Today is the first day in 2 weeks I’ve used a clock except for checking to see if it’s time for: surf lessons, a waterfall hike, dinner, lunch, or pool time. It’s also the first time in a couple weeks I’ve known what day of the week it is and that it’s still April.
My family just got back from Costa Rica and I’m the most relaxed I’ve been in about 15 years.
I’m not telling you this to be obnoxious, but to remind myself how important it is to take a big fat step back once in a while. It doesn’t even have to be a big fat step back to Costa Rica (although I highly recommend it), but just a little time to contemplate. I’ve been dedicated to this blog for almost 5 years now, and it’s always at the back of my mind. Is what just happened to me worth a post? Would my readers like this recipe? What new trend should I try for a DIY beauty tutorial?
I can honestly say that while I was in Costa Rica I didn’t think about my blog. I didn’t think about email or deadlines or 14 hour days, or the fact that I didn’t have daily scheduled posts while I was gone. I really and truly didn’t care about anything but my kids and my husband and remembering how to say ‘I really love your shoes, and good luck with that boyfriend of yours!’ in Spanish.
Being completely away, literally away, with no cell phone, computers or TV, wiped clean the slate of my mind and allowed me the quiet space I’ve needed for a long time. It gave me really ‘big picture’ perspective and allowed me to connect with my children without distraction.
Well okay maybe the ocean was a distraction, but not really. It was pure bliss.
I guess what I’m saying is that I’m sort of happy to be back? I think? Maybe it’s a good idea we didn’t liquidate our assets and sell the house while we were swimming in 85 degree turquoise water 45 minutes from Panama? I’m still not sure, but I do know that I’m grateful. I’m grateful to you for coming and checking in with me every day. I’m grateful for my life. I’m grateful I was able to get up and surf for the first time ever. I’m so very grateful to be living purposefully, checking items off my Life List, and doing what I love for a living.
Thank you for everything.
Have an amazing, relaxing weekend. See you on Monday.