Journey of self-discovery
In April (which now seems like a lifetime ago), Chris and I traveled to Costa Rica for two magical weeks. Costa Rica has always been at the top of my ‘Places I want to visit’ and my dreams came true and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
We went there with positive vibes, open hearts and minds, I wasn’t sure what I would find but I knew that I would be able to answer some of the unanswered questions I was too scared to face or couldn’t put my finger on the nagging feeling at the back of my mind.
We hired a Suzuki Jimny for our road trip, which came to a total of 1,252 miles around Costa Rica in two weeks! We booked each hotel/inn/treehouse/beach hut/Airbnb before we left the UK, to ensure we knew where we were heading and how long it would take for us to get there. I read so many blogs and reviews for some of the best-hidden treasures and not so touristy spots (but we couldn’t help but avoid some of them) and Chris very expertly plotted them out on a google map.
One of my top ‘to do’s/to see’ was to be up close to some of the most beautiful and exotic nature that the wonderful country had to offer. As I am typing this post I feel the need to keep pinching myself, as it really doesn’t feel real.
One of my main reasons to visit Costa Rica was for the Sloths and I wasn’t disappointed, after overcoming a number of emotions (mainly crying and trying not to have an emotional breakdown) I was over the moon to be in the presence of these most extraordinary and beautiful animals – one experience that will never leave me and I wish I could do it every single day.
As well as ticking items off of my bucket list, I found myself quickly settling into the slower pace of life (after we had left the hustle and bustle of San Jose), work disappeared from my mind and I enjoyed chilling, relaxing, taking time just for myself, reading books and taking part in yoga classes – a mix of beach front, listening to the waves, in the middle of the jungle looking out to the rainforest canopy, anywhere where I could focus on my breath and take a few zen moments.
Costa Rica, reignited my passion and love for yoga, that you can read more about in my post - 'Yoga Challenge'.
I was in a country that I had fallen head over heels with and I didn't want to leave. I had found myself, a small part that had been itching to show its self and knowing that I wanted more than what I have now and that there is so much I still have to learn.
This journey of self-discovery is no where near over, it has only just begun.