My Protector and i made a point over a year ago to sit down and write a list of all the things we want to do as a couple together now that we are in a very different stage than a couple of years ago and alone a lot more often . It was hard and the list didn’t flow at first but when we got going was easier
Many of the bigger things like living abroad in various countries for 3 months at a time we knew were still 5 years away minimum. And even things that made it to the list like social dance are years away as for now we each have our own weekly evening activity as well as all the kids activities ( and our careers of course )
There is a time and place for everything. To me preparation is everything.
So we are starting with the simple things like walks under the moon and kayak expeditions that have not fallen under our radar before with raising three kids, busy careers and almost all our free time spent at the cottage.
Our kayak day was incredible and something we wished we had discovered sooner as not too far from cottage. A 4.5 hr expedition with a nice current that made it not too hard but still some great exercise and an incredibly beautiful day (minus me half choking on a carrot and us thinking our daughter was kidnapped in a taxi!!)
This is something we will repeat again for sure with our kids and our bffs who referred the activity (and who came back another 2 hrs upstream!!)
Also..can you believe that we live by the beautiful Pte Claire village for 17 yrs. and rarely walk to the village? Or drive there for that matter. Of course we walk and run for exercise in the mornings or have business lunches here and there walk for ice-cream etc ... But not once have we taken an evening and walked there and back for dinner. Not once. For us it is a day place in many ways and not a night place. We are away every weekend at cottage so never those opportunities
Set on a beautiful waterfront with amazing quaint restaurants that is hard to believe
Well last night we yet again found ourselves with no kids and no dinner to make. A gorgeous night so we set out for a pub dinner on foot (20 mins there and 20 mins back only) and it was such a lovely evening.
On our way we say 4 different people we know and had great conversations with them all . Also met a waitress who is studying on the program where Chase wants to go so hooked them up on LinkedIn.
And we set back under the moon and stars.
We were peaceful and happy and our friend we bumped into said we looked so great she wanted to snap a picture. I personally hate our aesthetic look in this pic but love the feeling of the night so posting it anyways.
Shows also how often we think we look horrible and others see something else. Maybe peace? Fulfillment? Relief ?
I often am in awe of the simplicity of life. A walk under the moon was just what I needed last night
Life.. Is good.
Feels amazing for me (and somewhat confusing too) that i feel like for the first time i am actually getting to enjoy summer somewhat. I can’t believe i am able as an entrepreneur to make more money, have more time off and be ok. I keep thinking the first year and a half were luck but maybe i am onto something?
All i know…
Life is good
I am thoroughly enjoying the moments both personally and professionally of this brand new world.