A little bit, every day

Quiet meditation.

Quiet meditation.

Where have I been? Hard to say. I spent this entire week working on a post to explain it, only to discover it cannot really be shared without sound cheesy or cliché.  I’ve been in a strange sort of limbo since returning from our trip. It is great to be home, we were away a long time and were all ready to get back into our  lives and routines. Yet when we got back, I didn’t want to just jump back to our busy ways. I wasn’t ready to give up that vacation calm and restored sense of faith and purpose.

The trip was magical, it was like the planets were aligned from start to finish. I wanted to honor the experience, reflect on it and cherish the memories that were made everyday we were away. So when we returned home, I kept the slower pace and the extremely stripped down version of our lives. I got the pictures sorted and set up a vacation slideshow on our screensaver.  For weeks, I would see these lovely images and marvel at the whole experience. The vacation gave me such a sense of how far I have come. For two years, I have done a little bit, everyday. And it was marvelous devoting an entire month to celebrating the progress that has been made. More

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How Bonita got her groove back

We’ve been back from our life changing trip to the Netherlands since Friday, but have somehow managed to maintain our post vacation buzz. Perhaps it is because we had such a marvelous time. Or because I am relaxed to the very core of my being. The trip was an amazing success, from start to finish.

We went to the Netherlands for my  international high school reunion. It was a happy accident that we spent our first real family vacation among the dutch, who have evolved holiday into an artform. If you want to learn to vacation, look to the Europeans. And the dutch like to have a good time and access to beer at any time of day, which is something I like in a country.

Reconnecting with my dutch self

Reconnecting with my dutch self

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