Wow, what a week and a half!
It has been very strange to stay away from all things business over the past 11 days. Those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram have seen some of the very cool details of the past ten days, but other than that I been on a true vacation.
The day before I lost my car to a storm, It was sad to see a change, but actually turned out very much for the best. So change is still coming into my life, just in odd ways.
The first half of my vacation was spent visiting family and a long time friend. I also spent quite a few hours by the pool and yay, no sun burn. I walked more than I have walked all year and plan on keeping it up!
I ate without worry, but logged everything, and for the most part ate way under my calorie allowance according to My Fitness Pal. Granted I had to estimate much of what I was eating, but all of the exercise helped to undo some of the damage.
I went to Epcot twice and went around the world two times. Just that part was shy of three miles and I Walked through Universal Studios on a 100+ degree day to see the Harry Potter section. That was a difficult walk but I did it and still had enough enthusiasm to explore Harry's world.
I rested hard, but re-attuned to my body. I drank lots of water, swam every day that would allow (7 I think) and ended up connecting with new people and even some wild life. I was sitting at Epcot and an Ibis walked up to me and stayed with me for almost 10 minutes. I even got it on film! I also got quite close to a lizard and got a great shot of him too! I think it is because I have reconnected with my physical self, that my connection with nature has gone back to where it used to.
It is very nice to be home again and cuddle with the doggies and have a meal with the family. But I will tell you all that I will never again wait 20 years for a vacation. I am in fact going to reinstitute my unplugged weekend once a month. Where you will not see me for at least a full 24 hours.
Working too much has taken a toll on my health and connection with myself. We all do this now and then but for me it has become a habit. I am taking back my time, my sleep, my physical self and I hope all of you who are like me do the same.
Love and peace to you all,