3 fun days in Miami
I fell in love with Miami. In just 3 days, Miami managed to capture my heart and join the list of my favorite cities in the world, right along side Mumbai, New York and New Orleans. I had no idea Miami had so much to offer and it was much more amazing than I anticipated. I knew Miami was a fun city, but I wasn't prepared for the boldness it displayed or the cultural depth it carried. I absolutely loved the vibe of the South Beach area that was blocked for pedestrians walks, the cultural charm of Little Havana, the creative display of art and ideas in Wynwood, and the breathtaking skyline view of downtown at night. I fell in love with its flavorful Cuban food and pulsating Latino music. With its wonderful sea, soft sand and warm air. With its delightful hospitality and leisurely vibe.
I got up at 5 AM the next morning, picked up my dream rental - a sexy red Corvette Stingray - and hit the Overseas Highway around 7 am for the most awaited drive to Key West. I had a blast driving the convertible along the ocean, while feeling the wind in my hair and listening to my favorite music. It was one of the best things I did for myself. You can read all about my day trip to Key West here.
The next morning, I had a lazy and light breakfast in the colorful patio of my hotel. I loved their bright yellow umbrellas, the beautiful flower pots and the lovely views of palm trees lining the beach.
Around 11 am, I checked out and walked over to the beach once again. I sat there and poured my thoughts into my journal, ate chocolate and read some more. I dipped my feet in the water and spent some time listening to my heart. As I dipped my feet in the water facing the vast ocean, closing my eyes and feeling the waves, it just came to me:
"Let go of your anxieties, worries, fears and doubts.
That is how you make space for boldness, creativity and inspiration;
That is how you find yourself and learn to live fully."
I then headed to Joe's Take Away to try their famous 'Lobster Reuben'. It was really good. As I sat outside waiting for my food and staring at the crossroads in front of me, I felt so lucky to be living the life I wanted to and for having that freedom and means to do so. I felt immense gratitude for the feeling of love in my heart. I just felt so rich and abundant in that moment. I didn't know what the future held for me, but I wanted to capture that moment in my heart forever - that feeling of abundance in my life, a feeling that allured me for so long. It is mine now. I need to find ways to stretch this feeling and let it envelope my life and influence my way of living.
I barely scratched the surface of the city and there is so much more that I haven't yet explored. I don't why it took me so long to get there and now I can't wait to return.
Did you ever unexpectedly fall in love with a city like I did? If not, try Miami and let me know what you thought :)