I am not sure what has happened to me, but for a bit over a year now I have had a strong tendency to look instead of do, to sit instead of stir, to mope instead of live.
In my defense it has just been so darned hot! So I know the last couple of weeks of June and the first of July I was justified in doing little to nothing.....everyone was doing it (or not doing it) don't you know?
Then we took a little road trip to the gulf coast.....love me some time in Destin. Nothing like the first look at that gorgeous water when you cross Destin bridge.
I enjoyed a week of lollying about on the beach. I never seem to be more at peace than when I am near the ocean. It is the equivalent of Pooh's thinking spot for me. I generally use this time to clear my mind of junk, realign my priorities and dream up a zillion new projects I want to accomplish. This year I just sat. I had some hormonally sketchy days that I attributed the brain fog to, but overall I was good with just being.
Of course it didn't hurt that this was the view from bed!
The last morning we were there this was the first thing I saw.
Wow, what a way to start the day :)
It did me so much good that for the first time in 26 years of beaching it in Destin, I didn't cry on the way home (I know, the family has learned to completely ignore me on departure day, I can't help it I just don't want to leave the peace I feel there to return to "real life")!
It really was a beautiful ending to vacation. I was sure when I returned home I would be renewed and ready to get with the program.
I can honestly say that I did get with it, in the yard. We were blessed with 6 inches of rain while we were away, so I have mowed twice in 6 days. I have surely enjoyed the new growth of everything since that rain, it all looked so brown and beyond help when we left. I am so glad to have the flowers looking happy again and hopefully we will be enjoying them into early October.
My rejuvenated spirit seems to only dwell in the yard though :( I cannot seem to accomplish anything else. My endless whining about my lack of ambition has gotten on my nerves along with everyone else's.
So as I wait and pray for this all to pass and to feel like the old me again, I have decided to look at it in a different light. I have decided not to think I am unambitious....I have decided that I had taken a sabbatical (I just didn't know it).
Sabbatical (literally means a ceasing) is a rest from work, or a hiatus, often lasting from two months to a year. So here I was thinking I was just being sloth like when really I have been on a sabbatical (apparently, an extended one of just over 1 year and 3 months)! Who knew.....I'm not feeling quite so bad now. In fact I am embracing this hiatus......
With some mint iced tea, a book and several magazines! Hopefully now that I have figured out my problem I will be back on track soon. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!