Time away from reality

The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.

– Jack Adam Weber

As many of you know, I am a last minute kind of person! I do things on the spur of the moment because I find it exciting, fun, and refreshing!

My girls were away for two weeks with their dad, so I wanted to surprise them and spend some quality time with them away from home, away from electronics, away from reality.
I just really didn’t want to be stuck at home, so I planned a four night fishing trip away on the Spanish River – a place called Vance’s Resort! A little mini vacation – west of Sudbury, if you can picture it that way, and a five hour drive for us!
Mark, the girls, my parents and I went. We ventured off and spent a beautiful time in the silence and beauty of nature.

It was so nice because there really wasn’t anyone around. It was just what I needed! It was something we all needed!

You see, I’m one who tries different things to keep everything at peace – everyone happy, including myself. This whole new norm Covid thing has really thrown a loop, and honestly, we needed a change in scenery. Since we have been fortunate to do luxurious trips, I wanted to do something different. I wanted to go fishing and fry fish, and so that’s just what we did! And although we only caught two that we were able to fry, it was still an amazing time! It was quality time and one that I will cherish always!
Sometimes, we all need a break – a little vacation, so that we can refresh our mind, our souls.It gives us an opportunity to recharge and de-stress. And we take that time so that we can experience and appreciate our times together with the ones we love. All it takes sometimes, is to just get away from our daily routine. It helps to bring us closer to the ones we love, you know what I mean?

Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.

– Maya Angelou

I say – even if you aren’t able to get out of the country, find a spot where you can go to relax and enjoy a change in scenery. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It doesn’t have to be far. AND, it doesn’t have to be around a ton of people. It just has to be sufficient for you, your loved ones, and what you enjoy!

It honestly cleared my head – listening to the birds chirping, the bullfrogs. The splash of the waves from the boat. Playing cards with my family and having BBQ. We even did a stop on the way home so the girls (and Mimi) could get some swimming in!
Life is so short and precious.Every second counts for something, so try to enjoy as much of it as you can!

Leave a Reply