R&R

I am a firm believer that the universe is ALWAYS conspiring in our favour, and the universe just keeps proving me right.

Last month was hellish! In the space of two weeks, on top of all the regular things I do as mother of two active young boys. I opened and closed a Pop-up Shop, hosted a fundraising happy hour to support my Rebirth of Stepford Wife campaign, https://www.gofundme.com/RebirthofaStepfordWife  had my son’s first communion, followed by a lunch with the in-laws, organized the same son’s birthday extravaganza for 30 of his closest friends, and after ALL that I had my long awaited audience at the Tribunal.

Whoa- I am tired just writing that. How did I do it? Easy, there was no other option. My wonderful mother was visiting at the time and she kept telling me to slow down.  I was doing too much, and that she was worried for my health. Slow down. Take it easy.  Those have become foreign concepts to me. If I didn’t do it, how would it get done?  I just told her that this was my new normal and there was nothing that I could do about it. Or so I thought.

Enter The Universe. A friend of mine, let’s call her Rachel told me that she would take me away for a weekend as my gift for my 40th birthday. She didn’t say when or where she just told me she would let me know. With all that has been going on, I had forgotten about this gift. After, what can only be described as a bizarre audience at the Tribunal, Rachel called and said this weekend we were going away. Talk about timing, it was x-hole’s weekend with the kids so I was absolutely free to go.  I needed this,  I was clutching onto the end of my rope, with a Vulcan death grip!

Always, one for surprises she didn’t tell me the destination- just what to pack; swimsuits and summer clothes! She even gave me the time of a flight five minutes before ours, lest I try to sleuth out our destination. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our gate and saw that we were headed to Palma de Mallorca!!! Three days of sun, sand, and sea awaited. I. WAS. ESTATIC!

We arrived at our beach front hotel and I let out a long breath I didn’t even know I was holding. I almost cried. I was so grateful to my friend, for offering me this gift. She asked what I wanted to do. I took one look out of the window at the blue sea and replied, “absolutely nothing”. And nothing we did.  Three glorious days of nothing- and by nothing, I mean working on my tan, devouring a great book, and eating and sipping on cocktails until I was satisfied.

I did not see anything of the island of Mallorca, I will have to go back another time for exploration. This trip was all about recharging my batteries and allowing me the time to take off my armour and just relax. Those three days restored my soul and allowed me to re-enter my life calmer, focused and more determined than ever.

“At the beach life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour, but mood to moment. We live by currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”- Unknown

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