Let’s make memories…
Here’s to a well deserved vacation for the three of us – mom, dad and toddler – yeah!
Better last minute than not at all!
We booked very very last-minute but who said that you cannot be spontaneous with a child?
Sure you can!
Crete – a sunny summer destination
So our next trip will bring us to the island of Crete. Any tips are welcome, we are ready to explore.
I’ve been to Greece before but Crete is completely new to me. My husband hasn’t been there as well but maybe by coincidence we found out that the southern part of Greece is facing the Libyan sea 🙂
In general my Libyan husband seems not to be too wrong on that island, the climate is close to what he knows very well from Libya. Which brings me to myself, puuuh, I may discover the Cretan nights if the sun is too hot during daytime. As our son is a little night owl this would work out as well.
Anyway, whatever the weather will be, it will be an experience!
Spontaneous trips or planned schedules – an in-between
I’m not planning, just checking a bit before we leave. That’s the German part of our family, I want to know at least a bit before I travel to a new place. But in the end, all we need is a place to stay (we booked that), food (I’m sure there is plenty of wonderful Greek food available) and us!
Everything else will be discovered while strolling around. Our son is the professional here as he sees many things we would not realize without him. Ants, puddles (even the tiniest), insects in general, holes where he can stick his fingers in, ice cream cones (the new favorite) and many more interesting things. The word boredom is not in his vocabulary yet. Means I’m sure we won’t be bored.
Just now when I’m almost ready to leave my job for three weeks I find the time to write a short update here.
It’s a shame! Why do we always push the things we love aside instead of giving us space for them?
A bit “Me”-time
One of my small goals for this vacation is to free myself from nonsense and focus on the things I love and which inspire me. Re-discover the happiness!
If you miss something but cannot find the time for it, breaking through these vicious circles isn’t always easy.
I miss my Yoga, really, as if I’m missing a good old friend! And this is not because I forget about it but because I’m often too busy in the mornings, too occupied during the day by my job and then my child (which is his right!) and too tired in the evenings. Finding time is often not easy but it’s not impossible! We can adjust, plan, move, what is holding us back?
Let’s make some changes.
Change is needed – I will try to take a few minutes each day just for myself. Yoga and a time-out (and when I find some more time I promise I will write!).
Focusing on new things is ahead, if not during a vacation, when then?
Until then I say goodbye to get ready for our first flight as family and for a serene and relaxing vacation on Crete.