Bad Ass Warrior Babes.
Indulge is a concept loaded with meaning:
To allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
To revel in
To luxuriate in
To give yield to
To become involved in an undesirable activity
To abandon oneself too
More often than not we use to to refer to food, drinks, “guilty pleasures.” I indulged in a pint of ice cream, nachos, a ton of Thai food.
Recently, becoming self-employed, an “indulgence” became something different. Rather than a $300 purse, an indulgence became a $4.25 latte more than once a week. When one of my favorite events, Indulge, came around this year I had to seriously think about if I should go. The ticket was $100, I’d have to sub out a class which decreases my income. I love indulge but was it worth the risk? Knowing how I felt following the inaugural event last year, I decided it was worth the risk, worth the splurge, I decided to make it work.
For most of a Sunday I was able to spend time at Life Equals HQ, actually try a Life Equals shot (they’re DELICIOUS), listen to Julia Harkleroad, Meredith McCallister, Kayla Hargett, Dr. Abby Reed, and Dr. Michelle Robin; enjoy amazing snacks and lunch from Unbakery and Juicery; dance with Christina Burton, experience Kalos with Wendy Zoog and Julia Harkleroad; and melt into the most amazing savasana of my life with a sound bath from Brandon Draper.
I was texting with a friend during the day and he said it sounded like I was doing “hippie stuff” and yeah, it is a little bit free spirity. It’s a little indulgence, to disconnect for a day, to chat, sweat, snack, laugh, and listen with women who are, like me, seeking balance in life, “the hope is that INDULGE™ ignites something in you to define your own balance.”
Did it do that for me? Yes.
Did I cry once or twice? Maaayyyyybeeee (yes)
Did it help me clarify some things I want to remove from and add to my life? Yup.
Am I now obsessed with Unbakery’s Poke Bowls? Yasssss.
Do I have more to say about this event than I can put in one post? Absolutely...stay tuned for more.
Photography courtesy of Allyson Chaney