Brave Tuesday Challenge: Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Over the weekend, I had some of my gals in town.

We frolicked all over San Antonio, and celebrated Katie’s birthday and Galentine’s Day in style — complete with party hats and fascinators, naturally.

It was a blast getting to show them what makes San Antonio unique. We started off the trip overlooking the skyline at Paramour,  ate great food from Supper, Feast, and Ocho, drank champagne and ate macarons at the Pearl Brewery, gawked at the beautifully designed brand new Hotel Emma, walked lazily up the river in our Valentine’s getups (what, that's not a thing?), danced at my favorite jazz club Bohannan's, and were MAJOR noobs at the Alamo.

 The Pearl Brewery's, Southerleigh and Hotel Emma

The Pearl Brewery's, Southerleigh and Hotel Emma

 Bakery Lorriane's famous macs

Bakery Lorriane's famous macs

Having them here encouraged me to look at my city through their eyes. It reminded me how lucky I am to live here, to keep dancing, and to keep experiencing new things — even in my everyday surroundings.

 Southtown River Walk

Southtown River Walk

 Margaritas at Ocho in Hotel Havana

Margaritas at Ocho in Hotel Havana

This week, our Brave Tuesday, is to be a tourist in your own city. This may not strike you as outwardly requiring bravery, but we think it does. We're daring you to see things with fresh eyes. To find the joy in life, the place you live,  even when you just want to stay inside. This doesn’t necessarily mean start a conga line in front of national monuments (although I HIGHLY recommend it). It could mean taking a bike ride through downtown, sitting outside in a park, eating at that famous BBQ restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, or having a picnic dinner at the beach – something small or big that helps you remember how important it is to always keep dancing. Everyday is a new opportunity to be brave. So go forth and tour your town!


A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.  Ecclesiastes 3:4