Home again. It’s good to be back, despite the very late arrival in Calgary and quick turn-around for work on Monday! The sailing trip was…full! We experienced rain for 4 days (some real type 2 fun), and some unplanned moments that all made for a few tough experiences along the way (and the pictures that represent the trip so well are from a conglomeration of folks on the trip! The more professional looking ones are from our friend, Nick – thanks for sharing!).
But, there was also a ton of laughs, some great moments of sailing, a real appreciation for the sun and subsequent skinny dipping in the ocean (what memories!) and some solid talks about what matters in life. Hard things, beautiful things, unplanned things, better than expected things – just like life!
We saw hundreds of dolphins that just played with the boats on the day it wasn’t raining, had some great campfires – even in the rain at times! – and breathed deep the chance to get away from regular routines and work lives, cancer appointments and technology. Mike and I always say a trip is only as good as the people who come on it, and I’m so grateful for those who came and invested, dove in, had incredible attitudes about the weather, were extremely helpful and shared so much wisdom with me through their stories. I do not for one second take for granted that Mikey and I are able to interact with people on such a real, deep level – my heart is full! But now that we’re home, I’m ready to be home. This trip was tiring as I was the cook/co-land director and Mikey the co-land director/skipper/program director – too many roles for both of us with our minds going in too many directions. Many take-aways for us and also so many beautiful moments to remember and take forward.
Building my clientele at work. September is a natural time for me to get back to work and fall – spring is rally the time for me to put my head down and work hard. And you know what? After a fun summer of adventures I’m ready for it! A lot of my clients were away for chunks of the summer so I’m excited to flush out my schedule again.
Let’s continue on the theme – with a new ring! I decided to buy this neat ring at the same place I got the Native shoes and just absolutely love it. It’s beautiful, very “me,” and my friend and the nurse on our trip said, “Bonnie, just get it! This is one of those things in life you just get! You’ve worked so hard this week – if you don’t get it I’ll buy it for you.” So… I did! A fun impulse buy and very “me.”