We took a vacation.
This doesn’t happen every year for us. Until 3 years ago, I had gone 6 years without a vacation. This time, the gap was only 3 years, so that’s not too shabby. With each passing year, we’re pushing for a summer vacation: Lara, and the kiddos and I, somewhere it is less than 100* F.
I had thought that I would maintain my writing schedule over the course of the vacation, but I walked away from everything but my tiny poetry that I like to write first thing each morning.
I gave myself permission to NOT power on the laptop, but instead to just be on vacation with my family.
What a lift! And how awesome that was for my energy, focus, and goals. I feel so bright and recharged now.
It doesn’t hurt that we went to Hawaii. It also doesn’t hurt that each day started with a run along the beach, followed by days of swimming and boogie boarding and kayaking and snorkeling. My parents had arrived a couple of weeks before we did, so they were ready for company and had started a list of activities to see what would be fun for us all to go do together.
All in all, a blissful time. We’re being teased that we took our honeymoon prior to our wedding. I like to think of it as a pre-Honeymoon.
Now, back in the saddle and fired up again. Sometimes, we need the rest more than we need to keep pushing.
Happy #Monday, and blessings to you all!