Cancun Part III: Chilling at the Resort



There is something to be said for just chilling. Can I get an amen?

While Zach and I are accustomed to — and, in fact, very much enjoy — the fast-moving pace of life in Washington, we find that we need breaks from it to really take stock of life. This is especially true at the beginning of the year (I talk about making start-of-the-year resolutions here). Beyond making resolutions, sometimes its just good to have a hard reset, to replenish your soul (I’ve been reading this great book by Tim Keller called Counterfeit Gods), reconnect with your spouse (love you, Zach), and take a deep breath.

Today, we just chilled at the beach at our resort, Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan, enjoyed the waves, read good books (I read Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and Zach read Deep Work by Cal Newport), and sipped pina coladas by the pool. I also competed in a spur of the moment (pretty funny) bikini contest put on by a neighboring resort.

As we near the end of our trip, we are sad to see it come to an end, but I can tell that we are both nearly ready to return to Washington. As young people, we know that we still have to earn our way in the world, and that requires hard work. I’m looking forward to diving into all the policy work that I left behind and Zach is excited to begin another semester of law school. We are excited to reconnect with friends and tell them of our adventures. And looking forward to returning to church and the community it provides.

The trip’s not over yet, though. We have one more day of adventure before we fly home Saturday and I have a sneaking suspicion that this might be our best day yet. Looking forward to sharing about those adventures soon.

Cheers loves,


Shop the Look:

Bathing Suit from Soho Women’s Clothing in Playa Del Carmen, and dress was from a little shop in Tulum

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. ~ Colossians 3: 23-24