:: WHY WE BE ::

Boo to false, self-imposed limits, we say. These champion oracles want to live enthusiastically. Follow our trip through projects that challenge, frustrate, and/or scare us. In the end (which is really the middle) we want to live like big bright free and authentically awesome people.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Maybe it's Okay (Holly)

Maybe it's Okay.......
........to live unconventionally;
........to take to time to breath; even Jesus went to the desert to meditate.
........to go OFF THE GRID for a Yoga & Meditation Retreat on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala;
........to go on a solo retreat in Durango, Colorado and use the GRID SPARINGLY.

Tulips and Cow Skull...in my courtyard
Maybe it's Okay......
........to live and learn that your roots are in Central Iowa, but your branches thrive and grow by seeing the sun in other places;
........to follow your instincts and ask for matches when you need to light a candle;
........to spend $40 on herbal therapy products just cuz your in Durango and it feels and smells right.

Maybe it's Okay.....
........to walk 14 blocks "home" in the rain cuz you're on vacation;
........to sleep the first 18 of 22 hours of vacation. You must've need it, right?
........to buy and eat a whole bag of "gourmet cheese puffs" because they're made out of cheddar and BLUE CHEESE!!YUMMY!

Maybe it's Okay....
.......to set better boundaries when you get home;
.......to be awestruck by handsome dudes in Durango who are not ashamed to do Yoga. Nor are they ashamed to take their shirts of when it gets warm.  All of them.
........to be a woman alone and go out alone on a Saturday night;

The Office-Coolio Lounge in Durango
Maybe it's Okay....
........to ask to sit with an approachable woman in a lounge called "the Office" in Durango, CO;
........to let some beautiful Spanish women set you up with a Gringo named Doug---just cuz they seemed so confident and they're beautiful and they said he was hot....and a lawyer...in Durango;

Maybe it's Okay ......
to spend $485 on a pair of cool cowboy boots. Maybe they'll change your life....just in case Doug fails to.


John said...

Not even maybe. Chase those "it's ok's" kid. Have some fun and don't fear the "what if's"!
Those are some serious boots, too. Made for walking?

Steph said...

First, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE those boots!!!! SWEET kicks, girl, and $485 is a small price to pay for boots that may or may not change your life! Can't take it w/you when you go, right? (My mother's voice is echoing in the back of my head, however, screeching, "just don't make it a habit. You have to have food, gas, and water, too!" Sorry. She catches up with me every now & again!) JBJ will adore these, as well, I'm sure of it!
John said it well. Chase 'em, indeed. "Not even maybe." Yes. THAT. For sure. No questions.
Thanks for the pics... and... cuz I'm nosey, details about Doug, please! :)

Tawni said...


I have a special love for all things boots. That pair is awesome. I adore them. I have wanted a good pair of cowboy boots forever. I think you SCORED.

A yoga and meditation retreat sounds dreamy. Ahhhhhhh.

My younger sister is an artist and adores Durango, Colorado so much. She talks about moving there (from Phoenix) quite often. Sounds like you had a fun adventure! Thanks for sharing. :)

blj said...

So, did you buy the boots? And yes, what's up with Doug? And I know you already know this, but don't count on boots and/or Doug to change your life or fill some hole. What happens when Doug gets hit by a MACK truck or the boots accidentally get flushed down the toilet like your blackberry? (That's a stretch, I know, but I couldn't think of something dramatic that might happen to your boots). Anyway, there's only so much you can control so don't count too much on the things you can't. Safe home from the wild west. Miss you.

patresa said...

it's okay!
it's okay!
it's okay!

this post makes me want to go to durango (but not to do yoga), eat cheese puffs and buy some boots.

i hope the trip has been exactly what your soul ordered.

Holly said...

I just cannot bring myself to buy the boots....I feel as if I'm letting so many people down....but, man....I just don't have that kind of money to be laying down on boots. Becks-trust me...I didn't expect boots or Doug to change my life. I was kinda kidding:) Though, meeting people and having "creative interchange" with them always helps me to grow. Had dinner with three lovely Durango ladies, a dude named Kelsey, at Doug's place last night. His pad is right on the river and gorgeous! We're going out for Mexican in a bit. There's nothing like Mexican in these here parts...if any of you have had Santa Fe style Mexican...that's what we're talking about. It's the hatch green chiles and such. YUM!!

amy said...

I'm really sad you didn't plop down some cash on those boots, Holly. I'm also really sad those boots were 485 smackers. Those boots would look awesome with a lot of different outfits, all year long. With and without a Doug around.

I think your list of Okay's works for me. Particular the ones about sleeping the first 18 hours of vacation, taking yourself out alone on a Saturday night, sitting with approachable people, and seeing the sun in other places (and being fine with returning to your regular sun afterwards).

You are Okay in my book, H. A-okay. Both on and off The Grid.

Tanner May (Tanya) said...

Ahhh, Holly. Thank you. THANK-YOU. I love this so much I am instantly sitting here thinking of all my "maybe it's okays" smiling. I also love your boots, and I just bet that Durango hot lawyer dude is totally boot worthy. Rock on Holly. :)

Katie said...

So glad your trip is becoming what you had hoped. I'm looking at your list of Maybe's, and I'm thinking they all look pretty darn good to me! I wouldn't have been able to do the boots either. But cheddar and blue cheese puffs?? Wha-WHAA?? Delish!!

Almost as delish as Dougie sounds. Enjoy!!