Independence

First of all, I want to say a huge thank you for the response to Monday's post. I received so many messages, comments, texts, etc from women thanking me for sharing my story. Thank YOU for receiving that post in the manner it was intended, not as an attention grab, or an over-share, but as a way of {perhaps selfishly} unburdening myself of this secret I felt bound to keep, and in hopes that I could make other women feel less alone and less ashamed of their bodies and health. XO


We flew into Boston on the 4th of July and meandered up the east coast towards Maine. Our first stop was Salem, a place I had only visited once in college, on Halloween night. My memories are understandably hazy, so this summer afternoon visit was like going for the first time. We wandered the streets, gawked at the House of Seven Gables, toured the Witch House, and ate lunch before hitting the road again and stopping in Newburyport for lunch.


When I vacation, one of the main things I care about is food. My family took a trip to Maine when my oldest sister was pregnant, and I was totally walking a mile in her shoes when I had to resist eating all the seafood in sight, drinking every tempting cocktail, and even having to ask if there was raw egg in the house-made ice cream. I wasn't sure if I was pregnant or wasn't, so I erred on the side of caution, and followed the pregnancy food guidelines... which are pretty boring. 



Luckily, this ice cream was egg-free, so we ate it every night from the window at Mabel's Lobster Claw. Our stay at the Breakwater Inn and Spa on the southeast end of Kennebunkport, was perfectly situated across from Mabel's, where we also ate dinner the first night. I had lobster risotto and clam chowder and I couldn't have been happier.




When the sun started to lower in the sky, we walked down to the beach and picked a spot to watch the fireworks. The whole day had been the absolute picture of a lovely start to any vacation, but any time we stopped to rest, my mind would start churning. It was like time wasn't quite frozen, but I was stuck walking through molasses -- I knew I couldn't have answers today, and though each minute passing by was perfectly sweet, I still wanted it to move faster. 


Outfit Details:
Dress: GoGo Vintage
Shoes: Target Kids Section {Sold Out} Similar Here
Purse: Kate Spade {Sold Out} Similar Here
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Lipstick: Strawberry Shortcake Lipsense from Jen's Lip Service



XO,
Annika

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