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We are all told, "live your life to the fullest". Well, I am here to do just that. EssentiallyTee serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world.

The beginning

The beginning

I have been wanting to start this blog for so long now. With the encouragement of my family, friends and acquaintances I dug up the courage and here we are! I am a sparkly unicorn that  researches everything, loves to try new things, and enjoys sharing anything that might help others. It was not until recently that I discovered that perhaps, part of my calling in life was to help others. I think that conclusion came from discovering my own self and navigating who I am, my likes, loves and dislikes. I have struggled with mental health and continue to educate myself and others on mental health and wellness, daily. I am still unsure of the capacity of which my experiences and insights were meant to help others but everyday is a new chance. I felt the picture above was fitting for this post because it was one of the very first times I challenged myself mentally and physically.

For those of you unfamiliar with this picture, it is a picture of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona. It is believed to be a feminine vortex. A vortex is known as a renowned spot where heightened spiritual and metaphysical energy can be found. Ironically it is known to be an up-flowing vortex. This means that it is great for personally ascending and feeling inspired for greater oneness and peace. At the very top, is one of Sedona’s best combination vortex, sometimes called electromagnetic areas.

After reading all the warning signs, I was still inclined to hike Cathedral Rock. Who cared if it was well above 90 degrees? Within the first 1/2 mile there is a great flat area with spectacular views. However, the 2nd 1/2 of the trail is super intense and typically not recommended for anyone with balance issues or not in good shape. I was that person that it was “not recommended for”. Once we had made it, I had felt so accomplished, especially not having worked out or eaten properly in years. In fact, at the time of this trip I was my heaviest! The moment I reached the top of that trail I knew although it was the end of the trail it was just the beginning of my new journey. I left Sedona feeling different. Energized, empowered, enlightened! I really did!¬† Fast forward, to a year and one month later, here we are. 30 lbs down. Not new- but improved. Authentically myself.

I will never forget this trip. For all different kinds of reasons, that maybe I will write about one day. I can’t wait to go back! Thank you Sedona, AZ and Cathedral Rock for being the beginning of my wellness journey & leaving such a huge impact on my life. You were a “life” trip. Although trails end (hence “end trail”), there is no real end in sight for my journey. Just learning and improving to be the best me I can be.

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