Last Monday I was exhausted. EXHAUSTED. Decided the
best only thing to do was take the day off and rest before taking off on a litte roadtrip vacation on Tuesday.
Set the autoresponder on my email and man was it satisfying. Giving myself permission to not check it constantly while away. I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little anxious about potential clients responses to it. I know we’re impatient people. But I needed to stop working. Remember that part about I was exhausted. Ya. I was exhausted. And not feeling super hot. I even emailed a bride I was supposed to meet with Monday night and asked if she would mind meeting after I got back. Nervous to what she would say. I felt bad. But I needed some rest. Her response. DEFINITELY, I wanted to go on a hike anyway. It’s so nice out.
My clients get me. Hike on, girlfriend. That anxiety over the autoresponder vanished. The perfect clients for me, get it.
True story Joe doesn’t drive much. Cause he’s not a very good driver. Ask our daughter she’ll tell you *I might have told her to say that, I don’t think she knows if he is or isn’t* So I always drive. First cause I’m a better driver And second cause if I’m not driving I get all sorts of nauseas and car sick.
We roadtripped our way across Western Montana, the Idaho Panhandle and across Washington to Seattle. Excited. Seattle is so close to our favorite city (Vancouver, BC) that we rarely stay there or even stop we just head up north. But this time we were stopping. Staying in a nice hotel. Enjoying the views. Perusing the streets of downtown with a 5 year old in tow. Less than a handful of things we wanted to do on the trip but no real schedule.
We believe that no set schedule or plan and going where our heart desires is really vacationing. We believe in straying from the beaten path. Doing and seeing what speaks to us. Not cramming every minute with something that everyone who goes there must do. For example. We had a view from our room of the space needle. That was good enough for us. Maybe next time we’ll want to venture there. This time we were satisfied with sleeping. Spoiling Caterina at her favorite place. Indulging in Turkish food. Ice cream on the pier. And slowly wandering the streets, soaking it in. Even while driving we weren’t in a hurry. Stopping several times each way. Searching for lizards, climbing rocks, dying of heat strokes in an old antique mall warehouse, and laughing at Washingtonians who think Snoqualmie is such a horrible pass to drive and their pride in posting up signs showing each place at an elevation of 2300-3300 ft as if it were so high up
Vacation is to be enjoyed not rushed through. Relaxing not scheduled. Savored. Refreshing. That it was, it really really was.
Now we’re back. Excited for work. How lucky are we? How many actually say they’re excited for their work? All I know is more people should say that and we’re blessed to be a few of those that do. Warm weather. Everything blooming. My work schedule will become less scheduled so I can enjoy the summer day with my daughter (who starts school in just 3 months! AH!). And the wedding season begins. It’s an intensely AWESOME season this year and it starts next week!!!! Make sure to stick around. It’s gonna be a fun ride. And I’m stoked to share it with you!
Cheers to Tuesday my friends!