After a long and frigid winter, I realized I needed some rest and relaxation. I had tendonitis in my hands from typing and mousing all day. My ever-aching feet were calloused and swollen. I was having constant migraines. I longed to swim in a big body of water and feel the sun on my skin. I wanted to be care free, with no schedules, alarm clocks, chores or even shoes. I just needed a few days of unadulterated summertime. And dammit! I wanted it now.
I asked my sister, who is a school teacher, if she wanted to go with me on a quick trip down south. We’d wait until she was done the school year and then fly out. But our schedules and vacation goals didn’t jibe and she ended up declining.
My mother had always said that if I wanted to do something, to not wait for others to be ready to come along. Just go!
So I went to Cuba for five days.
And I’m so glad I did. It was exactly the vacation I wanted and when I wanted it. I played in the water all day. Ate when I was hungry. Slept when I was tired and woke up only when the sun told me to. I came back to Canada refreshed, relaxed and raring to go!
Don’t wait for other people to come along on your journey. No one will ever be as invested in you and your dreams as you are. Go follow them when and how it’s right for you.
Brenda, this one is for you.
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This is so true. I have great family and friends and so I am used to having them around, especially on trips, but there have been times when I steeled myself to go by myself and those solo trips have been truly rewarding. 🙂
Hi, Small Town Girl! Thanks for visiting this blog. It can feel a bit daring to go travelling alone but it’s also wonderfully liberating and expanding. I find I meet people and try things I might never do if I were safely in a group. I’m glad you’ve discovered this for yourself too. By the way, I checked your blog -it’s beautiful and very engaging.
Thank you! Best of luck to you. 🙂
Awh Audrey, you did listen to my suggestion. So I admire you for just doing it, going to Cuba!! Glad your Mom’s words were telling you to do something you wanted to do. I hope the tendinitis eased up a bit as there is nothing worse. Funny how a big body of water is so relaxing. The ocean always does it for me too! What a way to start the summer. Love reading your posts, keep them coming. I enjoy waiting to see what your next topic will be. …..Brenda
You bet I did, Brenda. I felt 100% better when I returned. My body needed the physical rest and my eyes needed to see something new. As for what topic is next – I’m curious to see too. 😉 When I started the blog, I did have an editorial calendar actually themed by month, but I’m happy to say that this blog grew legs of it own and now it tells me what to write whenever it’s ready.
Hi there! I know this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask.
Does running a well-established website like yours take a large amount of work?
I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my diary
on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal experience and feelings online.
Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new
aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!
Hi there… why don’t you send me an email and we can discuss? My contact info is on the about page.