I can’t believe that today is the first day of the “real world.” It has been quite an exciting four+ weeks and I’m bursting with creative energy and a desire for routine again. (Granted my routine of wake up, eat, lay on the beach, nap, eat, lay on the beach, eat, sleep, repeat…. was a pretty good routine!) I’m sure I’ll still be processing it all for while, but I cannot explain how wonderful it has been to have a bit of a sabbatical. I feel refreshed and energized to tackle what’s coming next. And I have some exciting things on the horizon — personally and vocationally. I’m full of fear and anticipation as we settle into our *somewhat* new life together.
One of the biggest highlights of our time off was that we celebrated our 9-year anniversary. Gosh, that makes me feel so old. But I also realize that I was just a baby when we got married (26!). As is tradition around here, we did another photo-shoot. This one just so happened to be in The Dominican Republic where we were having a good rest. In years past we’ve taken lots of photos and made a bit of a montage, but this year, a single photo summed it up. Sitting under that cabana for 9 days… reading, drawing, painting, thinking, staring at the ocean…. was beyond perfect. And it feels like it’s just where were are in our relationship too: deep, deep peace. We know we are at the right place a the right time.
So in the next few weeks, I hope to return to a regular blogging schedule again as this platforms provides some sort of outlet that I still (after 5 years) can’t quite put my finger on. I hope to share more about the places we’ve visited (including The D.R.), books I’ve read, our updated and newly re-arranged apartment, and new business ventures. Although B mentioned that he felt like it was the middle or end of summer already since we were just on vacation, I actually feel like we are just starting summer… and the rest of our lives.
It’s good to be back.