Greetings from sunny LA,
I’m in the LA for the week + even though I am preparing to write an LA Wellness post, I know it might take me a few days to get up after my trip… Let’s be real maybe a week, but I wanted to share an experience with you. When I started Cafecito in Chicago, I wanted to write posts similar to conversations that I would have over cafectio with my family + friends. So make your espumita, grab your cafecito + let’s have a conservation over cafecito.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a Friday off of work and I woke up from a text message from my friend Kellen asking if I wanted to go kayaking. A million thoughts raced through my head, “I have to help CHAARG with a project at 4, what if I don’t make it on time,” “I have so much work to do” “Money! Financial responsibility!” and a bunch of blah blah blah, but something in me said Anais, stop with the excuses, get up, go have fun, and kayak. It was on my summer bucket list, and something I really wanted to do. Why would I say no?
We went out and kayaked on the Chicago River and it was a great time. It was everything I wanted it to be filled with adventure and great memories. It felt so rejuvinating to be back on the water and I felt so connected with myself.
It dawned on me, I need more YES. I need to say YES more often to the opportunities the universe naturally brings my way. YES to what is right in front of me, instead of looking to see if I can find something else. This is the time. There is no tomorrow, next week, or later guaranteed, it is right now. I am definitely guilty of thinking too far into the future and thinking of the “what ifs”, but I am vowing to letting that go. I vow to say YES. I am leaving the “I’m not sure because” behind, and I invite you to do the same.
One of my daily affirmations is “I am exactly where I need to be”, yet sometimes we push back thinking we have too much going on and tend to ignore/ trust the Universe’s ability to guide me to where I need to be. Without that trust, these opportunities will not come [if you haven’t read the Universe Has Your Back, I 100% recommended doing so]. Trust that you are always being guided on the right past and to the best life you want to live and those opportunities will come to you.
This week I’ve been taking this skill and trying to implement on my California Adventure. This isn’t my first rodeo around Los Angeles, so I asked myself “how do I make the best of a trip that I’ve lived multiple times and even once was my temporary home” The answer was right in front of me, I say YES to the flow of the day, I accept the journey the universe has to offer for me today.
Since kayaking, other opportunities have come my way that before I would have probably turned down. Opportunities that have strengthened my relationships with colleagues and friends, which when those vibrations are the highest, my life is at its best. I’m excited to see what adventures life will bring today.
How are you vowing to say YES? What opportunities are you going to allow to come your way?