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Sometimes you just need a quick getaway

Sometimes you just need to get away for a little.  

I caught a quick flight to a new city this past weekend.

I had a flight credit that was expiring in a week. I checked my scheduled and checked some prices and then I debated on even going. I thought about just forgetting the credit, but I needed the time away.

So I had a choice to make…travel or lose money. I don’t think it’s hard to figure out what I decided to do after that.

I arrived in Minneapolis and immediately took the lightrail to the Mall of America. I spent a few hours there and I immediately fell in love with the art surrounding the walls.

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I had the best balsamic chicken salad at Piada Italian Street Food.

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I walked past this lovely floral shop and snap a few photos of this unbelievable bouquet before satisfying my sweet tooth. 

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Have you ever had a cupcake with no icing? The lady at this cute little cupcake spot told me she wasn’t a fan of icing? I have to admit that I immediately thought…How could you possibly not like icing and you bake cupcakes?! Crazy huh? Well apparently, not that crazy because this thing was completely delicious! 

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Filled with cream cheese and chocolate ganache, I was in heaven with each bite.

Then I walked about 30 minutes to the University of Minnesota campus from my hotel and found this bench. It was much needed time with God. I was walking through the streets and tears were welling up in my eyes as I was having a honest conversation with God. I spent hours on this bench listening to music, absorbing the sun and taking advantage of the uninterupted time that usually escapes me. 

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I wrote poetry.

I listened to music.

I focused on myself.

I faced reality

It was everything I needed.

My hotel couldn’t have been more perfect. Just check out the message on this wall.

 

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I didn’t make any lists, and I wasn’t thinking about the oodles of work I had to do. When I got back home I just took time for me.

 

 

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