This weekend I’ve been feeling a little disappointed that my summer break is almost over. There are a lot of reasons that I won’t go into, and I know that I’m lucky to have this time to enjoy being off. Spending extra time with the dogs is always a bonus for me. I guess my one regret is that we didn’t have a grand adventure this time. There are a host of reasons why, but usually we have one or two little day trips to enjoy. This time, it just didn’t work out. It turns out that big adventure really isn’t all you need for summer break.
As I ruminated on it, I thought about a couple of things. One is that even though we didn’t go too far, we have still had a lovely time together. It’s been nice to sleep in together, take an afternoon drive out for puppucinos, take pictures at our leisure if we wanted, curl up with a good book or just sit back and watch television. For as little as we did, I find that I really enjoyed it a lot.
I think what appeals to me the most is not having a strict timeline. If we had an idea of something we wanted to see or do, we could do it today, or we could wait and do it tomorrow. The main thing was that every day, we’ve been able to enjoy time together with no hectic pace of everyday life. It’s been nice not to have to hurry for a while and I needed the time with the dogs as much as they needed time with me. Actually, I might have needed it more.
I’ve also realized that we still have a week left, and there’s still time to do a few fun things. I saw a few places that I wanted to try to take pictures the other night and I’m hoping to go back with the dogs and do just that, if the weather cooperates. It’s been a secret wish of mine to spend a day or two on photo safari with the girls, and I think I need to indulge myself in that once this week to nourish my soul a little.
The bottom line turns out to be that all you need for a nice break is time to relax and enjoy what you love. If the weather doesn’t cooperate this week, we will still have more time to do some of the things I’ve been wanting to do, and there will be another break when the weather is (hopefully) better. I could look back and regret what we didn’t do, but I’d rather cherish what we did.