As I stood facing the ocean watching the waves crash before me, I closed my eyes and tilted my head toward the sun.
The sun kissed my skin, the waves lapped at my feet, and I allowed myself for the first time in a long while to open up my chest and breathe.
For a moment, all I was focused on was my breathing and the soothing motion of the waves. I breathed in and out begging the fresh sea air to heal me, to calm me and relax me.
I felt the calmest I’ve been in months and did everything I could to savour the moment and capture every intricate detail about it, so I could lock it away and retrieve it when I feel like life is closing in on me.
The past months have been hectic to say the least with me taking on an extra day of work, doing a freelance writing course and starting up a new Jamberry nail wraps business. Not to mention, I’ve had a host of pretty uncomfortable side effects from the HRT medication I’m taking.
Dave has had his fair share of hard work and stress this year too, so when I finally convinced him to take some time out, I knew I had to go back to my roots and organise a family holiday at the beach.
Last week, Dave, the kids, and I spent a glorious week away at Currumbin on the Gold Coast.
Our days pretty much consisted of a beach, eat, pool, eat, beach, eat, drink, eat combo. Talk about heaven.
It was so good to have that time together to reconnect and enjoy each other and not have to rush anywhere. We threw routine out the window and indulged in the simple things in life.
The girls had an absolute ball and loved sharing a room together for the first time, although I think there was a lot more chatting than sleeping going on. It filled my heart to see them playing so well together and having a crack at doing new things and trying new foods. This holiday served as a good reminder to me that there’s nothing more important in life than the beautiful little family I’ve been blessed with.
Of course a week away is never enough, but I hope this time out has given us enough fuel to make it to the finish line at the end of the year in one piece. Fingers crossed!
When was the last time you had some decent time out? Do you feel like you’re battling through to the end of the year?
Linking up today with Jess for IBOT.