Costa Rica Sunsets || #FelizFriday 6.9.17

June 09, 2017

Every day, every week, every year we make innumerable decisions. From the basic decisions like what time to wake up to those that make us think a 'lil bit more, like planning a vacation to tropical paradise. Have you ever looked back on any of your decisions or action you've made and wondered, "What if?" 

"What if I hadn't taken that trip out to Montauk that summer and seen all those surfers out in the water?"

"What if I hadn't Googled 'surf lessons in New York'?"

"What if my New Year's resolution in 2011 was something different and not learning how to surf?"

"What if I chickened out and didn't hop on the subway to take that surf lesson in Rockaway Beach exactly six years ago?"
Surfboards at the Harmony Hotel in Nosara, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
You see, six years ago this past Monday, it was love at first wipeout at that first surf lesson. And every year during my 'surfaversary' I take a moment to reflect and marvel in all those decisions and actions that led up to that first surf lesson. Surfing was the catalyst to switch lanes and hop on another path, from corporate life in New York City to surfing life in Costa Rica - - and six years later I can't even begin to imagine my life any other way that doesn't involve surfing, chasing sunsets, and me wholeheartedly being in the driver's seat of my life.
Floating in the ocean in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.

It's been one heck of a ride these past six years since that first wipeout. (SIX YEARS!!!!!!) It hasn't always been perfect, peeling waves and magical sunsets, but it 100% has been me living my 'samba to the sea.'


So what if?

What if you didn't go on that first date?

What if you take that job offer across the country?

What if you let yourself  be OK with making a fool of yourself by trying something new?

What if....?
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are sandy. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea.
Let's rock this life, together. #FelizFriday amigo 🤙🏻.

Pura Vida, 
Kristen

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Palm trees at sunset at the Diria in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.

Pastel sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Chihuahua walking on the beach in Tamarindo. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.

Sunset through a palm tree in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.

Stand Up Paddle boarding at sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.


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