Friday, April 30, 2021

Wheels Up!

I did a thing last week.  I hopped on a plane and it took me away. Far away.  My first vacation in over a year.  A year.  Wow, how surreal.  My friends and I traveled to the Caribbean waters of Cancun, Mexico.  For four days and three nights, paradise was ours.  No worries, no anxieties, no cares in the world.  Nothing but sun, clear blue waters and sand in our toes.  It was amazing.  Truly amazing.  I've traveled to Cancun many times and it never disappoints.  It felt so good not to have an agenda and to forget about responsibilities and obligations and problems and just, just breathe in the moment.  To pause and relish the beauty of the ocean, the sun kissing your face...  It felt so good to just sit on the sand and watch as the waves crashed onto shore.  The beach and the ocean are my happy place.  Truly, my happy place.  I spent part of my days pondering my life and sorting out my thoughts. It was therapeutic and enlightening.  But my days and nights were not just spent in Zen.  No, we also danced -alot, laughed, made new friends from all over the world and ate and drank to our hearts content.  

In case you're wondering, as I am sure some of you are, yes COVID-19 is very much alive and kicking, even in Mexico.  I was pleased to see that the airline crew went above and beyond to ensure that the passengers were safe, comfortable and followed all the protocols.  The hotel where we stayed was very, very stern about mask wearing and social distancing.  Not to mention the transport services.  It was comforting to me to see so much care being put into keeping us secure.  The people there just seemed so grateful that we were there.  

I hope you are able to get away, even for a short time, to anywhere that you can escape your worries and just enjoy life and forget about the past year.  Trust me, the memories of the last year and the worries, will still be there when you return.


Chapter 56

The sunlight peeping through the curtains, stir her from her sleep.  Her eyes open and she rubs them a bit before sitting up in bed.  Eyes n...