When you spend some time away from your regular life, you get the chance to rejig things a bit. You can view your life through a new lens.
My current lens is filled with sunrises & sunsets (see below for the latter!), with fish and sea creatures, turquoise ocean waters and blue skies. Jimmy Buffett and ocean breezes are my soundtrack. Spiced rum & Corona, freshly caught fish and fruit ripened by the sun are the banquet I enjoy here.
There’s a simplicity about my life at this moment. Too hot? Take a swim. Bored? Bait a hook. Tired? Have a nap. It seems idyllic in some ways, but what it really reminds me is that when I’m at home in my “real” life, I spend far too much time worrying about the how of things. I get wrapped up in the process, instead of just doing it – whatever “it” may be.
Here in paradise I take less time thinking about what’s important, and instead allow the act of living become the important thing.
Reminding myself again to just stop and watch the sunset. I mean really, truly, watch the sunset. Shut everything else off and let this moment be what’s important.