Sweet vacationing. Time to sit in the long chair. Sleep lazily under the soothing sun. Wake up when I feel like it. Have muesli for breakfast, with some blueberry muffin herbal tea. Go out for jogs that I realize last almost an hour. I’ve become quite strong compared to a couple of years back.
I’ve also had some time to read. Nicolas Jacquemot: What Can One Learn from Optimists? A pretty blue book written by a Swede that shows you in clear steps how you can bring more positivism into your life. Best possible scenario versus catastrophe thinking.
I feel anxious – possibility A, I’m going to break under this stress or possibility B, the feeling shall soon pass, I’ll just focus on something outside of myself. Getting into a state of flow where I’m doing something so captivating that time disappears. I just enjoy and do. What are your get-lost-in-it thingies? Keep a list handy. This way you know you’ll not be beaten by the blues.
It is luxury to be able to spend some time pondering. Vacations are made for that. I stepped out of the blog world and all digital fun for a while, to be grounded and calmed down. To bathe in real life. I find that blogging and Facebook add a honeyed touch to life, but life has to be there first. I want to see my friends, now scattered between Finland, France, USA and Canada. Some in Germany, Holland, China, Mexico… too. So yep, a tall order, but one after another I do meet them.
I appreciate friendships where we really share. The right that you have to be just you. This builds your self-strength. You know that to some you are enough simply the way you naturally are. These moments lingered on together carry you a long way ahead. You can pull them up in your minds eye far after the sweet summer get-togethers.
I did go to Paris and it was really wonderful. I’ll tell you more in the times to come. Now I’m still taking in family time in Finland. My return flight Helsinki-Paris-Quebec City shall take place on Saturday. The Sweets is eagerly awaiting for me. Three weeks apart does build up the extra desire. There will be lots of kissing with my Frenchie… a glass of wine and relaxing on the velvety sofa, after a long day of travel. Why not even a walk by the Saint Lawrence River around sunset.
Hugs from Finland flowing your precious way…
Dear friends, do leave a comment and tell me what you have been up to!!! I miss you all and shall pop in for a visit.
H&M dress, Sirens ballet flats, Quebec City bag