A few weeks ago my Mom and I flew down to visit my Grandparents in Venice, Florida and before I left I can remember telling my roommate that I was a little nervous I wouldn't be able to relax once I got down there. She told me that was a sign I needed a vacation. Clearly she was right, but it didn't help the fact that I have a tendency to overbook myself with projects and to-do lists a mile long, that I often find it hard to 'unplug' and just relax. Don't get me wrong. I had an amazing trip, but it also made me realize the importance of balance and the value of relaxing. It seems that many of us, myself included, are constantly looking toward the future without really just enjoying where we're at, even if it's not "where we think we should be."
Anyways, despite my inability to relax, I managed to enjoy several fruity cocktails and enough sun to last me all summer! Here are a few of my favorite shots, all of which can be found on my Instagram feed if you haven't checked it out already. Also, if you have any tips on how to relax I would love to know what works for you!