February flew by, in the best way. This month was so happy and so fun for me.
I’ve been feeling so much lighter and positive and less weighed-down by negativity.
I WENT TO MY FIRST MEXICAN WEDDING
I did something a little crazy.
I had a first date with a guy at Sonora, and in the middle, he asked me to his cousin’s wedding the next day. All I needed was a formal gown, which of course I had, right?
I went on a crazy search the next day, waking up early to search the secondhand stores, borrow dresses to try on from friends, and to hit up Liverpool.
I was successful (maybe a little too successful? I ended up with 4 gowns, for future wedding invites, yah know?) and the wedding was an absolute blast.
I CELEBRATED VALENTINE’S DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME
We drove out from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta (to pick up a pup) to La Cruz (to visit my bestie Jess who was at home with a big injury and to drop off some flowers) and then onto Punta Mita to spend the day at Barracuda (which I’d highly recommend). The day was sunny and warm with a great breeze – perfect for cruising with the top off the SmartCar.
It was literally the perfect Valentine’s Day, with all of my favorite things: friend time, dogs, wine, and beach.
This was my first year going to Bucerias’s VegFest, and I loved it! With more than 50 stands showcasing different vegan offerings throughout the Bahia de Banderas, it’d be hard to find a more vegetarian-friendly event. The food was so tasty that even omnivores couldn’t complain.
A few bits of advice:
1. Go early, it gets super busy later on.
2. Go hungry, your eyes are going to be bigger than your stomach, though, no matter what.
3. Bring friends so you can split a bunch of different things.
4. BYOB, but if you forget or just don’t want to carry anything, there’s a little shop just a block or two away.
5. Bring cash!
Bucerias is super cute and underrated, with so many great restaurants and cool initiatives like this. I would definitely live there!
I STARTED A CBT COURSE
I’ve been wanting to expand my clinical skills, so I signed up for several Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training courses from the Beck Institute. So far, so good (actually, great – I’m loving the classes).
If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut in your career, I highly recommend trying to expand your training. Every time I learn more about my profession (which I’m already super passionate about), my love for my career grows exponentially. This makes sense – when you feel knowledgeable and capable, you enjoy your work more.
That being said – I’m accepting more clients in my online practice, and the initial consultation is free! You can sign up for a time slot here.
LIFE LATELY: LITTLE BITS
I haven’t had amazing Thai food since leaving Thailand until Siam in Puerto Vallarta. Truly, the Green Curry was the best since Bangkok. 10/10 recommend Siam!
The Spicy Thai Ginger Margarita is also a must, it’s the perfect pair to the curry, and a cool and refreshing mix of Thai and Mexican elements.
It’s funny how sometimes it’s not what you’re doing (or drinking) or where you’re at but who you’re with (cheeeeeeesy I know). I don’t even remember the different places we stopped, but I do remember that these were the best vegetarian tacos I ever had at the end of the night.
Playa Careyeros in Punta Mita: wide, white, and empty. Plus the waves aren’t too intimidating (important for a subpar swimmer like me).