Here’s To Sunday ☀️ here’s to peaceful mornings and lazy days! Here’s to cheat meals, daydreaming about the future, working, laughing and spending time with family! ⠀
What does Sunday mean to you? To me, Sunday is my favorite day of the week. It’s my reset day, a day to get everything together for the upcoming week, THE day to go to church and spend time learning about Jesus. A day to relax and spend time with family. A day to really do whatever I want!⠀
I started a blog called, Here’s To Sunday. I’ll talk about my Faith, Business, Relationship, Travel, Fashion etc. I created HTS with the intentions of it being a place where women can go to be encouraged and inspired (hopefully) at whatever their current stage is in life. ⠀
My first post is now live, go check it out and show me some love as I dive into this crazy world or blogging. My first post is about Tulum for all those interested in traveling abroad or just interested in seeing some photos and hearing about my perspective on Mexico 🇲🇽 ❤️⠀(link in bio)
The chronicles of our Mexican adventure continue... when I say our Mexican holiday was one of the best we’ve ever had, I really mean it... especially in light of what happened in Cobá... 🙄🤦🏼♀️
We arrived at the Mayan ruins at Cobá early and it was already steaming hot. We hired bikes to ride in (would highly recommend as the walk is largely shaded but still quite a distance in the heat, and it means you can beat the crowds on foot!) Riding in an ancient place like that was so fun too.
Cobá is one of the only ruins in the Quintana Roo area that you can still climb, and the views from the top are soo worth it! A word of warning: make sure your shoes have decent tread as the stone steps are VERY worn and I wasn’t expecting them to be so slippery. There are no signs warning of this. Also, keep your kids close and take it easy going down, staying close to the rope. I was wearing sandals with zero tread (regretting that now!) and slipped at the top and hurt my hand as I fell (tried to catch our DSLR and landed badly) so we had to cut our trip here short as we weren’t sure whether it was fractured and I was in a bit of shock so we drove straight home to ice it, which also meant we missed out on Valladolid. 😢Next time!
I think it was simply a bad case of ligament damage and bone bruising, and the Mexican humidity made it swell up and stay swollen, so I thought it was broken initially and because we were so far from civilisation and our car, I panicked a little so Eric organised a quick exit for us. When the dust settled, I didn’t go to a doctor because I could still move it, but it’s been painful ever since (you may notice the bandage splinting my fingers in other photos) so I may see a doctor in Montreal if it doesn’t heal.
ANYWAY, we really did love our time there, and I would recommend the climb if you’re fit and able WITH good shoes 👌🏻😉 Eric on the other hand climbed in thongs and it was @piggybackrider to the rescue to keep Leo safe on his back going up! 🙌
Do you have a memory of a famous place that was changed because of an injury or crazy incident that happened there?
The best way to go all over the Mayan world. Because of the long distances between the groups and buildings around the site, a very good choice is to do it riding a bicycle. It is perfect to enjoy the roads among the nature and admiring the jungle.
It was definitely time for some culture!
The #cobaruins like most of the Maya ruins are over a 1000 years old. There's still one pyramid that you can climb 😯! In #valladolid you can find a lot of colorful houses, even though the city is in Maya called "saki" which means "the white one" 🤷. I've been wanting to go to #chichenitza for quite some time and was so grateful to finally have seen it 😍! It was one of the largest Maya cities as well as one of the mythical great cities! It's a UNESCO world heritage site and "el castillo" (best preserved pyramid in Chichen Itza) is one of the #sevenworldwonders 🤩! #merida is a bigger city where you can stroll around for hours and be amazed by art, historic buildings and food ❤️
Had a great day at the Mayan ruins of Coba. I had the chance to climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and the second largest in the world, Nohoch Mul. It stands 137ft tall and is very difficult to climb and even harder to descend but the views are simply spectacular over the jungle below. It is thought only 5% of the Mayan civilisation of Coba has been uncovered in the dense jungle so who knows what else lies beneath. #mexico#coba#cobaruins#nohochmul#holiday#mayan#climb
6015 June, 2019
365 jours dans la conscience
Jour 144/Nous sommes tous des enseignants et des élèves.
Je trouve cette façon de pensée fascinante. C'est intéressant de savoir que toutes nos rencontres peuvent nous apprendre et que les autres peuvent aussi apprendre de nous. Nous ne pouvons jamais trop apprendre alors je crois que nous pouvons essayer d'accueillir les gens dans notre vie.
J'aime beaucoup partager ce que je vis et ce que j'apprends avec d'autres puisque j'aime aussi qu'ils m'enseignent.
Je suis souvent choyée lorsque des gens reviennent me voir en me disant que maintenant que nos discussions ont nourris leur réflexion, soit sur le véganisme ou sur la non-monogamie.
Je suis reconnaissante pour tous les professeurs que j'ai eu dans ma vie, qui me transmettait leur savoir et expérience, soit consciemment ou non. 💕
365 Days of mindfulness
Day 144/We are all teachers and students.
I find this way of thinking to be fascinating. It is interesting to know that we can learn from others and they can learn from us. Since we can never learn to much, we can try to welcome people in our life.
I like to share what I am going through and what I have learned with others because that I know they teach me plenty also
I am touched when people come back to tell me that our discussion fed their reflexion, could it be about veganism or non-monogamy.
I am grateful for all the teachers I have met in my life, that shared their knowledge and experience with me, consciously or not. 💕
Dont let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen.. I SERIOUSLY considered turning around halfway up this pyramid because I looked down and started panicking but I kept going! The physical aspect was a breeze compared to what was going on inside my head..I dont regret doing this💕
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Since being on holiday I’ve done a lot of things outside my comfort zone; here’s some photos of my visit to one of the Ancient Mayan ruins with some of the family! It was such a great day and learnt so much about the history behind the culture! It makes you feel lucky to be alive in a time where food is so easily available 🙏🏼 #mexico#cobaruins#holiday#family#nofilter
23014 June, 2019
At the end of this bike ride was the climb up to the tallest Mayan ruin, taller than Chichinitza, my anxiety levels were at an all time high! ( i have a crippling fear of heights)
El camino hacia la cima de la piramide de Coba regala una vista envidiable e inigualable de la selva maya en Quintana Roo. Cuenta también con diversos caminos hechos de piedra caliza blanca que marcan la divisón de la ciudad maya.
365 jours dans la conscience
Jour 138/Va au-delà de tes peurs.
Je suis fière de moi J'ai commencé à faire des activités pour surmonter ma peur de me faire rejetter et mon anxiété sociale tel que aller à des soupers communautaires où je ne connais personne, danser le swing ou à plus grande échelle voyager.
C'est arrivé que je restais seule et c'est correct. C'est rassurant de voir que c'est ça le "pire" qui peut arriver. La plupart du temps, je tissais de beaux liens avec des personnes là-bas ou j'avais des conversations intéressantes.
Aussi, dans cette photo je suis assise sur le bord d'une ruine Mayenne à Coba (avec prudence biensur). La peur existe pour nous protéger et elle a raison d'être, mais pas toujous au le niveau où on la laisse se rendre.
Jour 139/Qu'est-ce qui t'a fait sourire récemment?
Voir la nature me fait du bien! Les belles tulipes, le soleil, les cerisiers. Quel honneur d'être au premiers lieux pour ce spectacle! 🌷
Passer du temps avec mon amoureux Éric me fait du bien. Aujourd'hui ça fait six mois qu'il me fait sourire et me rend heureuse. Je t'aime! 🥰
365 days of mindfulness
Day 138/Face your fears.
I am proud of myself. I started doing activities to get past my fear of getting rejected and my social anxiety like going to community supper, swing dancing or, more long term, travelling.
Sometimes I stayed alone and it is okay. It is reassuring to see that it's the "worst" that can happen. Most of the time, I created connexions with people there or had interesting conversations.
Also, in this picture I am sitting on the top of the Mayan pyramid in Coba (with caution of course). Fear exist to protect us and it has to be there, to a certain point but we tend to let it go to far.
Day 139/What made you smile recently?
To see nature makes me feel good! Beautiful tulips, the sun, cherry trees. I am honoured to be in first row for that amazing show! 🌷
Spending time with my boyfriend Éric makes me feel good. Today, it's been six month that he makes me smile and makes me happy. I love you! 🥰
Kisses in Coba ❤️ Today we went to #Coba and hiked up the tallest ruin on the Yucatán Peninsula, the Nohoch Mul pyramid: 137 feet, 14 stories 120 steps. Coba means ‘waters stirred by wind’ or ‘ruffled waters’ as the Mayan city is located on two lagoons 🌊 It had 50,000 people living there at the height of its productivity between 600 AD and 900 AD. Y’all - That’s old 👵🏻Archeologists estimate that 6,000 structures exist, but only three settlements are for public viewing ☀️This was very, very cool and a must if you’re planning a trip here 🗓 A few #TravelTips if you do:
1. DO NOT book a tour through your hotel - it costs pennies to take a bus. It’s also very cheap to rent a car. We ended up taking a taxi and bartering down the price, which was still less than half what a tour would have cost.
2. Go early - crowds are unavoidable, but there will be less people the earlier you go.
3. Take a right - when you get into the park, go right first to explore some of the smaller ruins before you get to the big ones.
4. RENT THE BIKE - you have the option to walk or rent a bike once you’re inside the park. It’s hot, and to climb the big guy, you need to save energy. The bike was fun and we got where we needed to go quickly.
5. It’s worth going to the top - I am afraid of heights and stopped half way until Van called me to come up. I’m glad I did, the view was amazing, and when am I ever going to be able to do it again?!