The first thing I need to say is, a BIG thank you, to my friend Dan, who let us stay in his beautiful VRBO in Yaletown. It was an absolute treat to stay in a Heritage house and be right in the heart of it all! The house was a perfect setting to hang out on the deck with a cup of coffee or vino, take naps, and relax after a night out on the town. It's good to have such fabulous friends!
Let me paint a picture of our holiday - walks, vino, coffee, food, sitting in the sun, and yoga. I didn't say it was complicated... but exactly what the doctor ordered. There is so much to see in Vancouver's downtown, with its' brightly lit bars, eclectic cafes and healthy (or not) restaurants. Not to mention the fabulous Yoga Studio that was right around the corner from our place. The theme of this trip was RELAX... so with my new attitude of chilling and not "doing," I found myself slowing down the pace of my walk, smiling more, and that nasty crevice between my eyebrows softened (or at least I'd like to think so).
It's hard to find time not to be "on" when I'm at home. As most of you can relate, we are a busy couple, with a full time business. So when we can afford (time and money) to get away, we jump at the opportunity. I would like to be able one day to do a staycation, but I think that part of what allows me to feel the weight of the world release from my tightly wound shoulders, is that I am NOT at home and therefore cannot sit at the computer, check texts (I left my phone at home), and become bored being in my own environment. I am sure that if I chose to stay at home for more than a day or two without a plan of attack for how I was going to spend my time, I would start a house project or possibly another blog!
So here's to Vancouver! A city that's easy to get to, fun to be in and has amazing people to visit. Thank you West Coast City for making my stress levels a little less, my mind a bit clearer, and my relationship even better!