Hit your own reset button witha solo summer getaway.
Olivia Christine Perez (@ochristine) heads to Joshua Tree withOWN presents: THE KNOW for some mindful tips on relaxingand renewing when you’re traveling alone.
Explore a new environment “Growing up in New York city, I would take the subway from the Bronx to Brooklyn. I began my love of travel before I even knew I loved to travel.”
“One of my first road trips was across the country for three months and my first stop in Cali was Joshua Tree. There are no words to describe the magic of this place.”
“When I was first diagnosed with lupus, travel was not an option. The disease is triggered by stress. But when I finally took time to explore and to be in nature, it was just what I needed to reduce stress.”
“I needed to make more time for me.”
Reflect on your purpose “When I think about my self-care, it means happiness. Sharing my joy and knowledge with others is happiness.”
“I want women of color, especially, to see that there has always been room for us.”
“We’ve been travelers, we’ve been adventurers, we’ve been hikers and climbers. There is no reclaiming of space because we’ve never left this space.”
“We can give ourselves time to breathe.”
Share what you’ve discovered “I had no idea that my voice and my experiences could be a platform for other women. It’s something we all can do.”
“I celebrate who I am by simply existing, sharing my message with the world, and not being afraid to share it.”
“It’s so easy to get caught up in the planning and the perfection of the photos and the itinerary that you forget to just be present.”