September 14, 2015

Cast Away

{Photos by Ian; wearing necklace from Happiness Boutique}

These photos were taken in Dartmouth (near Halifax). It is rare to find such a sandy secluded beach so close to the city. The necklace is from Happiness Boutique. It's such an eye catching piece that you can pair it with any outfit to dress it up. I pretty much wore it every night when I was in Vegas going out.

I'm back to Ottawa from Nevada and Arizona. It was one of the more stressful and painful trips I have taken, and I made a difficult decision to cut it short. I have always been a very easy going person to travel with. I eat everything, have no dietary restrictions, I can get ready within 10 minutes, and I'll sleep anywhere as long as it is clean and safe. I've also always been someone who doesn't mind going on trips with strangers. I actually like going on trips with strangers. And since I have no restrictions on food or accommodations I figure I'd get along with anyone. But this time I learned that sometimes people just don't 'work' together.

I didn't know the people I was suppose to travel with except one guy whom I briefly met 9 years ago. And it just didn't work. To me, there comes a point, when someone becomes old enough to know better and be a team player. These guys slept in until noon, were indecisive about every possible thing (to a point of spending half an hour deciding whether to eat or do laundry), took 3 hour lunches, spent hours at 3am driving around drug stores to buy toiletries, said they were ready and then made everyone wait for for them some more... They changed the itinerary and did not let me know until the night before I was suppose to fly out which caused me to scramble canceling hotels and rearranging my travels last minute... That feeling of constantly waiting and loitering around doing nothing- I couldn't do it anymore.

Inefficiency and indecisiveness drives my crazy especially when I'm on vacation. Vacation is the time to explore, to try new things, to see things that you normally don't see. And if you need longer than others to get ready, be considerate and get up before everyone else to use the shower. Simple.

Thank goodness for my friend Arjun for being there. After we left the group, we did more in a night than we did with them in 2 days. Lesson learned. Done. Out.

15 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean - I have to move according to plan and I hate wasting time when I'm traveling. I love your necklace from HB - gorgeous!
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  3. So gorgeous and excting in that pretty suit! Lovely lady and amazing legs and body. Picture 3 is especially sexy and wow :) Kisses

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  4. I love this pictures!!

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  5. Sorry to hear about the trip. It's tough when travel styles don't mesh.

    You look great. I never would have guessed this was near Halifax!

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  6. Inefficiency and indecisiveness....these two things drive me insane, especially when they're coming from the people I live with. Over and over and over, the same crap. And I am insane...I keep hoping for a different outcome!

    You made the right call getting away from that crowd. There are some people that no one can live with!!! I once wrote a post titled "Can I Live With You?" I vented a bunch of my frustrations in the form of a quiz for my blog friends.

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  7. Omg...the things you described with those fellas you traveled with sounds HORRIBLE. I could not tolerate any of that for more than half a day. I totally always only want to travel with friends and friends who I know can travel with or at least people who I'm sure I can handle/work with if things go wrong or aren't as expected. Anyway, your one piece is super gorgeous, I'm in need of a black one piece swim suit. I haven't worn a one piece in forever and I know I'd look great in one because it's been too long since I've had one :p

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  8. Wow, those people have no manners, I agree with you, they are old enough to know better... they sound very selfish to me, thinking their time is more important than others. There was a group, they should have thought of others. The pictures look fabulous Julie, what a great beach in Dartmouth, I need to take a look at that one next summer. xox

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  9. Nice bathing suit. Loving your photos♥
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  10. omg!!! ur lookin fantastic!!!! fabolous necklace!!! xoxo <3 <3 <3

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  11. I totally know what you are saying. There was one time I went to Vegas with my friends, and for some reason they came stumbling in at 5am, and then they all got up at 2pm the next day, and wanted to go to the day club, and by the time we got there, it was already closed. Thankfully I had a couple of hours that day in the morning to just relax and grab something to eat.

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  12. I'd do a cartwheel straight after dis-joining them, hehehe. Well done girl.

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