I’m officially on vacation. There is a different vibe to my life when I woke up this morning. There was no alarm clock at 0500 bonging at me, even though most mornings I am awake before it goes off.
There was a peaceful, slow embracing of my day. I pondered the vastness of the next twelve days. All that yummy time. All mine. Sure I have a few things on my to do list, but mostly, I’m going to head to the beach — eventually — and just BE with my daughter, son in law, and grand kids.
There is no rush to any thing, no time line, no haste. I can already feel my inner clock adjusting to this non-rhythm rhythm. I can feel the exhales all the way to the bottom of my lungs. I drank every sip of coffee this morning without haste.
I am savoring my life. Yes, that’s the word. Savoring.
It’s not as though I don’t enjoy my life when I’m punching a clock, I happen to love my J.O.B. and my co-workers. Even my boss — when she’s handing out those Reese cups! But this is different.
This is a gift I’m giving to myself, this time out of time. Renewal, refresh, regenerate, relax and rest. All the very best “R” words.
Remember the first day of summer vacation? This is it for me today. It is the feeling I woke up with this morning. Peace, freedom, and joy all rolled into one.
Why don’t I do this more often? The million dollar question…