a Taylored Approach
5/31/2018 0 Comments
Keep Tahoe Tay
I couldn't tell you the last time I saw snow. As a young TC, I was taught the Maui way of a beach vacay thanks to my parents. I guess it was destiny, as I would always choose warm weather over a little chill when I decided to whisk myself away to Arizona for college. And in the spirit of trying to be more spontaneous this year, I jumped at a last minute invitation in April to hideaway for a few days in the cutest of Truckee condos; thanks to a girl boss bff of mine. A chance to bring out my fur Uggs? You bet I was in. And the search for every fur piece I could pack was in full effect.
To this day, I pretty much tell the story of our meet cute as me asking her out for coffee via email when I realized we had gone back and forth on Outlook about 20 times. As soon as we met, our bond was instant. A love of pushing boundaries, being creative and searching for our side hustle. You could argue if I start my own company someday, I have a bench of bosses already picked as the tribe I've surrounded myself in my life is a tough group who are driven, self aware and not afraid of the word "no." They inspire me everyday and my DC partner in crime is no exception.
I was terrified to put myself on ski's so I opted for the bunny babe route, grabbed a cozy spot by the fire with a vanilla latte + a Jax Taylor sighting, (Bravo!) and dove into a book called the Year of Less. Because I am terrible at finishing pages, I still have some chapters to go but it's fascinating. Look at everything in your life that weighs you down, both physically and mentally, figure out what's important and focus on it. The rest becomes insignificant when you realize the things that matter. Easier said than done. It was then, I felt so relaxed which for those of you who know me is rare but I'm always trying to stop my mind from racing a mile a minute. I can't slow down but the pace of a still snowy vacay taught me I need just that. A moment to escape, surround myself with amazing company and be still. The escape work version of Tay has a mission: find more meaningful distractions.
And Truckee gave me the nudge to do just that, let go. The downtown was adorable and I felt like I was in a time warp. Historic buildings and an easy way of living. Sign me up and I'm not even outdoorsy in the slightest. After a snuggled work from home day, it was time for a vino outing. By far, my favorite night was by the fire pit. A few cocktails in, it was the perfect setting to kick off the weekend. I love me an Adirondack chair and when the color coordinates with my wine, it's #heaven. Girlie chats fireside on life, relationships and goals are good for the soul. We played hooky that Friday, snooped around the shops, grabbed ourselves a giant, impossible puzzle and enjoyed a night in. And for this granny TC, it was bliss. I put in about a good 3 hours but gave up after #4. DC was amazing and took the project to the finish line. She deserved a medal and a whole lot of red wine. The puzzle I donated to the Snowpeak Retreat was much more simple... the kiddie version.
Driving out of the mountains that Sunday afternoon, I was so sad. It's been awhile since I've felt bummed to leave a getaway. Normally, I am ready to jump back into the office and pile on more work. There's a lot to be said when you connect with a place, are with a gal who just gets you and experience a few days that leave you wanting more. You realize it's just what you needed. Truckee, I'm coming back for you and maybe next time, I'll be brave enough to hit the bunny hills... in fur, of course.
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