My husband and I are still a little wobbly from a short cruise we took to Tasmania… It was to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary.
The seas were rocky, but we had a marvelous time. I love taking a break around Easter – it’s so symbolic of renewal and rebirth. What a great opportunity to reconnect with those we love, reflect on the start of year, replenish our energy levels and recommit to the intentions we set in January.
Remembering what’s important
Marty and I have been together for 12 years, married for six. Both of us are very busy (like everyone), with demanding jobs, businesses, household, social and family commitments. We also have very different schedules, so it’s easy for us to become like ships passing in the night.
I’m the early bird, up at 5am for my yoga and meditation, and he’s a night owl who likes to unwind in front of the television late at night. You know how that can be.
We can easily neglect to take time out to simply enjoy each other’s company. That’s why this year it was so special to take a long weekend cruise to laugh, cuddle, enjoy great food and company, and celebrate how much we appreciate each other and being married.
It was a chance to renew ourselves physically and emotionally, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. We needed to reboot. Work can wait. Savoring our soul companionship is to be cherished and is for life.
Taking the rough with the smooth
I love being out at sea as it’s the perfect metaphor for life – calm at times, stormy at others. Changing weather conditions are a wonderful reminder that much of life cannot be controlled, but we can choose how to run our own ship. We need to captain ourselves and our relationships, true our position, adjust our speed, take unexpected detours and take time out to steady our gaze on the horizon so we keep an even keel.
Having a break with no obligations or demands was just what the doctor ordered. We returned standing shoulder to shoulder, looking ahead and ready to support each other in all the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
Do take a moment
It is my hope that you too will have some time over Easter to recharge your batteries and ready yourself for new adventures. Like me, you may have decided to up your game this year and head into uncharted waters. Be prepared for the big swells as well as the glassy calm conditions.
I wish you some restorative time out and plenty of smooth sailing. May you all have the rest you need to tweak your course and refocus on your destination for the rest of the year.
One thing’s for sure, exciting times are ahead. All aboard!