Visiting the Îles-de-la-Madeleine

In the midst of the summertime, I wanted to come and say hi since I haven't been active on anything else other than getting my first book ready for launch. Now that that's done, I can focus on other things... like writing book #2... lol... 

But don't worry, I will take a break in between to restore all the energy I have poured into this beautiful passion-project and childhood dream. 

In a few weeks, I'll be spending some time away from the noise of the city and the turbulence of modern living, in a beautiful place called the Iles-de-la-madeleine

(Hint: this is where Gabrielle - the heroine of my first book comes from...)

I'll bring only my backpack, a notepad, and my camera. Wifi will be disconnected and days will be spent discovering the beauty of these islands. Can't wait to share these discoveries with you when I come back!

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I'm so looking forward to this trip since its been over 3 years now since my last solo adventure.

When I was single, I would make those solo trips every year, and I've enjoyed them so much that I've promised myself I would always reserve a few days of vacation for some me-time.

But, as you've probably guessed, I've been in a serious relationship for the past three years and have not been on one since. Now that I have a significant other to share my life with, I don't need to go out there in the crazy world alone. Well, I happen to be wrong. Spending time alone reflecting on my own life, what I want to do with it, and going to place I want to visit, sleep whenever I wanted to, wake up at 5 am because that's something that fuels me; all this is only possible because I have just myself to report to. No significant other. No kids. 

This might seem very egocentric, and maybe it is, but I've come to learn that if I do not take care of the fire that burns within me, if I don't take care of the love I have for Life, and if I don't show myself enough respect to do the things that I genuinely love, who will do it for me? And besides, everyone around you feels immediately better when you feel great.

Where would you like to go to unwide and enjoy yourself? Let me know in the comments section below!