“We all have one foot in a fairytale & the other in the abyss” – Paulo Coelho
I climb down the steep rocky steps from our Villa perched atop the cliff looking out over the Pacific Ocean. Tucked away in our little sanctuary in San Juan del sur Nicaragua, Playa Maderas it feels like we’ve escaped to a secret other world. We are giddy, jungle, wild creatures running towards the beach fighting time to catch what is bound to be an epic sunset. The three of us, Megan, Ryan and I have massive smiles spread across our faces. Right, right ok everyone focus up for a minute we are actually working here (if you can call it that)… Ryan pulls out his camera gear, Megan helps me fix my clothing and I promptly given direction to dance in the ocean. Dance in the ocean in a beautiful sequin dress? Mermaid mode is in full effect. I can’t help but giggle every few minutes as I remind myself this is what I get to call work. I am euphoric. I am in my element, in the ocean, salt in my hair, sun kissed skin, best friend at my side. It doesn’t get much better than this. I take a moment to thank mother nature, to be thankful for all of it. We have the entire beach to ourselves minus one fisherman who is looking at me like I am crazy as I spin and twirl in my sequin dress, waves crashing around me. He clearly thought we were either drunk or high, and to be fair we were but only on life (yes, I said it. Cheesy AF but it was 100% true AF).