Up, Up, and Away!

yes!

Today’s the day…the day I’ve been dreaming about for months & months…

this is the day that begins a grand adventure with my sister Kim in the Sierras! sisters 2

After so many long, long, difficult , HOT months of worry & stress & chores & cancer treatments for my darlin’ Albert, I’m taking ten days off to refresh and refill! 

rest

I almost talked myself out of it as too selfish.

I almost couldn’t allow myself the joy of it.

As recently as yesterday, I was sure I couldn’t go cuz of all the responsibilities and chores and plain old “good girl guilt.”

But I’m going! 

she decided

I’m going because you have given me the best send off, the most wonderful encouragement, and because I must. Really. I must. The tanks are drained empty. The head is just too full. The chores are never ending. I need nature. I need my sister. I need a break.

oct 2 3

And, aren’t you proud of me?

I’m going–despite all the challenges, despite all the fears and woes and worries. I’m going!

And I’m going to have so much fun! 

tree autumn

I’m going to go camping, make art, dabble my toes in the river, and  stand in utter awe of the colors of Yosemite in Autumn.

autumn

I’m going to be away from computers and email and cyber news and EVERYTHING for ten whole, glorious, soul-quenching days!

in the moment

I’m going! Because we need white space in our lives.

Because we need calm and quiet and peace.

Because we deserve it.

Because we are worthy.

Because unless we remind ourselves of the glorious world of nature and joy and REST we are lost.

sisters dancin'

I’m going to remind myself how to play and laugh and enjoy!

Thanks for all your love and well wishes. Thanks for supporting the Cottage in my absence. Thanks for sending me off with such love! See ya on the other side–full of news and photos, rested and restored! Much love and appreciation From KaitieBug

© Copyright, Kaitlin Meadows, 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to Pinterest for many beautiful pictures.

 

By Kaitlin Meadows

2 comments on “Up, Up, and Away!

  1. Oh Kaitlin, I’m so happy that everything worked out that you could go see Kim, and get some much needed and deserved rest! While you are there don’t worry about anything, you’re tribe is sending happy mojo and taking care of everything here 🙂

  2. love your post. love you! hope your time with your sis goes well and if this catches you on the return, “welcome home!!!!”

    On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 7:19 AM, thundermoonstudios wrote:

    > thundermoonstudios posted: ” Today’s the day…the day I’ve been dreaming > about for months & months… this is the day that begins a grand adventure > with my sister Kim in the Sierras! After so many long, long, difficult , > HOT months of worry & stress & chores & c” >

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