Long time, no sea

Sorry, couldn’t help myself. πŸ™‚ It’s been a long time since I wrote anything, and well, this post will come with sea photos. πŸ˜‰ 

Yes, I’m on vacation. Finally.

I had (still have) time to think about what’s been going on in my life and pondering the reasons why I no longer have the time and/or energy to read and write. Honestly though, I haven’t come to any smart conclusions. Life takes you on a path and before you know it, all that once brought you pleasure as a hobby suddenly no longer fits into the hours in a day. I hate that.

So I spent my first week of vacation basically doing nothing. Just resting from the hectic pace my life is when I go to work. 

I sleep a lot, go for a swim, do some yoga and pilates and read. I’m just doing things I enjoy and that bring me relaxation and hopefully, one of these relaxed days I will have an epiphany and realize how to make time in my routine for things that make me happy and relaxed.
Because when I’m happy and relaxed, nice things happen to me. Like talking to a neighbor and discovering a new perfume gem I now covet. 

Cartier’s La Panthere. 

I was so surprised to find myself enjoying a perfume I thought was for older ladies. πŸ˜€ Oh, well, I’m the first to admit I’m prejudiced. 

Anyway, I hope to do a review sometime in the near future. So far, I can only say that after reading the notes, I am no longer surprised I fell for it. There is gardenia hidden in its heart. πŸ™‚ 

And to leave you now with typical Smokvica sights:

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6 thoughts on “Long time, no sea

  1. DDJ July 31, 2016 at 16:47 Reply

    When I was young, long ago, I had a very high stress job but in an industry I loved. Year after year I stayed with it as it gradually wore me down.

    Finally on a Saturday afternoon, I’d had enough. I closed the building and left early, drove to the airport, parked the company car in long-term parking and bought a one-way ticket to a small Caribbean island.

    For the first two weeks, I’d wake up at dawn and go to float in the ocean where I’d begin laughing uncontrolably; and it went on and on and on. I’m sure the staff thought I was crazy… and maybe I was.

    From there I went to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to add some night-life to my floating in the sea. ….The police were searching for me because I was presumed missing. I’d not talked with anyone before or since I’d left.

    When I finally returned home after a month of floating in the sea, I had no job. I laughed again; relieved that I didn’t have to tell them that I’d already quit.

    It completely changed my life. I began working for myself and continued the rest of my work life in three different occupations each of which I loved. I never went “to work” again; only to play and enjoy. Today I am not rich in money, but content in Life.

    ….sleep, read, relax, enjoy.

    Life will still be there when you are ready to engage Her again. And you both will be better for it.

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    • Ines July 31, 2016 at 16:58 Reply

      Thank you DDJ for sharing your story. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure I would ever be brave to do sth like that (then again I can’t afford it so the point is moot). I do have a stressful job but luckily I’m about to change departments soon so I think that will do wonders for me.


      • DDJ August 1, 2016 at 17:47 Reply

        Haha! …There was no suggestion that you — or anyone — should do the same. It was foolish and I’ve been lucky.

        I only meant to suggest that after some time away, enjoying yourself as you are, you will be ready to see things differently than you were.

        Best of luck in your new job and in moving forward. …And have two of those beers your friend below suggests!


        • Ines August 1, 2016 at 19:34 Reply

          Ha! I know you didn’t mean it as a suggestion but it sounds so tempting! πŸ™‚ Honestly, that is how I feel sometimes.
          But, in my little peaceful paradise, I’ll continue with my relaxation practices (which always include some beer). πŸ˜‰


  2. Suzanne July 31, 2016 at 16:52 Reply

    Hi Ines, it’s always great to see your vacation photos, and your ways of relaxing there all sound so healthy and perfect. I haven’t been writing either (mostly because the company that hosts my website has changed their development tools and I have to revamp my whole site by September, but also because I just have felt less like writing as time goes by).

    In between your warrior pose and downward dogs, remember to drink a beer, will you? πŸ˜‰ (It’s important to stay hydrated!) Cheers, and have a happy rest of your vacation!

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    • Ines July 31, 2016 at 16:55 Reply

      Ha! You know me so well Suzanne! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ I didn’t mention that part, but what would a summer vacation be like without a beer or two? πŸ™‚
      I look forward to your revamped site.
      I know exactly what you mean with feeling less like anything as time goes by. I hate that feeling but mostly can’t do much about it. :-/ This too shall pass. πŸ˜‰
      Lots of love from Little Fig!


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