Vacation time is when I try to unplug from the social media world for a while and just spend time with family. I did sign in a few times to Facebook to upload a few pictures and post a couple of statuses, but I didn’t stay on it like I usually do. I’m trying to wean myself from it, to be honest. Last week was a perfect week to do so.
We also had a great time just staying at the house and cooking at the beach house rather than eating out at restaurants and things. We made it our home away from home. But the one night we went out, we had sushi… and I ate a Dori… Dori Roll that is. The restaurant also had an amazing silver fish sculpture hanging from the ceiling as you entered the door… it was amazing.
The weather was wonderful until Thursday, when Hurricane Arthur came through, but even then it was just like a windy rainstorm all day. Otherwise, we had nice sunny days, mid-80 degree weather with a nice breeze and cool beach waves.Yeah, my phone was in my hand a lot of times, but it was to take pictures rather than find out what everyone else was doing and up to.
It’s nice to unplug every now and then. It lets me recenter my thoughts and decide what path I need to take – whether to continue on the one I am on or to change directions. We all leave our footprints in our social media posts or blogs, but how often do we just sit back and close our eyes and just listen to what the waves are saying? Or where and how we are walking along with them? Walk too close, and our footprints are lost as soon as they’re made in the vast ocean. Walk too far, and our footprints are just empty holes in the sand. But walking just right down that area where the sand is not too hard and not too soft and the waves keep it like a sponge, the footprints are made and they last a good while. There is an intricate dance that happens between the waves, the sand, and you footprints, as is with the dance of life. What does it all mean? I don’t know.. I’m still trying to figure it out, along with a lot of things – with life, my career, my diabetes, my social media, my blog. I did a lot of thinking this week. It was a much needed time to just relax and think… and run after an almost-3-year-old, of course. Do I have an answer for anything? Nope. But I do have a few ideas, we’ll just have to see how they work out.
It was a good week. A relaxing week. An insightful week. But it was a man-I-can’t-wait-to-sleep-in-my-own-bed week too.