Spring is slowly venturing in. To be honest, April is my least favorite month in Canada. But if I can be happy then, I can be happy at any time. I ditched all winter gear and pulled out this bag that I got from a client. She totally hit my style spot.
The honey and I had a nice day going to the local fashion sale. Then we checked out the indoor market place since they had an event going on as well. The outing ended with coffee and cool buddy time in the afternoon pink light. Now we’re getting ready for a movie and sushi. 🍣
I want to keep it real, always, so I’ll be straight off honest with y’all: Houston was the least fave part of our Texas trip. Our Texan friends had warned us. They were asking us why we’d want to venture out to downtown Houston. There was a park that was nice – Discovery Green. That’s where we shot these pics. Outside of that things got a lot tougher. There were quite a lot of single men walking around looking a little not on the friendly side. I can’t say if they really were or not but I sure was happy to be with my hubs. We toured the downtown area and saw the sign and some other interesting, yet a little run down places, then drove to midtown where the ambiance relaxed a lot.
If you’re wanting to give Houston a try, I say go for it – always see for yourself. Reasons why a place feels tense aren’t also always due to people there wanting it to be that way. Life is about being open-minded but then also doing what feels good, especially on vacay.
This week has been very busy for me workwise. My business is blooming. I’m jumping in whole-heartedly, I’m also making sure to get in plenty of running, ballet and yoga.
San Antonio isn’t very big but full of colors and relaxed charm. We felt very safe walking even late at night. The Riverfront is gorgeous transporting you over to Italy. There are two art museums that we adored – the SA Museum of Arts as well as Briscoe Western Art. The Mexican Market was a disappointment. I wouldn’t waste my time going there.
Life is going pretty well for me at the moment. Susa English is doing well. I’m enjoying the entrepreneur life. I have plenty of ideas as where to develop next. Energies are high and light is increasing. I’m staying in the moment and breathing in the happy air.
I can’t wait to be dancing ballet again. I bought a pair of pointe shoes as well as demi pointes. I had lost my poite shoes and my demi pointes were just in a horrible stage.
Ballet is something very dear to me. It was the first time in my life at the age of thirteen that I really felt a passion for something when I wanted to train ballet with a goal of possibly making a career out of it. That didin’t happen but ballet gave me so many life lessons, and will continue to do so as I will again start training with my soon to be installed barre and mirror.
Ballet requires discipline. Ballet pushes your limits. It makes you stronger and flexible. I still remember the specific order of ballet class exercises as if it were yesterday. Ballet will come to complement my exercise routine of cardio training, Pilates and yoga. I can’t wait to see my body adapt to ballet again.
This is the Alamo. The number one battle of Texas. That’s how the Lone Star State got liberated from Mexico. Visiting the Alamo in San Antonio is a must experience. The Mission gardens are peaceful and majestic. You can find inner calmness and center there.
I love breaking into a yoga pose when the desire hits. My pink sneakers are perfect companions when out and about for extended times. We fueled ourselves with tacos and later on Starbucks. San Antonio treated us to some quality time together, regardless of that day’s somewhat gloomy weather.
Traveling boosts my life for many weeks and months to come. As I explore new places, I gather precious information about myself as well. I learn how to find my peaceful warrior wherever I go. I have kept my travel memories preciously stored and ready to be used, when need be. They are my toolbox to a balanced daily life.
Our Texas trip started with the funky city of Austin. The town isn’t very big but definitely worth a stopover. We enjoyed three things: strolling in the University of Texas campus, visiting the Texas Capitol Building and learning more about the Texan history at the Texas History Museum. Did you know that Texas was independent for nine years before deciding to join the USA?
Austin also has a lively bar and music scene. We passed by some inviting looking places. We opted for a coffee shop hangout at a stylish Starbucks at a Hilton Hotel complex. We went to the riverside and then bought dinner to enjoy at our Airbnb. We used the bus system which was a nice relief after a long day walking and exploring.