BABYMOONING IN PORT DOUGLAS – GETTING AWAY TO CREATE SPACE FOR CHANGE
Hubby and I went north to escape the cold Melbourne winter for a few days of sun and relaxation. Otherwise known as a babymoon - our last trip with just the two of us in the family! (Jelly was enjoying his own little holiday with the grandparents) We're use to having long fornightly vacations away, but this became one of our best trips mainly because we really took the time to chill out without too much pressure with only one anchor activity a day. This meant we could take the time to enjoy each other's company and most importantly, notice all the little details around us. Yes, the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect shorts weather. But the joy was in being able to notice the small details because we weren't too busy being busy!
One of our best meals was when we walked to the local Coles (grocery store) to buy some supplies and had ourselves a simple BBQ next to the pool (where we were staying). It wasn't gourmet but we were relaxed, we laughed, we took our time, indulged in soft drinks and (this is key) gave ourselves permission to enjoy the present moment. Mainly so we didn't burn our lunch!
PLUS THE JOY OF RECONNECTING WITH THE OCEAN!
We agreed there was something rejuvenating about being in the presence of such expansive energy. Breathing in the salty air, walking barefoot on the finest white sands and looking out to the endless watery horizon - it's the cliche romantic walk along the beach. It made me wonder if the romance wasn't so much in walking hand in hand with your lover, but giving ourselves the permission to have this space + time to enjoy the actual moment. The way the warm water feels as it crashes along the shore and swirls around your feet. The scrunchy way the sand gives way under your soles. The warmth of sunlight on your skin while the light breeze cools it down at the same time. Plus, everyone walks at a slower pace along the beach.
It's made me ponder on the need for our creative minds to have rejuvenating space. Finding a moment away from the chatter of our busyness is what we need to live a full vibrant life. It's why I'm an artist! I create art to inspire and give you that moment to meditate and reflect on the beauty around & within you.
Tell me in the comments, what little ritual do you have to enjoy a quiet moment?When did you last take a little time to get away from your busy mind chatter for some space? I find even 5 minutes being present + grateful for a hot cup of milo helps me 'get away' + rejuvenate my creativity. That busy mind chatter can be exhausting! xo