Hello from my iPhone!
I love mobile blogging because it always feels like I’m typing a personal email to close friends.
I am somewhere in Kentucky and about 70 pages into Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. The book had me hooked by page 20. Good ole’ Sparks really knows how to hook a girl in and make her swoon.
Despite what I’m sure you have heard about the tropical storm (Debby Downer), Todd and I had a really good time in Florida.
What I love about vacations is the ability to get away from it all. It’s an opportunity to disconnect and reflect on life.
As our plane took off, I made a vow with myself to truly take a vacation and live in the moment. For example, I did not check my work email and tried to not take as many pictures as I normally do. Don’t get me wrong, I took plenty pictures but not as much as a typical blogger would. Instead, I tried to live in the moment as much as possible. (With a few fun tweets every once in awhile…).
Living in the moment is something I always struggle with. I am always thinking about what is next or comparing myself to other people. You know, the whole “keeping up with the Jones’” kind of thing. Instead, I need to pat myself on the back for how far I’ve come, and acknowledge struggles without dwelling on them. I need to change my perspective on some things in my life that I always view as negative.
I’ll touch on this next week, but thinking about where I was last year compared to now is mind-boggling. It’s hard to acknowledge that and give myself a little bit of credit.
Besides, once I clear my head and put in a dash of positivity, I do crazy and fun things like try oysters for the first time. (Oh yes I did! I ate four of them).
This post wasn’t intended to be so reflective. I guess that’s what happens when I’m in the car next to a cute boy… somewhere in Kentucky.
I’ll be back in Ohio tomorrow. See you then!