Where are we headed? Probably about as far from home as we can get. My dad is turning 60. His mom only lived to 56, his birth father only lived into his 20s. He wants to celebrate his life, but not in a surprise party kind of way, you know? He’s not the type. He loves adventure and I love that about him. He’s a big part of why I love it, too.
To honor his adventurous spirit, we are flying to the Seychelles and chartering a sailboat as a family for two weeks. We’ve done this a few times before, but usually to safer destinations in the Caribbean. Where are the Seychelles?
- Less need for instant gratification (as it is, I can’t even stand around and wait for the Brita to filter a cup of water!). I think being away from blogging and social media will help with this. Thank you all for your input on this topic! It really helped convince me that I should take a true vacation-a vacation from everything, and not feel bad about it.
- Freedom to just be. I don’t want to feel self-inflicted pressure to constantly be working on or achieving something (unless it’s just a nice tan!)
- Real presence in moments where I’m able to focus on one thing at a time. My sister in-law took me meditating once and this was the goal. She told me, “Pick one intention for your day and then think only about that while you meditate for 15 minutes.” She picked listening and I copied her because I thought it sounded like a good one for me too. I lasted about three minutes thinking about listening before my mind wandered to how I needed to make a dentist appointment when we got back.