This afternoon I did nothing but drink iced coffee and soak up some rays. Spoiler alert: things are great.
But they haven’t always been lately. Let’s take a step back and talk about August – in retrospect.
Ahhh what a joy it is to look back. Everything is clearer in retrospect. It’s great but it also kinda bites. June and July were so highly stressful for me; I wish I could go back and tell myself to worry less.
That’s just how it works – looking back allows for perspective, clarity. I know things now. I know things I wish I had known last month. For instance, that we’d move out and everything would be okay. That the small things I cried about actually didn’t matter. That I will get through it and it will all be worth it once the craziness of it all was over.
I’m not even sure I could go back and read my old blog posts because I feel like a new me. And that’s okay. It’s more than okay to outgrow and old state of mind.
We have been in PEI for over a week now. If you’ve never travelled here, I highly recommend it. It is lush, lively, and beautiful. The vibe is really calm and no-rush. And lucky for us, winter starts a little later here than the rest of Canada. Back in Calgary it’s snowing – here I can’t get into a bathing suit fast enough.
As this is my fourth visit here, I can already feel myself settling in. Comfort is great, but in my mind I know in less than two weeks we’ll be back on the road again to continue our travels south. Things I’m looking out for along the way: the best plant-based food and the best coffee. I’d love to hear your recommendations – specifically in Texas, Arizona, and California!
I guess we’re just chasing the sun – with some treats along the way. As the coolness sets in on the Northern Hemisphere and it’s residents prepare for longer nights, all I can think is: sun and sand. And trust me, Athena is on the same page…
There have been some trials and tribulations of travel thus far – ensuring the dogs have a place to run, trying not to get too sleep deprived, balancing the priorities I have for this venture with the one’s that my partner has. Would you guys like to know a bit more about those? Let me know in the comments here if that’s something you’ll be interested in.
Am I in super-chill-relax-no-issues-anything-goes mode? It’s a goal, but heck no. I’ve always been a driven busy-body. I have trouble doing nothing. The thing is I don’t always want to feel like I need to be productive or need to be getting stuff done. It’s something I’m working on.
I would like to take 5 minutes each day to sit and do nothing – I think that’s a great starting goal for me.
The next time you hear from me, I’ll be somewhere entirely new! I can’t wait to share more pictures and experiences with you.
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6 responses to “August Update: In Reterospect”
I’m glad you mentioned about not reading old blog posts. Sometimes I’ve looked back on mine, and I realised my entire view point has changed. These photos are great! I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself and I’m the same – trying to find more times to relax.
I just love everything about this post and you! Your hair, outfit, everything is on point. I’d love to read more posts about your pups & life in general! What a great month & I think I may adopt that goal of 5 mins/day doing nothing. Thanks for sharing, Jen !
Awww thats so sweet! Thanks Mackenzie. Sometimes I’m not sure how much to share, but when it comes to reading longerish posts I actually love it. Maybe I’ll go a little more in depth next month 🙂
Aw I can’t wait! But totally up to you! Im here for it though 👏🏻 have such a good week, Jen!
I’m so excited to follow along with your guys’ adventures, Jen! Thank you for sharing with those of us filled with wanderlust but who haven’t quite made that jump into fulfilling it. ❤
Thanks Tracy, that means so much to me!