The one thing about living bayside that bugs me the most?
Tourists coming here and living my life when I am not doing it!
Living where we do, it becomes an ultimate hotspot in warm periods and over long weekends and public holidays.
Today was a public holiday, at the start of a LONG weekend.
And, it was sunny.
Of course, the people were out and about!
However, I was working today. Even so, having the sun out, shining through the window, and Hubbie and baby girl walking through the house made me feel good.
But… we wanted a tad more. So as soon as I clocked off, we headed off to the Main Street, to tourist with the rest of them. 😁
We grabbed some ice cream, lining up for 15 minutes behind the hoards of people, and then did a slow meander down between the park and the beach, before doing a walk across the sand, then a stop at the park for baby girl.
So many years ago we were like those tourists. In fact we loved it here so much, we decided to actually move. But often as is life, it gets away from us, and we end up going through the motions and the routines, obsessed with our to-do lists, more than we do the living in the present moment, which is how it gets, I think for everyone, from time to time…
It takes effort, it takes balance and it takes patience, but living your life and enjoying it is very well worth it.
And if it means you have to act like a tourist to make it happen, well so be it. Just as well I have a bed locally to sleep in. 🤣