Well there it is. Vacation is officially over. It’s back to the real world for me. It’s hard to believe that it’s already behind me. It passed so fast. It seems as if I was just dreaming of all that this week would hold, and now it’s all a distant memory. It’s said that time flies when you’re having fun, and I can definitely attest to that. Ten days that seem like only a couple now.

With that being the case, I haven’t been in the frame of mind to be in deep thought. I was able to spend the majority of my time resting and doing things that I had been wanting to do for quite some time. It felt wonderful to be able to totally focus on myself for those days.

Vacation week isn’t the time to be doing what you do the other 51 weeks out of the year. Vacation week is a time to take a break from the routine so that you can spend time pouring into yourself. That way when you return from vacation, you are able to get back into the swing of things with a fresh outlook. I can attest to the fact that this pretty much summed up my week. What a blessing it was!

It felt so good to be able to have fun. To be able to not have to think about my usual way of eating over those few days. To laugh and enjoy special memories. To be able to experience new places and things. To be able to to enjoy extensive amounts of play and recreation. There isn’t anything I regret for having invested my time into over this week. Each detail was setup by God from the things that I chose to do to when I chose to do them. Looking back I can see His hand all over it.

It’s difficult to get back into the swing of things when you’ve had such a wonderful week, but time must go on. It can’t be vacation every week or then it wouldn’t be as special. I love the spontaneity of these times, but there must be routine and schedule in our lives to keep us on track. Otherwise we would be living our life flying by the seat of our pants, and that isn’t healthy.

These few days have taught me so much about myself. I was able to see just how far I’ve come in healing. I was able to see how much I love and cherish my life. I was able to see my desire to continue moving forward in my life begin to evolve. I was able to see a new woman emerging with a zest for adventure and new experiences. I was able to continue the discovery of new things about myself. I was able to worship God through the art of recreation and play. Everything about this week had God written all over it. It was all about me and Him this week.

Now it’s back to what seems average and mundane, but that really isn’t how it is. It’s really just the beginning for me. The beginning of a new life and way of thinking. The beginning of a beautiful future and destiny right in front of me. The beginning of all my hopes, dreams, and desires being fulfilled in God’s timing. I’m not the same woman I was before I went on vacation, and I wouldn’t want to be. Each day I’m growing fonder of the unique woman that He created me to be. I’m continuing to learn how to love myself by allowing God to love me. And to think I learned all of this by being on vacation. All by taking some time for myself. The investment into this week will continue to reap a return far into the future. You can’t beat that!

So I’ll set the alarm and get this new life started. I’m ready to join God in this adventure of a lifetime created just for me. I’m not waiting for my next vacation. I’m living my best life now. Want to join me?

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