I would argue this means you headed in the right direction. If you have a deep passion for something, get excited about it. If you get paralyzed by fear, it is a sign that you need to push through. Push past the fear and see what’s beyond. The things you love in life are there for a reason. If you don’t try, you will never know where you could have ended up!

So here are my tips to overcoming “the late to the party” syndrome:

Tip 1.) Believe you are UNIQUE! That means that your ideas and thoughts are uniquely yours. Don’t be afraid to show the world what only your brain could provide!

Tip 2.) Face your fears. There will always be fears in your life. There is always the fear that you won’t achieve your dreams. The question is whether or not you step up and overcome that fear. Fear has a way of paralyzing us and stopping us from moving forward. Fear of other people’s opinions of you, fear that you will make fool of yourself, or fear that you aren’t good enough. Tell yourself today that fear will not control you. You are greater than your fear. You can accomplish your goals and dreams!

Tip 3.) You aren’t too late. There is no reason you can’t go after that new job, start that business, or pursue a new hobby. Your life is whatever you want it to be! Just because others are further along in their careers, hobbies, or other dreams; has no bearing on whether or not you can accomplish your own dreams! Life isn’t a race to see who gets there first. It’s about being the best person you can be and doing your best to make the world a better place.

Tip 4.) Don’t let others say you can’t. There will always be naysayers and people who don’t believe in your dream. They will tell you that you aren’t smart enough, talented enough, or you don’t have the funds to pursue your dream. Don’t allow their thoughts to affect you. Tell yourself everyday, “I Am Made For More”. You were made for so much more than you know. Have faith in yourself and your dream.

So today, don’t believe the lie that you are too late to the party. Believe that you were uniquely created to accomplish your dreams at this time! Remember this verse from Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


xoxo — Kayla