How to: Vacation the RIGHT way

I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m on vacation this week in SB and L.A. so there will be a scarcity in blog posts, but do follow me on Instagram (@snippetswithalex) to keep up with my adventures 🙂

You know those vacations when you’re so preoccupied with getting through all the must-do attractions that you end up needing a vacation from your vacation? Well, I know all about that. I used to make a list of all the things I want to do on vacation and end up hopping from one thing to another without any down time. Now I know better. Vacations are supposed to be when you get away from the busyness of life and let your body, mind, and soul rest. It was hard for me to come to terms with the idea that it is OK to just be still and it is OK to not do anything for a change. I used to feel guilty for not being productive. Have you felt that way too?


I don’t want you to miss out on the opportunity to give yourself that time of rest and rejuvenation, so here are my five tidbits on how to have a restful vacation.

1. Sleep in
Yes, the early bird does get the worm, but in this case the rested bird will get the energizer bunny.

2. Do what you want
I am the type of person who likes to do things by myself at times. Did I go see a movie by myself already? Yes. Did I go out to  breakfast with nothing but myself and a good book? Yes. Do I feel good about it? YES.

3. All about the people
Yes, I do like to do things by myself, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want community. This specific trip was for me to visit my good friends and catch up with them — no need to go on any adventures or extravagant activities. Some friends were worried about not being able to keep me “entertained” during my visit. But you know what, heart to heart conversations over coffee does wonder to the soul.

4. Walk to places
If it is reasonable, take the time to walk to your destinations! Sometimes it is hard to slow yourself down because of habit, so force yourself to by walking. Trust me, it definitely helps.

5. It’s okay to splurge a bit within reason.
I’m not saying to blow hundreds of dollars doing who knows what, but I’m saying it’s OK to get the steak if that’s what you’re feeling.

Thanks for reading and hopefully you will have at least one restful vacation this summer. 🙂

Happy Monday!

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TOTD: Fashion Blogger Problems

Okay, so I’ve been trying to make an effort to post on Mondays and Thursdays but as you noticed, I missed yesterday’s deadline due to an unsalvageable miscommunication with my computer. Oh the joys of having a hobby that solely relies on the cooperation of a metallic piece of hardware that practically speaks another language. Instead of saying “Save” in computer-nese, I guess I pronounced “Delete” instead. I think my accent was off.

Anyways, this prompted me to write a post about problems that a fashion blogger faces. Granted, I’m still kind of new in the blogging world, and haven’t experienced all the twists and turns yet, but here are some thoughts.

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1. “My pictures are deleted?! How on earth will my readers live a day without inspiration?!!”

2. “It’s been a whole ten minutes since my IG post and only 30 people have liked my picture?!!”

3. “Wait up! Sorry, I needed to stop and take a picture of my arm candy.”

4. “Shoot. I missed the prime posting time.”

5. “My photographer (a.k.a an unpaid family member) is sick? Eh, I’ll just give her a sweater and she’ll be fine. For the sake of the blog!”

6. “Um, excuse me pedestrian/car/dog/biker. You’re in the shot.”

7. “Oh no! I forgot to share my new blog post via [insert your choice of social media]”

8. “My ring was crooked. We need to take new pictures.”

9. “I’m sorry, did you say something? I was too busy planning out my blog schedule.”

10. “Have…to…fight…the…pain. Can’t…sleep…now. Gotta…have..a…new…post…”

Hope you had a good laugh. And hopefully over the weekend, my computer and I can work on our communication skills in time for Monday’s post.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend!

Oh, and if you have anything to add to the list, I would love to hear it! 🙂

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