It’s Saturday night. It’s hot and humid in Athens. And I am trying to recover from 7 straight nights of sleeplessness and dancing. Another girl trip in Greece, another success, another exhausting holiday. These trips are never relaxing. They are packed with food, sun, dancing and crazy late evenings. I will need another holiday just to recover.
This year, we hit Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. Maria, Glykeria and I. =) And it has been lovely. The food has been fantastic, the nightlife amazing and the company just beautiful. These girls are always able to make me laugh. Laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh.
This travel time has also been a good way for me to reflect on a lot of things. There is so much thinking time when in transit from place to place.
I’ve noticed that since I’ve left work, my mind has cleared itself of so much angst. I was always wishing to be doing something different, to be doing something more, to be doing something that really mattered personally to me. And now, I am. And in one fell swoop, I eliminated a lot of dissatisfaction in my life. We always talk about making the changes that we say we will make. Well, walking the walk has been a challenge but feels so so good. The fears have subsided and now there is are only doors. So many of them. Possibilities and ideas and new experiences.
I feel like I’ve grown up somehow. So much has changed in the last month – in the way that I see the world, the way I see myself, the way that I see and understand the people in my life. There is a different kind of perspective now – one that comes from having been on both sides of the “grass is always greener” fence. I am so much more thankful for all the things that really really matter in this life: for family, for good friends, for true health, for freedom, for education and for all the amazing opportunities that I’ve been blessed with.
As time goes by, I feel less and less unmoored and so much more anchored in the things that truly matter. I am so certain now of what I do and don’t want in a career/business. I am so much more appreciative of the time I have with my parents, brother, family. I am so much pickier about the people with whom I spend my time with and the kind of energy that they bring into my life. And I am so much wiser about the things that I desire, many of which have changed dramatically in the last few months. Change has been the constant lately and it has been so so good for me.
Tonight, I will attempt to get some sleep in this hot hot August heat. Tomorrow, it’s back to London for a few days before hitting Italy.