21 days seem like ages to be on holiday – around day four, you actually think it will never end. And then before you know it, time’s up.
This particular time marked a significant pitstop along my journey. The end of 2016 brought along big changes, and this was the period between the closing of one chapter, before the start of a new. A bit like being in quarantine.
To say that is was probably one of the best holidays of my life sounds very clichéd, but true. Not for the brilliant accommodation, outstanding food or fabulous views – even though all of those were great.
Without intently planning on doing so, ‘being’ took the number one spot on the agenda. Gorgeous morning walks, daily swims in the ocean, pottering around in the kitchen, reading, rediscovering my love for Coldplay, meeting up with old friends, making new friends and then of course spending time with my precious loved ones.
Even though there was much to contemplate, the now took centre stage – the simplicity of being in the moment. Another cliché but also true.
I am grateful for this time – letting go of the past in love and light, and handing over the future in its entirety, rest assured in the knowledge that everything will work out exactly the way it’s meant to.
As I pack my bags today, I know that I’m leaving behind what this magical place helped me resolve, and taking with me hope, excitement and a revived energy to be the best version of me.