Weekend Getaway | A.k.a Running From my Finals

Hi my friends,

I am so excited to say that my spring semester is almost coming to an end. Only have 2 more finals and I am done!

Now if you can’t tell by the name of this post, My family and I decided to go for a little weekend getaway. And let me tell you it was much needed but at the same time very nerve-racking because all I could think about was the amount of studying I had to do and how this was a huge distraction lol. but… you only live once sooooo….

We decided to go to Marco Island and for this post, I chose to challenge myself.

The challenge was instead of taking videos and photos on my Olympus, it was to use my new phone. So all photos and the video was shot on my Galaxy S9.

Let me tell you how in love I am with this phone. The picture quality is amazing, Especially at night (my apple users from my family can agree with that statement). I am so impressed with how the video came out, so similar to my Olympus if anything more stable lol.

This post is a little short one, but coming back from the trip I realized that little getaways like this are important. Life can get too hectic and depressing, and sometimes you just need some positive energy & people around you to fix it all. As you will see in the video, One day I woke up so freakin early to watch the sunrise (which it doesn’t even rise on the side I was on lol) and I had that time alone to reflect on my life. I focused on myself and the nature around me. I focused on my needs, my goals, and being present. Which brings me to one of my favorite quotes, written by Lao Tzu:

If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Every time I read this quote, I take a second to acknowledge where I am at, mentally and it is a reminder to take a breather and to live day by day. I encourage you, my friends, to do the same!

So with all that, I hope you enjoy the pictures and the video!

Comment below what you think about mini getaways?

ALSO, my vintage haul from the vintage pop up is coming very soon, make sure you stay updated ;)!!!!


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This Condo was so nice and modern

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Suite life of zack and cody??

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Seriously!!

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All the rooms had a view that was pretty incredible.

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No flash, No edits, This is how the picture came out!! I swear!!

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How the view looks like during sunrise

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Bathing suit from Zaful, Sunglasses from Loft

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Thank you for reading, I really appreciate you<3!

Peace and Love,

Melanie S.

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