Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ten days

We are heading out tomorrow for our summer vacation at the cottage. Ten glorious days of northern bliss. I am so looking forward to it...to slowing down for an extended period of time. To hanging out with Sophie. To spending time with my family. To taking some new photos. To having no demands, no deadlines, no expectations for ten days. Even Elora makes this trip to cottage with us. We are there long enough to give her a chance to settle in...and a family vacation would simply not be complete without her.



The cottage is a place of reflection for me. A place where I think about my life and about where I want it to go next. I am feeling the need to simplify these days....I have found so much in the last year that I want to spend time on (writing, photography, two blogs, my new job, and so on), but I am feeling stretched a little thin trying to keep up with everything. I will spend some time at the cottage thinking about this concept of simplicity, about what the next chapter of my life story will be, about who I am.



When I return in August it will be almost one year to the day (August 12th, 2008) that I was laid off from my previous job. And this, without a doubt, has been the best year of my life so far. My August 12th post here on Finding Sirius will be in honour of that year long journey. A journey that I began at low point in my life when I was lost and unsure. A journey that I began by following a dog...and my heart.

23 comments:

Mildred said...

Wishing you a peaceful, joyful time at the cottage. Looking forward to your August post and the past year that has brought you so much.

Becky said...

Have a wonderful time at the cottage, sounds perfect! So glad Elora gets to go too!

The OP Pack said...

We hope you have a wonderful relaxing break. It is always wonderful to get away and be refreshed.

Hilary said...

Have a great time, Andrea. I know you will. :)

Cocorue said...

have a well deserved break and keep safe,

your chi admirer,
coco

Selba said...

Have a nice peaceful holiday!

I just got laid off last month and right now still struggling... Your testimony about your life here gives me an encouragement, thanks!

Sharon said...

Oh sweet Happiness:) Have a fabulous time!

Gennasus said...

Have a great time! I'm sure it will be heavenly.

gigi said...

Oh my, family peaceful time sounds wonderful! I do hope you all have a trip full of memory making.

Can't wait for your return post.
Blessings.

septembermom said...

I wish you a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing stay at the cottage. I'm sure you'll get plenty of inspiration too!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Andrea, this sounds so absolutely wonderful, peaceful, and delightful. Great furry companions, great people, have a wonderful time.

Jen

Jeanne said...

Crossing my fingers that simplification doesn't mean discontinuing one of your blogs!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Have a relaxing time at the lake, I can tell you feel stretched thin..since it was ten days inbetween your posts. So relax and enjoy Sophie and Elora too..:)

Annie said...

Have a wonderful time! Somehow, going to places we love, surrounded by the serenity of water, forest and endless sky is all the peace needed when things swirling in our lives and heads need to be calmed.

Shana said...

I am sure you will have a great time.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh dear, sweet friend. Have a wonderful time - all of you. Can't wait to see the photos. :)

The Write Girl said...

Andrea,

What an awesome post...I hope you enjoy your much deserved vacation. I look forward to reading about your journey, and I am happy that this has been a wonderful year for you. Best wishes and here's to a little bit of simplicity : )

Natashya said...

Have a wonderful, restful, trip.

Carolynn said...

A little late weighing in here...doing a little relaxing myself. Your cottage sounds like an idyllic place and one where every member of the family can find something that replenishes their soul. Enjoy this time of relaxation and reflection. I'm looking forward to your return.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Just thinking about you and wanting you to know I hope you're having a wonderful time! You probably won't see this but it makes ME feel better! lol And it's all about ME you know.

Barry said...

That's one post I'm really looking forward to reading!

Have a great vacation!

T said...

I hope you are enjoying a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

Sherri said...

It helps to get away from the daily routine to help refocus every once in awhile. I think we all take on more than we realize and start to stretch ourselves too thin. I, too, hope the blog remains among your priorities, Andrea. You bring so much to the table here.

Hope you're having a super time.