I used to be a crazy perfectionist, planning my day out in detail, fitting everything and everyone in, leaving little room for some much needed R&R. On this road trip, and on many of our trips together, I let myself take a step back and let my husband Tom plan and point us in the right direction. His carefree, live-in-the-moment outlook in life is something I admire so immensely – something I’m still learning how to do.
On a day in Phoenix, Tom suggested we take a trip to look through a hole in the rock. I pretty much raised my eyebrow, but as usual, I was game.
I put on a pair of flat sandals after being told there was a path that was easy to walk along. So there I was, walking up in this beautiful long deep blue pleated skirt next to people who were dressed in trainers and hoodies. Imagine that.
When we approached the top, the view got better and better. When we were done, we went to the botanical garden, which to our disappointment was closed for an event. We still got to see some cool glass plants by a well-known artist.
We finished the night binging on delicious quesadillas, burgers, a chocolate peanut butter waffle and ice cream during sunset. It really was perfect.
If it weren’t for Tom, I’d be busy planning everything in detail. He grounds me, takes in every moment and lives in the present. He’s adventurous and his happiness is contagious. Life is refreshing with him. If you have a friend or a loved one like this in your life, take a step back and see the world through his/her eyes. It can be adventurous, fascinating and so beautiful.
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Top by Alexander Wang available here. Skirt by BCBG MaxAzria just sold out, but Proenza Schouler has a pretty one here and Alice and Olivia option here and more affordable DKNY option here. Jacket by Theory.