We are finally taking a vacation. I think this is the first time Jay and I have gone on vacation when we are not visiting friends or family. It is just us with five days to do as we please.
Yesterday we hiked over 11 miles in the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. We woke this morning to a steady grey rain and sore muscles. As a matter of fact, every muscle in my body hurts, I over did it on the trails yesterday. I am going to take it slow and easy today and give myself space to rest in the moment. Space to relish nothing. Space to read and write as long as I want. Space to drive through miles and miles of dense forest and no traffic.
I want to stay I am comfortable with leaning into the fact I don’t have anywhere to be, something to do or some place to go. Yet, I feel conflict and discomfort with the day spreading ahead of me. I am going to allow myself to feel the discomfort and then let myself unfold. I know it sometimes take time for me to fully unwind and relax. Time to feel comfortable with not doing.
Here are a few photographs from our trip so far. There is a magic and timelessness in the wilds of Michigan unlike any other place I have found.
Here is this week’s Inspiration to Open Your Heart
Be The Happiest Person You Know by Kate Courageous
How to Live When Everything is Up in the Air by Jen Louden
How to be Your Own Mentor by Laura Vanderkam
10 Analogies that Perfectly Capture Depression by Amy Thurlow