Good Ol' Vacation
This past week I was lucky enough to spend it doing what every Minnesotan would only dream of during the start of our long, brutal, winter months. Escaping away to the beautiful island of Sanibel, Florida.
Let's just say it was a wonder of a week. Between the painted sunsets, beach walks, books read, and the hours of doing nothing but laying in the sun, it was perfect. To say the least.
One thing that I always get stumped on before heading out of town is packing. I tend to try and pack an insane amount of things. I use the old line "well I'm not gonna know what I feel like each day", or "I want to be prepared in case we do 'xyz' and I didn't know we were going to". It's always some reason that I'll need everything when standing in front of my closet picking and choosing what to throw in my already not-so-empty suitcase. Hopefully after this trip I've finally mastered the art of packing for warm weather. The hint is: you don't need a lot.
Whenever I'm on vacation, unless going out, I keep things as low maintenance as possible. For this trip, since most of what we did was relax and purpose to do nothing, I spent the majority of my time in swimsuits, loose dresses, sandals, or worn in cutoffs. Let's not even talk about hair and face. It was beach winds that did my hair everyday, and I never even bothered opening my makeup bag. Nothing felt better than coming in each afternoon with sun kissed cheeks and new freckles from the dancing sun.
Such. A. Good. Feeling.
Cheers to many more vacations, and many more suitcases that will most likely be jam packed way too full. To more days spent in the sunshine without makeup, playing in the ocean like we are little kids once again. For nights spent with the ones we love most, staying up late stuffing our faces with icecream and watching the films we grew up on. To mornings to sleep in late, little breakfast cafe's to serve coffee that probably isn't that great, but omelets and pancakes that quickly will make up for it. For the cute shops to poke around in, that will later fill our suitcases even higher with trinky souvenirs to carry home. For the time to write letters, take naps, read the books you've been wanting to for days, and to just be. For many more sunsets to watch while totally in awe of the beauty that surrounds. Cheers to all that and so much more.