Mental health is still not a subject that we talk about openly. Figured I would crack that can of worms open today and introduce you to my dear friend Tiffany.
This is my first video really talking about mental health, and my hope is that we can all support eachother and feel less alone. Things like anxiety are ridiculously common, and we have no reason to ever feel ashamed or embarrassed.
Would love for you to visit my youtube and share your experience or let me know what you do to combat anxious feelings!
To say I am happy to be back in my semi-home, is an understatement. It feels so good to have a solid roof over my head for the next few months, and know where the heck i’ll be sleeping!
The travel life is awesome, but if I am being totally honest, I am a homebody. I like to cook, be at home, and be comfortable. Lame? YES. True? Also yes.
Travel is one of the most culturally rewarding experiences you can have (imo.) I am never anything but thankful for all the travel I have been fortunate enough to do. But in this very moment, nothing sounds better than to get into my own bed and watch the new season of Bojack Horseman with Troy. Tonight is “date night” so maybe we will be extra bad and watch TWO episodes. #WILD
I know, I have you on the edge of your seat.
But really. Right now I am so happy to just be here, and live our life.
I’m sure by the next time I post I will be like oMGGGGGG I NEED TO TRAVEL! EXPLORE! GO PLACES!!!!!! Because, that’s just how I am. But for tonight… being back at home is perfect.
k I feel like this post got unusually deep tonight. But i’ve also had half a bottle of wine at dinner so this all needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
On another random note we tried a new Italian spot in Santa Monica for date night. They had an EXTENSIVE cheese menu (winning) and I specifically asked them to bring the stinkiest/most foot smelling cheese on the menu and it was SO BLAND. I thought they brought the wrong order. Apparently I am the only girl in LA who can handle really smelly cheese.
This is the most random blog ever. Sorry lol. We started with be getting all emotional, and now we are talking about foot smelling cheese.
Whatever. These are the realities of my life hahaha.
OK GOING TO BED.
Bojack awaits. If you are kind of dark sometimes but also love smart humour, watch Bojack Horseman. You will need an episode or 3 to get over the fact that they all have animal heads but it’s worth it. So good.
I cannot tell you HOW hesitant I was to share this video. This is a super touchy subject, but the story had to be told.
The point of this video is to share my personal experience with living a healthy lifestyle my entire life, and for two years switching to an EXTREMELY unhealthy lifestyle. Looking back, I can’t believe I let myself live in such an unhealthy way. Crazy!
So check out the video for the full story on how I gained and lost 25 lbs. If you liked the storytime, please leave the video a big thumbs up! Still new to YouTube and it really helps me 🙂
Gotta keep things dramatic for YouTube, you know how it isssss.
SO yeah, my video schedule got a bit messed up due to some horrid food poisoning I got a few days before we left Tulum. Now, I am back to health and in Vancouver! Very nice to be able to eat and drink water again. Montezuma certainly got his revenge on me……….🤢 tmi? 😂
MOVING RIGHT ALONG.
I am actually really enjoying the cool weather here in Vancouver right now, it’s a nice change to the blistering heat in Mexico.
Filming something very exciting today, that will be live on Sunday! Gotta go get ready for that, so I will talk to ya soonies.
Happy to share today’s vlog with you – it was such a fun day and I love being able show you what things are REALLY like, outside the instagram post. You know?
Highly recommend trying out Kin Toh restaurant in Tulum. The venue itself was a whole experience AND the food was super delicious! Also if you want to sit in one of those fancy “nest” seats…. make sure you grab a group of friends before you go. $700 USD min spend is a pretty penny. It’s so weird that literally nobody talks about that on social media. SO many people are posting photos up the ying yang from the nests at Kin Toh but nobody mentions you can’t actually eat there without agreeing to a min spend. $700 USD was for the “worst” nest, the nicer ones only go up from there. Either way, we had a beyond fabulous time at Kin Toh. Definitely my favourite meal of the trip.
Can’t wait to talk to you again, thanks for being here!
Literally took me one full year after saying “i QUIT!” (obviously I did not give my resignation in those exact words lol but for dramatic effect let’s pretend I did) to make this video.
Even after publishing this and explaining why I left my 9 – 5 job, I feel like there is still so much left unsaid. For example, the many more “whys” that I didn’t have time to include/didn’t feel comfortable including (yet…)
There is also the question of HOW I did it. This in itself was such a major endeavour I couldn’t possibly have fit it into this video. If you want to know the “how” behind saving up enough money to be able to become comfortably self-employed, let me know. I will make it happen for you. It was just too much to put in this one.
Anyways, I asked my YouTube viewers to comment on this video telling me more about what they do for a living and who they are! I would love to know more about YOU and what you do, or wish you were doing! Feel free to leave a comment here or leave one on my youtube. I want to get to know you better 🙂
AND BY NEAT I MEAN IT WAS EPIC. Beyond epic. I can’t even believe a place like Suytun Cenote exists. Truly felt magical.
This ended up being a weird two day vlog, but I think it worked out okay as a mini weekend episode? Maybe? What u think…
I posted about this on my instagram/facebook pages yesterday but wanted to address it here too. These last few months I’ve put my focus 100% into vlogging so that I can improve my skill and make fun episodes that I want to watch with friends and family. Vlogging is super fun, and I love it the mostest. BUT, something I really want to start integrating back into Skinny Belle is more personal videos. The goal being getting to know eachother better and talk about the stuff that isn’t just sunny travel videos. You know, the messier stuff. LIFE stuff.
Sooo yeah! If you have any topic requests, slide on into my dms or comment below or email me. Whatever you like 🙂 (no subject is off limits 🙂 )
Got a new vlog for you, and this time we checked out some Mayan Ruins in Tulum. These were so gorgeous and I loveddddd how we had the whole place to ourself! There is nothing worse (imo) than going sight seeing in a huge crowd of tourists. So pro tip, if you are planning a visit to the Tulum Ruins you can pay more (80 pesos during regular hours, 240 pesos before/after regular hours) to go inside the ruins BEFORE or AFTER hours and it’s TOTALLY worth it!
Anyways, sitting here in my favourite coffee shop in Tulum writing to you. The wifi in our AirBnb is a bit slow and it takes about 3 hours to upload there whereas here in takes 10 minutes. Plus I get to consume even MORE caffeine. Win win if you ask me.
One thing that has been a challenge throughout these last few months traveling is eating vegetarian/vegan. I like to try and have 80% of my diet be plant based. But I’ve been finding in places like Costa Rica and Mexico there are limited options plant-based protein options. Considering making a video on this and how I am managing it soon. If you are interested in something like that, feel free to slide on into my dms and lmk.
Just rented a car for some adventuring that is going down this weekend, so I’m going to go meet up with Troy now to get us some wheeeels!
Turns out, being in a Canadian/American relationship isn’t the easiest thing ever. There are some challenges that are a bit more out of my control than I’d like to admit.
Today’s video covers my relationship, why I am always traveling, marriage… all the real for realz stuff.
This video is also a bit different than most of the vlogs I’ve been filming lately. Feels like it has been a while since we’ve just sat and chatted, so wanted to try this new style of video so we can hopefully get to know eachother better :). It can be a wee bit hard to connect when I am out and about adventuring and vlogging!
So yeah, if you liked this style of video please leave a comment and let me know!