May 25- Vacation

Meditation: Headspace, End of Day 
Length: 5 minutes
Where: On the veranda, Cabo, Mexico
How It Felt: Short but sweet
Who Joined Me: Steve

Yesterday was all about recovering from the night before, sleeping in, lazing by the pool, some deep life talks with the hubby, and taking it easy.

We watched Can You Ever Forgive Me? (BRILLIANT acting and story.) We made breakfast and dinner in our little suite kitchen, and snacked on Mexican chips while we read our books. We had arroz con leche for dessert.

We just luxuriated in the slowest day.

And we meditated together to the sounds of people nightswimming below.

I realized today that we normally don’t take “vacations” even though we travel a ton. We take “trips.” As in, we go somewhere for an adventure, or to piggyback on a work trip, or to take the kids to have fun, or to get away for a quick few days. There might not be a real life difference in the two words, but to me, it’s different. We seldom take a proper week long vacation from life, meant for relaxing and doing nothing and putting work down completely. In ten years together, I can count them on one hand.

I love our trips, and I love our lives, and I seldom care to escape them for too long. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to treasure every moment of this little escape from responsibility and “real” life this week, all this precious time to be close to Steve without distraction.

I think I’ll go do that right now!