Well, I’m back home. Yes, home sweet home. The past 4 days were spent relaxing with my momma in Florida. A little getaway for my 30th (which is actually this weekend). And my kiwi Cotter gets home from France this week too. I’m excited! But that also means we go back to reality. Back to a busy work schedule. Back to living paycheck by paycheck. Back to striving for BIG DREAMS and not knowing what’s actually going to happen. Back to going 100mph versus just PARKING it for a while.
But you know what? I’m ready. I’m refreshed. I’m rested. I’ve gotten my “tune up.” Reality is waiting… ain’t it always?
Our lives will never be perfect (thank goodness). We don’t know when we’ll have kids or when we’ll pay off debt. We don’t know if we’ll both actually succeed at our dreams (pro triathlon racing, healthy bites, Hard Yards coaching, etc.). We don’t know if we’ll ever be home owners or be 100% healthy. But none of that compares to just being CONTENT.
Learning to say yes to opportunities (big and small). Learning to be thankful for everything and everyone that bring JOY to your life. Learning to temporarily say NO to reality and just resting (mentally and physically). Learning to work hard for the GREATER yet not getting caught up in pursuing GREATNESS. Learning to TRUST God’s plan, and letting go of your own. Learning to focus on what you are becoming rather than what you are lacking.
This past week was just that. I took an opportunity to escape reality. I embraced it. I savored it. In fact, I relished it.
I met up with a dear old friend (and her kiddo). I also met up with a fellow blog friend (blend).
Both spoiled me good wine for my birthday!
They are so smart. 😉
I walked the beach. Collected sea shells for my nieces and nephews. Watched the sunset and the waves slow down.
Treated my momma to a wine and and seafood dinner as well as a little dessert.
Red Snapper with Fig and Bacon compote, Crab, grilled asparagus, jasmine rice, and grilled mango and onion salad.
Strawberries, Basil, and Vanilla ice cream.
I also treated myself to the Classis GT kombucha. Wish we had the classic in TX… sigh.. 1st world problems.
Now I’m ready to shift gears into drive again. Back towards reality. I’m sure I’ll hit speed bumps along the way, along with other car (life) trouble. But hey, who doesn’t? Sometimes all it takes is a quick shift into park, then roll the window down and stare at the MARVELOUS view of life.
Click on the quote below for a great read about taking time.
What gear are you in these days? Do you know HOW to PARK IT?
Back to regular blogging talk Wednesday.