Marisa Chib

Miami, Florida

Marisa Chib
Miami, Florida
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I've been feeling stressed lately - the usual anxiety over academics, internships, fellowships, filmmaking, writing, art exhibitions, and upcoming deadlines. Magazine features. Photoshoots. Training a puppy. Training for a half marathon.

I'm stretched thin.

So this weekend I flew home to visit my family and we decided a small staycation at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami was in order.

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Mornings were spent journaling at sunrise or doing yoga in the rose garden, while afternoons were reserved for the golf course. My sister and I ended every evening by the pool, before ordering room service, throwing on the softest robes we could find, and curling up with Hitchcock and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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As I began to unwind, I found that what I enjoyed the most wasn't a break from my life - which I love - but rather a break from my constant cycle of perfectionism and worry. I realized that when I stopped being afraid of what could go wrong and started imagining what could go right, a world of infinite possibilities opened up. In that moment, I vowed to make a change. So,

I am waving a white flag.

I am ending a war I declared on myself.

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