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big red

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I added another pin to my world map of places that I’ve traveled to. This pin was for Moab, Utah.

It took me years to see Moab. Literally. My traditional group of camping friends have gone every year for the past 3-4 years during Memorial Day Weekend, and I’ve missed past trips due to prior commitments. But not this year! My man and I packed up Millie [my new car] for the weekend and took the 7 hour road-trip to Utah!

Moab was exactly how I’d pictured it. I stalked endless photos on Pinterest and Tumblr to get some photography inspiration of where we might be camping, but in typical fashion, my tribe of friends found a secluded spot in the middle of NOWHERE. Moab is pretty spread out, so I figured we wouldn’t have to go far. Sounds easy, right? Not so. The spot we were headed to was no easy trek [ie: rugged dirt road, climbing over rocks, white knuckle driving, and you better have good tires and a bad-ass car] But when we arrived, we had the best red landscape scenery for the entire weekend. In my head, I named Moab “Big Red”.

We spent 3 days in the hot sun covered in red dust, but they were well spent. Lots of ATV exploring, rock climbing, sunset watching, cave finding, fire cooking, drinking games, and potato-launching. [we didn’t make Smore’s though… I’m kind of kicking myself, because they made these square-shaped marshmallows specifically for Smore’s and I didn’t use them! Fail.]

There is something very special about Moab though. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, be sure to add it to yo’ bucket list!

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out in labyrinth

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Miraval calls this area of the resort “labyrinth” but the name doesn’t quite fit the ground. We came across an intricate network of paths with one way in and one way out. Unlike a typical labyrinth with high walls and complex passages, this labyrinth offers a clear vision of where you’re going and where you’ll end up. It may look complicated at first glance but with some focus and patience, you see that the way in and out is on the same path.

I think we all see life as a labyrinth sometimes. We get lost in the negative things that interfere with our lives and we lose our vision on how to get out. We get wrapped and consumed in stressful situations and desperately try to find the exit without considering how we got there in the first place. But if we take a moment to breathe, look around and clear our minds, we will see the path that can lead us out. And after being in this simple, uncomplicated labyrinth, I can see my life more clearly now.

My sister and I spent some uncomplicated time in this place. We followed each other in and out of that maze and occasionally crossed paths. It was such a peaceful and mindless stroll; knowing exactly where we were going and exactly how to get out. Life is so simple in the Miraval labyrinth. Being in a clearly marked maze made me realize that life doesn’t always have to be complicated and cloudy. I’m going to turn my life into the Miraval labyrinth. No more getting lost; always a clear way out.

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