I’m on vacation! It’s hard to believe but I’m actually taking some time off. I’m still coming down from the frenzy that becomes my life prior to going away but we made it! And now I’m unpacked and I’m looking so forward to really enjoying some relaxation over the coming week.
Admittedly I’m a bit of a homebody but Stay-cations never work for me. If I’m at home I am ‘on duty’. There is always some thing that needs to be done or tidied or cleaned. I am also NOT a camper. I just have never seen the point of going out into the woods or even worse a camp ground to sleep on the ground and wash dishes in a plastic bucket. I know that there are cabins and the trendy ‘glamping’ option now but honestly it all just seems like a lot of dirt and bugs to me.
For our vacation we have decided to stay within British Columbia. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and we are fortunate enough to be within a few hours drive of an endless list of world class destinations.
We are visiting the amazing town of Osoyoos, British Columbia. It is located in the interior of British Columbia, the wine meca of our province. We are staying on Lake Osoyoos in a lovely hotel.
This place has everything I need: hot weather, a beautiful place to stay (the pool and hot tub definitely are big pluses for me), and a 2 min walk to the beach and lake. This entire town oozes summer fun and relaxation. There are a ton of things to do as well. A small theme park, golfing, vineyard tours, boating, paddle boarding and water sports of all kinds, the list goes on and on. But honestly my primary goal while I’m here is to do as little as possible.
I really want to make this time about recharging and refocusing. I want to be present for the magic that happens in the simple everyday moments. A good morning snuggle from my daughter, evening story with my son, walks on the beach with my hubby. It’s so easy to get caught up in the blur and hectic energy of everyday life. These are the moments, the details of the journey of life that truly bring meaning and joy.
I hope that you get the opportunity to find some time to get away this summer in whatever way you enjoy most. I would challenge you to stop and enjoy the everyday. You don’t have to go away for weeks on end or travel to an exotic country to relax and refocus on the things that truly bring joy to your life.