Bali State of Mind: Om

Finding that perfect balance in order to find inner peace… or in my case, sanity.


Ever catch yourself being a big ball of negative energy? You know, when you’re just having one of those days that’s just so… blah.

Well, today was that day for me. I was waiting on a furniture guy to come around at 11am to pick up furniture that I wanted reupholstered and well, to make a long story short, he arrived 3 hours late. 3 hours! So there I was, siting… waiting, waiting… and waiting some more. I kept looking at the clock thinking, “Where is this guy?” I had errands to run and appointments to go to, and him being late was beyond inconvenient. After he finally turned up, I then raced over to the Canggu Writers (holla!) event. On my way there, I found myself cursing people out in my head.

“Stupid idiot! Learn how to drive!”

“Use your blinkers, dimwit!”

“Get back on your lane, f*cker!”

“Wait for your turn, a*shole!”

I was CLEARLY in a negative state of mind. Everything and everyone was just getting to me. This was NOT the headspace I wanted to be in. I quickly caught on to it and thought, boy, you can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl. I was so focused on the fact that my schedule had been ruined because of one incident that I forgot one simple thing — this is Bali! A paradise island where everyone is super chill and laid back and everything is done in “Bali time”.

But is it really that simple? What if “Bali time” gets in the way of professionalism and productivity? Is it just something you accept because you CHOSE to live here? Because it’s part of their culture?

The answer, is neither yes or no.

At the end of the day, it’s all about finding the perfect BALANCE. Of knowing when to let things slide and when to actually give a damn.

And on that note… here’s to having a good rest of the day. Happy Sunday, y’all! Cheers!


Peace, Love, OM and Lipgloss,



About morenabeachbum

i love the beach--sand--sun--waves--tan lines--the sound of the waves--the feeling of sand slipping through my toes--i love the OCEAN!--i am an island girl through and through--i LOVE the PHILIPPINES--i am a FILIPINA--i love the smell of fresh cut grass--i love being outdoors--sitting or lying down on the grass is fun--soaking up the sun is even better--i love FOOTBALL--best sport in the world!--i like to think about the good times and smile about them--i wonder a lot about the could have beens in my life but i DONT REGRET--im secure with myself--i say what i wanna say--i'm liberated--i hate people who are "fake"--i'm very straight forward--i am vain--i love taking pictures of myself #selfie--im MORENA (Spanish for tanned/dark (dark hair, eyes, skin)) & i love my skin color! #notowhhiteningproducts #blech--i love love LOVE to shop--i'm actually an impulsive buyer *cringe*--i love learning about other people's cultures--i love traveling--wanderlust--i love learning new languages--im thirsty for adventure--i also love gummy bears, almond snickers and gushers--cheerios is the best breakfast cereal ever--i love green apples dipped in peanut butter or cookie butter from Trader Joe's--i also love peanut butter sandwiches with slices of banana in them--random... very random I am--i love looking for the best bargain places--i never hold back when it comes to love--i love with both my heart & my soul (take it, just take it all! LOL)--im a hopeless romantic--i can be pretty moody at times so i suggest you steer clear of me when i'm at that point (just sayin... you have been warned)--i miss playing football (aka soccer) regularly--i miss my college football team and my teammates (hey guys!)--i am enjoying my life--i'm crazy--hyper--im short--im talkative--i'm real--i'm a bit of a neat freak--bossy, too at times (oh well, just keepin' it real)--i am ME-- xoxo, morenabeachbum
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