What’s in my cup? Vacation! After returning from my cruise, I found myself once again wondering why I don’t make more time for relaxation.
If you need some time away from it all, a cruise might be just the answer. It’s a chance to recharge your batteries in solitary splendor in perfect hideaways. I had some thoughts while I was sailing, and here they are:
- First and foremost, I really like my time spent working I know it’s vacation and self-care time. But I love what I do. I love creating and being inspired by the environment and people around me. So much so that doing it makes me feel rested. While I did not spend the whole time doing “work,” I allowed myself moments to do the parts of work that make me feel good. So no checking emails, but taking time to create.
- Secondly, I have a passion for eating (tea especially). Through my stomach, I discover the world. To some extent, the cruise’s lack of variety dampened my enthusiasm for the trip, but I still had a blast sampling the ship’s many eateries. Unfortunately, the tea was the biggest letdown, but I made Lipton work by adding lemon and honey. The many shore excursions prevented me from trying the local fare, but that’s just another reason to return to Bermuda soon.
- Highlight number three is; connecting with loved ones is a must. The fact that you’ll be spending so much time with your loved ones makes a cruise the perfect setting for bonding. Even though I was concerned we wouldn’t last the whole week; we had a blast establishing new memories and laughing more than we have in a long time.
After returning from my cruise, I was disappointed to learn that I would have to prepare my own meals and sleep in my own bed once again. But now, I can see that I gain more from the experience than I give up. In this way, my spirit is revived as I leave. Love, laughter, and memories fill my heart as I leave. If I were, to sum up my thoughts on this blog, I would say that the most valuable takeaway is vacation isn’t about the regret of what did or didn’t happen but what is gained: the people and experiences that enrich one’s life. Where is your next vacay?
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