HOW IS IT THE END OF FEBRUARY ALREADY?!
Winter is turning into Spring, the days are getting longer – and there is still not enough time! The hours are passing so quickly that I feel I’m able to watch a blade of grass grow at normal speed. I feel a relaxing yoga session (or perhaps some therapy) in the near future will do me some good.
Despite the quickness of it all, I actually feel calmer than I have been feeling in the last month or so. I’ve sort of hit my groove and found my calm within the storm. This isn’t saying my life has slowed down in the slightest, but my body is growing accustomed to the non-stop pace I’ve been pushing it to reach. Unfortunately, as a result, I’m noticing the fact that I’m adding a few extra things into my schedule, like staying after-hours at work to finish one more task, attending late-night organizational events, or penciling in a few extra dinner dates. It went unnoticed for a little while, but the increasing number of color-coded post-its and calendar reminders became harder and harder to miss.
Seriously, when am I going to learn?
Well, it would be harsh to say I haven’t tried to follow my own advice about ‘me’ time. I’m gradually working in a few guilty pleasures here and there including romantic chick flicks and Korean dramas. I’m still unable to stay offline though and I find myself completely absorbed in social media. I mean this in a completely fun, non-work way, of course! Tweeting, blogging, pinning… you name it. I suppose it’s a step up from sitting on the couch watching TV and snacking on junk food all day, right? Though acting like a couch potato could be a great way to force time to slow down…
Oh well. Regardless, it’s been a constant struggle to find enough hours in the day to finish everything AND take the time to completely de-stress and relax. The solution? A Caribbean vacation, of course!
My parents, the skilled detectives that they are, have picked up on my less-than-crazy work life and decided to book a spontaneous trip to…drumroll… the island of St. Martin!
Can anyone say EXCITEMENT?!
I guess I’m not the only one who feels I’m in dire need of a vacation right now. The last five months have been a whirlwind of chaos and a trip to paradise with my family sounds absolutely perfect. The trip is set for mid-March and will be just under a week in length. If this isn’t the epitome of ‘me’ time (or family time, rather!), I don’t know what is! I’m on Cloud Nine just thinking about it so here’s my final coherent thought while I can still write properly.