It’s almost cliche. I am sitting in a corner coffee shop, at the window, people watching and writing this post for my blog.
I took a vacation. Just me. And though it did not go as I had planned. It has been very good for me.
Something you may not know about me… well I know you don’t know about me because I haven’t told you- is that I do not like doing things on my own. It is overwhelming to me, and gives me a bit of anxiety. But over the past three days, that is exactly what I have been doing. Although I have not been doing it completely alone, I have had the support of someone, encouraging and helping me to do this, and I could not have done it without them… physically I have been on my own. I have pushed through my fears and have been able to do some great and fun things.
I went to an amazing art museum. Spent hours with my headphones in, looking at beautiful pieces of art and sculptures… something I have always loved to do. I discovered an almost sinful chocolate store, in which I spent way too much money (although in my defense I will give some of the chocolate to friends as gifts ;)) I walked around a botanical garden. (headphones in again.. but they help my anxiety) It was a picturesque day. I am so happy I was able to experience it.
I learned long ago, life does not always go as planned. And when that happens you just have to change with the changes. Be ok with what life throws at you, and find some good in whatever situation you find yourself in. Good can be found just about anywhere.. if you look for it. And although this vacation did not go as I had hoped, there have been some really good things that have come from it. Do I wish it had gone as planned, yes- very much so. But what good does focusing on that do. I look and see what a growing three days this has been for me. And next time… because there will be a next time…. it will be even better.
Which brings me back to today, right now.
I am sitting in a corner coffee shop, at the window, people watching and writing this post for my blog (headphones in of course)
…by myself. And I am enjoying it.