I’m sure you’ll agree that what makes life delicious is having dreams and desires. You can never have too many travel goals on your bucket list. But would you call a mini-break to our northern neighbours a real travel destination? Maybe not. Still I am so much enjoying this quality time away with my kids. The fresh sea air is doing me worlds of good.
Our hotel is a truly amazing destination for the kids. So many fun activities to engage in and new friends to make. Besides, each day I get to complete a physical and mental challenge: climb the stairs on the high dunes to reach the beach on the other side. Each time I take my time and tell myself “I can do it”, and I can, even with the extra weight of 12 kilo baby to carry in his sling. My thighs are burning. And when I look up and see my goal and destination where I’m heading, I compare it to the challenges I face everyday in life, as a single mother, as a woman entrepreneur. Darling, we can do stuff!
Also the Netherlands are ideal if you’re traveling on a budget. I am yet to discover a real inexpensive destination when traveling. But Holland really hits the mark. We are eating like royals, yet my purse is not feeling strained. I find we can enjoy the best the Dutch have to offer without going over budget. And at the same time, I know back home that my AirBnB is bringing in extra cash without much effort on my behalf. What a wonderful life!
But the sea, darling, the sea. I love spending time by the beach, listening to the sound of the waves and the smell of the salt sea air. Looking out on the vast horizon, gives me a chance to become aware of the power of my thoughts. It’s in these moments of inner musings that I manage to fill the emptiness with loving, peaceful affirmations. The seaside always manages to initiate a healing process that infuses me with positive, empowering thoughts.
Ultimately, my romantic soul rolls with the waves and awakens an awareness within myself that enables me to create a foundation of positivity from which I can build a more authentic existence. For myself and for my loving children. They’re such wonderful little souls. I must be doing something right to be surrounded by so much love and joy.
There are several things I am missing from home, which will make our return so much sweeter. Whilst of course I miss you, and my Wim man, and my friends and home… most of all I am missing my yoga practise. August was such a divine blessing to return back to my weekly practises. And now a week off. No more studying, no more yoga. Just pure rest and bliss. Gorgeous, promise me you’ll attend several yoga classes with me when I get back. We need to keep this abundance wave rolling.
Also I have an inkling to watch the Lion King on a quiet girls night in!
That’s it for today, Dorothy dear. I’m a happy camper out here. Loving it, living it!
PS: the BeachClub Zuiderduin down on the beach is fantastic. Love their champagne. And little baby Willem is drinking his own glass of water like a big boy! Some news huh *smile*.
What do you think? How does a vacation bring out the best in you? Let me know in the comments below.