Are Chill Pills Real?

March 21

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Okay that was a super lame blog title but oh well. After having spent time in Jamaica and Hawaii (all within 5 months) – I actually think that chill pills do exist. The people that I encountered on both islands exuded a certain attitude that totally got me hooked. Things like:

  • Authentic enthusiasm to greet and welcome strangers.
  • Open-mindedness.
  • Respect for their peers and coworkers.
  • Pride for where they come from and what they do.
  • A desire to serve.

I’ve felt these people and experiences slowly stir change within me. Less jealously, less bitterness and less stress. And I’m 100% okay with that.

PS: I don’t know that girl in the photo above. But as I posted it, I thought…”How cool would it be if one of my blog readers knows her?” Yeah I’m weird. But seriously, that would be hilarious. 

  1. giulia

    March 21

    hahaha the post title made me laugh…
    when i went to hawaii i totally felt like that, people were so nice. it was such a culture shock!

    • Allison

      March 21

      It’s so amazing, isn’t it? I loved how sweet everyone was!

  2. Whit B Nimble

    March 21

    They definitely exist in the form of travel. I find that anytime I get out of my usual groove with the usual pressures & expectations I get knew perspective on the very points you listed. Somehow, by escaping, we can really get a focused glimpse of how good it would feel to be that way all the time. I hope that feeling continues for you for as long as it can! ^^

    • Allison

      March 21

      I totally agree! I hope it does too!

  3. Jenn

    March 21

    Less jealousy, bitterness and stress sounds awesome! Everyone in America should take a dose of that (including me!)

  4. Jess

    March 22

    The longer I work in the corporate world, the more I realize I am doing the opposite of taking a chill pill. I love this reminder – Thanks, Allie!

    • Allison

      March 25

      Aw I feel ya, Jess! Do you ever have plans to leave?

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