Somehow, this is the way I think a relaxing vacation is supposed to look -key word there – supposed.
This week, I’ve been on the vacation I’ve been dreaming about for months… I was going to relax and read the book I never have time for, take a few yoga classes, get a pedicure and maybe go window shopping in the local shops, have a leisurely lunch at my favorite restaurant… it seemed like the picture of heaven. Time to relax, recharge… maybe not quite the elegance of perching on a lovely chaise on a private beach, but it was still dream-worthy.
Instead… my car broke down, my internet went out for 2 days, and the air conditioning in my apartment can’t keep up with the temperatures outside. I spent the beginning of vacation stuck and waiting for a mechanic, without internet, and uncomfortably, sticky-sweaty hot. But I am HOME.
I travel for work constantly – this is the longest time I’ve spent at home since February. So even with no car or internet for a couple of days, I couldn’t be happier. Hotter than hell, but happy. I’ve not picked up that book – but I picked summer strawberries so ripe my fingers are still red. No window shopping or leisurely lunch, but I ran a lot of errands with my RL guy and his daughter – then she and I had a giggle fest of a girls night. And I did do some yoga – in my living room (I’m counting it as ‘hot yoga’ btw).
Life rarely looks the way I think it will, and less often the way I dream it will… but most often, those ideas are put together from bits of movies I saw once, or some seemingly perfect magazine ad that I just wanted to crawl into. The reality is never what I pictured. But the time at home with people I love, summer strawberries, and giggling with a little girl who calls me her “bonus mom” – is also truly, and perfectly wonderful.
sunglasses ~ Yummy
hair ~ Helena ~ Murray