The kids are back in school today, and I’m settling back into my term-time routine. What a fabulous 2 weeks I’ve had. For the first time in 13 years I’ve had no September work commitments and I was able to step away from my desk and email completely. Along with lots of beach time, playdates, movies and hanging out in PJs until noon, the kids and I went camping in the Glenworth Valley… it was a picture perfect spot where the kids could roam free, pat horses, climb trees and walk in clear streams. After just 4 days (and despite sleeping on an airbed!), I felt refreshed, centred and totally relaxed! The experience has reminded me how valuable stepping away from work, routines and out of your regular space is for recharging the batteries.
The pictures I’ve posted in this blog capture the tranquility and sense of peace I felt on this short camping holiday beautifully. I have a copies stuck to the wall above my desk…..and when things start getting a bit frazzled and out of whack in the lead up to Christmas (as they invariably will), I know that a quick glance at the pictures will take me to that happy place and help centre me again. It’s amazing how well it works… a little bit of magic!
You might like to find your own symbol of ‘happy’ and enjoy the magic it creates.