I picked the perfect summer plans and let me tell you why. I sublet my apartment for 6 weeks and left town. Not to galavant in a new an exotic country (which I undoubtedly love doing), not to experience adventure and newness and to loose myself in the summer months, but to be reconnected with the people I miss the most during the time I live in Brooklyn, away from my family. Of course I have my own kind of family in New York and I will love and cherish them always for the role they play. But I miss my mom and dad. I miss my sister and her family - those teeny tiny ones who steal my heart each time. I miss my close family and friends that I don't even need to try with. That I don't need to prove myself with, that I just can 'be' with. I needed down time. I needed to just have time to think and to feel and to love and to be.
And that's why it was perfect. It started by all the time with the children and the friends and the family...and I traveled and ate and laughed and saw things. And I now end it with a chunk of time down in the winter of the Southern Hemisphere just working and thinking and being and eating great simple, healthy food, and living a really, really low key life. I'm refueling. I'm re-energizing.
I'm proud of myself for this summer. Because it shows that I am listening to my heart and taking care of my body and nourishing my soul. I feel lucky for this time. I know many don't have it and I am thankful for it. It gives me the energy to do what I love doing every day.
No other reason for this post but to remind myself of that.