I love my busy life. I seem to thrive on sheer activity. But I find myself looking wistfully back to vacation as I've now completed by first day back to work post-travels. When you find true relaxation and relish family time unencumbered by daily activities and commitments, you don't realize what a true gift it is until life, somewhat in a surreal slow motion, kicks back up to play and sometimes even to fast forward.
With the day coming to a close, I've accomplished a ton and am catching a glimpse of how the calendar will look with the upcoming school year soon to begin. I look forward to fall and all of the richness the season has to offer (it's my favorite), but am thrilled too that I have vivid memories that I can go back to on those hectic days so I can find center and balance.
What is your 'happy place?' It can be one place or several snippets in time when you've found pure relaxation and peace. I love being able to sit down, and just observe the kids, being kids, trying to capture some of that youthful exuberance & wonder myself.