Packing bags, getting ready seems like such a job.
Details, details, details. I’m not a list maker, but I believe I will become one! Going away from home for more than a weekend there are many things that just simply have to be done. Bills paid? Everyone notified? Arrangements for other people to do things every day? A place to stay? Reservations for a car and activities? Documents in order? Laundry? Packing? So for the first part, a great deal of planning and energy goes into getting ready. This builds anticipation of something fun to come and that is exciting. Getting ready is a booster to morale! There is a drop-dead deadline. When it is time to leave for a flight, you’ve got to be ready!
Then the relaxation begins. Even before arriving, there’s some time to read, to think, to relax. Traveling itself is very exciting and fun.
Nice that a vacation in another place is the experience of a time-stops-still kind of pace. Instead of clock time, everything is “in the moment.” Drink it in, savor it. It is a click-click-click in the mind as though a camera were recording every moment!
The third reason for me is returning. It is not with sadness, it is happiness and a new perspective! Energized! Being refreshed and having been pampered there’s a new energy of expectation of how I want my life and surroundings to be! So a part of the “vacation brought home” involves the vision of and what I can do to be better and to do better.
In case you want to experience travel as I do, ask me about it and how we are doing this much in our retirement!
To your abundant life,