Lā ˈkā-shən. noun, often needed in the midst of summer, or anytime, really.
This is where I will be from tonight, until Wednesday morning. Soaking in the empty, yet fullness of the days that drift into afternoons and evenings filled with laughter, family, and friends.
Sometimes, it’s just needed. This is one of those times.
Do yourselves a favor…find a way to ‘lakate’ this weekend, soak in the summer in any way you can. Because this time? It’s truly the height of every single thing I love about this season. And then some.
I felt like I came crawling into Friday today. And have felt that way for several weeks now. Busy weeks, busy weekends, lots of teaching, lots of running, lots of LOTS going on.
And then it dawned on me. I’m tiredbecause I haven’t really had a break from work and traveling, plus barre n9ne training and right into teaching, and dude, I am TIRED.
I realize that I need a break. I look at my weekends and they are jammed with so much. So much fun. So much Maine. So much barre n9ne. So much, so much! <–I love being busy, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes my overplanning self gets the best of me, thus why I am trying to simplify!
And then I realized something else.
In 12 days, I will step onto a plane and go to wine country for my FOURTH trip in as many years to my ‘mecca’ – Healdsburg! Five days of nothing but 6 people, renting a house, hitting up our favorite (and some new!) wineries, and just enjoying. Soaking it in. (oh and don’t forget all the wine…but isn’t that a given?). Perhaps a run or two. Maybe a little barre n9ne session out by the salt water pool (can’t wait for that!). But nothing over extravagant. No work. No email. Nothing but bliss.
It is a much-needed time away. It is do-over time with my sister Jess and brother in law Scott that we missed last fall when M and I went because they couldn’t come at the last minute. And it is a second trip with another fabulous couple that I adore (that came with us two years ago), celebrating birthdays bucket-list style with ziplining over some vineyards(Wheeeee!!! How exciting is that?! When I excitedly shared this plan with M – booking it before telling him, because I know he is a bit afraid of heights – and told him ‘but it’s a bucket list item!’ and he said ‘yeah, YOUR bucket list, not mine!’ teehee).
And it is an experience with M that I cannot wait to have again. We had such an amazing time last year, as I introduced him to my mecca, and he too, loved every minute. It was a trip where I think we fell in lovethat much more. The gazes. The smiles. The time together with each other and with friends.
So today, on this Friday that I’m crawling into, I am counting down the days…12 days and counting, and I will cheers to that (over and over!) this weekend to that.